Field Trip

One day field trip – Geology and Mineralisation of the East Riverina

25th September

Led by Phil Gilmore and Phil Blevin (Geological Survey of NSW), with New South Resources, Sandfire Resources and Thomson Resources exploration geologists.

The one-day field trip will highlight recent regional mapping and mineral systems studies by the Geological Survey of NSW, and current exploration programs in the East Riverina project area. The field trip will visit key outcrops through the region, highlighting the updated mapping and understanding of the region's geology.

Mineral systems and exploration programs to be examined will include porphyry Cu-Au and epithermal systems in the Junee-Narromine Belt of the Macquarie Igneous Province (New South Resources and Sandfire Resources) and magmatic-hydrothermal Sn (W) in the Wagga Tin Belt.

The itinerary will include the Ardlethan tin mine, key outcrops near Ardlethan, Temora (Mother Shipton) and at Dobroyde Hill, and company presentations and core viewing at the historic Junee Reefs Community Hall.


Meet at 7.30am for a 7.45 am departure from Wagga Wagga. Morning in the Ardlethan area. Lunch in Temora. Afternoon in the Junee Reefs and Dobroyde Hill area. 5.00pm arrive in Wagga Wagga.

Field trip route (heading clockwise from Wagga Wagga).