Geochemical Data: Acquisition, Analysis Quality, Management, Interpretation and Integration
This comprehensive on-line short course consists of three stand-alone modules each presented over two half days. Participants in Modules 2 and 3 will be provided with a temporary license for ioGAS.
The course is designed for mineral exploration professionals and geology postgraduate students wanting continuing professional development in exploration and applied geochemistry.
The short courses involve lectures to introduce concepts but will be interspersed with short practical exercises to reinforce some of the strategies and methods.
Module 1 of the course would also be suitable for database professionals wishing to know more about the collection of geochemical data and the assessment of its quality, as well as for more seasoned geologists wishing to review recent advances in the collection, analysis, QA/QC and management of data
Module 1 Geochemical Data: Acquisition, Analysis, Quality and Management 30 June & 01 July 2020 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
This module will cover Geochemical sampling strategies; sample preparation and analytical methods; QA/QC; data management; design, implementation and reporting geochemical data in compliance with current reporting codes. Practical exercises will be conducted using Microsoft ExcelTM.
Module 2 Exploratory Data Analysis using ioGAS 07 & 08 July 2020 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
This module will introduce a structured approach to both univariant and multivariant exploratory data analysis of geochemical data in ioGAS. A key focus of the approach will be the attribution of geochemical data with a variety of metadata for process discovery. No prior use of the ioGAS software is assumed as this course will provide a solid introduction. Participants will need to download a trial version of ioGAS a few days prior to the start of this module and will be provided with a temporary licence.
Module 3 Integration of Geochemical, Mineralogical and Geological Data using ioGAS 14 & 15 July 2020 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
This module builds upon the use of ioGAS to integrate geochemical, mineralogical and geological data. Participants should either have completed Module 2 of the series or have some experience in use of the software. Mineralogical data included in the practical sessions includes XRD, hyperspectral and normative mineralogy. Geological data to be integrated includes information on alteration and lithology from field mapping or core logging.