Geophysical and geochemical imaging of the continental upper mantle for mineral systems regional targeting

Friday, March 1, 2019
Room 714B
Organizer: Complete MT Solutions
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Geophysical and geochemical imaging of the continental upper mantle for mineral systems regional targeting

Integration of geological, geophysical and geochemical information across a range of scales has been a massive enabler over the last 20 years contributing to a more holistic
understanding of mineral systems and their attendant ore deposits. In terms of continental evolution, we now recognize the critical role of the interaction between the
global geodynamic system (including plate tectonics) and the Sub-Continental Lithospheric Mantle (SCLM). Partitioning of deformation, and the development of trans-lithospheric structures, provide a focus for heat, magma and volatile transfer from the convecting mantle to the upper crustal environment. These processes leave geophysical and geochemical signatures in the SCLM that can be imaged using surface techniques, and all world-class deposits, and many other deposits are known to have anomalous mantle beneath them. Thus, broad scale geophysical and geochemical methods can be used for regional scale targetting of prospective areas, especially in regions of thick cover. Understanding the role of prior “fertilizing” processes coupled with an ability to recognize key geodynamic triggers, means that mineral systems concepts can be systematically applied to maps of lithospheric architecture to generate opportunities for a breakthrough capability in mineral deposit discovery.

This course will be presented by six of the top experts in their fields of geophysics, geochemistry and tectonics.


Alan Jones, Complete MT Solutions Inc.
Christopher Lawley, Geological Survey of Canada
David Snyder, Laurentian University
Juan Carlos Afonso, Macquarie University
Herman Grutter, SRK Consulting (Canada) Inc.
Graham Begg, Minerals Targeting International

Participants should have some knowledge of mineral systems and mineral exploration.

Regular rate: 
Member $799.99 Non-member $899.99
Student $229.99
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