• Dates :
    sept. 22 - 23, 2015
  • Heures :
    De 08:00 à 17:30
  • Emplacement :
    UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 3B7
  • Type d'événement :


Fiona Koski
Business Operations Associate
1 604 8226136
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Exploring in deeply-weathered and lateritic terrains presents a range of challenges.  Regions covered by regolith cover wide areas of the tropics and sub-tropics, in rainfall regimes ranging from rainforest to desert, with outliers in temperate to sub-Arctic zones.  Regolith covers many highly-prospective regions in South & Central America, Africa, Australia and Southeast Asia, and savvy explorers must know how to deal with the problems and opportunities that they present.

This 2 day short course will provide:

-       - an introduction to the nature and formation of the regolith and landscapes of weathered terrains

-       - comparisons and contrasts across regions, including recommendations for a suitable terminology

-       - discussion of geochemical dispersion within the context of regolith and landscape evolution in different regions

-       - modules on gold geochemistry during regolith evolution and exploration in areas of laterite

-       - case histories based on research and exploration experiences, with bias towards gold, but will also include base metals and nickel

-      -  discussion of the role of weathering in the formation of secondary mineral deposits, including nickel laterites and bauxites