Title: Quality Control of Exploration Projects and Ore Control  

SCOTT LONG, AMEC E&C Mining Consultants, scott.long@amec.com

Fees: By March 1, 2006. $295 Member, $395 Nonmember, $150 Student

This one-day workshop will provide a “nuts and bolts” workshop on establishing and maintaining quality control systems that prevent and detect failures.  Topics include:

  • Determining an initial sampling and sample preparation strategy
  • Monitoring turn-around, sample load, and assay data management
  • Using blanks to check for cross-contamination
  • Evaluating the adequacy of sampling, sample preparation, and assaying protocols
  • Understanding duplicates and evaluating duplicate results
  • Creating or selecting Standard Reference Materials and employing them in a project
  • Establishing a check assay program and evaluating its results
  • Drilling recovery
  • Methods for checking down-hole contamination in reverse-circulation drilling
  • Evaluating  assay laboratory performance, initially and over the life of a project
  • Remediation issues

A course manual and several EXCEL templates on CD will be included. This course is appropriate for anyone who has responsibility for quality control aspects of exploration projects or ore control operations.