GEOL 204 - Mining Computing
A wide range of geological, geochemical, and geophysical datasets are produced during mineral exploration and mining. These datasets require reduction, processing and display to draw conclusions and make recommendations. This course provides an introduction to computer programs and modeling techniques commonly used in mineral exploration and mining. A number of software platforms are introduced, as well as linkages between those programs. Course topics include resource delineation and estimation, presentation of geochemical survey data, orebody block modeling, drillhole display and analysis, geophysical data processing, and utilization of public geologic and geophysical GIS data.
PREREQUISITES: Successful completion of Introduction to GIS (GEOG250) and Bedrock Geology (GEOL105) is required. Completion of Mining Industry Overview (GEOL112) and familiarity with Microsoft Excel are strongly recommended.