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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 run for 2 days in the classroom. Lectures will cover kinds of volcanoes, eruption styles and products on land and under water, effects of hydrothermal alteration on volcanic rocks, and breccias in mineralised volcanic environments. There are Naming and Breccia exercises with real samples as well.
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
$1400 CAD early registration (by December 14, 2018) | $1600 CAD late registration (after December 14, 2018)
Fee includes: Two (2) full days of instruction,
shortcourse notes, breaks and lunch daily and participation certificate
Space is limited for all Courses. Register
early to avoid disappointment.
Minimum of 15 participants required by the early
Payments accepted by cheque, wire and bank transfers, and all major credit cards
As well, there are Sponsorship and advertising opportunities.
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