Geological Survey of South Australia - Discovery Day
Geological Survey of South Australia - Discovery Day

Geological Survey of South Australia - Discovery Day

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Hall M, Adelaide Convention Centre

North Terrace

Adelaide, SA 5000


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Geological Survey of South Australia - Discovery Day

Discover:  New Data  |  New Technology  |  New Insights

The Geological Survey of South Australia (GSSA) within the Department of State Development, invites you to attend the 2016 Discovery Day. The soon to be released program promises to showcase the latest innovative work of the GSSA staff and key collaborators.

Registration prior to the event is mandatory to gain entry on the day. Catering will be included in your free registration.

Geological Survey of South Australia - Discovery Day Program*

Session 1 - UNCOVER South Australia (Chair: Ted Tyne) 

9.00-9.20     Steve Hill, GSSA, Scope and directions for the Geological Survey of South Australia 

9.20-9.50     Robbie Rowe, AMIRA International, Keynote: The minerals industry in Australia - why UNCOVER?

9.50-10.05    Anthony Reid, GSSA, Mineral systems of South Australia: are we missing something?

10.05-10.20  Stephan Thiel, GSSA, Insights into lithospheric architecture, fertilisation and fluid pathways

10.20-10.35  Miles Davies, GSSA, PACE Copper: new precompetitive data to attract investment

10.35-11.05  Morning Tea Break 

Session 2 - Mineral systems and the Gawler Range Volcanics (Chair: Stacey McAvaney) 

11.05-11.20  Adrian Fabris, GSSA, Characterising and mapping mineral systems: what did we learn from the MSDP?

11.20-11.35  Mario Werner, GSSA, New discoveries from the Gawler Ranges: greisen-style mineralisation in Hiltaba Suite granite and a regional stratigraphic marker in the upper GRV 

11.35-11.50  Liz Jagodzinski, GSSA, What is "lower" about the lower Gawler Range Volcanics?

11.50-12.05  Alan Mauger, GSSA, Navigating Olympic Dam with feldspar chemistry courtesy of TIR spectroscopy

12.05-12.20  Ben Nicolson, GSSA, Variable source: Pb isotopes reveal basement influence on mineralisation events at 1590 Ma

12.20-1.20   Lunch Break 

Session 3 - UNCOVER Western South Australia: Coompana to Musgraves (Chair: Philip Heath) 

1.20-1.35   Tim Munday, CSIRO, Uncovering the Musgraves – a different perspective on an old landscape

1.35-1.50   Karol Czarnota, Geoscience Australia, Mapping cover-thickness to UNCOVER basement

1.50-2.05   Clive Foss, CSIRO, Coompana – what we are learning from the new magnetic data

2.05-2.20   Mark Pawley, GSSA, Lifting the lid on the Coompana Province: insights from the 13GA-EG1 Eucla-Gawler Seismic Survey

2.20-2.35   Rian Dutch, GSSA, Geodynamic evolution of western South Australia

2.35-3.05   Afternoon Tea Break 

Session 4 - Methods: footprints in and through the cover (Chair: Lazslo Katona) 

3.05-3.20   PhD students, University of Adelaide, Short talks by PhD students supported by GSSA

3.20-3.35   Steve Hill, GSSA, Fit for purpose: geochemical vectors in the cover

3.35-3.50   Carmen Krapf, GSSA, Understanding the type, age and depth of South Australian cover

3.50-4.05   Rod Paterson, Intrepid Geophysics, AEM 2.5D Inversions on GSSA, Tempest and VTEM data  (Quinyambie, Cariewerloo, Gawler South and Western Craton)

4.05-4.20   Justin Payne, University of South Australia, About the mantle: composition, fertility and metal source?

4.20-4.30   Steve Hill, GSSA, Closing Remarks

*Program is subject to change without notice

Discovery Day is held the day prior to the South Australian Exploration and Mining Conference (SAEMC) at the Adelaide Convention Centre. The Department of State Development are proud to be sponsors of this popular South Australian resources event. To register for this event please head to

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Adelaide, SA 5000


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