Recent advances in micro-analytical techniques  (LA-ICP-MS, CT …) applied to ore deposits – SC08

Venue : Delta Québec Hotel – room Wolfe (3rd floor), 690 Boul René Lévesque Est, Québec City, Quebec G1R 5A8

Duration : 2 days (August 24 and 25, 2017; post-conference short course)

Leaders : Sarah-Jane Barnes (UQAC) & Charley Duran (UQAC)

Contact person:

Attendees : minimum 20 / maximum 45 participants

Registration deadline : May 15, 2017

• Student: $ 180.00 CAD
• SGA & EAG member/non-member: $ 400.00 CAD / $ 475.00 CAD
* Includes courses, lunches, break refreshments, and electronic documents
* The reduced rate for students is available to a limited number of persons. Additional requests will be put on a waiting list.

Description: Our knowledge regarding ore deposits has considerably improved in the recent years due to significant advances in a number of micro-analytical techniques: LA-ICP-MS, CT, XFM, Raman spectroscopy… This workshop will present latest research results/applications in the field of micro-analysis applied to ore deposits and will be of interest to economic geologists, academic researchers, and laboratory specialists. Topic such as 3D microstructures, applications of LA-ICP-MS and CT, fluid inclusions, and magmatic and hydrothermal ore minerals will be covered. The major goal is to provide attendees with new insights of what is now possible in ore deposit exploration/research and what might be used routinely in exploration programs.


Day 1 (August 24, 2017)

8:30-9:00 am – Sarah-Jane Barnes (UQAC – Chicoutimi): Basics of LA-ICP-MS

9:00-9:30 am – Dany Savard (UQAC – Chicoutimi): Reference materials for LA-ICP-MS

9:30-10:30 am – Réjean Girard (IOS services géoscientifiques – Chicoutimi): SEM-based automated mineral classification: From fundamentals to cutting-edge

10:30-11:00 am – Coffee Break

11:00-12:00 am – Bélinda Godel (CSIRO – Perth): Digital rock for mineral resources: unlocking 3D microstructure quantification across the mineral value chain

12:00-1:30 pm – Lunch

1:30-2:30 pm – Charley Duran (UQAC – Chicoutimi): LA-ICP-MS trace element signatures of magmatic sulfides: petrogenetic implications and exploration applications

2:30-3:30 pm – Sarah-Jane Barnes (UQAC – Chicoutimi): Magnetite geochemistry as a petrogenetic and provenance indicator, with applications to the exploration of ore deposits

3:30-4:00 pm – Coffee Break

4:00-5:00 pm – Mike Baker (CODES – Hobart): Detecting hypogene geochemical dispersion halos around magmatic-hydrothermal deposits using epidote and chlorite mineral chemistry

Day 2 (August 25, 2017)

8:30-9:30 am – Sean McClenaghan (TCD – Dublin): Mapping of Energy Critical Elements in ore and gangue minerals

9:30-10:30 am – Daniel Kontak (Laurentian University – Sudbury):  Elemental paragenesis, budgets, processes and discrimination in gold systems revealed with LA ICP-MS analysis of sulfides

10:30-11:00 am – Coffee Break

11:00-12:00 am – Christoph Heinrich and Katerina Schlöglova (ETH – Zurich): Impact and new directions of quantitative microanalysis of fluid inclusions in understanding ore-forming hydrothermal systems

12:00-1:30 pm – Lunch

1:30-2:30 pm – Dave Cooke (CODES – Hobart): Using tourmaline mineral chemistry as a tool for vectoring and fertility assessments in porphyry Cu-Au and granite-related Sn deposits

2:30-3:30 pm – Ben Cave (CODES – Hobart and UQAC – Chicoutimi):  Scheelite geochemistry as a fertility indicator for orogenic gold systems in the Otago Schist, New Zealand.