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Master and Ph.D. students, as well as professionals, are invited to participate in the workshop on “Heavy mineral concentration and analytical techniques in mineral exploration – from research to business”. The online event will be on 14 December 2021 at 12.00-18.10 (Finnish time EET) via zoom video connection. The Workshop is organized by the MinExTarget project.


Finnish time EET

12.00-12.10      Opening

Pertti Sarala, GTK (Geological Survey of Finland)/OMS(Oulu Mining School) and Juha Kaija, GTK

12.10-12.35      CRS Laboratory’s services

Ville Anttila, CRS Laboratory

12.35-13.00      Palsatech – New Way of Mineral Exploration

Hannu Ahola, Palsatech

13.00-13.20      MinExTarget Company

Petri Ahokangas, OBS (Oulu Business School)

13.20-13.30      Break

13.30-13.50      The dynamics of business models in the mineral exploration sector

Nina Jorien van Vulpen, PhD, OBS

13.50-14.10      Rajapalot Au-Co deposit as an example of atypical orogenic gold

Jukka-Pekka Ranta, Postdoc, OMS

14.10-14.30      Trace element and isotope analyses of sulphide minerals in mineral deposit fingerprinting: A case study from Petäjäselkä Au occurrence, northern Finland

Atte Taivalkoski, PhD, OMS

14.30-14.50      Coffee break

14.50-15.10      Scheelite trace elements and source rock characterization: A test at the Rompas-Rajapalot prospect, northern Finland

Krisztian Szentpeteri, Research Scientist, GTK

15.10-15.30      The age of monazite grains in till as an indicator of potentially mineralized bedrock: A test at the Rompas-Rajapalot prospect, northern Finland

Paavo Nikkola, Research Scientist, GTK

15.30-15.50      A combined SEM AQM and LA-ICPMS approach for textural, trace element, and U-Pb dating fingerprinting of target minerals in Greenland

Tonny Thomsen & Nynke Keulen, GEUS (Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland) 15.50-16.10      Cobalt mineralization in the Stara Kamienica Range, SW Poland

Paulina Skirak, MSc, AGH University of Science of Technology

16.10-16.20      Break

16.20-16.40      Mineralogical study of the heavy mineral concentrate from the Karkonosze-Izera Massif                                  

Krzysztof Foltyn, AGH   

16.40-17.00      New data on polymetallic mineralization in the Gierczyn-Przecznica area, mineralogy, trace elements and geochronology SW Poland

Władysław Zygo, AGH

17.00-17.20      Fingerprinting elements in exploration for copper deposits in Palaeoproterozoic terrains, a case study of the Nussir copper deposit, Repparfjord Tectonic Window, Northern Norway

Yulia Munn, Postdoc, UiT (The Arctic University of Norway)

17.20-17.40      Geochemical characteristics of sediment- and mafic rock-hosted Cu deposits in the Kåfjord area, Alta-Kvænangen Tectonic Window, Northern Norway

Sondre Simonsen, MSc, UiT

17.40-18.00      The geochemical signature of Cu mineralisation preserved in stream sediments from the Alta-Kvænangen Tectonic Window, Northern Norway

Johan Hilmo, MSc UiT

18.00-18.10      Closing

Hugh O’Brien, GTK



Registration here. Registration within 13 December 2021. Please add on the registration your active email address where the Zoom link for the lectures will be sent a day before the workshop.

Price: Participation in the workshop is free.