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SC120: Practical Use of Portable XRF in Mineral Exploration (Toronto)


March 3, 2023    
8:30 am - 6:00 pm


University College
15 King’s College Circle , Toronto, Ontario

Curious about what pXRF could do for your mineral exploration project? Do you want to make best use of real-time geochemistry in your field campaign this summer? Come and learn what you need to do in order to extract maximum value from your investment into pXRF data.

MDRU is pleased to announce SC120 – “Practical Use of Portable XRF in Mineral Exploration”. In this one-day course we will cover pXRF theory, calibration, standardization, QAQC and sample preparation best practices. This will be followed by case studies presented by members of the minerals industry who are using pXRF data to add value and speed up their exploration. The course will include a significant hands-on component, including having pXRF instruments and various sample suites for analysis, as well as datasets. The course will be presented by leading experts on the use and application the practical use of pXRF in mineral exploration and mining, including Michael Hull (Evidence Scientific), James Cleverly (Reflex), Shaun Barker (MDRU), Christina Anstey (Brixton Metals), Simon Griffiths (3PXS) and James Buskard (Undercover Exploration Company). We will have multiple pXRF instruments on-site available for users to become familiar with under supervised operation.


University College
15 King’s College Circle, Toronto, Ontario


FRI, March 3.2023 (day before PDAC Convention)


  • Early Bird Registration (MDRU Members): $400 + Tax
  • Early Bird Registration (Non-Members): $550 + Tax
  • Registration (MDRU Members): $600 + Tax
  • Registration (Non-Members): $750 + Tax
  • Registration Students: $200 + Tax

Lunch and refreshments will be served.

A participant package with course details will be emailed one week prior to the commencement of the course.




To ensure registration for any short course, it is mandatory to make the full payment in advance. Please note that if our decision to conduct a course relies on reaching a minimum class size, refunds cannot be granted. Refunds will only be considered up to 3 weeks before the course commences, subject to a 15% administrative fee. Full refunds will be provided only if the minimum enrollment requirement is not met.