Exploration geochemistry and best practice sampling methods are an invaluable component of any exploration or evaluation program in the mining industry. An appropriately designed and executed geochemical sampling survey will add considerable value and provide a useful tool to "look" and explore under cover.
This field course runs over six days and will be based in Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, Central Vosges Mountains, NE France. After a one-day review of regional geology, geochemical exploration methods, and field survey planning using GIS software, participants will conduct a variety of exploration surveys in prospective terrain, including but not limited to stream sediment and soil sampling, catchment basin mapping, and heavy mineral panning. Additional evening seminar-style discussions covering sample preparation and analysis, database management, and GIS applications will solidify practical field skills. The course will benefit exploration and mining geologists, geoscience graduates and students, project managers, and survey staff.
Benedikt Steiner, (XPLORE.GLOBAL)
Standard rate: € 1,500
GSL fellows: € 1,400
EurGeol title holders: € 1,350
Freiberg students: € 400
External students: € 350
Included: Travel during the course, accommodation, daily food, and field workshop material.
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