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Advanced Structural Geology

Date: 17 - 24 October 2018 (including transport to mine site)

Duration: 6-days (0900-1700)

Location: Akyem Mine Site, Ghana

Presenters: Dr Nicolas Thebaud & Mr Quentin Masurel (CET, University of Western Australia)

Cost: Waxi Members: €2,000  -  Non-Waxi Members: €2,400 

About the Course

Advanced applied structural is aimed at geologists wishing to build upon their existing training in structural geology and further expand their knowledge on the structural analysis of ore deposits. This course covers fundamental principles of structural geology with emphasis on faults and shear zones, folds, structural controls on ore shoot location and geometry, tectonic settings, the geophysical expression of common structures, and structural geology in mineral exploration and resource evaluation. The unit also includes advanced topics such as applied structural interpretation of geophysical data, digital measurement, and visualisation and analysis of structural data.

This course will be run on a mine site in Ghana (Akyem Mine site) and a series of lectures as well as classroom and field (pit mapping and core logging) exercises designed to:

  • Reinforce which structural features to map and how to recognize and map them in the field;
  • Emphasis on how to approach mine-scale mapping; and
  • Demonstrate how to integrate structural field observations with an understanding of mineral systems in mine to regional scale exploration.