Meeting/Event Information

Technical Talks: The Minnesota Section of AIPG holds technical talks September through May, generally the first Tuesday of the month. The talks are designed to fulfill 1 Professional Development Hour (PDH). Professional Geologists, as licensed in the State of Minnesota, are required to complete 24 PDHs every biennium licensing period, including 2 PDHs of ethics.  The technical talks feature important subjects of interest to professional geologists.

The cost includes a buffet lunch and is $21 for non-members, $16 for members, and $0 for students when registering in advance.  We have limited same-day registration for $25. 

*During the pandemic, we are webcasting our Technical Talks.  The cost is $10 for non-members and $5 for members. You must register by 11 AM the day of the talk to be sent the login link/information. Students may attend free of charge. Fees go toward supporting the online meeting platform and the Education Fund. Your contribution to the Education Fund helps support many activities, please see our Giving Back page.

As always, non-members and non-geologists are welcome to attend!


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Oct 2020 Meeting - Hyperspectral Core Imaging of Bedrock Drill Core from Minnesota!

October 01, 2020
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

MS Teams - details included in registration receipt & emailed before the meeting

Registration for the AIPG MN Section's October 1, 2020 meeting is now open online!

Please note this talk is on a Thursday!

Meetings are webcast-only for the next few months.

The cost is $10 for non-members and $5 for members when registering before Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 11:00 AM. Students may attend free of charge. 

You must register by 11 AM the day of the talk to be sent the login link/information. The meeting link information is also included in your receipt.

As always, non-members and non-geologists are welcome to attend!   

Fees go toward supporting the online meeting platform and the Education Fund. Your contribution to the Education Fund helps support many activities, please see our Giving Back page.

 

Hyperspectral Core Imaging of Bedrock Drill Core from Minnesota!

by Don Elsenheimer, Ph.D., Minnesota Departement of Natural Resources

 

Presentation Abstract

In 2019, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) partnered with Corescan, an Australian company, to collect 16,000 feet of hyperspectral core imaging (HCI) data from bedrock core archived at its Drill Core Library in Hibbing. Project core was selected from areas of Northern and Central Minnesota with distinct mineral resources, including the Biwabik Iron Formation and a gold-bearing Archean greenstone terrane near International Falls. HCI is a non-destructive technique that preserves high-value limited core material and identifies mineral abundances and maps mineral textures at 500-micron resolution. Project results support DNR land management decisions on state mineral rights and promote mineral exploration and development. HCI of complete transects from the Mesabi Range may highlight the potential benefits of this technique for Minnesota’s taconite industry in areas such as ore grade control, mineral processing, and pellet production. This project provides (for the first time) free on-line public access to HCI data archived within the Coreshed® Virtual Core Library, and extends the reach of the Hibbing core library to a global audience.

 

Biography

Don Elsenheimer, Ph.D., is a senior geologist in the Lands and Minerals Division at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Based in St. Paul, Don is the lead scientist in DNR’s non-ferrous metallic minerals research program, which focuses on potential mineral resources within state-managed mineral rights. He received a B.A. in Geophysical Sciences from the University of Chicago and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Don was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Geological Survey of Japan, and an Assistant Professor of Geology at Stockton University of New Jersey. Prior to joining the DNR in 2006, Don worked in the Twin Cities environmental consulting industry.

 

Don Elsenheimer, Ph.D.
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Division of Lands and Minerals
500 Lafayette Rd N.
St. Paul, MN 55155
[email protected]
mndnr.gov

Tickets

$5.00 AIPG MN Section Member Ticket

$10.00 Non-Member Ticket

$0.00 Student Ticket