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Workshop: From Exploration to Feasibility – Best Practice Methods in Sampling, Quality Control and Evaluation

13th September 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This is a course endorsed by EFG

The reporting of mineral resources and other geo-technical results is considered essential to enable the funding and sustainable development of mining operations worldwide. This 1-day workshop introduces the participant to all key aspects of mineral resource reporting in the exploration and mining industry. Participants will learn about the mining life cycle and the steps involved to delineate a mineral deposit. The principles and limitations of surface and drillhole sampling will be discussed and a focus put on evaluating the overall technical work conducted on a mineral deposit throughout the mining cycle using the PERC reporting code. Another aim of this interactive workshop will be to facilitate a knowledge and experience exchange between the presenter and the audience, and to encourage a discussion of EU legislation and mineral policy requirements. Therefore, the course content is supported by practical examples from major mining regions and mineral deposit styles where the PERC reporting code has been successfully/ unsuccessfully applied.

The workshop will introduce the following themes:
1. Introduction to the Mining Cycle and Raw Materials Value Chain
2. Reporting of Mineral Resources and Exploration results: fundamentals and
requirements, the role of the PERC resource reporting code
3. Surface sampling: principles and methodology, role and importance of orientation
4. Drilling and drillhole sampling: principles and methodology, importance of
sampling strategies in different exploration and mining scenarios
5. Analytical geochemistry and sample assays: overview & best choice of
6. QAQC: principles and evaluation of sampling and analytical quality using QC plots
and charts. Examples will be presented for QAQC in different stages of the mining
7. Review of the workshop and outlook

The Workshop is provided by BDG Germany and the course leader is EurGeol Benedict Steiner. The price is 208 Euro for BDG-members and members of other national associations of the EFG (incl. titleholders) Non members pay 258 Euros. The course is aiming at professional geologists working in the field of exploration geology and geology of raw materials.


13th September 2017
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sauerland Pyramiden
Lennestadt-Meggen 4-7Germany+ Google Map