Exploration QA/QC - field to lab to review

Maximising value while minimising cost

Monday 6th one day workshop

How many standards should be submitted? What about Blanks? How do you take a representative Duplicate? Is a replicate a duplicate? Should you try to maximise or minimise variability in a duplicate? Is this CRM matrix matched? Are soil duplicates a waste of money?

QA/QC is an integral part of exploration which is potentially done poorly. This one day workshop will address three components of the QA/QC process: how samples are collected in the field, what happens when samples get to the lab and how to interpret QC data. Case histories, exercises and videos will be used to illustrate concepts. Participants are invited to bring their own data.


Mark Arundell - IMEx Consulting

Mark worked for RGC for ten years as a Mine Geologist in NT and Tasmania and as an Exploration Geologist in WA and East Australia. He then worked for North for five years at Northparkes and Lake Cowal then Yakabindie Ni in WA + IOCG projects in SA. This was followed by nine years with Rio Tinto working on Cu, iron ore, uranium, Ni, IOCG, potash, talc, and trona. Then followed a couple of years working in the Junior sector floating two companies Oakland Resources + Highfield Resources and now he’s consulting as a geologist + geochemist. Currently, most of his work involves applying geochemistry in the search for copper & gold mineralisation. Mark has presented over twenty geochemistry workshops in Australia and overseas to over 300 geologists.

ALS personnel - TBA


$250 (+GST) Min of 10 and max of 20 people