Media Release | Training session on the Mineral Resources Assessment in Lobatse, Botswana


WP2 S7 – Mineral Resources Assessment from 9th to 20th September 2019


Mineral resources constitutes one of the main interests for staff of African Geological Surveys.
The training in Lobatse, Botswana, will be the seventh training session on Mineral Resources Assessment organised by WP2 during the PanAfGeo project 2017-2019. The host is the Botswana Geoscience Institute (BGI).


• Enhance the skills and knowledge of the staffs coming from Geological Surveys in different African countries, on mineral resources, and many different commodities and deposit types
• Give guidelines to how to evaluate raw materials, such as metals, industrial rocks and minerals available in their countries.
• Facilitate sustainable management of mineral resources.

THE TRAINING PROGRAMME consists of a range of topics related to mineral resources such as:

• Evaluation of metallic ore and industrial mineral potential
• Evaluation of resources suitable for construction materials, dimension stones and aggregates, agrominerals and development minerals
• Mineral resource reporting according to current international industrial standards
• Prospectivity mapping: How and why; real-life examples
• Assessment of undiscovered mineral resources with application of certain methods
• Drill core logging exercises
• Visit to an industrial-scale mine
• Mineral policies and the international mining sector, promotion and marketing of minerals and mineral potential

AT THE END OF THE TRAINING the participants will understand more on how the different mineral deposit types form and why they are where they are, how they are explored, evaluated and sustainably exploited.

They will also learn about modern exploration methods and interpretation. Also their understanding on how the global mining sector works will increase and they know how to promote sustainable use of mineral resources of a country.

The training will be in English.

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