Shortcourses

Workshop I
Transportable analytical instruments and material analysis

Presenters:

    Professor Damian Gore - Dept of Environmental Sciences, Macquarie University, NSW 2109, Australia
    Mr Andrew Somers - Managing Director, SciAps Australia P/L

Theory and application of transportable analytical instruments for elemental and mineralogical applications for industry and research

Transportable analytical instruments are now mainstream tools for diverse applications within industry and research. This workshop will provide a theoretical and practical background with applied examples for using "off the shelf" transportable analytical instruments for elemental and mineralogical compositions.

Topics to be covered include sample preparation, instrument configurations and settings, safe operation, understanding qualitative and quantitative data and QA/QC. Case studies will be presented and discussed. Participants are encouraged to bring 3-5 slides illustrating some of their own applications, and challenges, pertaining to Transportable elemental and mineralogical analyses.

Workshop II
Application of LA-ICPMS/MC-ICPMS to exploration needs

Presenters:

    Dr. Elena Belousova - Dept of Earth Sciences, Macquarie University, NSW 2109, Australia
    Dr. Will Powell - RioTinto

Theory and application of Laser Ablation ICPMS and MC-ICPMS for elemental analysis and isotopic dating - applications for industry and research

This workshop will provide a theoretical and practical background with applied examples for the application of Laser Ablation ICPMS methods to exploration geology and related fields in industry and research.

Topics to be covered include sample preparation, targeted sampling strategy, introduction to the TerraneChron ® method (integrated UPb, Hf and trace element analysis of zircon), U/Pb dating of accessory minerals. Case studies will be presented and discussed. Participants are encouraged to bring 3-5 slides illustrating some of their own applications, and challenges, pertaining to the topics of this workshop.

 

Sunday 8th of July 2018

 

Workshop I - 10 am
- $100 (including refreshments and lunch at 1pm)
Workshop II - 2 pm
- $100 (including refreshments and lunch at 1pm)