Skip to content

COVID-19 Updates for resources sector: fee relief | To report a serious incident to DEM, as required by Section 85(2) of the Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Act 2000, licensees should contact the serious incident reporting hotline on: (08) 8463 6666. For more information please visit the Compliance and Monitoring webpage | DEM-ERD has just released the first “Basin in a Box” data-package covering the Simpson and Pedirka Basins. The dataset is available via the “Data and Publications” page. Each package is a consolidated set of seismic and well data to facilitate new ventures and exploration assessments of frontier basins in South Australia. Data releases for other frontier basins will follow. | Changes to data submission requirements during COVID-19 restrictions. For further information see here.

DD2019 banner

Geological Survey of South Australia Discovery Day, held on 28 November 2019, was a day of geoscience presentations and networking opportunities.

Presentations and videos

New geoscience
Rohan Cobcroft, GSSA GSSA direction and highlights (PDF 5.2 MB) 11 minutes
Stephan Thiel, GSSA Mineral systems mapping in the Olympic Domain (PDF 6.8 MB) 14 minutes
Adrian Fabris, GSSA IOCG knowledge cube - IOCG systems of South Australia (PDF 5.4 MB) 16 minutes
Caroline Tiddy, University of South Australia Subduction, rollback and decoupling: an alternative tectonic model for mineral systems in southern Proterozoic Australia (PDF 2.8 MB) 16 minutes
Louise Corriveau, Geological Survey of Canada Alteration facies in IOCG terranes: a global view on mineral systems with IOCG and affiliated deposit types (PDF 6.8 MB) 35 minutes
Justin Payne, University of South Australia Deposits in the central Gawler Craton: the spectrum of processes from mantle to crust (PDF 4.3 MB) 15 minutes
Stacey Curtis, GSSA Plate margin tectonics and metallogeny of the Delamerian Orogen: Discovering what lies beneath the Murray Basin (PDF 4.3 MB) 15 minutes
Sandra McLaren, University of Melbourne Tectonic and climatic controls on the evolution of the Murray Basin (PDF 9.6 MB) 21 minutes
Baohong Hou, GSSA Mineral potential of western Murray Basin (PDF 9.4 MB) 13 minutes
Ancient and modern environments
Jason Irvine, Department for Environment and Water Flinders Ranges: Pursuing the World Heritage potential (PDF 4.4 MB) 11 minutes
Maree Corkeron, James Cook University Arkaroola Reef: ecosystems of the world's best exposed Neoproterozoic interglacial carbonate reef (PDF 6.1 MB) 18 minutes
Jim Gehling, South Australian Museum The Adelaide Rift Complex: a classic record of the rise of a habitable planet (PDF 5.2 MB) 15 minutes
Stephen Hore, GSSA Arkaroola – Mt Painter Region: “Hot and cold” (PDF 7.9 MB) 14 minutes
Digital earth
Ursula Michael, GSSA Enabling big data analytics in geoscience through open data standards (PDF 5.2 MB) 13 minutes
Holly Bridgwater, Unearthed Digital discovery: trends in data science and their application by the minerals industry (PDF 1 MB) 13 minutes
Javen Shi, DeepsightX Where geo- and data-science and meet: a machine learning approach to the challenge of mineral exploration (PDF 3.5 MB) 18 minutes
Alex Blood, Department for Energy and Mining The Accelerated Discovery Initiative: rationale and opportunities (PDF 1.7 MB) 13 minutes

Back to top


Mark Pawley, Rian Dutch and Tom Wise Relationship between deformation, melt migration and magmatism: An example from the Coompana Province of South Australia. (PDF 6.7 MB)
Laz Katona Gawler Craton Airborne Survey Laser digital elevation model. (PDF 3.4 MB)
Laz Katona Gawler Craton Airborne Survey Ternary Radiometric Image. (PDF 7 MB)
Laz Katona Gawler Craton Airborne Survey Total Magnetic Intensity. (PDF 4.3 MB)
Nathan Reid, David J Gray, Tania Wilson, Anthony Reid, Patrice de Caritat, Anna Petts and Rob Thorne The hydrogeochemistry of South Australia: A new compilation for understanding lithology and defining mineral prospectivity. (PDF 1.9 MB)
Zhou Dai, Jason MacKellar, Jacob Nelson, Christian Romeo, Peter Pudney, Selasi Kwashie, Masud Karim, Peter Buxton and Anna Petts Can mathematics be used to assess the quality of geochemical datasets? (PDF 3.9 MB)
Martin Köhler, Anna Petts, John Keeling, Baohong Hou, Delia Rösel, Anthony Reid and George Gouthas Zircon provenance and the late Neogene evolution of heavy mineral deposits of the western Murray Basin. (PDF 7.2 MB)
Alan Mauger and Kathy Ehrig Olympic Dam: 60,000 metres under the Dam. (PDF 9 MB)
Claire Wade, Justin Payne, Anthony Reid and Karin Barovich Oxidised A-type granites and Au-Cu deposit potential. (PDF 1.5 MB)
Clive Foss Sweet-spot magnetic source depth mapping using the new GCAS data. (PDF 13 MB)
Clive Foss GCAS magnetization mapping from full anomaly magnetic field inversions. (PDF 15.3 MB)
Tom Wise, Mark Pawley and Rian Dutch Proterozoic magmatic and deformation styles reflect a strengthening lithosphere. (PDF 2.1 MB)

Back to top

Related events

South Australian Exploration & Mining Conference 2019

South Australian Exploration & Mining Conference (SAEMC)
Friday 29 November, Adelaide Convention Centre

Active mineral explorers and miners provided technical updates of their flagship South Australian mines and exploration projects

South Australia 2019 in review (PDF 8.1 MB)

IOCG 2019 workshop

Iron oxide – copper-gold mineral systems workshop
Monday 2 December and Tuesday 3 December, South Australia Drill Core Reference Library

This free workshop discussed current understanding of local and international iron oxide – copper-gold mineral systems and included keynote speaker Dr Louise Corriveau from the Geological Survey of Canada