30 Seconds of QAQC Info
Brought to you by Paul Blackney – Principal Consultant.
Field duplicate samples obtained from waste materials add little value to the analysis of sample precision, particularly in precious metal deposits: Sampling protocols often dictate the collection of field duplicate samples at a fixed rate relative to the number of routine assay samples collected. In many deposit types, this practice results in a large proportion of data obtained being derived from low grade waste materials rather than mineralised zones. This information adds little value to the analysis of sample precision. Better practice is to adopt sampling protocols that allow field duplicate samples to be selected after mineralised zones have been identified by the geologist. This approach provides more relevant data but does increase the complexity of the underlying sampling protocol.
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2-Day course: Getting the most out of QAQC Data
10-12 May 2021 – presented simultaneously in the classroom and online.
Presented by Paul Blackney – Principal Consultant.
This 2-day course covers the QAQC life cycle: from planning the types and frequencies of QAQC data to be collected; the mechanics of collecting, transporting and submitting the samples; analysing to reveal systematic and trending errors; deciding what is and what isn’t a failure; and to making the changes in the resource database.
Please use this LINK to view the course content and for the secure online registration. You can choose to attend either in the classroom or online when registering.