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Exploration Geology

March 18-21, 2019 - Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

This short course offers theoretical foundations and practical training in exploration geology, alteration geochemistry and ore interpretation. We welcome participants from universities, research institutions as well as exploration or industrial companies wishing to further their professional development. In addition, the short course will host a poster session for participants who wish to present and discuss their own projects. The course contents are aimed at master and doctoral students but the course is open to early career scientists and participants from industry and private sector as well. The course is endorsed by the European Federation of Geologists (EFG) as a part of their professional development training program. The official language of the course will be English.

Course contents

  • exploration geology: objectives, approaches and methods
  • sampling, analytical methods and data processing
  • geochemical discrimination
  • alteration geochemistry and vectoring
  • visualization of geochemical data: ioGAS and GCDkit software
  • ore textures
  • exploration case studies

An optional one-day excursion to ore deposits in Schwarzwald (Black Forest) is planned for March 21, 2019. The field trip will demonstrate various styles of mineralization related to rifting of the Upper Rhine graben.

Course instructors are Professor David Dolejš (lectures and practical sessions), Dr. Kateřina Schlöglová (software sessions and field trip), Dr. Malte Junge (ore textures) and Dr. Denis Schlatter, EurGeol (exploration models and case studies).

The registration fee is 50 EUR (students and early career scientists) or 400 EUR (non-academic and industrial attendees). The holders of the European Geologist title (EurGeol) are eligible to a discount of 20 % to the non-academic fee (320 EUR). The excursion cost is 30 EUR.

Further information and registration

Please send the registration form to Dr. Kateřina Schlöglovákaterina.schloeglova@minpet.uni-freiburg.de

Deadline for application: January 10, 2019. The maximum number of participants is limited to 30 (24 for the excursion). We reserve the right to select the participants for the course based on their background and motivation. Confirmation of participation will be sent to all applicants shortly after the deadline.



Impressions from the last year's course can be found in the recent issue of EXPLORE Newsletter (page 14).

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