All Short Courses have now been confirmed!  Please check below for the ones that have been cancelled if you were previously registered.

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Pre-Symposium Short Courses

SC1: Best Practices in Mineral Resource Estimation: A Two Day Refresher Course - CONFIRMED $600/$300 Student
Presenters: Abani Samal, GeoGlobal LLC
Dates: April 30-May 1, 2022

Composition: Lectures and Discussion (2-days)

Attendees: 6 minimum, 20 maximum

Price: $600 Professional, $300 Student

Requirements: A simple calculator or computer, a short straight edge and maybe a couple of colored pencils. Attendees will receive all other instructional materials.

Objective: This course will allow participants to gain knowledge on typical steps followed in resource estimation and application of linear geostatistics in this process. They will learn the critical aspects of the applications of geostatistics in mineral estimation. Emphasis will be given to the best practices. Participants will learn about software tools used in resource estimation, but this class is not specific to a single software package.

Prospective Participants: Geologists, mining engineers, project managers currently involved in resource modeling in exploration and mining projects.

Day 1

1. Fundamentals:
1.1. Mineral deposit development
1.2. Resource estimation: Definitions and concepts
2. Geostatistics: Theories
2.1. Interpolation techniques
2.2. Geostatistical and non-geostatistical techniques
3. Variogram fitting: The participants will learn the concepts and will gain hands on experience on variogram
3.1. Components of a variogram: Nugget, Sill, Range and their implications

Hands on exercises and Q&A sessions

Day 2

4. Kriging: Fundamentals
4.1. Importance of use of kriging technique
4.2. Kriging parameters
5. Model validation: Tools to validate the estimated resources
6. Resource Classification: The concept of the ‘eventual economic extraction’ will be discussed.

Hands on exercises and Q&A sessions


SC2: Analytical Data Management, Quality Assurance, and Reporting - CONFIRMED $400/$200 Student
Presenters: Chantal Jolette

Date: May 1, 2022

Composition: Lectures, Exercises and Discussion

Attendees: 6 minimum, 30 maximum

Price: $400 Professional, $200 Student

Requirements: Basic background in geology

Objective: This class will introduce the concepts of geochemical/assay quality control and provide an introduction to advanced concepts including sample representivity, QA/QC programs for regulatory compliance, detection and correction of quality control failures and communicating data quality.

Prospective Participants: Geologists, engineers or database managers using assay or geochemical information for exploration, resource calculation, or environmental monitoring.

SC3: Introduction to US Mining Law - CANCELLED
Presenters: R. Craig Johnson, Parsons, Behle, and Latimer, Salt Lake City, Utah

Date: May 1, 2022 – CANCELLED

Composition: Lectures and Discussion

Attendees: 6 minimum, 25 maximum

SC4: Carlin Type Mineral Deposits - CANCELLED
Presenters:

Date: May 1, 2022 – CANCELLED

Composition: Lectures and Discussion

Attendees: 6 minimum, no maximum

SC5: Spectral Geology: Remote Sensing to Spectral Petrology, Exploration through Life of Mine - CONFIRMED $400/$200 Student
Presenters: Benjamin Porter, TerraCore

Date: May 1, 2022

Composition: Lectures and Discussion

Attendees: 6 minimum, no maximum

Price: $400 Professional, $200 Student

Requirements: Basic background in geology

Objective: This course will involve a number of contributors from around the world in Spectral Geology. The morning session of this course will provide background in the physics and practical knowledge of signal to noise and what can be found throughout the visible through thermal infrared. This will be followed by a discussion of the latest technologies such as new satellites and new frontiers such as the mid-wave infrared. Case studies from remote sensing exploration to metallurgy and mine production will be a key focus.

SC6: NEPA for Mining Geologists - CANCELLED
Presenters: Matt Peterson

Date: April 30-May 1, 2022

Composition: Lectures and Discussion

Attendees: 6 minimum, no maximum

SC12: Operational and Technical Management of Mineral Exploration Programs - CANCELLED
Presenter: Ron Voordouw, Equity Exploration Consultants Ltd.

Date: May 1, 2022

Composition: Lectures and Discussion (1 day)

Attendees: 6 minimum, no maximum

Price: $400 Professional, $200 Student

Post-Symposium Short Courses

SC7: Geologic and Resource Modeling in Leapfrog - CONFIRMED $400/$200 Student
Presenters: SRK Resource Geology Team

Date: May 6-7, 2022

Composition: Lectures, Discussion, and Hands-on Exercises (2-Day)

Attendees: 5 minimum, 20 maximum

Requirements: Background in geology, geological modeling, and general mining software packages. Laptop computer suitable for 3D modeling and processing of large datasets (Leapfrog system requirements).

Recommendations: Leapfrog Geo Fundamentals training or previous applied experience with Leapfrog implicit modeling tools.

Price: $400 Professional, $200 Student

Objective: This course is designed for professionals with some exposure to Leapfrog to learn principles of geological domaining for the purposes of mineral resource estimation. Attendees will use real-world examples of evaluating and modeling complex geologic problems using a variety of geologic and analytical data inputs. Over this two-day course, attendees will generate a geological model, assess domains, and estimate tonnage and grade for reporting.

Prospective Participants: Geologists and engineers with an interest in developing skill sets in Leapfrog and understanding basic principles in mineral resource domaining and estimation.

SC8: Geometallurgy for Geologists and Metallurgists - CANCELLED
Presenters: Thom Seal and Carl Nesbitt

Date: May 6, 2022 – CANCELLED

Composition: Lectures and Discussion

Attendees: 6 minimum, no maximum

SC9: Wilderness Advanced First Aid - CANCELLED
Lead Presenter: Susan Purvis

Date: CANCELLED for May 5-7, 2022

SC10: Digital Exploration Resources — Nevada and Beyond - CONFIRMED - FREE TO ALL
Presenter: Lucia Patterson, NDOM & Rachel Micander, NBMG

Date: May 5, 2022

Composition: 1/2 day

Attendees:

Price: Free

Requirements: None

SC11: Geophysical Exploration and Structural Analysis Applied to Gold and Silver Exploration in the Western and Northern Cordillera - CANCELLED
Presenters: Simon Craggs, SRK Consulting, Toronto and Stephen Reford, Paterson, Grant & Watson Limited, Toronto

Date: CANCELLED – was May 6th