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Applied Structural Geology - 2 Courses - Back to Basics & Advanced

Course 1 - Back to Basics Applied Structural Geology & Mapping

Date: 15 - 19th May 2017

Duration: 5-days (0900-1700)

Location:Yamoussoukro, Cote d'lvoire (Ivory Coast)

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

Cost:
Waxi Members: US$2,000 (for the back to basics and advanced courses US$3,500)
Non-Waxi Members: US$2,400 (for the back to basics and advanced courses US$4,200)

About the Course

Structural Geology “back to basics” is aimed at geologists wishing to refresh their knowledge base on structural geology and field mapping techniques. It introduces the basic principles of structural geology and tectonics with a strong focus on mineralisation. The objectives of this course are to cover the description and analysis of geological structures in the Earth’s crust and provide insights through the fundamental principles of stress, strain and rheology. The course emphasis on classic structural elements such as faults and shear zones, folds, tectonic styles and the geophysical expression providing tools and techniques critical for both field mapping and geophysical expression of common structures providing tools and techniques critical for both field mapping and geophysical data interpretation. The unit also includes advanced topics such as interpretation of geophysical data, digital measurement, visualisation and analysis of structural data.

This five-days-long course will provide hands-on-training through a combination of practical classes as well as a two days of field excursion in the Oumé-Féttékro greenstone belt and Fetekro district designed to:

  • Reinforce basic structural understanding of structural geology as well as field mapping techniques;
  • Show how to integrate field structural observations with regional geological and geophysical datasets;
  • Demonstrate how to integrate field structural observations with an understanding of mineral systems for regional scale exploration;

Course 2 - Advanced Applied Structural Geology

Date: 22 - 26 May 2017

Duration: 5-days (0900-1700)

Location: Mine Site, Ghana

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

Cost: Waxi Members: US$2,000 (for the back to basics and advanced courses US$3,500)           Non-Waxi Members: US$2,400 (for the back to basics and advanced courses US$4,200)

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 (TBA) 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.