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PDAC 2019 Short Course: Geophysical and Geochemical Imaging

Gain a more holistic understanding of mineral systems and ore deposits
Full title:
Geophysical and Geochemical Imaging of the Continental Upper Mantle for Mineral Systems Regional Targeting
Friday, March 1, 2019   |   8:30 a.m — 6:00 p.m.

Room 714B   |   Metro Toronto Convention Centre   |   Toronto, Ontario

Integration of geological, geophysical and geochemical information across a range of scales has been a massive enabler over the last 20 years contributing to a more holistic understanding of mineral systems and their attendant ore deposits. In terms of continental evolution, we now recognise the critical role of the interaction between the global geodynamic system (including plate tectonics) and the Sub-Continental Lithospheric Mantle (SCLM). Partitioning of deformation, and the development of translithospheric structures, provide a focus for heat, magma and volatile transfer from the convecting mantle to the upper crustal environment. These processes leave geophysical and geochemical signatures in the SCLM that can be imaged using surface techniques, and all world-class deposits, and many other deposits are known to have anomalous mantle beneath them. Thus, broad scale geophysical and geochemical methods can be used for regional scale targetting of prospective areas, especially in regions of thick cover. Understanding the role of prior “fertilising” processes coupled with an ability to recognise key geodynamic triggers, means that mineral systems concepts can be systematically applied to maps of lithospheric architecture to generate opportunities for a breakthrough capability in mineral deposit discovery.

This course is organized by Complete MT Solutions. It will be presented by six of the top experts in their fields of geophysics, geochemistry and tectonics.

Entry-level. Participants should have some knowledge of mineral systems and mineral exploration.
Early Rate - Member $599.99   |   Non-member $699.99

Regular Rate - Member $799.99   |   Non-member $899.99   |   Student $229.99

Click to register or Contact Sarah Nazar (   |   416 362 1969 ext. 293)

SRK Instructor

Herman Grutter
Herman Grütter,
Principal Consultant

Herman has 20 plus years’ experience in exploration, consulting, R&D, geology, and team management built around applied, integrated geoscience practice in global diamond, porphyry-copper exploration, and resource-level project assessment. Herman is a trusted team leader in the mineral project development, corporate strategy, commodity and peer-review spaces, with a track record of influential and persuasive relationships amongst in-house technical, commercial or financial teams, JV-partners, external stakeholders and geoscience research institutes.

PDAC 2019



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