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Short Course: Exploration Geochemistry 

presented by Lynda Bloom, President, Analytical Solutions Ltd., Lumur, ON and
Pim van Geffen, Manager REFLEX Geosciences - North America, Vancouver, BC

Date: Monday, November 28, 2016
Time: 8:30am-5pm

Course description: Download Course Description 
Considerable money is spent by mining companies to acquire geochemical data.
However, these datasets often receive only a cursory appraisal focused on recognizing
first-order anomalies due to lack of resources, or the appropriate skills, to effectively
interrogate the data. This course will give the attendees the tools to design successful
geochemical surveys, interpret multi-element geochemical data effectively; apply
knowledge of geochemical/geological processes and controls, and develop skills to
recognize exploration targets.

Key concepts will include:

1) Design of successful surficial geochemical programs.
2) Fit-for purpose data and assessing the impact of data quality on interpretation.
3) Diamond exploration analytical methods and quaility control
4) The application and benefits of Exploratory Data Analysis and other statistical
techniques to determine geochemical trends and identify outliers.
5) Application of these techniques using examples from gold, diamond, and base
metal exploration.

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, 2016.
Venue: Delta Bessborough, 601 Spadina Crescent E, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Contact person for course inquiries: Jason Berenyi (


Thanks to all those Exhibitors for attending the2016 Saskatchewan Geological Open House. See you next year!

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Short Course

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