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    Workshops and Field Trips

    Workshops

    It is not mandatory to participate in IAGS2022 to register for a Workshop.  All Workshops will take place in Viña del Mar. Workshops are subject to be held with a minimum number of registered participants.

    If you would like to participate in any of the Workshops, please contact Monica Sorondo at contacto.iags2020@gmail.com before October 3rd, 2022.

    Fundamentals of geochemical exploration – A Workshop

    Date: Friday October 21 and Saturday October 22, 2022
    Duration: 2 days
    Lecturers: 

    Dr. David Cohen, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales, Australia

    Dr. Dennis Arne, Telemark Geosciences, Australia

    Registration Fee: US$ 420.- CLP 400.000.- (per person). Registration fee includes coffee breaks, lunch, and a digital certificate

    Description/Objectives:

    Exploration geochemistry programs have led to the discovery of many major mineral deposits across the world. This workshop will provide a general overview of the principles that drive the design of exploration geochemical surveys, from the processes that control the dispersion of elements to the factors that should be considered when selecting sampling media, analytical methods, and data processing. Focus will be given to case studies, to provide context to survey design in some of the archetypal terrains such as the glaciated terrains of the northern hemisphere to the deeply weathered terrains of Australia and Africa and areas under various types of cover in areas such as the Andes.

    The Workshop is aimed at graduate geoscientists in the minerals exploration sector, senior students in geoscience programs, and others seeking a better understanding of current approaches to exploration geochemistry and the challenges posed by some geochemical landscapes and terrains. The workshop will provide an excellent introduction to the technical sessions of IAGS2022. Participants will have the opportunity to work on short practical exercises.

    The Workshop is being presented by a team of highly experienced exploration geochemists and AAG members, drawn from industry, government, and academia whose geochemical experiences span projects on every continent.

    The AAG is offering the option for participants to complete assignment work after the workshop for which, if successfully completed, the AAG will issue a micro-credential. Participants are requested to bring a laptop along.

    Program: To be announced.

    Influences of geology, mineralogy, and geochemistry on the cultivation of vine (R&D Wine Consortium of Chile / CORFO)

    Influences of geology, mineralogy, and geochemistry on the cultivation of vine (R&D Wine Consortium of Chile / CORFO)

    Dates: Friday October 21 and Saturday October 22, 2022Duration: 2 days
    Lecturers:

    Dr. Pamela Castillo-Lagos, University of Concepcion, Chile

    Dr. Brian Townley, University of Chile, Chile

    Dr. Ignacio Serra, University of Concepcion, Chile

    Paulina Flores, R&D Wine Consortium of Chile, Chile

    Registration Fee:

    • CLP 160,000 (general public)
    • Registration Fee: CLP 50,000 (members of I+D Consorcio Vinos de Chile)
    • Registration Fee includes coffee breaks and lunch

    Description/Objectives:

    This Workshop is an independent activity organized and sponsored by the R&D Wine Consortium of Chile and CORFO. The aims of this two-day workshop are to present the results and conclusions of over five years of research and development on the Influences of geology, mineralogy, and geochemistry on the cultivation of vine, integrated with influences of climate and global climate change, and implications on viticulture aptitude of land. Theoretical, empiric and practical results will be presented, together with the proposed standard protocols and methodologies developed for the characterization of geological and geomorphological properties of vineyards, from a wine valley scale down to vineyard and plot scales. A practical session will present contents and use of the newly developed digital platform VitisGeoClima ®, an online tool aimed at providing viticulture, geology and climate characterization and evaluation capabilities, including evaluation of future climate change under different scenarios. This tool provides the wine and agricultural sectors the ability to evaluate present and future potential use of agricultural lands, in view of global climate change, with the incorporation of site specific geological, geomorphological and viticulture characteristics. In addition, a practical on-site field activity is considered for the second day, to demonstrate vineyard characterization protocols and methodologies in the field. 

    Program: To be announced on the IAGS2022 / IGVWS2022 web page.

    Link to PDF : More Info

    Stable and radiogenic isotopes in mining exploration: To be held Online on Saturday October 22, 2022. Contact us at contacto.iags2020@gmail.com to register.

    Online Workshop

    Stable and radiogenic isotopes in mining exploration
    Saturday, October 22, 2022
    Dr. Ryan Mathur, Juniata College, United States

    Description
    This workshop will explore how stable metal, transition metal and radiogenic isotopes can be used in mineral exploration and solve problems associated with ore genesis. For instance, the workshop will cover how copper isotope values can be used in waters and minerals to vector to mineralization. Brief discussions about tin, zinc, and silver isotopes in ores reveal important aspects of metallogenesis. It will also briefly discuss how radiogenic isotope systems can be used to define timing of mineralization and how integrated chronologies can be used in exploration and metallogenic studies.

