In 2020 EGRU is once more offering a series of short courses aimed at advancing the skills and competencies of professional geoscientists.

The series has been developed in collaboration with industry professionals, with the objective of delivering training in geoscience core

and applied skills suitable for professionals ranging from early career to highly experienced geoscientists.

Most courses are delivered at JCU, some are field-based, and some can also be delivered in-house and tailored to meet  requirements.

A preliminary course timetable appears below.  Registration and full course details, click here.

2020 Short Course Timetable

January….

Ore Textures & Breccias: Recognition Techniques

20 – 22 Jan

Course Leader:  Dr Gavin Clarke (EGRU)

JCU Townsville

Drill Core Logging Techniques

23 – 24 Jan

Course Leader:  Prof Paul Dirks (EGRU)

2 days, JCU Townsville

February….

Geology Essentials – Advanced Core Skills Training

3 – 7 Feb

Course Leaders:  Dr Jan Huizenga,

Prof Paul Dirks (EGRU)

5 days, Townsville

Leapfrog Geo Fundamentals

10 – 11 Feb

Course Leader:  Pieter Creus (EGRU)

2 days, JCU Townsville

Leapfrog Geo Advanced Training

12 – 13 Feb

Course Leader:  Pieter Creus (EGRU)

2 days, JCU Townsville

QGIS for Geologists

13 Feb

Course Leader:  Grant Boxer

1 day, JCU Townsville

More QGIS

14  Feb

Course Leader:  Grant Boxer

1 day, JCU Townsville

June….

Advanced Field Training

7 – 15 June

Course Leaders:  Prof Paul Dirks,

Dr Ioan Sanislav (EGRU)

8 days, Mount Isa/Cloncurry region

July….

Geochemical Data: Acquisition, Analysis, Quality and Management

6 July

Course Leader:  Dr Dennis Arne

(Telemark Geosciences)

1 day, JCU Townsville

Exploratory Data Analysis using ioGAS

7 July

Course Leader:  Dr Dennis Arne

(Telemark Geosciences)

1 day, JCU Townsville

Integration of Geochemical, Mineralogical and Geological Data

8 July

Course Leader:  Dr Dennis Arne

(Telemark Geosciences)

1 day, JCU Townsville

Spatial Data Analysis

9 – 11 July

Course Leader:  Dr Arianne Ford (Kenex)

3 days, JCU Townsville

September

Management in Mineral Exploration

28 September – 02 October

Course Leader: Nick Franey, NJF Consulting

5 x 1 day modules, JCU Townsville

 

2020 Workshops and Conferences

May….

Mineral Systems of the Mount Isa Inlier 2020

The workshop will include technical sessions, core viewing and a field trip

Mid-May12 – 15 May 2020

Convenor: Dr Ioan Sanislav

2 days x technical sessions

2 days x  field trips

This workshop will follow on from the highly successful EGRU Cloncurry-based workshops and field trips held in 2015, 2016 and 2018.

June….

8th Biennial ACROFI Conference

Asian Current Research on Fluid Inclusions

14 -19 June, Townsville

The conference will include technical sessions, a workshop and a field trip

Conference themes include:

  • New developments in fluid research
  • Fluids in hydrothermal ore deposits and mineral exploration
  • Magmatic melts and fluids
  • Fluids in volcanic systems
  • Metamorphic fluids

Visit the EGRU ACROFI Conference web site for further information.