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Annual Geoscience Exploration Seminar 19-20 March 2019, Alice Springs, Northern Territory.

Day 1 Monday 18 March

17:30-19:30 Registration and icebreaker Venue: Foyer area, Alice Springs Convention Centre

Day 2 Tuesday 19 March

08:00–08:30 Registration
08:30–08:40Welcome to Country
08:40–08:50Minister Paul KirbyNT GovernmentOfficial opening

Session 1

08:50–09:20Ian ScrimgeourNTGSHighlights of mineral and petroleum exploration and production 2018
09:20–09:40Anna MayoTodd River Resources LtdWhere there’s smoke there’s fire – perseverance and
reward at the Mount Hardy Zn-Cu Project
09:40–10:00Dot CloseNTGSHighlights from precompetitive geoscience across
Northern Territory geology
10:00 – 10:40Morning tea

Session 2

10:40–11:00Tracey RogersNTGSGeoscience information: 2018 highlights and what's ahead
in 2019
11:00–11:20Chantelle LowerKirkland Lake
Gold Ltd
Lantern Project update – realising opportunity through the
use of numeric exploration technology
AusAEM_1; one step towards a national conductivity map
of Australia
11:40–12:00Alister TrierDPIRPreparing for exploration: Post Hydraulic Fracturing Inquiry
12:00 – 13:20Lunch

Session 3

13:20–13:40David RawlingsCore Lithium
Update on the Finniss Lithium Project
13:40–14:00Tim MunsonNTGSDetrital zircon geochronology of the Glyde and Favenc
packages: Implications for the geological framework of the
greater McArthur Basin, Northern Territory
14:00–14:20Alan CollinsUniversity of
Life and times of the Proterozoic McArthur-Yanliao Gulf: Update on the ARC-Industry-NTGS Linkage Project
14:20–14:40Sam SpinksCSIROUltra-high resolution trace element mapping provides new
clues on the origin of the McArthur River (HYC) sedimenthosted
Zn-Pb deposit
14:40–15:10Afternoon tea

Session 4

15:10–15:30Gary FerrisNorthern
Cobalt Ltd
Northern Cobalt’s Wollogorang Project – Review of 2018
exploration program
15:30–15:50Teagan BlaikieCSIROBatten Fault Zone (BFZ) - structural and architecture
interpretation from geophysics
CSIROThe 1640 Ma Barney Creek Formation in the McArthur
Basin: Targeting diagenetic mineralisation and depocentre
CSIROA multi-scale study of the McArthur River mineral system:
From basin-wide convection to local stratigraphic and
geochemical controls on mineralisation
16:30–17:20Sundowner drinksVenue: Courtyard area, Alice Springs Convention Centre
18:30–19:00Pre-dinner drinksVenue: Foyer area, Alice Springs Convention Centre

AGES Official Dinner

19:00 – lateVenue: Ellery Room, Alice Springs Convention Centre

Day 3 Wednesday 20 March

Session 1

09:00–09:20Lidena CarrGeoscience AustraliaExploring for the Future: South Nicholson Basin Region project outcomes and sequence stratigraphy
09:20–09:40Susannah MacFarlaneGeoscience AustraliaSource rock geochemistry and petroleum systems of the greater McArthur Basin and links to other northern Australian Proterozoic basins
09:40–10:00Claudio Delle PianeCSIROA multidisciplinary evaluation of the Velkerri Formation in the Beetaloo Sub-Basin: Implications for geological history and reservoir quality
10:00 – 10:40Morning tea

Session 2

10:40–11:00Tania DhuNTGSNew geophysical and remote sensed data in the Northern Territory
11:00–11:20Mike WhitfordIndependence Group NLApplication of electrical geophysics to exploration at the Lake Mackay Project
11:20–11:40Barry RenoNTGSThe greenfields Grapple and Bumblebee discoveries of the western Aileron Province: First constraints on ore‑forming processes
11:40–12:00James DavisProdigy Gold NLGold exploration under cover in the Tanami Region
12:00 – 13:00Lunch

Session 3

13:00–13:20Christine EdgooseNTGSNew insights into the Neoproterozoic to early Palaeozoic depositional history and palaeogeography of the Amadeus Basin, NT
13:20–13:40Julie DawsMossman Oil & Gas LtdIntegration of reprocessing, depth imaging and interpretation in legacy data to provide new insights into salt tectonics and sub salt imaging in the Amadeus Basin, NT
13:40–14:00Rob BillsEmmerson Resources LtdThe discovery and mining of the ultra-high grade Edna Beryl Gold Deposit – the trials and tribulations!
14:00–14:20Penny SinclairVimy Resources LtdRefreshing the ARUF exploration toolkit – Angularli and Such Wow
14:20–14:30Ian ScrimgeourNTGSClosing remarks


Last updated: 15 March 2019