EGRU regularly presents professional development training courses and workshops. They are scheduled annually or biennially and the courses currently available are listed below.
For course dates, see our 2018 calendar.
EGRU also has the capability to present a variety of training courses, tailored to suit specific company training requirements.Tailored courses can be presented on campus or delivered onsite, and EGRU has the resources to fully manage all course logistics. Examples of possible course topics available on request include :
(The above are subject to staff availability)
This course covers, but is not exclusive to, the following topics:
Dr Nick Franey
This course was originally developed and presented by Dr Andy White. Andy presented the course with Nick Franey in February 2016, where he handed over leadership of the course to Dr Franey.
The next course is scheduled for February 2018.
This 3 day workshop, which is held in Cloncurry in north-west Queensland, includes:
A/Prof Zhaoshan Chang
Dr Richard Lilly
This workshop was held in 2015 and 2016 and attracted a capacity number of delegates.
The next workshop located in Cloncurry is planned for March 2018.
This intensive 8-day course is designed to provide geoscientists with essential exploration-related field skills in complexly deformed and altered rocks. Real field mapping is a dying art and this course does not encourage wandering around with a GPS making random observations. Genuine ‘form surface’ mapping of contacts, alteration zones and structures will be integrated with paragenesis, geophysical interpretation and the use of alternate knowledge-based and data-based exploration models, including an introduction to the simple and useful application of semi-quantitative prospectivity tools.
The course will include
Prof. Paul Dirks
Dr Ioan Sanislav
The next course is scheduled for June 2019
This 9 day course, which is divided into modules can include, but is not exclusive to, the following topics:
A/Prof Zhaoshan Chang
This course can also include invited experts as lecturers.
The next course is scheduled for 2019
This module is designed to introduce participants to the fundamentals of textural observation and interpretation in mineralised hydrothermal systems. The techniques are simple, highly effective and require no specialised equipment for their implementation. The techniques taught are also extremely practical in that they generate numerous questions concerning the mineralisation being studied and commonly provide vectors toward mineralisation for drill testing.
Dr Gavin Clarke
The next course is scheduled for January 2018
This course is divided into modules which can include, but is not exclusive to, the following topics: