Use of hyperspectral technology across mining cycle

Facilitator:  Katerina Savinova
Cost:            AUD $900 (excl. GST) for industry & academic participants;
                     AUD $350 (excl. GST) for student participants
Delivery:     In person (Brisbane) and online options

Overview:   This course is designed for mining industry professionals with no prior experience in hyperspectral data interpretation nor working with hyperspectral imagery.  By the end of the short course, participants will receive an introduction to the concept of remote sensing at all scales and have a strong foundation in reflectance spectroscopy, data imaging and generated numerical results for application to mining projects at various stages of operation.  A range of learning materials, activities and case studies will be presented as examples of practical use of hyperspectral data.  Discussions will include topics from across the resource value chain, from description and importance of recognising a hydrothermal alteration halo in an exploration project through to mineralogical and textural analysis for metallurgical processing to mining waste characterisation and environmental monitoring.

Target audience:   The course is designed to introduce geologists, geoenvironmental scientists, metallurgists, mining and process engineers, and data geoscientists to fundamentals of hyperspectral data, its interpretation and application, as well as generate discussion on how to bridge different stages of mining operations with a common mineralogical thread.  Prior knowledge of mineralogy, as well as familiarity with the various stages of mining operations are beneficial but not required for this foundation course.

It is recommended that participants bring their own device for accessing spreadsheets.