Professional geoscientists who have recently entered the exploration sector, or professionals who are new to gold and base metal exploration in Precambrian Shields
- RECOGNIZE THE ESSENTIAL FEATURES OF WORLD CLASS ARCHEAN LODE GOLD AND VMS DISTRICTS: Recognize the essential components of world class ore systems
- LEARN OUTCROP MAPPING AND CORE LOGGING TECHNIQUES: Recognize and describe rock types/structures, define map units, produce field maps and graphic logs
- LEARN EXPLORATION MODELS AND METHODS: Learn geological, geochemical and geophysical exploration methodologies
DAY 1: Introduce the VMS model and key exploration criteria.
DAY 2: Introduce the Greenstone Au model and key exploration criteria.
DAY 3: Introduce mapping and core logging project areas.
DAY 4 & 5: Presentation of team mapping results and discussion. Industry guest lectures on VMS and Gold exploration models and methods.
DAY 6: Presentation of team mapping/core logging results. Map based geophysical interpretation and targeting exercise.
FIELD WORK PLAN:
DAY 1: Regional Transect in the Noranda area including the Pontiac-Dalembert Fault (an introduction to rock types, structure, alteration)
DAY 2: The VMS Model bottom to top – Amulet – Powell-Horne area
DAY 3: The Greenstone Gold Model – Larder – Cadillac Break
DAY 4 & 5: Mapping and core logging exercises
DAY 6: Morning - mapping and logging exercises, Afternoon – Exploration Geophysics lectures
DAY 7: Displays, feedback on products and wrap up presentations.
$3000/person (all inclusive cost except travel to and from Sudbury). $2800 for early registration by March 31, 2018 (non Merc members). MERC member discounts apply.
For information and registration, please contact Christine Rodrigue firstname.lastname@example.org.