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Central Victoria Branch

Geochemistry QA/QC Workshop

PD Hours

Join the Central Victoria Branch for their Geochemistry QA/QC Workshop.

About this event

The practical application of QA/QC has been a specialty of Dennis’ for many years and has been applied across a variety of commodities (gold, base metals, industrial minerals).

The objective of this workshop is to provide a simple and practical review of sampling, analytical methods and data interpretation illustrated with relevant case studies, occasional “train wrecks” and spreadsheet exercises. Dennis is a co-author of a recent review of practical QA/QC published in Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment, Analysis that is currently “in press”.
A pre-publication version of the manuscript is available here.

Participants are required to bring a laptop for use during the workshop.

9.00am - 9.30am: Arrival and registration
9.30am - 11.00am: Workshop Session 1: Introduction to QA/QC & Sampling
11.00am - 11.30am: Morning Tea
11.30am - 1.00pm: Workshop Session 2: Digestions, analysis, certified reference materials
1.00pm - 2.00pm: Lunch
2.00pm - 3.30pm: Workshops Session 3: QA/QC programs, design, pitfalls, interpretation
3.30pm - 4.00pm: Afternoon Tea
4.00pm - 5.00pm: Workshop Session 4: Overview of key points, Q&A session
5.00pm - 6.00pm: Wine tasting  


Dennis Arne

Consulting Geochemist and Director, Telemark Geosciences
PhD, RPGeo (MAIG), PGeo (BC)
Dennis Arne has over 40 years’ experience in geology and applied geochemistry globally. He has overseen regional geochemical exploration programs in the Yukon, British Columbia, Nunavut and northern Quebec in Canada, the USA, eastern Australia, Suriname, Sudan and Laos. He was Managing Director and Principal Consultant - Geochemistry of CSA Global Canada until late 2017, General Manager and Principal Consultant – Geochemistry for Revelation Geoscience (purchased by CSA Global in 2012), Principal Consulting Geochemist with ioGlobal (now Reflex Geochemistry) and formerly Senior Geochemist with Geoscience Victoria (now Geological Survey of Victoria, Australia). Dennis is currently director and principal consulting geochemist at Telemark Geosciences and was until late 2021 Director of Exploration for E79 Resources. He is a Fellow and former President of the Association of Applied Geochemists, is a Member and a Registered Professional Geoscientist (Geochemistry) of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists (#10064), and a registered Professional Geoscientist in British Columbia, Canada (#34686).

Silver Spoon Estate
503 Heathcote-Rochester Road
Mount Camel VIC 3523

Tuesday, 30 April 2024
9.00am – 6.00pm (UTC+10:00)

Date and Time

Tuesday, 30 April 2024
9.00am – 6.00pm (UTC+10:00)


Silver Spoon Estate
503 Heathcote-Rochester Road
Mount Camel VIC 3523
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Member: $70
Student Member: $20
Non Member: $80
Student Non Member: $20
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