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"Volcanology for Exploration Geologists"

With Dr. Jocelyn McPhie


Virtual Format from Hobart, Australia

December 7-10, 2020 Pacific Standard Time (Mon-Thur)
Hobart, Australia: 4 AM to 8 AM  Dec 8-11 (Tues-Fri)
Vancouver, Canada
:  9 AM to 1 PM  Dec 7-10 (Mon-Thur)*
Toronto, Canada / Mexcio City / Lima, Peru: 12 PM to 4 PM  Dec 7-10 (Mon-Thur)*
Santiago, Chile 2 PM to 6 PM  Dec 7-10 (Mon-Thur)*
Stockholm, Sweden 6 PM to 10 PM  Dec 7-10 (Mon-Thur)*
Ankara, Turkey 8 PM to 12 AM  Dec 7-10 (Mon-Thur)*
*The various times may need to be adjusted for daylight savings adjustments in the coming weeks. The times in Hobart from 4am to 8am Dec 8-11 will be the constant.













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 4 half days virtually on Zoom. Lectures will cover all 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 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 is required.   

Dr. Jocelyn McPhie  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 for 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. Her research contributes directly to the knowledge and understanding of fundamental physical volcanology, and the links between volcanic and hydrothermal processes. She has published more than 100 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.

$1197 CAD early registration (extended to Dec 6, 2020)  |  $1397 CAD  late registration (after November 16, 2020)

Fee includes: Four (4) half days of instruction, shortcourse notes 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 12 participants required by the early registration date
Maximum of 35 participants overall

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

Register here by filling in the attached registration form, and sending it back by email, fax or by mail

As well, there are Sponsorship and advertising opportunities.

Please contact Karie Smith at karie@klsgeo.com for more information....


Past Course Comments:

Excellent quality, covered good topics, good balance of detailed features and bigger picture concepts. The rock naming components were most useful. Fantastic job, I have been looking forward to this course for a few years.
-Anonymous - Vancouver, January 2020

Great material; knowledgeable; well spoken and well paced.
-Anonymous - Vancouver, January 2020

The course was very useful and interactive. The main points came through and the repetition of the main aspects was very useful.
 - Claudia Gordillo, Senior Geologist, B2 Gold Corp. - Vancouver, January 2020

Excellent course!  All questions were answered clearly and concisely. Topics were presented in a very practical, and straight forward manner that will be easily applicable in the field. I really enjoyed the hands-on breccia identification as well as the picture identification illustrating important textures. I've learned important, subtle textures to be looking for in volcanic rocks.
-Anonymous - Vancouver, January 2020

Course content was well organized and structured to facilitate introduction to more detailed and advanced concpets. Jocelyn was very knowledgeable and clearly delivered the content at a good pace. Handbook and content easy to follow.
-Anonymous - Vancouver, January 2020

The course was very well organized. I found the content extremely useful and applicable.
-Kyle Frank, Geologist, Copper Mountain- Vancouver, January 2020

Very clear organization and structure. Instructor's expertise on volcanic rocks essential to the course. Able to communicate complex concepts in a simple way.
- Anonymous - Vancouver, January 2020

This course provided a much needed and simple framework for organizing the myriad of volcanic terms. It unleashed the mystery of many features I have seen but was never able to describe. The rock and breccia description exercises were extremely valuable.
-Nadia St-Jean, Exploration Manager, Kinross Gold - Vancouver, January 2020

Excellent Instructor. Excellent material organization.  I really enjoyed the field component of the course and the lecture component provided all technical information to understand the field component.
- Gilles Dessureau, Owner, Solidus Geological Services  - Maipo Valley/Santiago, October 2019

Amazing instructor. Well prepared. Excellent visual materials. Good logistics and organization.
-Luis Arteaga, Exploration Manager, Sable Resources- Maipo Valley/Santiago, October 2019

 The course was excellent, with a good format, encouraging and guiiding thinking about volcanic rocks. A good, logical  set of criteria that could be applied as a kind of "decision tree" was taught as a means of firstly describing then secondly interpreting volcanic rocks. The field trip was very valuable for putting this into practice.  
-Colin Brodie,Partner, Worldwide Geoscience Consultants LLC- Maipo Valley/Santiago, October 2019

 I think it had good direction, and was clear and organized. Excellent instructor.
-Manuel Rengifo, Project Geologist, IAMGOLD PERU  Maipo Valley/Santiago, October 2019

 Very good course. I like so much the instructors (Jocelyn and Jose). The course organization was good. I enjoyed it so much. I liked the field.
-Jose Millan, Geologist, ESTELAR RESOURCES LTD (YAMANA GOLD) - Maipo Valley/Santiago, October 2019

Fantastic course. Very informative, easy to digest, and builds a much greater understanding of volcanic processes & results.
- Zuzka Gazdik, Geologist, Galore Greek Mining;  Vancouver, January 2019

Pretty impressive, McPhie's presentation is so clear and easily understandable.  KLS - Thanks for doing these geological meetings (Everything was so good!!)
- Goksu Erbalaban, Geologist, Galore Greek Mining;  Vancouver, January 2019

Great course, very informative. Essential for anyone working in volcanic environments. Jocelyn's expertise and enthusiasm on the subject were apparent throughout her clear and engaging delivery of the course material.
- Anonymous;  Vancouver, January 2019

Very clear, well-paced, consistent presentations. For two days we covered a good range of topics without too much detail and covering the full range of applicable topics.
- Anonymous;  Vancouver, January 2019

The time taken for hands on and interactive problem solving / rock naming was extremly valuable. The way the course was laid out was also very logical and the instructor was excellent at making all topics easy to digest.
- Anonymous;  Vancouver, January 2019

This course was amazing! Jocelyn is a very talented volcanologist & a great instructor.  This course is extremely valuable for a mapping geologist or core-logger & very applicable to mineral exploration.
- Kei Quinn, Senior Project Geologist, Constantine Metal Resources Ltd.;  Vancouver, January 2019

The hands on exercise and detailed time spent classifying/naming real rocks is very helpful.
- Lauren Foiles, Geologist, Galore Greek Mining;  Vancouver, January 2019

The material for the course, instructor and the organization was excellent. Material will be very useful for my future work, as well as in the University for the teaching of students and for the scientific work as for the description and interpretation volcanic and volcano-sedimentary rocks in the altered areas, which is always problematic. Also it was a very good mix of the lectures and field trips. Drill core observations and interpretations was a very good and useful lessons for the company's geologists.
- Nino Popkhadze, Scientific Researcher, I.Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Institute of Geology;  Konya, Turkey, October 2018

The strengths of the instructor go without comment. One of the best professors I have had. The course material was very well designed, focused, easy to follow and will be a valued reference. The course was very well organized, everything ran on time (even the field parts, which can prove difficult), the stops were pertinent and enough time was spent at each to fully understand the concepts presented. Good venue, as well, very comfortable.
- David Volkert, Vice President Exploration, Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. Santiago, Chile, November 2017




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