January 21, 2023 @ 9:00 am – January 22, 2023 @ 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 recognise 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 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 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.