This course intends to provide insight in latest technology and data interpretation of integrated geochemical studies in boreholes and on drillcore, drill cuttings and fluids. Participants will learn to choose appropriate geochemical methods in mineral explorations and at the same time to integrate down-the-hole methods with investigations on cores, pulps and fluids. The course will provide a systematic understanding of the geological axis in exploration of ore deposits.
The following teaching activities will be included in the course [classroom (CR) and at borehole or lab (LAB)]
Downhole geochemistry (1½ full days)
Fluid geochemistry (1 full day)
Drill core and cutting analyses (1½ full days)
Integration of downhole and sample data (CR)
Attendees will receive a full documentation of the course content including all slides shown as well as references to key publications on the subjects taught
1 week field/lab class (27. - 31.07.2020)
Type of training
Field class at COSC-2 drill site (Jämtland), Sweden.
Written tests at the end of each of the major blocks (1+2, 3 and 4).
Naked eye inspection of cores or rock samples, microscopy basics.
University bachelor level in Earth sciences or equivalent.
Following general admission guidelines. This course must be combined with the drilling and coring course elements.
Application criteria and priority
Accommodation (room and board)
Approximate accommodation: Maximum 50 Euros per day.
Arrival/departure will be coordinated. The following options exist:
Air travel to Åre-Östersund airport (OSD), about 1 h drive to Järpen.
Train to Järpen railway station.
S+H, insurance, safety equipment and clothing
Insurance required for field work. Safety equipment will be provided.
Successful admissions will be considered for a stipend to offset costs of accommodation and food, and when possible travel. As a requirement the stipends are awarded to participants that are registered for all courses within one theme. Applicants that intend only to participate in a single course (or two courses) within one theme will not be considered for stipends. There is no registration fee to participate in courses offered through I-EDDA-RS.
Application to all courses is by email.
The courses are free of charge. In case the number of applicants is higher than the maximum number of students, participants will be selected by the course leaders.
Costs will incur for travel and accommodation (see course descriptions). Some financial support is available, provided participation in all courses within one theme. Students attending the "Entrepreneurship for Scientists" course are also eligible for financial support.
To apply, please send
to the theme responsible and research school coordinator (see links below). Indicate the courses you are applying for within the theme and if you want to be considered for a stipend. Be aware that stipend priority is given to students that attend all courses within a theme (including Entrepreneurship).
Theme 1 “Scientific methods applied to deep mineral exploration”
Apply with this link to theme coordinator Stefan Buske (Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg) and research school coordinator Bjarne Almqvist (Uppsala University).