NExUS Professional Development and Workshops

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Geoscience workshops for early career geoscientists

NExUS’ commitment to the professional development of early career geoscientists continues through its workshops and activities.

We provide in-house and online training sessions for geoscientists, research students and undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Our NExUS-PD events cover relevant geoscience topics and current industry trends. Participants will build on the knowledge they have learned in their undergraduate degree.

NExUS participant studying samples at the South Australia Drill Core Reference Library

Workshops

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  • Structural Geology Applied to Ore Deposits

    About this course

    • This two-day online course is designed for early career geoscientists and will focus on fundamentals of practical structural geology and the importance of recognising structural controls to ore.
    • Each day will feature 3 x 1.5hr sessions (10-11.30am, 12.30-2pm, 3-4.30pm ACST) with exercises to be completed between the sessions and time allocated for extended discussions. 
    • The format aims for open, transparent communication, with input from workshop participants highly encouraged to share knowledge and experiences.
    • This is a level-4 course (honours level) and is designed to be suitable for early career geoscientists, honours students and HDR students. The course is not assessed.

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    Session topics

    About the presenters

    • Dr Jun Cowan is an experienced structural geology consultant. As the conceptual founder of Leapfrog software (2001), Jun has interpreted and modelled more than 600 multi-commodity deposits worldwide. Jun is passionate about the practical application of structural geology at the deposit-scale to benefit the mining and exploration communities.
    • Professor Kim Hein is an exploration-mining geoscientist and consultant, with extensive experience in the African and Australian minerals resource sector. Kim uses applied structural geology and field geoscience skills to target mineral resources, optimise resources and extend life-of-mine.
    • Ron Reid is a structural and resource geologist with global experience in greenfields and brownfields exploration, geological modelling, resource development and estimation. Ron has been instrumental in the development of the Wafi-Golpu structural geological model.
  • Exploration Through Cover: Fundamentals of Regolith and Exploration Geochemistry

    About this course

    • This two-day online course aims to introduce the fundamentals of regolith, landscape evolution, regolith mapping, and techniques used in modern exploration geochemistry.
    • Each day will feature 3 x 1.5hr sessions (10-11.30am, 12.30-2pm, 3-4.30pm ACST) with exercises to be completed between the sessions and time allocated for extended discussions. 
    • The format aims for open, transparent communication, with input from participants highly encouraged to share knowledge and experiences.
    • This is a level-4 course (honours level) and is designed to be suitable for early career geoscientists, honours students and HDR students. The course is not assessed.

     

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    About the presenters

    • Dr Carmen Krapf is a senior geologist with the Geological Survey of South Australia who specialises in cover characterisation and regolith mapping and is the current chair of the Australian Regolith Geoscience Alliance (ARGA). Carmen has contributed to NExUS since 2016 and is passionate about regolith.
    • Dr Ignacio ‘Nacho’ González-Álvarezis a Principal Geochemist at CSIRO with special interest in landscape evolution, weathering processes, trace element mobility in the continental crust and multi-scale mineral exploration under cover.
    • Dr Richard Lilly is the NExUS Program Leader and research fellow at the University of Adelaide. Prior to this he was a senior exploration geologist for Mount Isa Mines, with extensive field experience using geochemistry to explore for Iron Oxide Copper-Gold (IOCG) and sediment-hosted (Cu-Pb-Zn) targets in covered terrain.