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Accelerated Discovery Initiative ¦ Woomera Prohibited Area - Sept/Oct closures to Green Zone and Stuart Highway ¦ GSSA Discovery Day 2019 - register now

A practical two day workshop for mineral explorers

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Monday 2 December and Tuesday 3 December 2019 , 8.30 am to 4.30 pm
South Australia Drill Core Reference Library, 5 Tonsley Boulevard, Clovelly Park, SA 5042 

Complements Geological Survey of South Australia Discovery Day 2019 on Thursday 28 November.

South Australia hosts some of the world’s most significant iron oxide-copper-gold (IOCG) deposits. Since the discovery of Olympic Dam, IOCG deposits have been recognised elsewhere in the Gawler Craton and in a number of terranes world-wide.

The workshop, facilitated by the Geological Survey of South Australia (GSSA), will discuss current understanding of iron oxide copper-gold mineral systems, bringing together local and international examples:

  • Alteration facies and their application to mapping the mineral system
  • Lithospheric to deposit scale footprints
  • Key deposit characteristics

Includes a drill core display covering the range of South Australia’s IOCG deposits including a major showcase of drill core from Olympic Dam.

Confirmed speakersTopic
Keynote speaker
Dr Louise Corriveau, Geological Survey of Canada
An expert in mineral assemblages related to alteration, Louise brings a wealth of knowledge on progressive alteration related to IOCG systems from her extensive work in the Great Bear Province, Canada
Kathy Ehrig, BHP Geology of the Olympic Dam deposit
Mitchell Neumann, Oz Minerals Characteristics of the Carrapateena ore system
Glen Little, Minotaur Exploration and Richard Lilly, University of Adelaide Geology and mineralisation of the Cloncurry district
Liam Courtney-Davies and Max Verdugo-Ihl, University of Adelaide Nanoscale processes around IOCG deposits
Stephan Thiel, GSSA Lithospheric-scale view of an IOCG mineral system
Adrian Fabris, GSSA Geochemical and alteration characteristics of IOCG deposits in the Olympic Cu-Au Province
Alan Mauger, GSSA Insights from hyperspectral drill core scanning of the Olympic Dam ore system

More details and program to be announced soon.

For more information about registration contact:

Adrian Fabris
Senior Geologist, Geological Survey of South Australia