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Discover: New Data Ι New Technology Ι New Insights

The South Australian Government's Geological Survey of South Australia (GSSA) Discovery Day 2018, held on 6 December 2018, showcased the latest innovative work of the GSSA staff and key collaborators, delivering new insights and opportunities for mineral exploration and discovery in South Australia.

The following information presented at GSSA Discovery Day 2018 is available for download:

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

2018 highlights of the Geological Survey


PresenterOrganisation Presentation title
Session 1: GSSA – collaborations and major programs 
Rohan Cobcroft GSSA What's new from your GSSA (PDF 3.5 MB)
Andrew BaileyMinEx CRCMineral Exploration Cooperative Research Centre (PDF 1.25 MB)
Carmen Krapf GSSA G-FLOWS: Finding long-term outback water solutions (PDF 10.3 MB)
Laz Katona GSSA The Gawler Craton Airborne Survey (GCAS): a step change in geophysical coverage for South Australia (PDF 8.7 MB)
Tania Wilson GSSA Structural geology and GCAS: implications for gold systems in the central Gawler Craton (PDF 6.9 MB)
Session 2: Mapping mineral systems using non-destructive sample analysis 
Alan Mauger GSSA Minerals and deposits: new insight from HyLogger™  (PDF 3.7 MB)
Yulia Uvarova CSIRONew technologies for exploration and ore discovery (PDF 3.8 MB)
Session 3: The mantle and mineral systems
Mark Pawley GSSAThe Coompana Province: structural insights and prospectivity (PDF 3.6 MB)  
Claire Wade GSSA / University of AdelaideThe Gawler Craton mantle and mineralisation from the geochemical and isotopic record (PDF 4.0 MB)  
Stephan ThielGSSASA AusLAMP completion and scale reduction from in-fill surveys (PDF 6.7 MB)  
Klaus Regenauer-Lieb University of New South WalesMantle flow and electrical conductivity: the geodynamic context of AusLAMP (PDF 8.0 MB)  
Session 4: GSSA connections, communities and commodities 
Sally Pehrsson Geological Survey of CanadaKeynote: Metallogenic links between Canada–Australia: super-continental connection (PDF 6.4 MB)
Marc Twining GSSAExploration, commodities and the GSSA (PDF 3.3 MB)
Anthony Reid GSSA Geoscience and communication (PDF 5.2 MB)
Paul Heithersay Department for Energy and Mining        Wrap-up and thanks (PDF 1.1 MB)

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Author(s) Poster title
Carmen Krapf, Adrian Costar, Mark Keppel, Andy Love, Kent Inverarity, Tim Munday and Camilla SoerensenAEM applications for landscape evolution and groundwater exploration in the Musgrave Province (PDF 2.2 MB)
Carmen Krapf, Mario Werner, Danielle Questiaux, Nigel Spooner and Frances WilliamsThe age of major regolith units of the eastern Musgrave Province: constraints from optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) dating (PDF 1.3 MB)
Tania Wilson, Mark Pawley and Laz KatonaNew insights into basement geology from the latest Gawler Craton Airborne Survey Data Release: Region 9A Childara (PDF 3 MB)
Alan Mauger, John Keeling, Peter Rolley and Haydon ArbonSpectral studies at Kanmantoo Copper Mine (PDF 3.3 MB)
Claire Wade, Justin Payne, Anthony Reid and Karin BarovichMantle input in ca. 1590 Ma Gawler Craton Mineralising Systems (PDF 0.6 MB)
Tom Wise, Mark Pawley and Rian DutchCoompana Province mafic rocks: what caused the variety of geophysical signatures? (PDF 11.1 MB)
Rian Dutch, Mark Pawley, Tom Wise and Liz JagodzinskiBedrock geology and evolution of the Coompana Province (PDF 2.3 MB)
Laszlo KatonaGawler Craton Airborne Survey acquisition completion status November 2018 (PDF 3.3 MB)
Laszlo Katona, Clive Foss, Matthew Hutchens, Gary Reed and Mark BaigentThe Gawler Craton Airborne Survey 3 reasons why it is resetting the standard (PDF 4.5 MB)
Clive Foss, Laszlo Katona, Matthew Hutchens and Gary ReedNew Magnetic and Gravity Imaging of Gawler Craton Geology (PDF 2.4 MB)
Clive Foss, George Gouthas, Laszlo Katona, Matthew Hutchens and Gary ReedGCAS Magnetic Source Depth Studies (PDF 2.5 MB)
Adrian Fabris, Georgina Gordon and Alan MaugerCopper skarns of the Pernatty Lagoon region: application of spectral mineralogy (PDF 1.6 MB)
John Keeling, Alan Mauger, Georgina Gordon and Adrian FabrisNational Virtual Core Library GSSA HyLogger-3.3 — using spectral mineralogy to map mineral systems (PDF 2.6 MB)
Len AltmanThe Geoscience Pathways Project (PDF 0.3 MB)
Mark Pawley, Tom Wise and Rian DutchCoompana Province: Mesoproterozoic deformation and tearing of the crust (PDF 1.2 MB)
Kate Robertson, Stephan Thiel, Graham Heinson and Ben KayAusLAMP and infill MT surveys: 2D and 3D resistivity models illuminate lithospheric scale structures and deep signatures of mineral systems (PDF 2.7 MB)
Kate Robertson, Stephan Thiel, Christie Gerrard, George Gouthas and Philip HeathMT data on SARIG (PDF 2.1 MB)
Justin Payne, Claire Wade, Laura Morrissey, Karin Barovich and Anthony ReidCharacter of the Mesoproterozoic Au deposits in the Central Gawler Gold Province (PDF 0.8 MB)
Tania Wilson, Mark Pawley and Rupert VercoStructural geology of the Perseverance deposit, Tarcoola: implications for the Central Gawler Gold Province (PDF 2.2 MB)
Georgina Gordon and Alan MaugerProxies for gold mineralisation using spectral analysis of drill core An example from the Tunkillia Gold Deposit, South Australia (PDF 2.3 MB)
Stacey Curtis and Kate RobertsonWhat lies beneath the Murray Basin? (PDF 6.4 MB)
Stacey CurtisTectonics of South Australia’s Palaeozoic plate margin (PDF 1.4 MB)
Marc Davies and Stacey CurtisMineral potential of the Delamerian Orogen (PDF 10.5 MB)
Anna Petts and Stacey CurtisUncovering South Australia's Murray Basin (PDF 11 MB)
Wayne CowleyUnearthing GSSA history – legacy documents and equipment (PDF 1.8 MB)
Carmen Krapf (compiler)Regolith map of the Coompana Region (DIGIMAP 70)
Tom Wise, Mark Pawley and Rian Dutch (compilers) Interpreted [solid] geology of the eastern Coompana Province, 1:500 000 scale (DIGIMAP 92)
Carmen Krapf, Mark Pawley, Mario Werner and Rian Dutch (compilers)Alcurra 1:100 000 geological map (DIGIMAP 66)
Carmen Krapf, Mark Pawley, Mario Werner, Wayne Cowley and Rian Dutch (compilers)Agnes Creek 1:100 000 geological map (DIGIMAP 69)

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Free crèche

A creche for children aged 0 - 6 years, operated by Hessel Group, provided games, activities and learning opportunities for children ages 0 - 6 years.

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