Workshops

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Pre-conference workshops

Preliminary. Dates and times subject to change.

WS01 - Spectral Exploration and its Future

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WS02 - Ancient and Modern Volcanic-Hosted Massive Sulfide (VHMS) Deposits

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WS03 - Discovery Through Mineralogy: Fundamental Aspects of Alteration Mapping and Spectroscopy

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WS04 - How to Thrive in the Mining Industry: Survival Toolbox for Students and Early Career Professionals

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WS05 - Bystander Intervention: Safe, Inclusive, and Respectful Workplaces

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Post-conference workshops

Preliminary. Dates and times subject to change.

WS06 - Data Integration and Machine Learning Across the Mining Value Chain – A Practical Introduction

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WS07 - Greenstone Belt Architecture and Metal Endowment of the Superior Craton

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Workshop Details

WS01 - Spectral Exploration and its Future

Date: Tuesday, September 7 and Wednesday, September 8

Time: 12:00pm - 4:00pm (PDT)

Location: Virtual Platform

Presenters: Paul Linton (Chief Business Development Officer, TerraCore), Lori Wickert (Descartes Labs), Dave Coulter (Independent Consultant), Dean Riley (VP Technology and Chief Geologist, Echo Labs)

Spectral remote sensing continues to develop, offering increased spatial and spectral resolution. We now have drill core scanning and spectral petrology at the thin-section level. Information on satellite- to drill core-scale equipment will be presented. A significant part of this two-day workshop (4 hours each day) will include exploration and mining case studies using spectroscopy for diverse deposit types.

Attendee Maximum: 75

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WS02 - Ancient and Modern Volcanic-Hosted Massive Sulfide (VHMS) Deposits

Date: Tuesday, September 7 and Wednesday, September 8

Time: 2:00pm - 6:00pm (PDT)

Location: Virtual Platform

Presenters: Bruce Gemmell (Consultant, Gemmell Geoscience)

This two-day workshop (4 hours each day) will include an overview of the geology, genesis, and exploration for volcanic-hosted massive sulfide (VHMS) deposits. Both ancient and modern examples will be examined. Topics to be covered include general features, classification schemes, tectonic setting, mineralogy and textures, metal zoning, and ore-equivalent horizons.

Attendee Maximum: 75

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WS03 - Discovery Through Mineralogy: Fundamental Aspects of Alteration Mapping and Spectroscopy

Date: Thursday, September 9 and Friday, September 10

Time: 12:00pm - 4:00pm (PDT)

Location: Virtual Platform

Presenters: Anne Thompson and John Thompson (PetraScience Consultants Inc.), Sasha Pontual (Global Product Manager Automated Mineralogy at Imdex Ltd)

Understanding alteration mineralogy is a fundamental part of mineral exploration and target identification. This two-day workshop (4 hours each day) will develop skills for field and project geologists, including critical field observation techniques, the use of field portable spectrometers as an effective tool, and data interpretation. Workshop includes interactive group work with prospect data.

Attendee Maximum: 75

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WS04 - How to Thrive in the Mining Industry: Survival Toolbox for Students and Early Career Professionals

Date: Saturday, September 11 and Sunday, September 12

Time: 8:00am - 12:00pm (PDT)

Location: Virtual Platform

Presenters: Andy Randell (Executive Director, Below BC), Janice Fingler (Consultant, Janice Fingler and Associates), Holly Burton (Leadership Coach, Holly Burton Coaching)

The transition from academic studies to the mining industry is challenging. This two-day workshop (4 hours each day) aims to provide students and early career professionals with a set of non-technical skills and tools to navigate their careers and manage projects. Three professional speakers will share their advice and experience through hands-on exercises during this workshop, preceding the Student and Early Career Professionals Day activities.

Attendee Maximum: 75

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WS05 - Bystander Intervention: Safe, Inclusive, and Respectful Workplaces

Date: Monday, September 13

Time: 12:00pm - 4:00pm (PDT)

Location: Virtual Platform

Presenters: Susan Lomas (President, Me Too Mining Association (MTMA)), Ali Shahkar (Director, Me Too Mining Association (MTMA))

Workers within mining and mineral exploration are often exposed to workplace safety hazards that can include inappropriate behaviors such as sexual assault, sexual harassment, bullying, intimidation, and discrimination. This one-day workshop offers Bystander Intervention training using MTMA's DIGGER Program for workers to safely intervene when inappropriate behavior happens to them or in their presence, as well as guidance for recording information and reporting.

