Promoting pre-competitive mineral exploration in Africa

IM4DC will host a seminar in Cape Town, South Africa promoting advanced approaches to pre-competitive mineral exploration in Africa during the African Mining Indaba Conference.

It will be held from 9:00am on Thursday 6 February 2014 in the Australia Lounge at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

The half-day seminar will aim to inform government and academic attendees of the datasets that are necessary pre-cursors to stimulate mineral exploration. 

The seminar will consist of four sessions:

  • Geology – including mapping datasets, use of google earth data, satellite and airphoto interpretation, integration in GIS, metallogenic mapping, and mineral system analysis
  • Geophysics – including collection of geophysical data, treatment of geophysical data, use in mineral exploration targeting, and integration with other datasets, including examples from African studies
  • Geochemistry – including collection of geochemical data, sample mediums, analytical methods, detection limits, using examples from African and other datasets
  • Delivery – including pre-competitive data development and delivery from the Ugandan experience of the World Bank, the African Development Bank, the Nordic Development Bank and GOU project.

Key presenters at the seminar include Dr Vaclav Metelka from the Centre of Exploration Targeting at The University of Western Australia, Dr Chris Wijns, Chief Geophysicist of First Quantum Minerals, Greg Hall from Phoenix International and Joshua Tuhumwire, former Commissioner of the Geological Survey and Mines Department, Uganda and instigator of the World Bank/ African Development Bank/ Nordic Development Fund initiative.