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A day of geoscience presentations and networking opportunities

Thursday 28 November
Adelaide Convention Centre

New geoscience

Hear the Geological Survey of South Australia discuss the latest findings on the evolution of South Australia’s geology and geophysics, and presentations from leading academics on cutting edge geoscience related to mineral systems.

Ancient and modern environments

Review geological understanding of ancient landscapes and geology of southern Australia with a focus on the Flinders Ranges and Murray Basin.

Digital Earth

Machine learning and artificial intelligence are an increasingly important part of modern geoscience. Hear from leaders in the field how they have applied these new tools to solving challenges in exploration and mining.

View the presentations and video from the 2018 GSSA Discovery Day


8.30 am Rohan Cobcroft, GSSA Welcome
8.35 amJack Buckskin, Kuma KaaruWelcome to Country
Session 1:  New geoscience ¦ Chair: Rohan Cobcroft 
8.45 am Rohan Cobcroft, GSSA GSSA direction and highlights
8.55 am Stephan Thiel, GSSAOlympic Domain MT survey - first results
9.10 am Adrian Fabris, GSSA IOCG knowledge cube - IOCG systems of South Australia
9.25 amCaroline Tiddy, University of South AustraliaSubduction, rollback and delamination: an alternative tectonic model for mineral systems in southern Proterozoic Australia
9.40 amLouise Corriveau, Geological Survey of CanadaAlteration facies in IOCG terranes: a global view
10.10 amMorning tea
Session 2: New geoscience (continued) ¦ Chair:  Betina Bendall
11.00 am Justin Payne, University of South Australia Gold deposits in the central Gawler Craton: the spectrum of process from mantle to crust
11.15 am Stacey Curtis, GSSA Eastern frontier: the Delamerian of South Australian and MinEx CRC
11.30 am Sandra McLaren, University of Melbourne Tectonic and climatic controls on the evolution of the Murray Basin
11.45 amBaohong Hou, GSSAMurray Basin mineral potential
12.00 noon Lunch and exhibition (including poster session)
Session 3: Ancient and modern environments ¦ Chair: Wolfgang Preiss
1.30 pmJason Irvine, Department for Environment and Water Nomination for World Heritage status in the Flinders Ranges: rationale, benefits and scope
1.45 pm Maree Corkeron, James Cook UniversityArkaroola Reef: ecosystems of the world's best exposed Neoproterozoic interglacial carbonate reef
2.00 pmJim Gehling, South Australian MuseumThe Adelaide Rift Complex: a classic record of the rise of a habitable earth that culminated in large and complex marine life
2.15 pmSteve Hore, GSSAHot springs and hematite 'breccias': implication for mineral exploration and world heritage nomination in the Flinders Ranges
2.30 pmAfternoon tea
Session 4: Digital earth ¦ Chair: Peta Abbot
3.15 pmUrsula Michael, GSSA GSSA data delivery
3.30 pm Holly Bridgwater, Unearthed Digital discovery: trends in data science and their application by the minerals industry
3.45 pm Qufeng Shi, DeepsightX Where geo- and data-science and meet: a machine learning approach to the challenge of mineral exploration
4.00 pmAlex Blood, Department for Energy and MiningThe Accelerated Discovery Initiative: rationale and opportunities
4.15 pmPaul Heithersay, Department for Energy and MiningEvent wrap up and thanks
4.30 pmEvent close

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