UPCOMING SHORTCOURSE
Stratiform deposits - exploration techniques, data analysis and interpretation, geological modelling, resource calculation

AGH is organizing a short course dedicated to the stratiform deposits, with the main focuse on exploration techniques, data analysis and interpretation, geological modelling, resource calculation. The course will be led by Władysław Zygo (AGH) and Andrzej Gądek (mining consultant, MinesScape software expert) and will take place from the 25th October until 27th October 2019. The deadline for registration is October the 15th 2019.

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UPCOMING GUEST LECTURES
Applications of structural geology in mineral exploration and mining

AGH is organizing a short course providing an overview of structural geology and field techniques for more comprehensive understanding and characterization of structural controls on mineralization. One of the main aims is to provide examples of application of structural geology in exploration and mining industry. Short course will be led by Dr Tobias Bauer (LTU) and will take place from the 17th October until 18th October 2019.

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UPCOMING COURSE
Stakeholder engagement in exploration and mining

Stakeholder engagement and social licence to operate is one of the most important aspects in exploration and mining projects. The geology student and newly graduated geologist working on the field are often one of the first person´s encountering the local stakeholders (residents, shopkeepers etc.). Therefore, field geologists are key persons in creating positive image of the respective company for the local stakeholders. During the course, various aspects of stakeholder engagement and gaining social license to operate during exploration and mining projects will be covered through expert lectures (Docent Leena Suopajärvi) and industry specialists (Anglo American Sakatti, Mawson Oy).

The course will be led by Docent Leena Suopajärvi (University of Lapland), Janne Kinnunen (Mawson Oy), Eerika Tapio (AA Sakatti Mining Oy) and will start in Oulu on 31st October 2019.

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UPCOMING SHORTCOURSE
Potash and Rare Metal Deposits - from exploration targeting to production and beyond

TUBAF is organizing a short course on Potash and Rare Metal deposits which will be held by Prof. S. Zeibig from K+S AG (potash and salt mining Company) and Prof. Dr. Th. Seifert (Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg) from the 07th August until 10th August 2019. The course will include lectures as well as different mine visits in Thuringia (potash underground mine) and Saxony (Sn-W, Li-Sn and Sn-Ag mines as well as exploration sites). The number of participants is limited to 28 M.Sc. students. The deadline for registration is July the 9th 2019. A detailed daily schedule with the topics on the different days are following soon.

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UPCOMING SHORTCOURSE
Paleoproterozoic massive sulphide deposits of Sweden – ore geology and exploration

Sweden is the most important producer of Zn and Pb and the second largest producer of Ag in the EU28. These metals are mainly produced from metamorphosed and deformed Palaeoproterozoic massive sulphide deposits in Skellefte and Bergslagen mining districts. This short course provides and overview of the tectonic setting of these deposits including their regional structural and stratigraphic context, key deposit characteristics and exploration history. Much of the exploration success during the last 100 years has resulting from an interplay between conceptual geological modeling, technological innovation and entrepreneurship. The short course will also review some of these success stories.

The course will be led by Nils Jansson (LTU) and will take place in the TU Bergakademie Freiberg on 18th-19th April, 2019.

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UPCOMING LECTURE
Gold deposits with atypical metal associations in northern Finland: Rompas-Rajapalot Au-Co deposit in the Peräpohja belt

Finland host several gold occurrences, resembling orogenic gold deposits, but with metal associations (Co, Ag, Cu, Ni, Sb) that do not fit into traditional classification scheme. One of the most promising occurrences are located in the Paleoproterozoic Peräpohja belt. Rompas-Rajapalot Au-Co deposits occur at the northern part of the Peräpohja belt, near the contact between Central Lapland Granitoid Complex.

The talk is given by Dr. Jukka-Pekka Ranta (University of Oulu) and will take place in Luleå on May 13th-17th, 2019.. First part of the talk will focus on introducing orogenic gold deposit class, characteristics of orogenic gold and why cobalt, copper and other specific elements do not fit into the traditional classification scheme.

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UPCOMING COURSE
GEOVIA Surpac modelling software in mining

The short course is organized within the EXplORE MSc exchange program and is open for students from LTU (Sweden), UniOulu (Finland), AGH (Poland) and TUBAF (Germany). Target of the course is to teach basics of GEOVIA Surpac software, and give an idea of different tasks, phases and methods involved in geological modelling and mine design. The course covers following topics among others: drillhole data and database, solid modelling, geostatistics, blockmodeling, pit optimisation and open pit design.

The course will be led by Petteri Somervuori (WSP Finland), Hanna Mönkkönen (WSP Finland and Marko Moilanen (Oulu Mining School) and will take place in Oulu on May 13th-17th, 2019.

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UPCOMING APPLIED FIELD EXPLORATION
Practical mapping course in the Skellefte mining district, Sweden

The short course is organized within the EXplORE MSc exchange program and is open for students from LTU (Sweden), UniOulu (Finland), AGH (Poland) and TUBAF (Germany). Practical field mapping exercises covering various topics of field methodology will include: sampling techniques, characterization of structures, characterization of volcanic and sedimentary facies, alteration mapping and geophysical surveying methods.

The course will be led by Tobias Bauer (LTU), Nils Jansson (LTU) and geologists and geophysicists from Geovista. It will take place in the Central Skellefte district on June 10th-14th, 2019. Registration deadline: 30th May, 2019.

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Fusing geochemistry and structural geology for exploration, mining and research

One of the major challenges in modern exploration is integrating large datasets of structural and lithogeochemical data. Far too often, such datasets are treated separately, leading to that their full potential for finding new mineral deposits is left untapped.

This topic was addressed by Prof. Nick Oliver in the short course “Fusing geochemistry and structural geology for exploration, mining and research”, which was given at Luleå University of Technology 24-25 May.

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