Exploration management and targeting with 3D multidisciplinary models – SC06

Venue: To be determined

Duration : 1 day (August 19; pre-conference short course)

Presenters:  Pablo Mejia and Gervais Perron (Mira Geoscience Ltée)

Contact person: Gervais Perron (

Number of participants: minimum 15 / maximum 40 participants

Registration deadline: May 15, 2017

•    Student: $ 140.00 CAD
•    SGA & EAG member/non-member:  $ 300.00 CAD / $ 375.00 CAD
* The reduced rate for students is available to a limited number of persons. Additional requests will be put on a waiting list.

Description:   3D geological models are widely used as input within resource estimation projects at the deposit scale.  3D exploration models developed for near mine, brownfields and regional exploration are less common, often used for expressing generic concepts only. This workshop proposes a methodology, approach and technologies to integrate multidisciplinary datasets (geology, geophysics and geochemistry) into a cross-validated 3D exploration model.  Examples of value-added applications leveraged by integrated 3D models are: testing exploration hypotheses, validating geological/structural domains, conducting detectability studies for geophysical surveys, developing accurate alteration models, populating models with exploration criteria and identifying robust targets.  These models will become the 3D knowledge cube for your property and should be kept up-to-date as new data and interpretations are made available.

Format: Oral presentation and live software demonstrations (no computer needed for participants)

Who should attend:  This workshop is designed for exploration managers and geoscientists interested in learning about consistent 3D integrated multidisciplinary models. Methodologies covered will serve as the framework for enhancing understanding of their property, validation of key exploration hypotheses and definition of robust targets to mitigate risks inherent to their exploration campaigns.