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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 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
$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.
Minimum of 12 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.
Please contact Karie Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information....
Past Course Comments:
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.
knowledgeable; well spoken and well paced.
The course was very
useful and interactive. The main points came through and the repetition
of the main aspects was very useful.
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
important textures. I've learned important, subtle textures to be
looking for in volcanic rocks.
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.
The course was very well organized. I found
the content extremely useful and applicable.
Very clear organization and structure.
Instructor's expertise on volcanic rocks essential to the course. Able
to communicate complex concepts in a simple way.
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.
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.
Amazing instructor. Well
prepared. Excellent visual materials. Good logistics and organization.
Fantastic course. Very
informative, easy to digest, and builds a much greater understanding of
volcanic processes & results.
McPhie's presentation is so clear and easily understandable. KLS -
Thanks for doing these geological meetings (Everything was so good!!)
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.
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
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.
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.
The hands on exercise and
detailed time spent classifying/naming real rocks is very helpful.
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.
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
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