    Program
    Description of the stable metal isotopes used, why and how you can use these in geological exploration. Summary of chemical separations, measuring techniques and how we evaluate the robustness of the measurements. Briefly
    discuss mass bias corrections and errors associated with the analyses.

    Cu isotopes in waters, soils, and rocks.

    Zn and Mo isotope values in ores and other materials used to understand ore genesis and basic processes.

    Ag and Sn isotope values in ores used to explain mechanisms for isotope fractionation and their implications for ore genesis.

    Principles of radiogenic isotope geochemistry, closure temperatures and how to interpret age determinations for different minerals using different radiogenic isotope pairs. Summary of chemical separations, measuring techniques and how we evaluate the robustness of the measurements. Briefly discuss mass bias corrections and errors associated with the analyses.

    Re Os ages- describe techniques and discuss low concentration sulfide versus molybdenite age calculations. Explore limitations of each technique

    Data Science in Ore Deposit Geochemistry: Processes to Predictions

    Workshop
    Data Science in Ore Deposit Geochemistry: Processes to Predictions

    Friday October 21 and Saturday October 22, 2022
    Hotel Best Western Marina del Rey - Viña del Mar, Chile

    Lecturers
    Cliff Stanley, Acadia University, Canada.
    Simon Griffith, Third Planet Exploration Services, United Kingdom.
    McLean Trott, GoldSpot Discoveries, Corp., Canada.
    Registration Fee: US$ 505.- CLP 480.000.- (per person). Registration fee includes coffee break, lunch, and a
    digital certificate. Contact us at contacto.iags2020@gmail.com to register.

    Description/Objectives
    This workshop steps through concepts of mass transfer in hydrothermal systems, application of those
    concepts on a large scale, and machine-learned prediction of the geological phenomena in question. The
    Workshop will be run over two days and includes a mixture of theory and practical modules to reinforce the
    theory and show its application. Attendees will learn fundamental principles of mass transfer, exploration
    geochemistry, and how to construct a simple machine learning workflow using open-source software.

    Scope
    Early career professionals in the exploration and mining industry, and graduate-level geoscience students will
    benefit. Attendees are advised to bring their own laptops and install the required software ahead of time.

    Program


     

    Field Trips 

    It is not mandatory to participate in IAGS2022 to register for a Field Trip.  Field Trips are subject to be held with a minimum number of registered participants.

    If you would like to participate in any of the Field Trips, please contact Monica Sorondo at contacto.iags2020@gmail.com before October 3rd, 2022.

    Four-day Mineral Deposits and Geology of Northern Chile

    Led by Dr. Constantino Mpodozis, Consultant Geologist, Chile

    Description: 

    This field trip will initiate from Antofagasta on Sunday October 30th, from a location to be announced. On day one participants will be introduced to the geology of the Jurassic and Cretaceous Coastal Cordillera of Antofagasta, to observe the major regional structural, geological and geomorphological features of the coastal domain, and their relation with the main types of ore deposits hosted within the Jurassic and early Cretaceous metallogenic belts. A visit to the copper stratabound deposit of Mantos Blancos is considered. Lodging is considered in Calama. On day two, participants in the field trip will observe the magmatic units of the Central Depression and the major structural, geologic and geomorphological features of the Paleocene and Eocene-Oligocene metallogenic belts. A Visit to the Centinela deposits are considered, including Tesoro (a copper exotic deposit) and Polo Sur (a porphyry copper). Lodging is considered in Calama. On day three, participants will travel to San Pedro de Atacama, to observe the morphostructural and geological characteristics of the Cordillera de Domeyko and the Salar de Atacama Basin. Lodging is considered in Calama. On day four a visit to the Sierra Gorda porphyry copper deposit is considered, this to present and discuss porphyry copper type deposits of the Paleocene metallogenic belt. The field trip ends at the Calama airport on the afternoon of day 4.

    Participants will need to make reservations and pay for their own flights. Hotels (breakfast included) and lunches will be included in the registration fee. Dinner will be organized, but participants must pay for their own consumption.

    Registration fee: US$ 1,200.- per person. This fee includes lodging starting October 30 until November 2, and meals. It does not include airfare and each participant is responsible for their own travel arrangements. Contact us at: contacto.iags2020@gmail.com.

    Program: To be announced.

    Geology and vineyards of Central Chile
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    Download Scientific Program IAGS 2022 (.pdf)