Professional Development Training
The course schedule for 2021 will be available, late in 2020.
The information contained in the 2020 flyer is indicative of the courses to be scheduled in 2021.
All fees are $AU and inclusive of GST.
This course is now fully subscribed. If you are interested in being wait-listed for this course or a planned second course, please follow the registration link below to register your interest. The second course will depend on the number of expressions of interest we receive.
Geochemical Data: Acquisition, Analysis, Quality, Management, Interpretation and Integration
|Dr Dennis Arne, Telemark Geosciences|
|each module will be taught over 2 days|
|Module 1||30 June & 01 July 2020|
|Module 2||07 & 08 July 2020|
|Module 3||14 & 15 July 2020|
|Module Times - AEST||10 am to 2 pm each day (short break included)|
|Fee per Module - ($AU, incl. GST)|
|Non EGRU Member||$605|
|Student||Places are limited and available once the minimum numbers are met. |
Register your interest by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
|REGISTER HERE||Places are limited - a minimum number of registrations is required by 22 June, for the course to go ahead. Registration and payment is required before 22 June|
|Professional Development Hours|
7 hrs per module
Participation in this event may contribute to meeting Continued Professional Development (CPD) requirements of professional institutes.
This comprehensive 3-module short course (presented as 6 x 3.5 hr teaching days) is designed for geology graduate students and mineral exploration professionals looking continuing professional development in exploration and applied geochemistry. Module 1 of the course would also be suitable for database professionals wishing to know more about the collection of geochemical data and the assessment of its quality, as well as for more seasoned geologists wishing to review recent advances in the collection, analysis, QA/QC and management of data.
The short courses involve PowerPoint lectures to introduce concepts but will be interspersed with short practical exercises to reinforce some of the strategies and methods. Examples will be drawn from publicly available data sources from Canada and Australia, with detailed data sets from the central Victorian goldfields used for data integration exercises. The aim of the complete 3-day short course series is to equip the participants to confidently design, implement and interpret diverse data sets from geochemical exploration programs while ensuring “fit for purpose” data quality and data management.
Module 1 - 30 June & 01 July - Geochemical Data: Acquisition, Analysis, Quality and Management
Module 2 - 07 & 08 July- Exploratory Data Analysis using ioGAS
Module 3 - 14 & 15 July - Integration of Geochemical, Mineralogical and Geological Data
Dennis Arne has nearly 40 years experience in geology and applied geochemistry globally. He has overseen regional geochemical exploration programs in the Yukon, Nunavut and northern Quebec in Canada, the USA, eastern Australia, Suriname, Sudan and Laos.
He was Managing Director and Principal Consultant - Geochemistry of CSA Global Canada until late 2017, General Manager and Principal Consultant – Geochemistry for Revelation Geoscience (purchased by CSA Global in 2012), Principal Consulting Geochemist with ioGlobal (now Reflex Geochemistry) and formerly Senior Geochemist with Geoscience Victoria (now Geological Survey of Victoria, Australia).
Dennis is currently director and principal consulting geochemist at Telemark Geosciences. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists, a Fellow and Vice President of the Association of Applied Geochemists, is a Registered Professional Geoscientist (Geochemistry) in Australia and a registered Professional Geoscientist in British Columbia.
Management in Mineral Exploration: ONLINE SOON
Development of an online version of this course is planned. Dates and schedule to be advised.
The course is designed to be flexible, to give time-poor explorers options to enhance their management skills. There are five one day modules, offered as individual courses or all five modules can be taken as a complete course.
Most of the modules are suited to both technical and non-technical professionals involved in exploration management.
|Lecturer||Nick Franey, NJF Consulting|
|Fee per Module||TBA|
|Non EGRU Member|
|DAY 1 - - The Principles and Key Success Criteria of Exploration Management|
DAY 2 - - Day-to-Day Management for Mineral Exploration
DAY 3 - - Data Management for Mineral Exploration and Feasibility Studies
DAY 4 - - The Non-Technical Aspects of Minerals Exploration Management (e.g. HR, Administration Logistics, HSEC)
DAY 5 - - Financial Aspects of Minerals Exploration and Project Management Evaluation
Nick is an exploration geologist with a broad range of experience, from grassroots to advanced project (feasibility study) and near-mine operations. He has explored for most types of gold and base metal deposits in a variety of geological terranes, in more than 20 countries, on three continents. This course is based on Business and Financial Management Masters subject, originally developed by Dr Andrew White.
