Drill Core Sampling Mineralogy and Geometallurgy in support to Resource Estimation

  • Dates:
    Jun 25 - 27, 2014
  • Hours:
    From 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Location:
    Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON
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Contact Information

Denyse Leroy
935 Ramsey Lake Road Sudbury, Ontario, CanadaP3E 2C6
705 675-1151 7222
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Event Detail

Day 1 - June 25th

Drill Core Sampling Techniques as a Requirement for Resource Estimations

Todd McCracken, P. Geo. Manager - Geology, WSP Canada Inc.

Day 2 - June 26th

Simple and Complex Ore Mineralogy using Automated Methods

Tassos Grammatikoulos, Ph.D. , P. Geo. , Senior Process Mineralogist, Advanced Mineralogy Network, Lakefield Facility

Precious Metal Deportment: Techniques for Evaluation and Cases Studies

Brian Hart, Ph.D. , Research Scientist, Surface Science Western, Adjunct Professor, Earth Sciences, The University of Western Ontario

Day 3 - June 27th

Geometallurgy in Support of Resource Estimation

Norman O. Lotter, Ph.D. , P.Eng. , Consulting Metallurgist
Jorge Oliveira, P.Geo. , Chief Geoscientist
XPS Consulting & Testwork Services

During this 3-day course you will learn how to effectively prepare your drilling project for the identification of geometallurgical populations in order to ensure the most accurate resource estimation. Case studies for each topic will demonstrate how the introduction of geometallurgical concepts earlier in a project can result in risk and help define project economics.

On the first day, proper drill core handling and sampling techniques, logging software, poor execution and its importance/effect on resource estimations will be reviewed. 

The second day will focus on mineralogy and illustrate the combined use of optical and automated mineralogy coupled with other modern techniques (SEM, XRD, SIMS, EMPA) in the characterisation of simple and complex ores. The impact of mineralogy, mineral and metal deportment on potential metal recoveries and the classification of mineral resources will be reviewed. In addition, how efficient precious metal (PM) extraction is directly related to the mineralogical characteristics of the ore being processed by learning techniques for their evaluation.

On day three, the lectures will focus on sampling methods for the extraction of representative sample material for metallurgical testing and mineralogical characterization. The fundamental mineralogical, geological and metallurgical principles will also be presented.

$1,600 + GST prior to June 6
$1,800 + GST regular rate
$150 +GST students (limit of 10)
(Includes course materials, lunch and refreshments)
Payment by cash, cheque or VISA is accepted.

Additional Information:
The Drill Core Sampling, Mineralogy and Geometallurgy in Support of Resource Estimation Module is one of two modules that make up the Resource Evaluation (Discovery to Feasibility Stage) Professional Certificate. For more information, please visit our website. http://laurentian.ca/goodmanschoolofmines