23-25 July 2019 - Uncover Curnamona
Location: Broken Hill
Registration: Please click here
The Curnamona Province is a mostly-undercover sequence of Proterozoic rocks that extends from South Australia into New South Wales. As well as hosting the Broken Hill ore-body, the province is prospective for a wide-variety of mineral systems.
At Uncover Curnamona, participants will share information and ideas from current mineral exploration, and from cutting-edge research by Geological Surveys and collaborative partners under the UNCOVER Initiative themes.
Core Viewing and Industry Session at E C Andrews Drillcore Facility
Tuesday 23 July, 1.00pm-5.00pm
Attendees will have the opportunity to inspect core representative of a range of mineral systems from Broken Hill. GSNSW and GSSA online systems (e.g. MinView, SARIG) and staff will be available for interactive demonstrations and enquiries.
Icebreaker (Venue TBA)
Tuesday 23 July, 6.00pm-7.00pm
2019 Uncover Curnamona Symposium
Wednesday, 24 July, 8.00am- 6.00pm
Presentations will include the following themes:
Current exploration projects
Including Broken Hill-type Ag–Pb–Zn, IOCG, stratabound Cu–Au, Ni–PGE, Sn and Co
Plans for the National Drilling Initiative Program in the greater Curnamona area
Characterising the cover
Depth, style and dispersion of cover, the use of airborne EM, and exhumation history
AusLAMP coverage, conductivity anomalies and the use of MT in uranium systems
4D geodynamic evolution and metallogenesis
Including Proterozoic, Cambro-Ordovician and Neotectonic geodynamics and implications for mineralisation
Distal mineral footprints
Hylogger™ applications, geochemical footprints in cover sequences
Dr Chris Yeats (Geological Survey of New South Wales) - The NSW perspective
Dr Rian Dutch (Geological Survey of South Australia) - The South Australian perspective
Keynote: Dr Steve Hill (Geoscience Australia) - The next Curnamona discovery is under cover … and there are plenty of clues and traces ready for you to follow
Stephen Hore (Geological Survey of South Australia) - Mount Painter region; Investigating the Early Cretaceous glaciation also reveals a Devonian Hydrothermal Event
Dr Nathan Reid (CSIRO) - National hydrogeochemistry – how we can help exploration in the Curnamona
Dr Alison Kirkby (Geoscience Australia) - New AusLAMP data in NSW
Ben Kay (University of Adelaide) - Lithospheric architecture in the Curnamona from magnetotellurics
Dr Michelle Salmon (The Australian National University) - Mapping the crust and mantle using seismology and tomography
Dr David Huston (Geoscience Australia) - National radiogenic isotope signatures
Phil Gilmore (Geological Survey of New South Wales) - Mapping with multiple data sets
Dr John Greenfield (Geological Survey of New South Wales) - Mineral potential mapping
Prof. John Foden (University of Adelaide) - The Delamerian Orogeny
Dinner (Venue TBA)
Wednesday, 24 July, 7.00pm
Thursday, 25 July, 7.30am- 6.00pm
A one-day field trip to the Mundi Mundi area, to examine basement windows and cover sequence geology in one of the MinEx CRC focus areas.
Uncover Curnamona 2019 is an initiative of the NSW Department of Planning & Environment, Government of South Australia Department of the Premier and Cabinet & Geological Society of Australia Inc.
Registration for all events is free.
Lunch, afternoon / morning tea will be provided for the Symposium and Field Trip.
Afternoon tea will be provided at the Core Viewing and Industry Session
Icebreaker and Dinner costs are at your own expense.
Transport arrangements to / from the EC Andrews Drillcore Facility and for the Field Trip will be communicated to registrants.
You will need to arrange your accommodation and other meals are at your own expense. There are a few options for travelling to Broken Hill and you will need to pick the appropriate ticket for your circumstances. Travel options include air (REX), self-drive to/from Broken Hill, or bus service to/from Sydney or bus service to/from Adelaide.
Registrations: Please click here