One week left to Register for "Exploration Undercover; a practical example using the QUEST study area"

September 26, 2011 -**Reminder: There is just one week left to register for "Exploration Undercover; a practical example using the QUEST study area". The workshop sessions are filling up quickly, so register soon!

Registration is open for the upcoming workshop "Exploration Undercover; a practical example using the QUEST study area" organized by Geoscience BC and the BC Geophysical Society. The workshop will be held on Oct 12-14, 2011 in downtown Vancouver.

Discovery of new mineral resources faces challenges in many parts of the world, with the increased likelihood that new discoveries will be non-outcropping. Moving exploration under cover requires new approaches in the way prospective areas are selected; target models are defined, and geoscience data are acquired, processed and interpreted, with increased emphasis on understanding geology and geophysics in a 3-D environment. This workshop will review the strategic and tactical issues associated with exploring under cover in BC.

Day 1 - Technical Presentations (October 12, 2011)
A day of presentations by experts in the geology, geophysics and geochemistry of B.C. porphyry deposits followed by a reception. Presenters will include: John Thompson (Teck Resources Ltd.), Tim Baker (Geological Survey of South Australia, PIRSA), Ken Witherly (Condor Consulting Inc.), Dave Heberlein (Heberlein Geoconsulting), Peter Kowalczyk (Geoscience BC), Paul Schiarriza (BCGS), Jim Logan (BCGS), Fionnuala Devine (Merlin Geosciences), Colin Barnett (BW Mining), Dianne Mitchinson (Mira Geoscience), James Siddorn (SRK Consulting Inc, Canada) and Nigel Phillips (Mira Geoscience).

Day 2 - Workshop (October 13th or 14th, 2011)
A practical exercise using the emerging under cover porphyry district of the QUEST area. Most of the presenters from Day 1 will also participate in the practical exercise.

Registration Costs
(Lunch & refreshments provided)
Day 1 only: $100 (industry), $70 (students)
Day 1 & 2: $175 (industry), $120 (students)

Download Registration Form (Registration will close September 28th)

Space is limited and therefore attendance will only be confirmed once payment is received.

Questions regarding this workshop should be directed to the BC Geophysical Society at


Geoscience BC

Geoscience BC is an industry-led, industry-focused not-for-profit society. Its mandate includes the collection, interpretation and marketing of geoscience data and expertise to promote investment in resource exploration and development in British Columbia. Geoscience BC is funded through grants from the Provincial Government and works in partnership with industry, academia, government, First Nations and communities to attract mineral and oil & gas investment to BC.