Minerals Alert May 2010

  1. Science at the Surveys: Geoscience Australia presentation
  2. Airborne electromagnetic data and models for the Paterson region, Western Australia
  3. Capricorn and Youanmi seismic surveys, Western Australia
  4. Geoscience Australia presenting at Assocation of Mining and Exploration Companies convention
  5. Update on geophysical data releases
  6. About Minerals Alert

1. Science at the Surveys: Geoscience Australia presentation

On 22 March 2010, Geoscience Australia and the state geological surveys held the Science at the Surveys seminar in Melbourne immediately prior to the Australian Mineral Industry Research Association (AMIRA) Exploration Managers meeting. A presentation to the seminar by the Chief of Geoscience Australia's Onshore Energy and Minerals Division, Dr James Johnson, titled Exploration implications of Geoscience Australia's $59 million geoscience initiative, is now available.

For further information email mike.huleatt@ga.gov.au; or phone +61 2 6249 9087.

2. Airborne electromagnetic data and models for the Paterson region, Western Australia

New airborne electromagnetic (AEM) data and inversion products have been released for the Paterson region of Western Australia. The 47 600km2 regional-scale survey was acquired in 2007-08 and these final two data releases make all contractor supplied data publicly available (including previously confidential detailed infill data) as well as new conductivity sections, grids and images derived by Geoscience Australia from layered Earth inversion of the AEM data. Ore deposits located within the survey area include Kintyre (U), Woodie Woodie (Mn), Nifty (Cu) and Telfer (Au, Cu) and the data will aid further exploration under cover in the region.

The Paterson TEMPEST AEM Survey, Western Australia, 2010 Complete Final Data includes all contractor-supplied data, including infill.

The Paterson TEMPEST AEM survey, Western Australia, 2010 Inversion Data and Conductivity Models includes the inversion sections, grids and images.

For further information, email nick.williams@ga.gov.au; or phone +61 2 6249 5807.

3. Capricorn and Youanmi seismic surveys, Western Australia

Geoscience Australia has commenced seismic data acquisition on the Capricorn survey in the Pilbara/Gascoyne region of Western Australia. This is a collaborative project between Geoscience Australia, the Geological Survey of Western Australia (GSWA) and the AuScope program. The survey which consists of three lines totalling approximately 579km commenced on 12 April 2010.

The Youanmi survey is a collaborative project between Geoscience Australia and GSWA and is being undertaken in the Gascoyne/Murchison region of Western Australia. Data acquisition is expected to commence on 22 May 2010 and be completed by early July 2010. The survey consists of three lines with a total length of approximately 677km.

These surveys are a component of Geoscience Australia's Onshore Energy Security Program.

For information on these seismic surveys, email jenny.maher@ga.gov.au; or phone +61 2 6249 9896.

4. Geoscience Australia presenting at Association of Mining and Exploration Companies convention

Four officers from Geoscience Australia will be presenting at the annual Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (AMEC) Convention to be held in Perth from 1-3 June 2010. Titles of the presentations are Predictive Geological Mapping by Integrating Geology and Geology Using Inversion; Seismic in Hard Rock Mining: The Australian Experience; Where is the next Kalgoorlie; and Uranium Deposits Types: A Mineral Systems Perspective.

For further information refer to the AMEC Convention website.

5. Update on date on geophysical data releases

The current status of Geoscience Australia's geophysical survey data acquisition is now available in a comprehensive table.

Quotation requests are in preparation for release in May for Albany-Fraser North, Sandstone and South Gascoyne gravity surveys.

For further information, email murray.richardson@ga.gov.au; or phone +61 2 6249 9229.

6. About Minerals Alert

For more information contact Mike Huleatt on +61 2 6249 9087 or email mike.huleatt@ga.gov.au.

To view past editions of Geoscience Australia's Minerals Alert, visit the Minerals Alert Newsletter Archive.

Topic contact: media@ga.gov.au Last updated: October 4, 2013