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Geology for non-geologists

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In this two-day workshop, you will learn to identify common minerals, rock-forming processes and ore deposit types.

Event details

A workshop for decision-makers who are not geologists.

10 to 11 September 2019
9.00 am - 4.00 pm
137 St Georges Terrace, Perth
See individual pricing below
an office desk overlooking an open pit mine at sunset

You will spend time discovering minerals exploration basics, work with GeoView.WA and complete activities such as “cross-section construction for deposit types to assess uncertainty and reporting”.


  • Individual: $950
  • Individual (alumni/student): $850
  • Table of 6: $4,750
  • Table of 6 (alumni/student): $4,250

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Day 1: Fundamentals of Geology & Ore Deposits


  • Plate tectonics & rock cycle
  • Common minerals
  • Activity: identifying common minerals
  • Rocks and rock-forming processes: igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic


  • Ore deposits types
  • Activity: Identifying main rock types in relation to ore deposits

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided.

Day 2: Mineral Exploration and Mining Geology


  • Mineral exploration basics from conceptual to targeting: geophysics and geochemistry. Drilling, sampling, assaying and reporting.
  • Activity: GeoView.WA exercise with base maps.


  • Geological uncertainty in relation to exploration data.
  • Activity: cross-section construction for deposit types to assess uncertainty and reporting.

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided.

(program subject to change)


  • Understand of basic geology terminology.
  • Learn to make informed decisions regarding geological projects with what you learn.
  • Work with and in GeoView.WA.
  • Learn to identify various ore deposit types.
  • Be able to cross-section deposit types to assess uncertainty in reporting.

Who is this for?

The workshop will suit decision-makers such as CFO’s, mine managers, production managers and board members.

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