This event has been postponed due to the COVID-19 virus; we’ll post further updates very soon on a new date to implement this short course virtually.
REVISED DATE TBD
Incorporation of structural aspects into mapping and interpretation of geological, geochemical and geophysical data at different scales is fundamental for successful area selection and exploration targeting. This course will start with the basic concepts of structural geology and GIS techniques and build to provide a framework for more comprehensive characterization, interpretation and understanding of structural controls on mineralization. The course will look at the development of normal, reverse and strike-slip faulting systems and their relationships with hydrothermal systems and the emplacement of intrusions in the context of maps. Practical sessions will include GIS techniques for interpreting remote sensing data, including magnetometry, seismic reflection, satellite imagery and digital elevation models. Special emphasis will be placed on the ability to recognize, outline and understand the styles and types of fault and fracture associated with the emplacement and architecture of porphyry and epithermal systems across a range of scales.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This 2-day short course is for explorers who want to improve their understanding of modern structural geology as it applied to exploration decision-making and integrates tectonic, structural, geophysical, geochemical and metallogenic concepts to vector towards mineral deposits. The course includes daily practical sessions on GIS, digital mapping and stereographic techniques for structural interpretation and analysis.
The following list of software (free or open-source) is to be utilized; it is recommended that you have them installed/bookmarked in preparation for the short course.
- FieldMove Clino (available in iOS or Android, pls check your app stores)
- Avenza Maps
ITEMS TO BRING
- Laptop computer & battery pack (we’ll have power bars available)
- Notebook & pen (we’ll provide paper exercises and provide you with pencils and markers)