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Thursday 1 December 2022
Adelaide Convention Centre

Discovery Day is the best way to engage with the Geological Survey of South Australia (GSSA) and our collaborative partners as we deliver new data and insights into the regional geology of South Australia.

The day will summarise some of the big projects the GSSA have been working on over the last year, along with some new research being undertaken with collaborating organisations including MinEx CRC, University of Adelaide, CSIRO and Geoscience Australia.

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Program for 2022

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Jack Buckskin Kuma Kaaru Welcome to Country
Session 1: New geology
Adjunct Professor Christine Charles D4G The importance of understanding community and building trust, from exploration through the resource development cycle to closure
Rohan Cobcroft GSSA Director update
Dr Claire Wade GSSA First look at new data from the Delamerian National Drilling Initiative project: timing and petrogenesis of magmatic rocks
Tom Wise GSSA Evidence and analogues: a framework for exploring the Delamerian Orogen
Session 2: Curnamona focus
Dr Megan Williams GSSA The power of stratigraphy: new foundations for future geological mapping in SA
Dr Holly Taylor Geoscience Australia Curnamona Geochemistry: using old data to facilitate new discoveries
Alex Van Leeuwen University of South Australia Heat production powered metamorphism in the Curnamona Province
Professor Tom Raimondo University of South Australia Virtual reality geoscience: Towards the exploration metaverse
Session 3: New results
Dr Alicia Caruso GSSA Seeing in the dark: mafic rock mineralogy revealed by thermal infrared HyLogger analysis
Dillon Brown GSSA Extension, mafic magmatism, and nickel mineral systems: new multi-method geochronology from the central-western Gawler Craton
Ian Anderson OZ Minerals Gaining a pre-competitive advantage in SA
Session 4: Minerals research
Dr Susanne Schmid CSIRO From macro- to micro-scale: updates on the sedimentary copper mineral systems in the Stuart Shelf
Zara Woolston University of Adelaide In-situ S isotopes and Rb–Sr dating of the Cu mineralisation and regolith at Kapunda, SA
Dr Jessica Walsh University of Adelaide Critical minerals: Uncovering the rare earth element (REE) potential of zircon
Dr Bronwyn Camac GSSA SA’s opportunities in the critical minerals space
Alex Blood Department for Energy and Mining Event wrap up

Partner events

From 28 November to 2 December 2022 South Australia will host a series of mining and geoscience related events. Register now to create your very own geoscience and mining week.


CSIRO present the Deep Earth Imaging Future Science Platform’s biennial subsurface symposium, Sub22. The event is centred on how best to overcome the shared obstacles encountered on the journey from imaging structures to predicting processes.

Monday 28 November to Wednesday 30 November 2022
National Wine Centre of Australia, Adelaide

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South Australian Exploration and Mining Conference (SAEMC)

The annual showcase event, bringing together the South Australian exploration and mining industry.

Friday 2 December 2022
Adelaide Convention Centre

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Discovery Day 2021

View all of the presentations from the 2021 event