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Mineral Systems and Metallogeny of the Birimian Craton and Applications for Exploration

Date: 21 - 27 May 2018

Duration: 6-days (0900-1700)

Location:Burkina Faso - Classroom and Field

Cost: Waxi members: €2,300 - Non-Members €2,750

Organised by: The University of Western Australia & Teng Tuma Geoservices

About the Course


Mineral deposits are the expression of multi-scale mineralising systems operating from the whole earth to deposit scales to focus mass and energy transfer, and ultimately large metal accumulations. In this course we introduce the concepts of mineral system and demonstrate how this approach may prove itself essential for the current and future challenges associated with mineral exploration across the various scales. Following this introduction to the mineral system we present the recent advances in the understanding of gold mineralisation in the South West African Craton through specific presentations on key deposits including: Sadiola, Siguiri, Bonikro and Obuasi deposits.
This six day training course will provide hands on experience through a combination of practical classes as well as a field excursion including the Dano project of Gryphon Minerals/Teranga Gold Inc. This course is organised by Nicolas Thébaud and Francois Morou Ouédraogo who collectively have
extensive experience in running multidisciplinary gold mineralisation studies across the West African
Craton ranging from deposit through to regional scale. The course is aimed at geologists wishing to
improve their knowledge base on regional to deposit scale mineralisation control in the West African
Craton. It will also provide insights into world-class examples of gold mineralisation. Presenting a multidisciplinary dataset acquired through the WAXI research program this training course will explore the West African gold mineral system and focus on how first order datasets maybe incorporated to refine exploration strategies.