AGES 2018 

Registrations for AGES 2018 are now open.

The Annual Geoscience Exploration Seminar (AGES) is held every year in Alice Springs and is the Territory’s premier exploration-focused event.

AGES is a technical exploration conference with a range of talks from the Northern Territory Geological Survey (NTGS), its research partners and the exploration industry. It presents a unique opportunity to access the latest fresh exploration ideas and geoscientific data from the Northern Territory (NT) and to network with colleagues who share an interest in the discovery and development of the Territory’s minerals and oil and gas resources.

AGES 2018 will be held on 20-21 March at the Alice Springs Convention Centre, with pre-conference workshops on the afternoon on Monday 19th March.

Download the AGES 2018 flyer (759.9 kb).

Download the program and abstracts from AGES 2017

Some of the key highlights at AGES 2018 will include:

  • technical updates on successful exploration programs and new discoveries from across the Territory for gold, base metals, battery commodities, oil and gas and more
  • major releases of information and updates on major new Geoscience Australia-NTGS collaborative geoscience programs across the Barkly region under the Exploring for the Future initiative
  • first release of hyperspectral analysis and interpretation of the Angularli uranium deposit in west Arnhem Land
  • the latest information and data on basin architecture and zinc mineral systems in the Batten Fault Zone
  • release of a new SEEBASE product for the greater McArthur Basin
  • new data and concepts for polymetallic mineral systems in central Australia
  • practical information to assist with issues such as land access, titles and accessing geoscience data
  • the AGES dinner – the premier networking and social event for the NT exploration industry.

For more information email or call the NT Geological Survey on (08) 8999 5313. 

Click here to register for AGES 2018.

Mining Services Expo

AGES also incorporates the Mining Services Expo which showcases NT businesses and their capabilities to support your exploration and mining ventures. If you are interested in exhibiting or would like further information please contact Bridget Dooley, Department of Trade Business and Innovation on 08 8951 8527 or by email

Last updated: 01 December 2017