MDRU SC97: Geophysics for Mineral Exploration (Feb 26-28 2018)



A Short Course for Mineral Industry Professionals

Monday, February 26 to Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Location UBC Robson Square – HSBC Rm 680 

Requirement: Please bring PC Laptop (With power bar) to the course. Software not compatible with Mac OS 

*Schedule subject to change, please visit again for updates.

Take a look at the Course Flyer!


Course Overview

This innovative training course uses applied learning techniques and real‐world mineral exploration scenarios to train participants in the key principles of interpreting geophysical data sets, without the need for complex mathematics and physics. This course teaches participants to integrate geological and geophysical methods to optimise mineral exploration opportunities.

Why Take This Course?

The future of mineral exploration is searching for deposits undercover where geophysics will increasingly play a role in your exploration success. Savvy explorers will recognize the importance of increasing their skill sets to utilize geophysical data sets to understand what they can and cannot tell us about the geological environment.

Who Should Take This Course?

Industry, government and student geologists seeking to understand how to use geophysical datasets to explore and map.

Geophysicists seeking to improve their interpretation skills

Course Structure

3‐day Training Course (Take a look at the course flyer above for more details!)

Day 1: Key principles of magnetics

Day 2: Key principles of gravity

Day 3: Key principles of electrical and EM methods, seismic & radiometrics

The course will include lectures and a series of practical exercise.

Key Outcomes

  • Increased capability in best‐practise geophysical interpretation
  • Ability to solve exploration challenges with geophysical data sets
  • Understanding the capabilities and limitations of various geophysical data types
  • Awareness of the importance of geophysics in the future of mineral exploration



Prof Mike Dentith has more than 25 years of experience in teaching, research and consulting in mineral exploration geophysics.  He is the co‐author of the award-winning textbook, Geophysics for the Mineral Exploration Geoscientist, on which this course is based.  He has run professional courses for industry, government and professional societies in Australia, South American, Asia and Africa.

Cost & Registration

Participants will be provided with handouts, fully catered coffee breaks and lunches.  There will be a social event for participants on the Monday 26th February.

See Below for pricing.

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Mineral Deposit Research Unit (MDRU)
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Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4, Canada
Tel: 604-822-6136

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