Geological exploration has many benefits for mankind. Yet, there are a few limitations with the current set of methods being used by geologists. The full extent of technologies is yet to be harnessed.
The right sampling and Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) procedures are essential in all aspects of the mineral deposit evaluation process if the best possible confidence in resultant mineral resource and reserve estimates are to be achieved.
Accurate and proper QA and QC procedures and protocols are essential to ensure that data collected and created by the mining organization is of a high level of quality and is in compliance with CIM Standards and Guidelines. Geological quality control procedures are meant to monitor precision and accuracy of the assay data, as well as possible sample contamination during sample preparation and assaying. The quality of the data used determines the quality of an estimate.
Learn to get Quality Assurance and Quality Control procedures and protocols right
The way to do this effectively for better results will the learning offered at a two-day in person, live seminar that GlobalCompliancePanel, a highly reputable provider of professional trainings for regulatory compliance, will organize. More details of this seminar can be had from
The Director, Ricardo Valls, will introduce the participants to an effective and affordable methodology that identifies prospective targets which are related to, or controlled by tectonic structures. This methodology helps participants to concentrate their exploration efforts even over new areas with limited or nonexistent geological information, while keeping their budget in check.
The centrality of QA&QC procedures
Ricardo will explain how lineament and satellite interpretation are a way to define where to concentrate exploration efforts, as well as how to implement QA&QC procedures to guarantee the quality of the collected data. This is necessary, considering that compliance with the industry-established QA/QC is no longer an option, but a necessity for all the companies to implement, especially those that trade in the markets. Quality assurance is essentially the management system that operates to ensure credible results. The prime objective of the field QA program is to maximize accuracy by reducing introduced variability.
The learning will be gleaned from a quality assurance program that the Director has implemented for the field sampling procedures. This includes collection, labeling, and shipping components. The quality control component of this system is a set of activities intended to control the quality of the data from collection through to analysis. It consists of day-to-day activities such as:
- The adherence to written protocols; up-to-date and suitable training of personnel
- The use of reliable laboratories with excellent QA&QC systems in place
- The regular use of quality control (QC) samples (blanks, standard samples, and field duplicates)
- Diligent record keeping.