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Registrations are now open for Discovery Day 2019 to be held on 28 November at the Adelaide Convention Centre. This event promises a day full of geoscience presentations and networking opportunities around three key themes:

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


8.00 am Welcome Rohan Cobcroft, GSSA
8.35 amWelcome to CountryJack Buckskin, Kuma Kaaru
Session 1:  New geoscience ¦ Chair: Rohan Cobcroft 
8.45 am GSSA direction and highlights Rohan Cobcroft, GSSA
8.55 am Olympic Domain MT survey - first results Stephan Thiel, GSSA
9.10 am IOCG knowledge cube - IOCG systems of South Australia Adrian Fabris, GSSA
9.25 amSubduction, rollback and delamination: an alternative tectonic model for mineral systems in southern Proterozoic AustraliaCaroline Tiddy, University of South Australia
9.40 amAlteration facies in IOCG terranes: a global viewLouise Corriveau, Geological Survey of Canada
10.10 amMorning tea
Session 2: New geoscience (continued) ¦ Chair:  Betina Bendall
11.00 am Gold deposits in the central Gawler Craton: the spectrum of process from mantle to crust Justin Payne, University of South Australia
11.15 am Eastern frontier: the Delamerian of South Australian and MinEx CRC Stacey Curtis, GSSA
11.30 am Tectonic and climatic controls on the evolution of the Murray Basin Sandra McLaren, University of Melbourne
11.45 amMurray Basin mineral potentialBaohong Hou, GSSA
12.00 noon Lunch and exhibition (including poster session)
Session 3: Ancient and modern environments ¦ Chair: Wolfgang Preiss
1.30 pm Nomination for World Heritage status in the Flinders Ranges: rationale, benefits and scopeJason Irvine, Department for Environment and Water
1.45 pm Arkaroola Reef: ecosystems of the world's best exposed Neoproterozoic interglacial carbonate reef Maree Corkeron, James Cook University
2.00 pmThe Adelaide Rift Complex: a classic record of the rise of a habitable earth that culminated in large and complex marine lifeJim Gehling, South Australian Museum
2.15 pmHot springs and hematite 'breccias': implication for mineral exploration and world heritage nomination in the Flinders RangesSteve Hore, GSSA
2.30 pmAfternoon tea
Session 4: Digital earth ¦ Chair: Pru Freeman
3.15 pm GSSA data delivery Ursula Michael, GSSA
3.30 pm Digital discovery: trends in data science and their application by the minerals industry Holly Bridgwater, Unearthed
3.45 pm Where geo- and data-science and meet: a machine learning approach to the challenge of mineral exploration Qufeng Shi, DeepsightX
4.00 pmThe Accelerated Discovery Initiative: rationale and opportunitiesAlex Blood, Department for Energy and Mining
4.15 pmEvent wrap up and thanksPaul Heithersay, Department for Energy and Mining
4.30 pmEvent close 

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