Fertility to vectors: porphyry exploration short course
Dates coming soon
New dates to be announced soon, please check back for updates on the Museum's training and development courses.
Gain an overview of developments in petrological and geochemical methods applicable to the understanding of, and exploration for, porphyry-style deposits at the regional and camp scale.
About the course
This course will review our understanding of porphyry formation from an academic perspective. It will then examine the use of igneous geochemistry at the magmatic belt scale, using both whole rock geochemistry and mineral chemistry, for assessment of magmatic fertility. Finally, it will explain the use of mineral assemblages, textures and mineral chemistry vectors in the hydrothermal systems associated with porphyry-style mineralization.
Who is it for?
Suitable for industry exploration geologists who wish to develop a greater understanding of the processes that result in porphyry formation, the footprints of these deposits and state-of-the-art geochemical tools for exploration.
The course will be delivered by the staff of the London Centre for Ore Deposits and Exploration (LODE) at the Natural History Museum, London. Learning will be structured through a series of seminars, presentations and practical sessions using the Museum’s collection and non-proprietary data sets. Course attendees will receive a copy of the course notes and a certificate of attendance for CPD purposes.
Contact the Training and Development team on +44 (0)207 942 6182 or email us.