April 2014

Quality Control in Mineral Exploration: Controlling the Quality of Data from the Field to the Data Base Seminar

Status: Advanced registration is now closed. A limited number of registrations will be accepted at the door.
Date: Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Time: 8:00 AM-8:30 AM: Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM-4:30 PM: Quality Control in Mineral Exploration
Location: Holiday Inn Vancouver-Centre 711 West Broadway Ave Vancouver, BC
Presenter: Dr. Barry W. Smee, P.Geo., FGC
Credit: 7 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: $359.00 + GST = $376.95 until Apr 16, 2014

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $459.00 + GST = $481.95

Non-Member Price: $459.00 + GST = $481.95

Student Member Price: $229.50 + GST = $240.98
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by April 16, 2014 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
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Quality Control in Mineral Exploration: Controlling the Quality of Data from the Field to the Data Base Seminar. This full day seminar will cover the workings of analytical laboratories as they relate to exploration geologists, and the methods of planning, capturing, and interpreting quality control programs and data to satisfy the requirements of NI 43-101 in Canada, JORC in Australia, and SAMREC in South Africa.

The laboratory review will allow geologists to visit and audit mineral exploration laboratories with prior knowledge of what is Industry Best Practices. It is divided into three sections: Sample Preparation, Fire Assay, and Wet Laboratory. This section will take approximately 4 hours to complete.
The Quality Control review will outline Industry Best Practices to execute a QA/QC program, capture the data, and verify the quality of sampling and analytical data, with examples from various parts of the world, and with various mineral deposit types. This section will take approximately 3.5 hours to cover, plus questions.

Dr. Barry W. Smee P.Geo., FGC
Barry Smee is a consulting geochemist based in Vancouver, British Colombia. He obtained a B.Sc. in chemistry and geology from the University of Alberta, and a Ph.D. in geochemistry from the University of New Brunswick. Dr. Smee has designed and managed commercial analytical laboratories and worked in academia, government and industry for over 45 years. Barry formed Smee and Associates Consulting Ltd. in 1990 through which he has actively promoted the use of Quality Control protocols in mineral exploration and exploitation, comprehensive due diligence procedures, and the intelligent use of modern geochemical methods. He was awarded the J.C. Sproule Memorial Plaque from the CIMM for outstanding contributions to exploration geochemistry.

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