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Exploration Opportunities and Economics of Critical Minerals (SC5)

January 21, 2023 @ 9:00 am PST - January 22, 2023 @ 5:00 pm PST

Off-Site (All Welcome)
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January 21 @ 9:00 am January 22 @ 5:00 pm

Presented by: Mineral Deposit Research Unit

This short course will address the definitions, geology and exploration criteria for various critical metals. Particular attention will be paid to how industry can use their existing geological, geochemical and mineralogical data to recognize critical metal opportunities, including in porphyry Cu deposits and, as well as magmatic Ni-Cu-PGE deposits.

The course will address the significant role of critical element characterization and knowledge transfer across the exploration, feasibility and resource delineation stages that may play in enhancing the economics and community perspective of mineral development projects.

The course will provide both technical and general audiences with an overview of the economics, mineralogy, mineral processing and metallurgy of various critical metals, and how their geology and mineral associations affect their economics.

People taking this course will come away with a new understanding of the definitions, societal and economic importance of critical metals, geological and mineralogical factors that impact their value to projects, and innovative pathways to extracting value from the critical metals contained within deposits. 

MDRU will be hosting this course in person at UBC Robson Square and will stream the course online.

Virtual short course participants will receive the Zoom details one week before the course begins.

Registration closes 48 hours before course date.

800 Robson Street
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