Nick also offers EGRU Exploration Management courses for Engineers and for Non-Technical Professionals (see following example). These course are aimed at professionals involved in the management of exploration companies and exploration programs
Advanced Field Training-postponed to 2021
|Leaders||Prof. Paul Dirks and Dr Ioan Sanislav|
(face to face teaching)
|08 - 14 June 2020|
|Travel Dates||07 June and 15 June 2020|
|Location||Mount Isa / Cloncurry Region NW Queensland (eastern Mt Isa Inlier)|
|Fee||Register by 01 April 2020|
|Non EGRU Member||$5400|
This intensive 7-day course is designed to provide geoscientists with an introduction to the geology of Mt Isa Inlier, a world-class metallogenic province, and develop essential exploration-related field skills applicable in complexly deformed and altered terrains. Detailed ‘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 be based in the Eastern Mt Isa Block, which contains world class IOCG and Pb-Zn-Ag deposits as well as important U and REE mineralisation.
The course is offered as professional development training to professional geoscientists and university students seeking to improve their field geology and mapping capabilities.
The course will include:
Spatial Data Analysis-postponed to 2021
|Leader||Dr Arianne Ford, Kenex|
|Date||09 - 11 July 2020|
|Location||James Cook University, Townsville|
|Non EGRU Member||$2475|
This 3-day workshop on spatial data analysis is designed to provide geoscientists with a brief introduction to geochemical data analysis, interpretation of geophysical data, and mineral potential (prospectivity) mapping with a focus on their use in mineral exploration. The course will cover the relevant theoretical background, however frequent practical exercises will be undertaken throughout. Emphasis will be placed on using mineral system understanding to underpin the data analysis in order to maintain the relevant geological context at all stages.
Topics to be covered include:
Workshop participants should have at least a basic working knowledge of GIS to get the most out of this course. Practical exercises will primarily be undertaken using ArcGIS, however a separate standalone application will need to be installed for some data analysis on Day 1.
The course will be run in a JCU GIS computer lab with the required software, however participants are welcome to bring their own laptops (those wishing to do so should contact the course leader to discuss the required software/licenses in advance).
Arianne Ford is a Senior GIS Analyst with Kenex in New Zealand and previously spent 10 years in academia in Australia working on research projects focused on spatial data modelling for mineral exploration. She has presented a number of training courses to students, industry, and government on mineral potential mapping and spatial data analysis
Mineral Exploration Management for Engineers: contact EGRU
This five day course is suitable for engineers with > 5 years experience.
Contact EGRU for more information
|Leader||Nick Franey, NJF Consulting|
Day 1: Overview (includes the mineral exploration business, management, success criteria)
Day 2: Business Development (includes exploration strategy, negotiation, corporate deals)
Day 3: Exploration Management (includes exploration process, resource estimation, feasibility studies, data management)
Day 4: Non-Technical areas (includes: HR issues; admin and finance; HSEC; MERP)
Day 5: Personal Skills (productivity, decision making, communication, organisation)
Cancellation Policy - online courses
|Places on a course are not guaranteed if payment has not been processed before any course commences.|
|Online Course Cancellations|
EGRU reserves the right to cancel a course if minimum numbers are not registered by:
or if unforeseen circumstances require the cancellation/rescheduling of the course.Registration fees will be fully refunded should EGRU reschedule or cancel the course
If a registrant cancels their place on the course before Monday 22 June 2020 (AEST), there will be a full refund of the registration fees. Cancellations received on or after Monday 22 June 2020 (AEST) will not be refunded BUT a registration place can be transferred to another person.
Cancellations will only be accepted by email to email@example.com