MERC – Modular Course in Exploration Geochemistry – December 7-19, 2016


MERC – Modular Course:

Exploration Geochemistry

December 7, 2016 – December 19, 2016

Harquail School of Earth Sciences, Laurentian University

Course Description:
 12-day intensive course in Exploration Geochemistry including a pre-course tutorial on iOgas® geochemical plotting and analysis software (no extra cost but required for those not proficient in iOgas), lectures and laboratory exercises on Analytical Methods, Quality Control and Quality Assurance, Lithogeochemical and Surficial Geochemical Methods including Radiogenic and Stable Isotopes, Alteration Geochemistry, and Alteration Indices; Applications and Case Studies in Lithogeochemistry, Surficial Chemistry, and Drift Prospecting.


Instructor: Professor Michael Lesher (MERC/HES)



Remote Learning Option: The course will be given in the recently-constructed state-of-the-art Executive Learning Centre on the third floor of the Fraser Auditorium Building, which includes an 80-seat multimedia lecture theatre and five seminar rooms, all equipped with the latest presentation and communication technology. If you have a high-speed internet connection and are interested in participating in the course remotely, please consult the connection information on



Prerequisites: Advanced undergraduate-level courses in Geochemistry, Petrology, and Ore Deposits.



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Course Cost for Industry: $2250 (CDN) + GST for the entire course (including all course notes, materials, etc.) or $275 (CDN) + GST per day for individual course days.


When: December 7, 2016 – December 19, 2016

Register: Contact: Michael Lesher at 

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