Geophysics for geologists: A geologist’s perspective (IN PERSON)

Sunday, June 12, 2022
In person
As of May 28, IN PERSON Short Course ticket sales are closed. Limited tickets may be available on-site. Please see the registration desk on Level 600 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on Sunday, June 12 for availability.

8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Room 715

ORGANIZER: Ronacher McKenzie Geoscience Inc.

Geophysics has the potential to provide much value to an exploration property when applied properly and fully understood. It is critical that geologists understand the breadth of geophysical exploration options available, and the strengths and limitations of a geophysical method before commissioning a survey, interpreting the results and delineating drill targets. Only through the integration of geophysical results with geology can meaningful results be obtained and targets selected with confidence. This workshop is designed with the geologist in mind; the topics range from regional targeting, belt-scale interpretation to project area and deposit scale applications. Through a series of presentations, exercises and discussions, the material will cover several major geophysical topics including both airborne and ground methods. Topics covered are expected to include: physical rock properties, potential field methods (magnetics and gravity), electromagnetic methods, induced polarisation and resistivity, magnetotellurics and radiometrics. Precompetitive data, the use of drones in geophysical surveying, considerations when contracting or designing an airborne survey, structural interpretation, geophysical inversion, integration and interpretation will also be discussed.

Top “take-aways”:

  • Broad understanding of major subjects in geophysics
  • How to design and QC geophysical surveys, including selecting the right contractor
  • Appropriate interpretation of geophysical data in a geological context with the goal of target generation

The course will consist of a series of presentations, exercises and discussions designed to continuously engage the audience throughout the day.


Jenna McKenzie, Ronacher McKenzie Geoscience Inc. 
Farzaneh Farahani, Ronacher McKenzie Geoscience Inc.
Bob Lo, Consulting geophysicist   
Julie Milne, Condor North Consulting ULC  
Francis Moul, Condor North Consulting ULC  
Elisabeth Ronacher, Ronacher McKenzie Geoscience Inc. 
Darcy McGill, Ronacher McKenzie Geoscience Inc.

LEVEL OF COMPREHENSION: Entry-level, intermediate

PREREQUISITES: Knowledge of mineral exploration and common geophysical techniques used in exploration.

PRICE: Includes course manual, three-course lunch and coffee breaks
Member: $699 incl HST
Non member: $899 incl HST
Student: $355 incl HST

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Geophysics for geologists: A geologist’s perspective (IN PERSON)

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