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GSSA Discovery Day 2017 information

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The South Australian Government's Geological Survey of South Australia (GSSA) Discovery Day showcases the latest innovative work of the GSSA staff and key collaborators.

The GSSA Discovery Day 2017 presented the latest projects and outcome - delivering new data, new insights and new opportunities for mineral exploration and discovery in South Australia.

Now available for download:

Exhibition highlights

This year's exhibition featured:

Presentations

SpeakerOrganisationPresentation title
Session 1: Mineral Systems: new ideas, samples and technology – Chair: Alex Blood, DPC
Alex Blood DPC Welcome
Kira Bain Tauondi Aboriginal College Acknowledgement of Country
Steve Hill GSSA Geological Survey of South Australia's Top 10 (PDF 6.9 MB)
Sandi Occhipinti Centre for Exploration Targeting, UWA Keynote: To flirt or marry – the dilemma of mineral systems(s) modelling (PDF 9.5 MB)
Rian Dutch GSSA Coompana drilling project: overview and preliminary results (PDF 6.7 MB)
Richard Hillis DET CRC Deep Exploration Technologies CRC outcomes (PDF 4.9 MB)     
Question time
Morning tea — Exhibition hall (30 minutes)
Session 2: Characterising the Cover – Chair: Pru Freeman, DPC
Colin Card Saskatchewan Geological Survey Keynote: The Patterson Lake uranium corridor of the southwest Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan: implications for the unconformity-related uranium model
Colin Card presented via video link. Video will be posted on the MER YouTube channel in the near future.
Neville Alley GSSA-sponsored A helluva story: new formations and Early Cretaceous climatic and sea level changes revealed within the Mesozoic onlap succession, northern Flinders Ranges  (PDF 10.6 MB)
Steve Hill GSSA Uranium Heat and Ice: New insights on the geology and uranium mineral systems in the Mount Painter Inlier that will change the way you think about South Australian geology (PDF 11.4 MB)
Ryan Noble CSIRO Coompana regional surface geochemistry: overview and a paradigm shift for sampling and analysis (PDF 3.1 MB)
Panel discussion Chair: Rohan Cobcroft
Panel: Pru Freeman, John Anderson and Sandi Occhipinti
Responses to AMIRA Stage 2 Roadmap: Unlocking Australia's Hidden Potential
Lunch — Exhibition hall (1.5 hrs) Includes lunchtime Exhibition presentations
Session 3: Lithospheric Architecture: new views of cratonic SA – Chair: Laszlo Katona, GSSA 
Kate Robertson      GSSA     Evolving 3D resistivity models of the South Australian lithosphere derived from AusLAMP MT (PDF 6.4 MB)
Stacey McAvaney                GSSA Lithospheric boundaries of the Gawler Craton (PDF 4.1 MB)
Tom Wise               GSSA A hidden Palaeoproterozoic ocean – continent transition in the northern Gawler Craton (PDF 4.0 MB)
Graham Heinson University of Adelaide Testing the UNCOVER paradigm: crustal fluid pathways in the Curnamona Province (PDF 3.5 MB)
Question time        
Afternoon tea — Exhibition hall (30 minutes)
Session 4: Distal Mineral Footprints – Chair: John Keeling, GSSA  
Marc Twining GSSA South Australian mineral commodities: a geological survey perspective (PDF 4.5 MB)
Kathy Ehrig   BHP Keynote: How close to Olympic Dam do you need to be to know you are close to Olympic Dam?  (PDF 4.4 MB)    
Adrian Fabris GSSA Mapping alteration systems in the eastern Gawler Craton (PDF 3.1 MB)
Jeff Steadman       CODES, University of Tasmania LA-ICP-MS mineral trace element mapping in the Proterozoic of South Australia: the story is written in the sulfides (and the oxides) (PDF 11 MB)     
Laura Morrissey      University of South Australia S isotopes across the Gawler Craton: new data on ore sources (PDF 3.8 MB)     
Question time
Rohan Cobcroft GSSA Wrap up and thanks

Lunchtime Exhibition Program

TimeSpeakerThemeTitle
12.50 pm
1.05 pm
1.20 pm
1.40 pm
Soren Soe Deep Exploration Technologies CRC Coiled Tubing Drill Rig
12.50 pm
1.10 pm
1.30 pm
Stephan Thiel Lithospheric Architecture South Australia's Lithosphere
12.55 pm
1.15 pm
1.35 pm
Carmen Krapf Characterising the Cover  Regolith Rock Display 
1.00 pm
1.20 pm
1.40 pm
Philip Heath  Characterising the Cover  Microgravity to Detect Voids
12.50 pm
1.05 pm
1.20 pm
1.40 pm
Mark Pawley / Liz Jagodzinski  4D Geodynamics and Metallogenesis Coompana Province Geoscience 
12.55 pm
1.15 pm
1.35 pm
Mario Werner  Mineral Systems Drilling Program  MSDP Mapping
1.00 pm
1.20 pm
1.45 pm
Carmen Krapf  Mineral Systems Drilling Program Discovery Trail
12.55 pm
1.15 pm
1.35 pm
Mark Manly Mineral Systems Footprints  Minalyze 
1.00 pm
1.20 pm
1.40 pm
Georgina Gordon Mineral Systems Footprints Gold Sniffer
12.55 pm
1.15 pm
1.35 pm
Laz Katona Gawler Craton Airborne Survey Gawler Craton Airborne Survey

Download the GSSA Discovery Day 2017 program (PDF 2.6 MB)