Science of Discovery how to find Orebodies

University Club

For Explorers, Miners and Researchers, learn and apply new skills

The workshop will shine a light on the existing poor thinking that has delivered sub-par discovery performance to the resources sector in recent years. It will allow participants to identify poor thinking in their businesses and to avoid common thinking traps and bias. Participants will be shown how to rethink the system network settings of the exploration industry to drive success in the 21st Century.

The second and third days will focus on Systems Thinking as a paradigm shift in understanding the way that mineralising systems and ore deposition works. Exercises will help participants identify the key levers that can control ore deposit location and improved exploration performance.  The new systems understanding will then be translated into data proxies using Targeting Science to develop exploration target templates and new gameplans.

Through gaining greater understanding of the difference between risk and uncertainty participants will develop skills required to take on bigger and more complex projects with greater confidence.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the difference between risk and uncertainty.
  • Understanding complex systems and mineralisation thermodynamics.
  • Understand how systems not individuals deliver discovery success (or failure).
  • How to improve exploration prediction for success under cover.
  • How to build and analyse a systems map.
  • How to power-map stakeholders and identify key levers in socio-economic systems and the circular economy.
  • Develop the skills and confidence to be decisive – and to sell your decisions to stakeholders.
  • How to lead for discovery success.

Who Should Attend?

This is a system’s based, strategic and design thinking workshop geared toward mineral explorers, mining management, researchers and analysts as well as those responsible for guiding portfolio strategy for mineral exploration, specifically:

  • Exploration and discovery managers.
  • Exploration and brownfield geoscientists.
  • Research geoscientists.
  • Innovation officers.
  • Mining and Exploration Industry executives.

All those wishing to facilitate success through discovery innovation and paradigm shifts. All those interested in increasing their exploration productivity by 30-100%.  **Opportunities to sponsor student places

Supporting Workshop Participants

New skills are not learned solely in the classroom. Workshop participants will get the best out of their attendance through completing the small amount of pre-workshop reading and discussing their learning objectives with their managers or mentors.

Early bird registrations $2684 are available until 15h January, 2024. Full price $2984 including GST.

If you have any questions regarding this event or require any assistance please don’t hesitate to contact us on info@thinker.events

Registrations are now full for this event and tickets are no longer available. Please check back soon to see our upcoming events.

Event Details
  • Start Date
    19 February 2024 08:15
  • End Date
    21 February 2024 17:00
  • Price
      $2984
  • Address
    Hackett Drive, Crawley WA 6009, Australia
Tim Craske
Tim Craske
Managing Director
Thinkercafe & Geowisdom
Tim Craske is a proven team facilitator, with broad experience in training, collaboration and mentoring.
Prof Alison Ord
Research Professor (CET-UWA & CSIRO)
The University of Western Australia
Alison's research is in structural geology, the mechanics of hydrothermal systems, computer modelling of coupled deforming systems with heat and fluid transport and the thermodynamics of chaotic systems.
Bruce Hobbs
Dr Bruce Hobbs
Chief Research Scientist (CSIRO)
The University of Western Australia (formerly)
Bruce joined CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) as Chief Research Scientist in the Division of Geomechanics in 1984.
Steve Beresford
Dr Steve Beresford
Professor
The University of Western Australia
Steve’s current passion is looking for supergiant deposits formed by interaction with salt. He has worked in Ni, sediment-hosted Cu, VHMS, channel Fe, diamonds, pegmatite Li, porphyry Cu and HREE exploration.
Nick Hayward
Dr Nick Hayward
Director, Principal Consultant
PredictOre Pty Limited
Dr Nick Hayward is a consulting geoscientist in strategic area selection, project generation, targeting and evaluations for world class base- and precious metal ore discoveries through applied mineral systems.

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  • What is a discovery?
  • Exploration and investment bias.
  • Teams vs Individuals vs Lone Genius.
  • Risk, reward, uncertainty and knowing when to quit.
  • Better prediction and detection by going back to first principles.
  • Greenfield vs Brownfield - is this division real or artificial in a systems sense?
  • Imagineering the Future - planning and delivering better future succes.
  • Case studies of “Discovery Success” for gold, copper, nickel and critical metals in Australia.
  • Asking the key questions.
  • Is industry “Best Practice” good enough? What are the key levers for success? And what could we simply stop doing?
  • What is systems thinking?
  • System archetypes and alternative approaches.
  • How can systems thinking deliver greater value from exploration?
  • Power maps and system map analysis.
  • Team based systems exercises.
  • Using Mineral Systems in Team based exploration.
  • How complexity sciences interfaces with the arts translating to behaviours.

How social sciences and neuroscience can be used to better understand what delivers exploration and team success.

Periodicity, fractal strain, completely new vs reactivated inherited structural patterns.

Using systems thinking, thermodynamics and non-linear mathematics to model and predict mineralising system behaviour.

  • How systems thinking can be used to deal with: the future of exploration and open new frontiers for exploration.
  • Using Pre-mortems.
  • The discovery mind set.
3 Day Ticket
$2984.00

Registrations are now full for this event and tickets are no longer available. Please check back soon to see our upcoming events.

Learn how the proximity or presence of people influences decisions. This requires the learning of new skills that are best mastered in a face-to-face setting where exercises can quickly facilitate gaining one-on-one and one-on-many communication, empathy and influence skills.

Please feel free to bring any electronic device that you like to enhance your learning experience. A tablet or laptop with MSOffice suite (Excel) will be required for Day 2.

Bespoke in-house training is available with option of online delivery for some attendees if required.

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    Event Details
    • Start Date
      19 February 2024 08:15
    • End Date
      21 February 2024 17:00
    • Price
        $2984
    • Address
      Hackett Drive, Crawley WA 6009, Australia
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