Attendee Maximum: 50

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WS06 - Data Integration and Machine Learning Across the Mining Value Chain – A Practical Introduction

Date: Monday, September 20 and Tuesday, September 21

Time: 2:00pm - 6:00pm (PDT)

Location: Virtual Platform

Presenters: June Hill (Senior Research Scientist, CSIRO Mineral Resources), Jessica Stromberg (Research Scientist, CSIRO Mineral Resources), Morgan Williams (Research Scientist, CSIRO Mineral Resources), Michael Gazley (Principal Geochemist, RSC Mining & Mineral Exploration), Shawn Hood (Chief Technology Officer, Goldspot), McLean Trott, (Geologist, Goldspot), Julien Mailloux (Senior Geodata Scientist, Goldspot), Matthew Cracknell (Research Fellow, ARC TMVC Research Hub, University of Tasmania)

This two-day workshop (4 hours each day) will introduce geologists to data analytics and machine learning as applied to exploration and mining geology. Concepts will be introduced at a high level and combined with practical applications or case studies. Practical exercises will use the free/open-source Biolabs Orange machine learning software and the CSIRO-developed Data Mosaic tool for multivariate drill hole data.

Attendee Maximum: 75

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WS07 - Greenstone Belt Architecture and Metal Endowment of the Superior Craton

Date: Wednesday, September 22 and Thursday, September 23

Time: 12:00pm - 4:00pm (PDT)

Location: Virtual Platform

Presenters: Lucie Mathieu (Université du Québec à Chicoutimi), Taus R.C. Jørgensen (Metal Earth Research Associate), Kate Rubingh (Metal Earth Research Associate), Rasmus Haugaard (Metal Earth Research Associate), Ben Frieman (Metal Earth Research Associate), Zsuzsanna Toth (Metal Earth Research Associate), Chong Ma (Metal Earth Research Associate), Gaetan Launay (Metal Earth Research Associate)

This workshop will highlight the variable mineral endowment of Archean granite-greenstone terranes of the Superior Craton focussing on the 3D structural architecture of these terranes derived from surface geology, reflection seismic, and magnetotelluric studies. The symposium will highlight new results from Laurentian University’s Metal Earth program where in excess of 1,000 km of reflection seismic, magnetotelluric and gravity geophysical surveys have provided some of the highest resolution imaging across transects within the Abitibi and the Wabigoon terranes. The contributions will emphasize integration of field and laboratory geological, geochemical and geophysical studies providing new insights into the geological and metallogenic framework of granite-greenstone terranes, their relationship to metasedimentary terranes, the mantle metal reservoirs underlying granite-greenstone terranes, and the architecture of the structural conduits controlling the upward migration of melts and mineralizing hydrothermal fluids. The course will consist of presentations by Metal Earth researchers.

Attendee Maximum: 75

Speakers and topics

Abitibi session
Wednesday, September 22, 12:00-4:00pm

Dr. Lucie Mathieu, Assistant Professor, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi

Tectono-magmatic evolution of the Abitibi greenstone belt: importance for Cu-Au and Au magmatic-hydrothermal systems

Dr. Taus R.C. Jørgensen, Metal Earth Research Associate

Crustal architecture and volcanogenic massive sulfide endowment: Insights from the Metal Earth Rouyn-Noranda transect

Dr. Kate Rubingh, Metal Earth Research Associate

Targeting crustal fertility using Magnetotelluric and Seismic data in the Larder Lake area

Dr. Rasmus Haugaard, Metal Earth Research Associate

Large-Scale Geology and Fault Geometry of Gold-Endowed Archean Crust: Insight from the Matheson area of the Abitibi Greenstone Belt

Wabigoon session
Thursday, September 23, 12:00-4:00pm

Dr. Ben Frieman, Metal Earth Research Associate

Unraveling the lithotectonic evolution of the western Wabigoon subprovince: Insight into the influence of inherited lithospheric architecture on metallogenesis

Dr. Zsuzsanna Toth, Metal Earth Research Associate

Crustal architecture and tectonic evolution of the eastern Wabigoon subprovince with insights into the controls on metal endowment

Dr. Chong Ma, Metal Earth Research Associate

Tectonic evolution of the western Wabigoon terrane in the Sturgeon Lake region: implications for understanding structural controls on the greenstone belt and its VMS deposits

Dr. Gaetan Launay, Metal Earth Research Associate

Stratigraphy, crustal architecture and metallogeny of the Rainy River greenstone belt

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