MDRU Presents

December 2012

Four Exciting New Short Courses

All of us at MDRU would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our members and friends a very warm Seasons Greetings. We wish you the very best of luck for a successful 2013!

We would also like to tell you about the four Short Courses we are preparing for you.

Exploration Footprints of Hydrothermal Mineral Deposits

January 26 & 27, 2013, Westin Bayshore Hotel, Vancouver, BC

Instructors: Shaun Barker, Thomas Bissig, Farhad Bouzari, John Dilles, Greg Dipple, Scott Halley, Craig Hart, Ken Hickey, Dick Tosdal.

Mineral deposits such as porphyry, VMS, orogenic, epithermal and intrusion-related gold systems form from massive hydrothermal fluid fluxes that leave large and predictably zoned footprints. These footprints can then be used by the savvy explorer to vector towards the centre and higher grade parts of an ore system. However, it is critically important to recognize the features and patterns that make up the footprints, and to understand the variables that may affect its composition and geometry. This course will provide exploration geologists with tools to recognize and understand the nature of the footprints that surround hydrothermal ore deposits. Among the topics to be covered include metallogenic zoning, alteration and mineral chemistry zoning, trace element geochemical footprints, and isotopic and thermal footprints that can be used to assess a district or to spot a drill hole. The course will provide relevant and applied knowledge for mineral exploration geologists, as well as students and academics.

Hot Topics in Kimberlite Petrography

January 26, 2013, The University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, BC

Instructors: Maya Kopylova, Lucy Porritt, J. Kelly Russell, and Barbara Scott Smith.

This pre-Roundup laboratory-based short course emphasizes recent advances in kimberlite petrology and uses extensive UBC collections acquired over ~15 years of research and industrial collaborations. The course will start with the hands-on application of the new kimberlite classification and then discuss several volcanic processes recently identified in kimberlites. Petrographic evidence for these processes will be demonstrated in kimberlites and non-kimberlitic volcanics.

Geological Framework for the Business of Exploration and Mining

March 1 & 2, 2013, Toronto Board of Trade, Toronto, ON

Instructor: David Groves.

This pre-PDAC, two-day seminar focuses on the methodology that David has used when consulting with and training many of the PHD students who now work at some of the largest gold producers in the world. David himself has been instrumental in targeting anomalies for large to small cap companies and now you can learn why. What kind of geological framework needs to be in place to increase the chances of a company finding economically viable exploration targets, and what is the best approach? As an attendee you will be guided through this process. Topics covered will include Fundamentals of Mineral Exploration; Geological Real Estate Value; The Business of Assessing the Best Investment; and actual case studies on evaluating an exploration company and its press releases.

Copper Mountain Alkalic Porphyry Mapping Course

May 27 - June 4, 2013, Copper Mtn. Mine, Princeton, BC

Instructors: Murray Allan, Thomas Bissig, and Farhad Bouzari.

The Copper Mountain mapping course introduces participants to field mapping in the alkalic porphyry environment of British Columbia. The course is subdivided into two main parts: (1) a regional geologic and metallogenic overview, with field visits to the Highland Valley Cu-Mo mine, Ajax Cu-Au deposit, and Hedley Au skarn deposit; and (2) mapping exercises around the active Copper Mountain Cu-Au-Ag mine. Mapping activities emphasize styles of mineralization and alteration in the alkalic porphyry environment, and include surface/bench mapping and core logging using the Anaconda method of mapping.

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