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Showcasing geoscientific data and knowledge of the central Gawler Craton region

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Friday 20 September 2019
8.30 am to 4.00 pm
South Australia Drill Core Reference Library, Tonsley

  • Free event – registration essential as places are limited
  • Open forum to discuss new geoscientific data, knowledge and future projects
  • Display of regolith and surficial geological samples from the Geological Survey of South Australia (GSSA) collection, providing a hands on opportunity to view the main rock types and mineral systems of the region

Key themes

  • Surface geology and geochemistry
  • Geophysical data acquisition and value add
  • Basement geology
  • Mineral systems
  • Exploration practicalities

Register here





8.30 am Welcome Rohan Cobcroft, GSSA
Surface geology and geochemistry
8.35 am A review of cover geology in the central Gawler Craton region Carmen Krapf, GSSA
8.50 am Integrating landscapes with geochemistry in the central Gawler Craton region Ignacio (Nacho) González-Álvarez, CSIRO
9.05 am Surface geochemistry in the central Gawler Craton region: methods and applications Anna Petts, GSSA
9.20 to 9.25 amQuestions and comments 
Geophysical data and geological mapping
9.25 am Gawler Craton airborne survey: wrapping up data acquisition, delivery of new products Laz Katona, GSSA
9.35 amGawler Craton airborne survey: Area 9A value addClive Foss, CSIRO
9.50 am New structural interpretation of the central Gawler Craton region: insights from the GCAS 9A dataset Mark Pawley, GSSA
10.05 am New insights into the igneous evolution and timing of mineralisation from geochronology in the Tarcoola Goldfields Mitchell Bockman, University of Adelaide, MinEx CRC
10.20 to 10.25 amQuestions and comments 
10.25 to 11.10 am Break and Regolith rock display viewing
Mineral systems
11.10 am Western Gawler Project - unlocking the economic potential of the Fowler Domain Ian Gregory, Western Areas
11.25 am To be or not to be: does the central Gawler Gold Province even exist? Justin Gum, GSSA/Metalzoic
11.40 am Are the Olympic IOCG and Central Gawler Gold provinces subsumed by a Hiltaba-GRV IOCG province? That is the question Ken Cross, Consultant geologist
11.55 am to 12.05 pmQuestions and comments 
Data and best practice exploration
12.05 pm Geoscientific data in South Australia: opportunities and challenges Peter Buxton, GSSA
Liliana Stoian, GSSA
Rian Dutch, GSSA 
12.20 am The ERA process and tenement activity in the central Gawler Craton region Rob Shaw, DEM
12.30 to 12.35 pmQuestions and comments 
12.35 to 1.30 pm Lunch
1.30 to 3.00 pm Core display and regolith rock display viewing Justin Gum and Carmen Krapf, GSSA
3.00 to 3.30 pm Afternoon tea
3.30 to 4.00 pm Discussion:
  • Data exchange and integration of legacy data
  • New geoscience requirements
Carmen Krapf, GSSA
Anna Petts, GSSA
4.00 pm Wrap up and thanks Rohan Cobcroft, GSSA

For more information, contact:

Anthony Reid
Senior Principal Geoscientist, Geological Survey of South Australia