2019 Program

Thursday 26 September


8.30am Welcome: Doug Menzies, Chairman, Organising Committee
8.35am Opening Address: Making Australian exploration great again: Resources Statement, CRCs and Uncover - Dr Chris Pigram AM, Chairman, MinExCRC



The Big Picture : Richard Blewett, Moderator

9.00am : The Lachlan Orocline model - key constraints and implications for mineral explorers - Ross Cayley ,GSV
9.30am : Insights into the origin of the Lachlan Orogen and applications for explorers - Sebastian Meffre, UTAS
10.00am : Questions and Discussion
10.30am : Morning Tea

Orogenic Gold: Chair - Glen Diemar

11.00am : The Costerfield gold and antimony field - Michael Fenwick, Mandalay Resources
11.25am : Fosterville Gold Mine, The journey from disseminated sulphide to high-grade visible gold quartz lodes - Ashley Jackson, Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd
11.50am : Building on the Tomingley gold development, NSW - David Meates, Alkane Resources
12.15pm : Pyramid Hill gold project, Victoria – Exploring beneath the Murray Basin- Graham Kubale, Chalice Gold
12.40pm : Lunch

Basins and More: Chair – Glenn Coianiz

1.40pm : The rediscovery of the Girilambone Copper Deposit - Russell Fountain, Phillip Hellman and Ian Pringle.
2.05pm : Advances in geological understanding, driving exploration in the Girilambone district - Steve Hinde, Aeris (Tritton) Resources
2.30pm : Refining the Cobar-type mineral system: new insights spawned from hyperspectral core logging and direct dating of mineralisation - Joel Fitzherbert, Phil Blevin and Peter Downes, GSNSW
2.55pm : The Dominion discovery at Nymagee, NSW: An evolving exploration story - Michael Thompson and Adam McKinnon, Aurelia Metals Ltd
3.20pm : Afternoon tea

Basins and More ctd: Chair - Greg Jones

3.50pm : Wagga Tank/Southern Nights and Mallee Bull, developing stories, NSW
4.15pm : Insights into the Jamieson gold and base metal district, Victoria - Michael Cawood, Carawine Resources
4.40pm : If Woodlawn and McPhillamys were end members of the Silurian Volcanic Hosted Deposits, where does the Wisemans Creek trend fit in? - Glen Diemar and Denis Ryskal, New South Resources
5.05pm : End of Day One

Conference Dinner, Wagga Turf Club


Friday 27 September


The Big Picture : Chair - Alison Dine

9.00am : The deep controls on the mineral systems of the southern Tasmanides: AusLAMP Tas/Vic/NSW revealed - Alison Kirkby, Geoscience Australia
9.30am : Evolution's approach to discovery - Glen Masterman, Evolution Mining
10.00am : Morning Tea

Magmatic Mineral Systems : Chair - Jeneta Owens

10.25am : Carboniferous to early Permian gold mineral systems of north-east Queensland – new insights into old ideas - Vladimir Lisitsin, GSQ
10.50am : Geochronological, geochemical and isotopic constraints on the age, origin and evolution of Late Ordovician arc magmas in the Cowal District, NSW; Implications for Macquarie Arc metallogeny - Chris Leslie, UTAS
11.15am : pXRF assessment of new magmatic fertility indicators in the Macquarie Arc- Tristian Wells, UTas
11.40am : The Cowal Gold System: 11Moz and growing - Andrew Barker, Tilen Milojkovic, Ben Reid, James Biggam, and Dean Fredericksen, Evolution Mining
12.05pm : Rediscovering Discovery Ridge, NSW - Tom Ridges and Paul Flitcroft, Regis Resources
12.30pm : Lunch

Magmatic Mineral Systems cont'd: Chair - Kaylene Camuti

1.30pm : New mineralisation window in East Riverina: Results from the five year mapping project - Phil Gilmore, GSNSW
1.55pm : Unravelling the Gordian Knot at Thursday's Gossan, Victoria - Chris Cairns, Stavely Minerals
2.20pm : Sorpresa Gold (Silver) Deposit, NSW – New Horizons for Monetization - Craig Riley, Rimfire Pacific Mining NL
2.45pm : Mount Aubrey - past, present, future - Johan Lambrechts, Michael Ostrowski, Ardea Resources
3.10pm : Afternoon tea

Strategic Presentations: Chair: John Greenfield

3.35pm : Mineral potential mapping as a strategic planning tool in NSW Zone 55 East - Arianne Ford, Kenex Ltd
4.00pm : Stepping off the edge - MinEx CRC data acquisition in NSW - Chris Yeats, GSNSW
4.25pm : The Southeast Lachlan Crustal Transect – planning, acquisition and some preliminary results from a 620km deep seismic reflection profile across the Australian Alps - Ross Cayley, GSV
4.50pm : Wrap up
5.10pm : Conference concludes