Geology Training

MINROM offers geology training courses in the geological exploration and mining geology disciplines.


Drilling Logging & Sampling

This course covers everything to do with logging and sampling of drill core, RC rock chips and percussion chips. This includes recovery, alteration, lithological, mineralisation and geotech (RQD) logging, as well as sampling protocols and extraction techniques.

Mining 101 for Geologists

Participants learn the basic concepts of surveying, from setting up and using the differential survey instrument (Leica, Trimble, Total station) through to plotting, calculating and modelling survey data.

Drilling for Geologists

This course teaches the fundamental processes that are involved in drilling (types, methods, techniques, operation, etc). Participants will also learn how to effectively identify how to plan drillholes and manage all aspects of a drilling project.

Geological Databases: Set-up & Management

This course focuses on collecting, evaluating, standardising, validating, storing and securing geological and spatial data. Your geological data is your asset: learn how to use and protect it.

Geostatistical Mineral Evaluation

This course covers a range of practical and technical skills in mineral estimation. It covers the basics of geospatial statistics (geostats) and then goes into detailed geospatial analyses, data processing, variography and estimations. No prerequisite statistical skills are required.

3D Geological Modelling

This course will train participants on the fundamentals of geological modelling, focusing on techniques, methods, best practice principles and quality of the geological model. Micromine™ software is used as the primary software, however, the pros and cons of other softwares are also discussed.

GIS & Remote Sensing

The course exposes learners to using real life generated field data to create geological maps, sections, grids and various vector and raster data outputs. Attendees will also learn how to obtain, manipulate and process imagery (satellite and spectral). Opensource software will be used (QGIS).

Geological Fieldwork

This outdoor course applies book knowledge to practical geological problem solving in the field. Participants will learn how to use geological equipment, collect field data, measure geological features, extract required information from rocks and how all this information can be used and applied.

Minrom is a leading Africa-based geological consulting firm