Short Course: Quantitative mineralogy and Geometallurgy

By IOS team, March 1, 2016

This winter, IOS jointly provide a training session in geometallurgy, held in two different occasions. The first session will be conducted by Rejean Girard, from IOS and Guillaume Matton, from Niobec, and is offered in collaboration with the Ordre des Géologues du Québec in Montreal on April 7th and 8th or in Malartic on April 14th and 15th 2016. Location may vary depending on the number of registrations. This two days short course, equivalent to 12 hours of training, will address the concepts of quantitative mineralogy and the concepts of geometallurgical approach, both for mineral exploration as well as mining operations. The training is intended for geologists and engineers interested in exploration, mineral assessment, mining and milling operation as well as environmental management of mining sites. It will present a review of the various equipment: electron microscope with automated characterization software (QEMSCAN, MLA, etc.), management and presentation of data, their signification and uses. The full program and the registration form are available at:


The second is a two-day training session given on March 19th and 20th 2016 as part of the 2nd cycle program in mineral exploration at the University of Québec in Chicoutimi (UQAC). This formula includes the same content as presented by Mr. Matton and Mr. Girard, plus a demonstration of the equipments in IOS facilities in Chicoutimi, and a series of exercises. This short course accounts for 1 credit within the UQAC's professional improvement 2nd cycle program in earth sciences and engineering, and is offered to all professionals of the industry. It is equivalent to 45 hours of credited training for the option with homework or 15 hours for the auditor option. Contact us if you are interested ([email protected]), we will guide you toward the registration at UQAC. Some rooms will be made available at our "Maison des géologues" in Chicoutimi at no charges.


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