The collection of structural data is usually considered as a routine work which is undervalued or overlooked in the mining industry at the moment. It is why it is not surprising that there are problems such as ineffective targeting and poor interpretations which lead to avoidable additional cost. This course seeks to train professionals and improve the process of collecting structural data in the industry.

There are various challenges that could prevent mining, database, and exploration geologists from making the most of the structural datasets available. Such challenges include the type of structural data that is collected, the volume of the data, and the assessment of the quality of data that is gathered from the drill core.

By taking this course, participants get to learn how to improve their collection of structural data, identify quality control issues as it relates to oriented drill core and how to manage it. They also learn how to analyse structural data so that they can have a better understanding of the impact structural controls have on mineralisation. Through this course, you are able to collect structural data that will be valuable throughout the life of the mine.

Learning Goals

  • The goals of the course are the things that a participant is supposed to have achieved upon completion. By the end of this course, a participant will be able to:
  • Know the methods of core orientation application
  • Identify how to assess the quality of structural data derived from the drill core.
  • Understand how linear and planar data is plotted
  • Know how to analyse planar structure populations
  • Use the analysis of structural data to extract valuable geometric outcomes.
  • Learn the various ways to sub-divide data
  • Learn the different approaches for extracting value from extensive oriented drill hole and individual drill hole datasets
  • Learn how to identify the important patterns in datasets


The facilitators for the course are experienced professionals who do not just have academic expertise but practical experience as well. They are well-trained experts in structural geology, exploration geochemistry, mineral deposits genesis, and geodynamic evolution. The facilitators are consultants who have worked on projects involving commodities such as nickel, gold, chromium, and copper. With this considerable practical experience also come academic experience teaching courses such as geostatistics and geology in different universities.

Who Can Take the Course?

This training course is designed for and open to all professionals working in the mining industry, especially those interested in improving their structural data collection. If you are working in a subsector of the mining industry that deals with data and, then this course is for you. You will learn the fundamentals of collecting and analysing structural data so as to better understand mineralisation and structural controls. You will gain practical insights during the duration of the program.

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