Short Courses

Short Course: Geophysics of Uranium - Application of geophysics for uranium in and around the Athabasca Basin; the good, the bad and the ugly 

Presented by Victoria Tschirhart (Natural Resources Canada), Ken Witherly (Condor Consulting), Colin Card (Ministry of the Economy, Government of Saskatchewan), Omid Mahmoodi (Ministry of the Economy, Government of Saskatchewan), Don Wright (Peridot Geoscience Ltd.), Francis Moul (Condor Consulting Inc.), Garnet Wood (Cameco) and Clare O'Dowd (Cameco).

Date: Monday, November 27, 2017
Time: 8:00am-5pm

Course description:
Exploration for uranium deposits in and around Proterozoic Basins in Canada is reliant on the use of geophysical techniques to locate prospective areas covered by sedimentary rocks and glacial overburden. However, targeting uranium prospects and deposits is significantly enhanced by taking an integrated approach that requires knowledge of the various geophysical signals and their relationship to the rock properties, geological settings, and geochemical signatures.
The workshop will consist of a series of presentations by consultants, government researchers, and industry representatives with expertise working with geophysical data in the Athabasca Basin. The course is designed to familiarize both geologists and geophysicists, from seasoned veterans to geoscientists-in-training, with several geophysical techniques and interpretation strategies applicable to uranium exploration. The morning session will introduce geophysical methods relevant for uranium exploration, from regional- to deposit-scale. The afternoon session will cover several case histories, focusing on different geophysical techniques to solve exploration problems. The day will close with an open discussion, where the speakers will address questions and problems solicited from workshop participants in advance. Overall, the workshop will emphasize the importance of integrating multiple geophysical methods with geological and geochemical datasets in the exploration program.

Attendance: limit 50 registrants
Course attendance fee: 
$300/person + GST ($15.00) - $315.00
Cancellation and Refund Policy: All Saskatchewan Geological Open House Short Courses may be subject to cancellation if undersubscribed. If the course is cancelled, all registration fees will be refunded in full. Registration fees are non-refundable for voluntary withdrawals after November 14, 2017.
Venue: Salon BatocheDelta Bessborough, 601 Spadina Crescent E, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Contact for course inquiries: Jason Berenyi (


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