Geocongress 2018 will be complementing its exciting and diverse range of scientific sessions with a series of pre-meeting workshops on Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th of July. Geocongress delegates (including students, academics and industry representatives) will have the opportunity to partake in a selection of these pre-meeting workshops and learn new skills using the latest software, technologies and methods.

Workshop Title Date Student rate Academic Rate Standard Registration Rate
Detrital zircon age determination by LA-ICP-MS: Methods, Current trends and applications 16 July-17 July R500-00 R1 000-00 R2 000-00
Unmanned Airborne Vehicles in the natural resources industry 16 July R500-00 R1000-00 R1 500-00
Geophysics for Geologists 17 July R400-00 R800-00 R1 500-00
Hyperspectral drillcore imaging 16 July R200-00 R400-00 R800-00
3D Tomography in Geology (hosted at Nesca) 17 July R400-00 R800-00 R1 500-00
Continuing Professional Development 17 July R200-00 R400-00 R800-00
SAMCODES 17 July R200-00 R400-00 R800-00
Detrital zircon age determination by LA-ICP-MS: Methods, Current trends and applications
Unmanned Airborne Vehicles in the natural resources industry

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), while still in their infancy development stage in the geo-industry, are becoming a ubiquitous tool. The aim of this workshop would therefore be to revise and provide insights into key factors relating to their capabilities and contributions to the geo-industry

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Geophysics for Geologists

This course aims to provide geologists with the fundamental background of key geophysical methods that are applied in minerals exploration and hydrogeological mapping. The course will also include several case studies on minerals exploration and hydrogeology.

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Hyperspectral drillcore imaging

Hyperspectral core imaging is an optical technology that allows rapid and costeffective
collection of digital mineralogical information from drill cores, chips and
cuttings. Hyperspectral core imaging makes use of reflectance spectroscopy, which is
a passive and non-destructive mineralogical technique in which a light source is used
to illuminate a target material, and the reflected light is measured across a specified
wavelength range.

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3D Tomography in Geology

How Computed Tomography (CT) adds value to the Geosciences. Today, the global trend is to apply computed tomography (CT) as a general and universal analytical tool in Mineralogical studies. Due to its non-destructive and non-invasive nature but also of unique 3- dimensional results generated, CT became a standard analytical technique of the Geosciences.

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Continuing Professional Development

The moment you graduate, everything that you have learned starts to become irrelevant. The world is changing so fast that, unless you keep up, you will be left behind. Consequently, professional geoscientists must continually keep up with what is happening in their field – expanding and improving their knowledge, skills and competencies. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is the process of tracking and documenting your ongoing training and development.

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SAMCODES

An introduction to the SAMREC and SAMVAL Codes & JSE Reporting
Do you have a keen interest in Economic Geology? Are you looking to further your professional development with a view to becoming a Competent Person and/or Competent Valuator?

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