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Precambrian Research Center
Professional Workshops
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In keeping with the PRC’s goal of providing advanced training to professional geologists, as well as to students, professional workshops are offered annually (usually in the fall) on various topics related to field studies of the Precambrian geology of the southern Canadian Shield.  The workshops typically offer a mix of short course lectures and field excursions and involve contributions from some of the most pre-eminent geoscientists in the field. Some workshops have limited registration, in which case preference is given to companies and individuals who are PRC members.

2014 Workshop
Best Practices in Non-ferrous Mining
October 5-11, 2014

Duluth, Minnesota
Details coming soon!


Eagle Mine, Marquette, MI

Previous Workshops

Copper, Nickel, Platinum Group Element Deposits of the Lake Superior Region
October 6-13, 2013
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Silica Sand Resources of Minnesota and Wisconsin
October 1-3, 2012

Geology, Mineralogy, and Genesis of Precambrian Iron Formations

October 10 –16, 2010

Field, Petrographic, and Mineralization Characteristics of Mafic Layered Intrusions
October 4–10, 2009
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Physical Volcanology, Structure, and Hydrothermal Alteration associated with
VMS and Lode Gold Deposits in Archean Greenstone Belts

October 5-12, 2008
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Minnesota's Iron & Cu-Ni-PGE Resources: A Workshop for Investors
April 23-25, 2008

Workshop Guidebooks
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