Advanced Prospectors Course offered at Okanagan College

June 4, 2014

The Advanced Prospectors course will provide you with practical information you can use to be able to identify most common rocks and minerals in the field. Being able to identify rocks and minerals is an invaluable asset when prospecting for base and precious metals in the field. The Field Worker portion of this program will provide you with information and skills for successfully navigating in remote job-sites. By the end of the course you will be able to make a rough geological map with sample locations from compass bearings, confirm your location through triangulation and learn to navigate with a GPS. This course is designed especially for BC workers in mining and primary resource-based industries. This course offers both classroom and hands-on experience.

This course has been designed to teach students the practical methodologies that are used in mineral exploration.  Topics include:

  • Rock and Mineral Identification
  • Map Making, GPS and Compass Use
  • Mining Exploration Fieldworker Skills
  • Basic Chainsaw and Wildlife Awareness

Our next intake of this program is scheduled to run June 23 – 27, 2014, Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.

The total cost of the program is $625.80*.  All textbooks and supplies are included.

*All fees are subject to change.

Contact us

Patty Bruce, Program Coordinator

Okanagan College

2552 10th Ave NE (TCH)

Salmon Arm, BC  V1E 2S4

Phone: (250) 804-8888 ext 8249

Toll Free:  1-866-352-0103