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WB Clarke Geoscience Centre

947-953 Londonderry Road

Londonderry, NSW 2753

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The workshop will include presentations and viewing of core from the Southern Thomson Project stratigraphic drilling program conducted in 2017. Seven drill holes in NSW successfully sampled basement rocks of the Thomson Orogen, beneath the Eromanga Basin, in the Bourke–Hungerford area of remote northwest NSW (another five holes were completed in Queensland). The drilling program was part of the collaborative Southern Thomson Project between the Geological Survey of New South Wales, the Geological Survey of Queensland and Geoscience Australia.

Presentations by the Geological Survey of NSW, Geoscience Australia and CSIRO will include:

  • an overview of the region and basement material acquired from the drillholes

  • geophysical techniques used to help site the drillholes (‘pre-drill geophysics’), provide estimates of cover thickness (‘depth to basement mapping’) and perform downhole wireline logging

  • Hylogger™ data – how hyperspectral data can help to better understand the rocks

  • geodynamic history (including structural and metamorphic history)

  • a discussion on mineral systems in the region

Participants can view the newly acquired basement drillcore from all seven drillholes, with drill completion reports (including logs, Hylogger data, geochemistry etc) provided and subject matter experts on hand.

Workshop participants will also receive various materials consisting of the most recent information and data from the Southern Thomson Project.

All enquiries to chris.folkes@planning.nsw.gov.au

Other information: as the workshop will be held in a functioning core library, please wear sturdy, closed-toe footwear at all times. Bring a hand lens for core viewing. Morning tea and lunch will be provided.

Parking is available on site.

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