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Introduction This short course helps participants to develop the knowledge and skills required for exploring, mining or researching in volcanic terrains. It combines fundamental information on how volcanoes work and what they produce, and practical information on how to name, describe and log volcanic facies in the field and in drill core. The relationships between volcanic and ore forming processes are reviewed for important volcanic-associated ore deposit types (VMS, epithermal Au-Ag, porphyry Cu-Au, komatiite-hosted Ni, kimberlite-hosted diamonds).
Course Format and Delivery The short course will be delivered mainly by lectures covering ore deposit types commonly hosted by volcanic successions, kinds of volcanoes, eruption styles and products on land and under water, effects of hydrothermal alteration on volcanic rocks, breccias in mineralised volcanic environments, and the interpretation of key volcanic textures and structures. Short practical exercises in naming and describing volcanic rocks and in graphic logging techniques will be included on each of the two afternoons.
Who should attend This course is intended for geologists engaged in regional- or deposit-scale mapping or in drilling programs in volcanic successions (including those on the modern sea floor) for the purpose of mineral exploration (especially VMS, epithermal Au-Ag, porphyry Cu-Au, komatiite Ni, or diamonds) and for geological survey geologists embarking on mapping projects in volcanic successions. No prior volcanology training is required.
is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Tasmania and Principal
Consultant in McPhie Volcanology. She is a world leader in the
application of volcanology to the exploration for mineral deposits. She
has developed practical techniques to unravel the complex geology of
volcanic terrains and has
particular expertise in textural interpretation of altered volcanic
rocks, volcanic facies analysis, volcanic eruption and emplacement
processes, and volcanic influences on ore formation.
contributes directly to the knowledge and understanding of fundamental
physical volcanology, and the links between volcanic and hydrothermal
processes. She has published 75 papers in peer-reviewed international
journals, and is senior author of the book,
Volcanic Textures, widely used by
academic and industry geoscientists working in volcanic successions.
$1200 CAD + HST early registration (by February 5, 2015) | $1500 CAD + HST late registration (after February 5, 2015)
includes: Two (2) full days of instruction, shortcourse notes, breaks and lunch daily and participation
Space is limited for all Courses. Register
early to avoid disappointment.
Minimum of 25 participants required by the early
Payments accepted by cheque, wire and bank transfers, and all major credit cards
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