Geology of Gold Course
A 5-day course of lectures, practical sessions and a 2-day ﬁeld trip devoted to the Geology of Gold.
About this event
It is suitable for geologists in the global minerals industry or government with early exploration or mining experience who want a broad coverage of the gold geology as well as some of the latest research ideas and how they apply to mineral exploration.
The course covers all major types of gold deposits with emphasis on greenstone-hosted and sediment-hosted orogenic gold deposits. Other gold deposits covered include epithermal, Carlin and Witwatersrand gold deposits. The ﬁeld trip includes a visit to Fosterville gold mine and an industry meeting in Bendigo.
Geochemistry, structural geology, metamorphic geology, deposit geology, geochronology, regolith issues and the most appropriate exploration approaches for the different styles are covered at a level to enable participants to take their place in industry and government teams and make a signiﬁcant contribution.
Several important ideas used in the industry today have been pioneered in earlier presentations of the GOLD course. Come and ﬁnd out why gold deposits are most unlikely to form at 8000C, why Witwatersrand production is plummeting, the links between magmatic processes and gold, the exploration methods used in Australia to discover 550 million ounces of gold since 1979, why Fosterville is described as the best gold deposit in Australia at present, and what the recent Hemi gold discovery in the Pilbara means.
Numbers will be limited due to the ﬁeld component, and registrations are likely to close early.
Please check and be aware of all COVID-19 regulations.
School of Earth Sciences, University of Melbourne
253-283 Elgin St,
Carlton VIC 3053
Monday, 08 March 2021
– Friday, 12 March 2021
9.00am – 5.00pm (UTC+10:00)