Location: University of Melbourne/Field

Venue on campus: 2nd Floor Conference Room, McCoy Building

This is a 5-day course of lectures, practical sessions and a field trip, devoted to the Geology of Gold. The course provides a broad coverage of gold geology and exploration, as well as some of the latest research ideas and how they apply to mineral exploration. The course is suitable for Honours and postgraduate students, and for geologists in the mineral industry with some exploration and/or mining experience. The course is also suitable for government geologists involved in field areas where gold potential exists and who are seeking to relate their work more closely to local explorers.

The course covers all major types of gold deposits with emphasis on Archaean deposits of Western Australia and slate-belt deposits of the Victorian gold province. The course outlines both conventional thinking on different deposit types, and novel ideas with their exploration implications. An overnight field trip gives insight into the Victorian gold province. Geochemistry, structural geology, regolith and deposit geology are covered at a level to enable participants to take their place in industry and government teams and make a contribution in all of these areas. An emphasis of the course is on a holistic approach that uses all applicable fields of geology to address issues pertaining to gold.

This course is held at The University of Melbourne (Parkville campus), in the McCoy Building in the 2nd floor Conference Room (near the lift doors).  The course starts promptly at 8.30am on Monday 13th March with the field trip leaving from the university on Tuesday 14th March (early) for an overnight stay in Bendigo, returning to Melbourne around 6pm on Wednesday 15th March, and back on campus on Thursday 16th March and Friday 17th March.

Note: The main entry doors to the McCoy building are located one level up on the 2nd floor and are accessed via the stairs or ramp from Elgin Street, or from the main Parkville campus via the bridge across Swanston Street.

Payment is required for this course.

Costs are as follows: Student members $350, student non-members $500 and Industry participants $900.

To make the payment for this course, please click here.

Further course and assessment information can be found at: https://handbook.unimelb.edu.au/subjects/geol90029