The skill, discipline, accuracy and precision that it requires to fly in formation with multiple planes – their wings only metres apart – is exactly why Paul Blackney is superb at designing and reviewing geological QAQC systems.
So, if you’d like to learn from the expert… Paul will be presenting our Getting the most out of QAQC Data course on the 10-11 October in Perth.
You will learn:
- Sampling process and error
- Accuracy and precision
- Bias and error
- Data management
- Statistical measures
- Dealing with multiple standards
- Bias measurement
- Defining an unacceptable result
- What to do if an unacceptable result is obtained
- Duplicate samples
- Measures of precision
- Defining an acceptable precision outcome
- What to do if the precision achieved is not acceptable
- What to do if contamination is detected
Other areas of QAQC
- Particle size analysis
- Survey data
- Density data
- The geoscience database
By the end of the course you will:
- Understand the key issues associated with and tests for precision, accuracy, contamination and bias
- Learn the optimum insertion rates for the various types of QAQC test for your commodity and system
- Cover best practice associated with CRMs, blanks, duplicates, umpire laboratories and other types of QAQC
- Appreciate the best tools for analysing QAQC data and how to construct the relevant charts and statistics
- Determine anomalies and failures, how to fix them, and how to ensure that it doesn’t recur
- Understand how assay labs work and how to interact with and inspect them.
The course presenter… and pilot!
Paul Blackney BSc (Hons), MAusIMM, MAIG
Paul Blackney is a geologist with more than 30 years’ technical and operational experience. His skills include resource evaluation, technical audits and reviews, geostatistics, reconciliation, grade control, competent persons reporting and project management. Paul provides worldwide technical training and mentoring in resource estimation, quality control and quality assurance, reconciliation and application of the JORC Code and is respected for his focus on the transfer of his knowledge to other geologists.