Structural Geology Applied to Rock Mechanics

November 28, 9am - 6pm | Holiday Inn Express, Hermosillo, Sonora
Course Description: 
That 8-hour course was developed to provide the necessary knowledge to understand and describe the faults and breccia in drilling and surface mapping and underground mine programs. The course includes presentations, practical exercises, examples, and detailed instructions on how to describe the structures.
This course will be focused around:
  • Introduction to structural geology and its application to geotechnical exploration and engineering
  • Failure analysis and fault systems
  • Descriptive scheme to characterize faults and joints
  • Structural mapping techniques
  • Structural analysis of diamond drills
  • Structural analysis of Breccias
  • 3D structural models


Meet the SRK Instructor:

Anna Fonseca, Structural Geologist, Principal ConsultantAnna Fonseca
Geological Consultant

Anna Fonseca is a Principal Geological Consultant with SRK, based in the Toronto office. Anna has over 20 years of geological work experience in the mineral industry, government geological surveys, and universities. In the last decade she focused on alteration mapping and modelling. Anna’s experience includes regional to property scale mapping, structural and alteration interpretations of remote sensing data, regional GIS compilation and targeting, geochemical survey design, and formulation of geochemical QA-QC and borehole logging protocols. She worked in various hydrothermal deposit styles, including porphyry-epithermal, IOCG, skarn, CRD, orogenic gold, Carlin, and VMS. She taught field-based and classroom style mapping, alteration, and exploration methods courses in university and to industry.

1st international Applied Rock Mechanics Symposium


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