Past events

You can get abstract volumes for AGES events held from 2000 to 2016 from the Northern Territory Geological Survey's product catalogue.

AGES 2017

The Annual  Geoscience Exploration Seminar 2017 was held on March 28 and 29.

The event was  attended by 194 delegates, including representatives from 55 exploration  companies, as well as government and Indigenous organisations.

Get a copy of  the AGES 2017 final program (250.8 kb).

Go to the GEMIS website for the AGES proceedings.


The following presentations from AGES 2017  are available for download.

Author Affiliation Title
Ian Scrimgeour NTGS Overview of minerals and petroleum exploration and production in 2016 (8.2 mb)
Rob Bills Emmerson Resourcces The Edna Beryl Discovery  (14.6 mb)
Dorothy Close NTGS Regional geoscience and resource potential programs under the CORE initiative (5.2 mb)
Matt Briggs ABM Resources NL Discovery of the Seuss Fault in the Suplejack Project
Richard Blewett NTGS Exploring for the Future: anew initiative to unlock Northern Australia’s minerals, energy & groundwater resources (10.0 mb)
Tracey Rogers NTGS Six things that you need to know about geoscience information and delivery in 2016–17  (5.7 mb)
Tania Dhu NTGS Geophysical data in the Northern Territory: Recent  government and industry acquired data (14.3 mb)
Barry Reno NTGS Proterozoic tectonothermal evolution of the northeastern sector of the Aileron Province  (12.0 mb)
Matt McGloin NTGS The significance of metaexhalites, seafloor alteration and retrograde processes for metamorphosed mineral deposits: examples of distinct alteration styles from the Aileron Province  (9.6 mb)
Eloise Beyer NTGS Metasomatism in the Mesoproterozoic – evidence for a regional fluid event in the central Aileron Province  (2.5 mb)
David Huston Geoscience Australia The Nolans rare earth element-phosphorus-uranium mineral system: formation and modification over 1800 million years  (6.3 mb)
Keith Mayes KGL Resources The Rockface copper discovery at Jervois  (10.3 mb)
David Rawlings CORE Exploration Ltd Lithium-rich pegmatites of the Bynoe Field  (2.8 mb)
Jo Whelan NTGS The geological evolution of the Arnhem Province: implications for craton-scale correlations  (11.4 mb)
Penny Sinclair Cameco Australia Termitaria sampling in uranium exploration: refining an old technique  (3.6 mb)
Toby Davis Impel Geoscience Pty Ltd The role of refolding on the localisation of gold mineralisation at Woolwonga  (28.7 mb)
Andy Bennett PNX Metals Ltd Project development, resource growth and exploration for polymetallic mineralisation in the Pine Creek Orogen  (7.2 mb)
Nigel Donnellan NTGS Towards a revised stratigraphy for the Neoproterozoic and probable early Cambrian in the central Amadeus Basin, Northern Territory  (35.3 mb)
Daniel Revie NTGS Volumetric resource assessment of the lower Kyalla and middle Velkerri formations of the McArthur Basin (3.0 mb)
David Close Origin Proterozoic shale gas plays in the Beetaloo Basin and the Amungee NW-1H discovery
Rhodri Johns Santos Depositional setting and stratigraphic architecture of the Roper Group (McArthur Basin): insights from a sedimentological analysis of core and well data (1.3 mb)
Belinda Smith NTGS Are spatial mineralogical variations in the Bessie Creek Sandstone, McArthur Basin, evidence for variable provenance, diagenesis or hydrothermal alteration? (6.8 mb)
Tim Munday CSIRO Geological constraints on the interpretation of AEM in the McArthur Basin, Northern Territory (20.3 mb)
Teagan Blaikie CSIRO/NTGS Towards an improved understanding of the 3D structural architecture of the greater McArthur Basin through geophysical interpretation and modeling (8.4 mb)
Marcus Kunzmann CSIRO/NTGS Sedimentological and biogeochemical controls on sediment-hosted base metal deposits in the McArthur Basin (6.1 mb)
Garry Davidson University of Tasmania Controls on copper mineralising processes in the central McArthur Basin, NT: a progress report on the Coppermine Creek Prospect (5.1 mb)

AGES 2016

The Annual Geoscience Exploration Seminar 2016 was held on March 15 and 16.

