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"Structural Geology for Mineral Exploration"

With Dr. Matias Sanchez


Downtown Vancouver, Canada

March 27 (Wednesday) to March 29 (Friday), 2019 (3 days)














Desription: The systematic incorporation of structural aspects to the mapping and interpretation of geological, geochemical and geophysical data at different scales is a fundamental piece for selecting the area to be explored and, ultimately, for the successful generation of exploration targets. The main objective of this course is to disseminate basic concepts of structural geology and field techniques for more comprehensive understanding and characterization of structural controls on mineralization. The course provides a look at the nomenclature associated with the development of normal, reverse and strike-slip faulting systems and their relation with hydrothermal systems and emplacement of intrusions. Practical sessions include techniques for interpreting remote sensing data, including magnetometry, seismic reflection, satellite imagery and digital elevation models. Special emphasis is placed on the ability to recognize, outline and understand, at different scales, the styles and types of fault and fracture associated with the emplacement and architecture of porphyry and epithermal systems.

Who should attend: This 3-day course is intended for explorers who want to delve into a modern structural geology look that integrates tectonic, structural, geophysical, geochemical and metallogenic concepts for the vectorization of mineral deposits. The course includes daily practical sessions on GIS, digital mapping and stereographic techniques for structural interpretation and analysis.


Dr. Matías Sánchez is a structural geologist, Director of Fault Rocks Inc. where he is a consultant with long-standing clients, including Teck, CODELCO and Anglo American. He has over 15 years of experience in mining exploration and research projects of porphyry and epithermal systems in Chile, Argentina, Peru, Ecuador, Turkey, Greece and Western Canada. Matías graduated from Concepción University Chile, completed an M.Sc. and Ph.D. from the Royal Holloway University of London and a postdoctoral fellowship at the Mineral Deposit Research Unit (MDRU), UBC. His specialty is integrated interpretations of geological data, geophysics, satellite imagery and elevation models for structural mapping and frameworks generation for exploration. Matías continuously develops practical GIS techniques for structural analysis, has published various papers on structural geology and magnetic data interpretation and teaches professional development courses for the mining industry.

$1797 CAD early registration (by February 20, 2019)  |  $1997 CAD  late registration (after February 20, 2019)

Fee includes: Three (3) full days of instruction, shortcourse notes, breaks and lunch daily and participation certificate 

Space is limited for all Courses. Register early to avoid disappointment.
KLS Geological reserves the right to cancel Short Courses that do not meet minimum attendance requirements.

Minimum of 15 participants required by the early registration date
Maximum of 60 participants overall

Payments accepted by cheque, wire and bank transfers, and all major credit cards

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