• November 17, 2017

Using QA/QC Data to Minimise Risks in Exploration and Resource Estimation; AME Roundup 2018

Published on November 17th, 2017

Principal Consultant, Dennis Arne is looking forward to meeting you at the Association of Mineral Exploration (AME) Roundup Pre Conference on Saturday 20th January, 2018 when he presents a one day short course on “Using QA-QC Data to Minimise Risks in Exploration and Resource Estimation.”

The conference each year attracts explorers from around the world who come together to share their latest findings, stories, successes and innovative ideas to further the exploration industry will take place between January 22-25 in Vancouver, BC.

This year’s theme, “New Generation of Discovery” will bring experienced mineral explorers together to examine new geoscience ideas, innovative technologies and creative business solutions to lead the way to success.

Join Dennis Arne for this one day workshop!

Course Description:

This short course is designed to present a clear and practical approach to designing, implementing and assessing QA/QC protocols for exploration sampling and resource definition. Topics covered will range from initial sample digestion and analytical methods, through QA/QC procedures, to data capture and database options. It will involve a series of practical exercises that will allow the participants to develop confidence in plotting and assessing quality control data using real-world data. Emphasis will be placed on using quality control data to reduce ambiguities associated with the interpretation of exploration results and to help minimize uncertainties in resource estimation. It is hoped that attendees will engage with the course presenter and share their own experiences during sessions.

This course will:

  • Cover the design, management and interpretation of quality control data in mineral exploration and resource definition drilling
  • Review the importance of selecting the correct sample digestion methods for projects
  • Describe a variety of options for data management and the capture of critical metadata
  • Attendee will learn to assess whether data are “Fit for Purpose”
  • Emphasize how data can be used to develop sampling strategies to improve data quality and minimize risk

Who should attend:

This course is designed for those new to managing QA/QC programs, as well as those that have been involved in implementing programs but have not been utilizing the data to improve sampling outcomes. Attendees should bring a laptop computer to allow them to partake in a series of practical exercises using Excel templates provided as part of the course.


About your presenter:

Dennis Arne - Director - CSA Global Canada

Dennis Arne
BSc (Hons) Geology, MSc, PhD, Grad Diploma

Dennis has over (30) years’ experience in exploration in a wide range of environments in both the minerals and the petroleum industries, as an academic, and in geological surveys. In recent years he has been involved as a consultant in the development of exploration programs for precious and base metals exploration in Australia, North America, South America and the Middle East. Specifically, this has included contributing to exploration targeting reviews and understanding gold and base metals mineral systems, the design, management and interpretation of surficial geochemical surveys, the interpretation of lithogeochemical data, the preparation of QA/QC protocols, reviews of geochemical data quality, and contributions to NI43-101 and JORC/Valmin technical reports. He has published extensively in the areas of applied geochemistry, economic geology and thermal history analysis for tectonic and petroleum exploration applications.

AME Roundup 2018

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