The event was attended by 191 delegates, including representatives from 55 exploration companies, as well as government and Indigenous organisations.

Get a copy of  the AGES 2016 final program.

Go to the GEMIS website for a record of abstracts


The following presentations from AGES 2016 are available for download.

Ian Scrimgeour NTGS Overview of minerals and petroleum exploration and production in 2015 (4.5 mb)
Shaun Schmeider Newmont Exploration success and resource growth at Newmont’s Tanami Operations, Northern Territory (3.1 mb)
Dorothy Close NTGS Integrated geoscience projects through the CORE initiative  (4.7 mb)
Tracey Rogers NTGS Geoscience information – updates to online systems, data and products in 2015–16 (2.5 mb)
Yusen Ley-Cooper CSIRO Analysis and interpretation of historical AEM data sets in the McArthur Basin, NT (11.8 mb)
Michael Taylor Teck Australia Exploration of the Teena Zinc Prospect - new insights for the discovery of shale-hosted zinc deposits in northern Australia
Ross Large CODES  Pyrite trace element chemistry of black shales in the McArthur Basin: A recorder for atmospheric oxygenation and exploration tool for Zn-Pb SEDEX style deposits (2.2 mb)
Sam Spinks CSIRO Evidence for SEDEX-style mineralisation in the Tawallah Group, McArthur Basin (10.1 mb)
Fiona Park NTGS How the CORE Initiative is helping to promote the NT minerals and energy sector to Asian investors (1.7 mb)
Susanne Schmid CSIRO COBRA – The assessment of petroleum and mineral resource potential of the Amadeus Basin (10.6 mb)
Tim Debacker Frogtech Exploring the sub-salt play in the frontier Amadeus Basin – Insights from potential field data analysis (7.9 mb)
Chris Boreham GA Petroleum geochemistry of the Amadeus Basin
Tania Dhu NTGS Geophysical data in the Northern Territory: Insights from government and industry acquired data (8.0 mb)
Keith Mayes KGL Resources Geophysical exploration and discovery at Jervois
Anett Weisheit NTGS  Multiply reactivated crustal-scale structures and a longlived counter-clockwise P-T path: New insights into the 1.5 billion year tectonothermal evolution of the eastern Arunta Region, central Australia (5.1 mb)
Matt McGloin NTGS  Palaeoproterozoic copper mineralisation in the Aileron Province: New findings on temporal, spatial and genetic features (8.0 mb)
Grant “Rocky” Osborne and Ana Liza Cuison Emmerson Resources Discovering the undiscovered – New ideas and technology in the mature Tennant Creek Mineral Field (11.6 mb)
Dorothy Close NTGS The greater McArthur Basin 3D modelling project: Updates, developments and steps towards the future (5.1 mb)
Tim Munson NTGS Sedimentary characterisation and correlation of the Wilton package, greater McArthur Basin  (4.5 mb)
David Close Origin Energy Unconventional gas potential in Proterozoic source rocks: Exploring the Beetaloo Sub-basin
Dan Revie  NTGS  From the back of the shed to the forefront of exploration: what the NTGS core store is revealing about the Roper Group shales of the greater McArthur Basin (3.8 mb)
Todd Hoffman Pangaea Resources Roper Basin burial history modelling: Inferences for the timing of hydrocarbon generation
Steve Hill Geological Survey of SA Animals and vegetables for minerals: Biogeochemical exploration through sedimentary cover from tropical savannahs to arid shrublands of the Northern Territory (5.3 mb)
Doug Winzar Independence Group Early indications of a copper-gold belt in the southwestern Aileron Province (4.6 mb)
Jo Whelan NTGS 1.4 billion years of Northern Territory geology: Insights from collaborative U-Pb zircon and baddeleyite dating (7.0 mb)
Bridget Ayling GA Geomechanics, stress regime and mineralogy of the Arthur Creek Formation and Thorntonia Limestone, southern Georgina Basin (3.6 mb)
Mark Edwards  Newmarket Gold Newmarket Gold Inc provides an update on the Maud Creek Gold Project

Last updated: 27 March 2018