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Field Trips and Workshops

FUTORES II Field Trips and Workshops

The FUTORES Conference is offering 5 pre-conference workshops and 2 post-conference field trips, plus the SEG student chapter trip to Fiji.

Register for workshops and field trips:

Delegates are encouraged to indicate their workshop and/or field trip preferences during the registration process.

If you have registered for the conference and wish to add a field trip or workshop at a later date, this can be done by returning to the online registration and selecting your workshop or field trip option.

  • Places on field trips are limited and must be fully subscribed to operate; preference will be given to conference registrants
  • The minimum number of registrations must be achieved before any workshop can be confirmed.
  • All fees are in Australian Dollars and inclusive of GST

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Location and Final Information for Delegates Registered for Workshop or Field Trip

Leapfrog Geo

Skarns

Porphyry-Epithermal Cu-AU Deposits

Structural Geology in Epithermal Systems

Mount Carlton- Ravenswood - Pajingo Filed Trip..coming soon

Mt Garnet - Wolfram Camp - Chillagoe Field Trip...coming soon

Workshops

Skarn Deposits

Skarn deposits are some of the largest ore deposits in the world but can be complicated in the field. This one-day workshop is designed to help explorers understand skarn deposits with common sense exploration concepts and easy to apply mineralogical guides. We will clarify the basic concepts and terminology, explain the current understanding of skarn-forming processes, and summarise the general characteristics of major skarn types. The focus will be on the zonation patterns in skarns that are useful in exploration with a discussion of how the zonation pattern varies in different environments.

Course Information (PDF)

Date 03 June 2017
Location James Cook University
(room to be advised)
Time 09.00 - 5.30
Course Lecturers Zhaoshan Chang, James Cook University
Larry Meinert, US Geological Survey Mineral Resources Program
Course Fees 
EGRU Member $440.00
Non-EGRU Member $550.00
Student $225.00
Minimum

15

Course will be cancelled if minimum numbers are not achieved

Porphyry-epithermal Cu-Au deposits: Tectonomagmatic controls on magma fertility and deposit localisation

This 1-day short course will review the large-scale tectonic, magmatic, temporal, and spatial controls on the formation of porphyry and related epithermal deposits in both subduction and post- or distal subduction settings.

The course is designed for practicing exploration geologists who are looking for an update on current tectonomagmatic models for porphyry-epithermal ore-formation, and graduate-level students of economic geology.

Course Flyer (PDF)

Date 04 June 2017
Location Rydges Conference Centre
23 Palmer St
Townsville
Time 09.00 - 5.30
Course Lecturers Jeremy Richards, University of Alberta and Laurentian University
Course Fees 
EGRU Member $440.00
Non-EGRU Member $550.00
Student $225.00
Minimum

10

Course will be cancelled if minimum numbers are not achieved

Post graduate students are invited to register but your place cannot be confirmed until the minimum registrations have been achieved.

Geology of Australia - CANCELLED

The workshop is designed to give a “big picture” appreciation of how rock systems were added to the Australian crust through time. It summarises a rich and spectacular geological heritage that extends over some 4.4 billion years, punctuated by supercontinental assembly and breakup. Besides capturing a unique history, with episodes that resulted in a wealth of nation building Earth resources, rocks of the continent contain historical records of profound global significance.

Included in the course fee:

A copy of the recently published “The Geology of Australia, 3rd edition” (Cambridge University Press, 375 pp), coauthored by the presenter. This recent edition has been comprehensively revised with new and updated content.

Course Flyer (PDF)

Date 03 June 2017
Location James Cook University
(room to be advised)
Time 09.00 - 5.30
Course Lecturers Bob Henderson, James Cook University
Course Fees 
EGRU Member $440.00
Non-EGRU Member $550.00
Student $225.00
Minimum

6

Course will be cancelled if minimum numbers are not achieved

Structural Geology in Epithermal Systems

This 1 day course is intended for any geologist who desires to improve their skills in dealing with, and combining, structural observations (mine and field), geophysical datasets, and structural modelling, with particular emphasis on epithermal mineralisation. It will also act as a refresher for experienced mine or exploration geologists seeking new ways to get their team to solve complex problems. Research geologists and academics involved with epithermal mineralisation will take home a new view on how to approach epithermal systems.

*Postgraduate students are also welcome and will benefit from the applied industry focus of the course, as well as learning more about key geological controls on epithermal mineralisation in the Australian, NZ and global context.

Course Flyer (PDF)

Date 04 June 2017
Location Rydges Conference Centre
23 Palmer St
Townsville
Time 09.00 - 5.30
Course Lecturers Nick Oliver, HCOV
John McLellan, GMEX
Julie Rowland, Auckland University
Course Fees 
EGRU Member $440.00
Non-EGRU Member $550.00
Student* $225.00
Minimum

10

Course will be cancelled if minimum numbers are not achieved

*Post graduate students are invited to register but your place cannot be confirmed until the minimum registrations have been achieved.

Leapfrog Geo Fundamentals - FULL

This course will provide you with the fundamental skills to get the most from Leapfrog Geo. All Leapfrog trainers are qualified geologists and class sizes are kept small to create a productive learning environment.

Who is it suitable for?

