Using QA/QC Data to Minimize Risk in Exploration and Resource Estimation

Vancouver Convention Centre West / Registration Required

Cost: Early Bird – $352; Regular – $450 (includes GST); Students $100 (limited spaces)
Early-bird discount available until mid-December.

Course Description:

This short course is designed to present a clear and practical approach to designing, implementing and assessing QA/QC protocols for exploration sampling and resource definition. Topics covered will range from initial sample digestion and analytical methods, through QA\QC procedures, to data capture and database options. It will involve a series of practical exercises that will allow the participants to develop confidence in plotting and assessing quality control data using real-world data. Emphasis will be placed on using quality control data to reduce ambiguities associated with the interpretation of exploration results and to help minimize uncertainties in resource estimation. It is hoped that attendees will engage with the course presenter and share their own experiences during sessions.

This course will

  • Cover the design, management and interpretation of quality control data in mineral exploration and resource definition drilling
  • Review the importance of selecting the correct sample digestion methods for projects
  • Describe a variety of options for data management and the capture of critical metadata
  • Attendee will learn to assess whether data are “Fit for Purpose”
  • Emphasize how data can be used to develop sampling strategies to improve data quality and minimize risk

Who should attend:

This course is designed for those new to managing QA/QC programs, as well as those that have been involved in implementing programs but have not been utilizing the data to improve sampling outcomes. Attendees should bring a laptop computer to allow them to partake in a series of practical exercises using Excel templates provided as part of the course.

Date/Time

Saturday, Jan 20 (8:30 am - 4:30 pm)

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