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posted on July 12, 2022

SOLD OUT! SRK Consulting & MDRU – SC116: Applied Structural Geology in Exploration and Mining


This course will demonstrate the importance of structural geology in mining and exploration and teach the basic tools for structural observation and interpretation. The course includes practical exercises to ensure the concepts are understood and will emphasize the use of both traditional and new technologies.

Topics will include: 

  • Introduction to general concepts of structural geology and applications to mineral systems
  • Structural field and drill core mapping
  • 3D visualization and modelling
  • Structural analysis of fault and fold systems
  • Structural analysis of vein systems
  • Regional tectonic settings and case studies


November 1, 2022
November 2, 2022
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MDRU Corporate Members:
$895 + GST
$1095 + GST
$395 + GST
UBC Faculty Members & MDRU Internal:
$395 + GST


C680 – HSBC Hall, UBC Robson Square
800 Robson Street
Vancouver, BC Vancouver Canada
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Dr. Wayne Barnett
Principal Consultant
SRK Consulting

25 yrs of experience in the mining and exploration industry as a consulting structural geology specialist, working on all mining-active continents. Wayne is a geological modelling expert, has operated as a qualified geotechnical engineer.Provided applied structural geology training to over 1000 geologists and engineers internationally.

Findlay Craig
Senior Consultant
SRK Consulting

13 yrs of experience specializing in the generation of complex 3D structural and lithological models. An expert implicit modeller and has designed database to grade control geological modelling workflows for continuous updates for around 20 operating mines. He has taught over 400 attendees in practical litho-structural modelling.

Blair Hrabi
Principal Consultant
SRK Consulting

27 yrs experience with the exploration industry, geological surveys and in academic settings mapping and modeling the lithology, structure and mineral deposits in deformed Archean to Paleozoic terranes. His project work has spanned six continents. An expert in the regional and deposit scale structural controls on ore and has provided training to over 700 geologists.

Dr. Andrew Steiner
Post-Doctoral Fellow

Andrew Steiner is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow working on the MDRU project: “Recognizing cryptic alteration and vectoring towards carbonate-hosted hydrothermal ore deposits.” His areas of expertise are in structural geology (particularly pertaining to veins, folds, and thrust systems), alteration in carbonate rocks, and hydrothermal fluid flow in sediment-hosted deposits. Andrew obtained his PhD in 2022 from the University of British Columbia, where he investigated geological controls on fluid flow pathways and gold deposition in the Nadaleen trend Carlin-type gold deposits in Yukon.

Dr. Ron Uken
Principal Consultant
SRK Consulting

30 yrs expertise in structural mapping, interpretation of complex structural terrains, structural controls on mineralisation, and the application of structure for resource estimation, geotech and hydrogeology. He has worked on precious and base metal projects throughout Africa, the Middle East and the Americas, in collaboration with industry, and as a scientific researcher.

Dr. Kate Rubingh
Post-Doctoral Fellow

Kate Rubingh is a Postdoctoral Fellow with MDRU at UBC, having obtained an MSci in Geological Sciences from Durham University, an MSc in Mineral Exploration from Queen’s University, and a PhD from Laurentian University. Kate is a field economic geologist with research experience in gold deposits of the Paleoproterozoic and Archean focusing on the application of volcanic stratigraphy and structural analysis to refine the structural framework at both the deposit and regional scale. Previous work experience with Vale in Thompson, Manitoba, SRK Consulting in Sudbury and the CNGO office in Nunavut, involved managing surface drilling operations, geotechnical and hydrogeological programs, and working in regional exploration and mapping programs with a focus on economic geology. Kate’s current research in the Golden Triangle area of British Columbia will use new lithogeochemistry and geochronology to refine the paleo-volcanic architecture of the Hazelton group stratigraphy and its controls on the distribution of mineral deposits to understand metal endowment in the Golden Triangle area.