  • New users who would like a solid understanding of the basics before getting started
  • Current users who would like to use Leapfrog more often, but feel they need a better understanding of what Leapfrog Geo can do for them
  • Current Leapfrog Mining users that are making the switch to Leapfrog Geo
  • Those who are interested in Leapfrog Geo and would like to understand the software before purchasing

Course Description

  • Basic functions and workflow
  • Working with projects
  • Importing drillhole data
  • Creating topography
  • Dynamic updating
  • Building a map using GIS line
  • Building a map using structural data
  • Stratigraphic modelling
  • Vein Modelling

Included in the course

  • Comprehensive session notes
  • Common workflow 'cheat sheets"
  • Certificate of completion

Course Flyer (PDF)

Date 02 - 04 June 2017
Location James Cook University
(room to be advised) 
Time 09.00 - 5.30
Course Lecturers Clare Baxter, ARANZ Geo
Course Fees 
EGRU Member $1100.00
Non-EGRU Member $1450.00
Student* $725.00
Minimum 8
Course will be cancelled if minimum numbers are not achieved
*Post graduate students are invited to register but your place cannot be confirmed until the minimum registrations have been achieved.

This workshop is supported by ARANZ Geo

Field Trips

Mt Carlton - Ravenswood - Pajingo - FULL

This field trip is now FULL - add your name to a waiting list by emailing egru@jcu.edu.au

This field trip will visit the Mt Carlton - Ravenswood - Pajingo  (Charters Towers) districts which is an area that contains >20 Moz of identified gold. Participants will have the opportunity to inspect epithermal and porphyry type deposits with features unusual for such types of deposits outside of NE Queensland.

Course Flyer (PDF)

Dates 08 -10 June 2017
Trip Leaders

Paul Dirks, James Cook University
Zhaoshan Chang, James Cook University
Isaac Corral, James Cook University
Fredrik Sahlstrom, James Cook University

Field Trip Fee $990.00
Student $495.00
Maximum 11 - includes one student place
Inclusions transport, accommodation 9th June, all meals while in the field, field trip guide

Trip Schedule

(schedule may be revised at the discretion of the field trip leaders)

Thursday, 08 June 2017 - Trip will depart for Mount Carlton from Townsville, and return registrants to their Townsville accommodation at approximately 6pm.

Friday, 09 June 2017 - Depart Townsville for Carpentaria Gold's , Mt Wright Mine, Ravenswood then travel to Charters Towers and overnight in Charters Towers.

Saturday, 10 June 2017 - Depart Charters Towers for Minjar Gold's Pajingo Mine. Return to Townsville approximately 6 pm.

Mt Garnet - Wolfram Camp - Chillagoe - CONTACT EGRU TO CHECK AVAILABILITY

Please phone 07 4781 4726, EGRU Office or email judith.botting@jcu.edu.au to check if a place is available before making payment.

Extensive Permo-Carboniferous felsic igneous intrusive activity is intimately associated with the largest mineralising epoch in north eastern Queensland.  This event resulted in significant endowments in Au, Cu, Zn and Sn with, variously, appreciable Pb, Ag, W, Sb, Bi and Mo.  Mineralisation styles include porphyry-related Au (Cu-Ag-Mo), epithermal Au (Ag), vein- and greisen-associated Sn (W, Mo, Cu, Ag, Bi) and skarn-related deposits of Zn and Cu (Pb-Ag-Au) and Sn.  In particular, Sn, Au and Cu formed the backbone of a burgeoning, albeit fitfull, mining industry which commenced in the late-1800’s and continues, still somewhat fitfully, today.

Three sites, all with production histories dating back to the late-1800’s, have been selected to illustrate, variously, relationships between mineralisation, host rocks, controlling structures and paragenesis. These are:

  • Mt Garnet Zn-rich skarn deposit,
  • Wolfram Camp W (Mo) deposit – hosted by greisenised granite, and
  • Chillagoe district porphyry- and skarn-hosted Au-Cu (Mo) Red Dome and Mungana deposits and several skarn-associated Zn-rich and Cu-rich deposits, including the Redcap group of deposits and the King Vol deposit.

Presentations will be given by tour leaders and site geologists, with core displays and field inspections including, where possible, inspection of exposures in open pit and underground workings.  There will be a focus on the Chillagoe district deposits

Course Flyer (PDF)

Dates 08 - 11 June 2017  
Trip Leaders Ian Morrison, Lantana Exploration - Field Trip Leader, Mount Garnet
Peter Illig, James Cook University - Field Trip Leader - Chillagoe
Kairan Liu, James Cook University - Field Trip Leader - Wolfram Camp                       
Field Trip Fee $1150.00
Student $550.00
Maximum 11 - includes one student place
Inclusions transport, accommodation, most meals while in the field, field trip guide

Trip Schedule

(schedule may be revised at the discretion of the field trip leaders)

Thursday 08 June 2017 - Depart Townsville for Mt Garnet via Hervey Range and the Gregory Development Rd, with breaks to view geological outcrops between Hervey Range and Mt Garnet. Inductions and presentations at Mt Garnet Mine. Accommodation will be overnight in Mount Garnet.

Friday 9th June 2017 -  Mt Garnet  open pit. Travel to Wolfram Camp near Dimbulah, for presentations core and pit viewing. Travel to Chillagoe for overnight accommodation

Saturday 10th June 2017 - Chillagoe inductions, presentations. Overnight in Chillagoe.

Sunday 11th June 2017 - Morning in Chillagoe then travel to Townsville via Innisfail and the Bruce  Highway.

SEG Student Chapter - Fijian Porphyry & Epithermal Deposits

The JCU SEG Student Chapter is organising a post-conference field trip to visit epithermal and porphyry deposits in Fiji, 12 - 18 June 2017.  The trip is open to both students and industry registrants.

Contact segstudentchapter@lists.jcu.edu.au for further information.  

Fiji Field Trip Flyer

For more information read our registration terms and conditions.