Minerals Alert November 2010

A monthly online newsletter with product news, data releases and projects relating to the minerals and energy exploration industry.

1. Release of the First Circular for the 34th International Geological Congress, Australia 2012

The 34th International Geological Congress (IGC) will be held on behalf of Oceania in Brisbane from 5-10 August 2012. The Congress represents a unique opportunity to promote geoscience in the region and for you and your colleagues to attend this prestigious international event in Australia. The First Circular for Australia 2012 is available on the 34th IGC Congress website. Please note that no hard copy mail out will be made of the First Circular.

For further information, email paul.kay@ga.gov.au; or phone +61 2 6249 5829.

2. Geodynamic Synthesis of the Gawler Craton and Curnamona Province

A newly released Geoscience Australia publication, the Geodynamic Synthesis of the Gawler Craton and Curnamona Province [PDF 2.7MB] presents the results of a geodynamic synthesis of South Australia, focussing predominantly on the Archean to Mesoproterozoic of the Gawler Craton and Curnamona Province. Available evidence from geological observations, seismic interpretation, stratigraphy, geochronology and geochemistry is summarised and placed into an interpreted geodynamic context. 

For further information email, natalie.kositcin@ga.gov.au; or phone +61 2 6249 9849.

3. Workshop on new seismic and MT datasets in South Australia and the Northern Territory

There will be a one-day workshop on Thursday 25 November 2010 in Adelaide to present the results of new seismic reflection and magnetotelluric data collected for the L190 Gawler-Officer-Musgrave-Amadeus Deep Crustal Seismic Survey, South Australia and Northern Territory, 2008. This workshop will be held in conjunction with the Department of Primary Industries and Resources South Australia (PIRSA), AuScope and the Northern Territory Geological Survey (NTGS).

To obtain details on the workshop and to register please email narelle.neumann@ga.gov.au; or phone +61 2 6249 9429.

4. Geological and energy implications of the Paterson Province airborne electromagnetic (AEM) survey, Western Australia

The geological interpretations of the Paterson Province, including the uranium and copper-gold-manganese-base metal mineral potential of the area, is summarised in Geological and energy implications of the Paterson Province airborne electromagnetic (AEM) survey, Western Australia [PDF 20 MB]. The information stems from the Geoscience Australia layered earth inversions of the Paterson AEM survey data. Ore deposits located within the survey area include Kintyre (uranium), Woodie Woodie (manganese), Nifty (copper) and Telfer (gold). The Geoscience Australia record aids further exploration under cover in the region by highlighting results from the AEM survey and its application to minerals exploration.

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

5. Update on geophysical data releases

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

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

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