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Geological Survey of South Australia Discovery Day 2017

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Geological Survey of South Australia Discovery Day 2016

The Geological Survey of South Australia (GSSA) within the Department of State Development collects, manages and delivers information and knowledge of South Australia's geology, particularly for its mineral resources prospectivity.

The GSSA's Discovery Day showcased the latest innovative work of the GSSA staff and key collaborators.

Presentations given at the Discovery Day, posters on display and publications that relate to the projects discussed are available for download.

The collation of presentation abstracts and posters is also available for download.


PresenterOrganisation Presentation title
Session 1: UNCOVER South Australia
Steve Hill GSSA Scope and directions for the Geological Survey of South Australia (PDF 3.7 MB)
Robbie Rowe AMIRA International Keynote:  The minerals industry in Australia  - why UNCOVER? (PDF 6.0 MB)
Anthony Reid GSSA Mineral systems of South Australia: are we missing something? (PDF 8.6 MB)
Stephan Thiel GSSA Insights into lithospheric architecture, fertilisation and fluid pathways (PDF 5.0 MB)
Miles Davies GSSA PACE Copper: new precompetitive data to attract investment (PDF 2.8 MB)
Session 2: Mineral systems and the Gawler Range Volcanics
Adrian Fabris GSSA Characterising and mapping mineral systems: what did we learn from the MSDP? (PDF 3.8 MB)
Mario Werner GSSA New discoveries from the Gawler Ranges: greisen-style mineralisation in Hiltaba Suite granite and a regional stratigraphic marker in the upper GRV (PDF 5.7 MB)
Liz Jagodzinski GSSA New CA-TIMS dates for the Gawler Range Volcanics: implications for the duration of volcanism (PDF 3.2 MB)
Alan Mauger GSSA Navigating Olympic Dam with feldspar chemistry courtesy of TIR spectroscopy (PDF 2.2 MB)
Ben Nicolson GSSA Variable source: Pb isotopes reveal basement influence on mineralisation events at 1590 Ma (PDF 3.5 MB)
Session 3: UNCOVER western South Australia: Coompana to Musgraves
Tim Munday CSIRO Uncovering the Musgraves - a different perspective on an old landscape (PDF 8.1 MB)
Karol Czarnota Geoscience Australia Mapping cover-thickness to UNCOVER basement (PDF 5.0MB)
Clive Foss CSIRO Coompana - what we are learning from the new magnetic data (PDF 5.6 MB)
Mark Pawley GSSA Lifting the lid on the Coompana Province: insights from the 13GA-EG1 Eucla-Gawler Seismic Survey (PDF 2.4 MB)
Rian Dutch GSSA Reconstructing the tectonic evolution of Proterozoic South Australia (PDF 2.7 MB)
Session 4: Methods: footprints in and through the cover
Drew Lubiniecki University of Adelaide The structural evolution of deformation bands: impacts on sedimentary hosted uranium deposits in South Australia and Saskatchewan, Canada (PDF 3.6 MB)
Eline Baudet   University of Adelaide Geochemical footprint of the Bulldog Shale, Eromanga Basin, Australia (PDF 3.8 MB)
Jonathan Berthiaume University of Adelaide Fault geometry and architecture of the Paralana Escarpment, Northern Flinders Ranges, South Australia (PDF 4.6 MB)
Stijn Glorie University of Adelaide Mapping the thermal history of South Australia: insights from apatite 'double dating' (PDF 3.1 MB)
Carmen Krapf GSSA Understanding the type, age and depth of South Australian cover (PDF 7.3 MB)
Rod Paterson Intrepid Geophysics AEM 2.5D inversions on GSSA, Tempest and VTEM data (Quinyambie, Cariewerloo, Gawler South and Western Craton) (PDF 6.8 MB)
Justin Payne University of South Australia About the mantle composition, fertility and metal source? (PDF 3.4 MB)  
Richard Hillis Deep Exploration Technologies CRC So you built a new drill rig. What now? (PDF 4.6 MB)