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2-day In-person Seminar

Extracting information from geochemical data


March 9th & 10th, 2017

Time: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Houston, TX

Venue: Courtyard Houston Downtown /Convention Center


Director : Ricardo Valls
  Price: $1,495.00
(Seminar Fee for One Delegate)

  Register for 5 attendees   Price: $4,485.00
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Course "Extracting information from geochemical data" has been pre-approved by RAPS as eligible for up to 12 credits towards a participant's RAC recertification upon full completion.

Most specialists strongly recommend to sample every meter of the drill core or of a trench and to use multielement analysis, rather than just asking the laboratory for gold test. There are also many other types of analysis that are ignored by the industry. But even when such analyses are requested, most of the time the fed geologist is not well trained on the necessary techniques and methods to extract all the information contained in the data.

This seminar will teach you what to ask and how to extract all the important information of your data


Why should you attend:

You, as a person making decisions on where to drill or how to manage your exploration budget, will benefit from this seminar that will show you all types of analyses that can be requested to help you in your exploration goal- finding the new ore body.

You will also learn how to extract all the important information of your data, including the use of compositional data analysis.


Areas Covered in the Session:

  • How to determine the type o sampling
  • How to determine the type of assays
  • General processing of the data
  • Compositional Data Analysis
  • Representing the results

Who will benefit:

  • Geologists
  • Geochemists
  • Exploration personnel
  • Graduate students
  • Postgraduate students

Day 1 Schedule


Lecture 1:

How to determine the type of sampling

  • Mechanical anomalies
  • Chemical anomalies
  • Chemo-mechanical anomalies
  • Scale of work

Lecture 2:

How to determine the type of assays

  • What are you looking for?
  • What the laboratory can offer?

Lecture 3:

QA&QC in the field and in the laboratory

  • QA&QC in the field
  • QA&QC in the laboratory

Lecture 4:

General processing of the data

  • Preparing the data
  • The problem of zeros and b.d.l. data
  • Hurricane values
  • Distribution law
  • Preparing the data for further analysis.

Day 2 Schedule


Lecture 1:

Compositional Data Analysis

  • Brief introduction
  • Comparing CDa with normal statistics
  • ALR
  • CLR
  • ILR

Lecture 2:

Processing major elements

  • Statistical processing
  • Determining the most probable magmatic event.

Lecture 3:

Processing trace elements

  • Statistical processing
  • Estimating the erosional level
  • Determining geochemical indexes

Lecture 4:

Graphical representation of the results

  • Variograms
  • SURFER
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3 7 to 10 Attendees 25% off
4 10+ Attendees 30% off

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Ricardo Valls

President, Valls Geoconsultant

As a professional geologist with thirty years in the mining industry, I have extensive geological, geochemical, and mining experience, managerial skills, and a solid background in research techniques, and training of technical personnel. I am fluent in English, French, Spanish, and Russian. I have been involved in various projects world-wide (Canada, Africa, Russia, Indonesia, the Caribbean and Central and South America). Projects included from regional reconnaissance to local mapping, diamond drilling and RC-drilling programs, open pit and underground mapping and sampling, geochemical sampling and interpretation, and several exploration techniques pertaining to the search for diamonds, PGM, gold, nickel, silver, base metals, industrial minerals, oil & gas, and other magmatic, hydrothermal, porphyritic, VMS and SEDEX ore deposits. Special strengths are related to acquisition of new properties, geochemical and geological studies, management and organization, geomathematical analysis and modelling, compositional data analysis, structural studies, database design, QA&QC studies, exploration studies and writing technical reports. P.Geo. registered in the provinces of Ontario and Quebec.

Membership in the Ordre du Geologues du Quebec, the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario, the Geological Association of Canada, the Mineralogical Association of Canada, the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy, and Petroleum, the International Association of Applied Geochemistry, the Association of Exploration Geochemistry, the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada, the Society of Economist Geologists, the Asociacion de Ingenieros de Minas, Metalurgistas y Geologos de Mexico, and several other North and Central American professional associations.

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