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Broken Hill Civic Centre


31 Chloride Street

Broken Hill, NSW 2880


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The Curnamona Province is a mostly-undercover sequence of Proterozoic rocks that extends from South Australia into New South Wales. As well as hosting the Broken Hill ore-body, the province is prospective for a wide-variety of mineral systems.

At Uncover Curnamona, participants will share information and ideas from current mineral exploration, and from cutting-edge research by Geological Surveys and collaborative partners under the UNCOVER Initiative themes.

Core Viewing and Industry Session at E C Andrews Drillcore Facility
Tuesday 23 July, 1.00pm-5.00pm

Attendees will have the opportunity to inspect core representative of a range of mineral systems from Broken Hill. GSNSW and GSSA online systems (e.g. MinView, SARIG) and staff will be available for interactive demonstrations and enquiries.

Icebreaker (Venue TBA)
Tuesday 23 July, 6.00pm-7.00pm

2019 Uncover Curnamona Symposium

Wednesday, 24 July, 8.00am- 6.00pm
Presentations will include the following themes:

Current exploration projects
Including Broken Hill-type Ag–Pb–Zn, IOCG, stratabound Cu–Au, Ni–PGE, Sn and Co

Plans for the National Drilling Initiative Program in the greater Curnamona area

Characterising the cover
Depth, style and dispersion of cover, the use of airborne EM, and exhumation history

Lithospheric architecture
AusLAMP coverage, conductivity anomalies and the use of MT in uranium systems

4D geodynamic evolution and metallogenesis
Including Proterozoic, Cambro-Ordovician and Neotectonic geodynamics and implications for mineralisation

Distal mineral footprints
Hylogger™ applications, geochemical footprints in cover sequences


Dr Chris Yeats (Geological Survey of New South Wales) - The NSW perspective

Dr Rian Dutch (Geological Survey of South Australia) - The South Australian perspective

Keynote: Dr Steve Hill (Geoscience Australia) - The next Curnamona discovery is under cover … and there are plenty of clues and traces ready for you to follow

Stephen Hore (Geological Survey of South Australia) - Mount Painter region; Investigating the Early Cretaceous glaciation also reveals a Devonian Hydrothermal Event

Dr Nathan Reid (CSIRO) - National hydrogeochemistry – how we can help exploration in the Curnamona

Dr Alison Kirkby (Geoscience Australia) - New AusLAMP data in NSW

Ben Kay (University of Adelaide) - Lithospheric architecture in the Curnamona from magnetotellurics

Dr Michelle Salmon (The Australian National University) - Mapping the crust and mantle using seismology and tomography

Dr David Huston (Geoscience Australia) - National radiogenic isotope signatures

Phil Gilmore (Geological Survey of New South Wales) - Mapping with multiple data sets

Dr John Greenfield (Geological Survey of New South Wales) - Mineral potential mapping

Prof. John Foden (University of Adelaide) - The Delamerian Orogeny

Dinner (Venue TBA)
Wednesday, 24 July, 7.00pm

Field Trip
Thursday, 25 July, 7.30am- 6.00pm
A one-day field trip to the Mundi Mundi area, to examine basement windows and cover sequence geology in one of the MinEx CRC focus areas.

Uncover Curnamona 2019
is an initiative of the NSW Department of Planning & Environment, Government of South Australia Department of the Premier and Cabinet & Geological Society of Australia Inc.

Registration for all events is free.

Lunch, afternoon / morning tea will be provided for the Symposium and Field Trip.

Afternoon tea will be provided at the Core Viewing and Industry Session

Icebreaker and Dinner costs are at your own expense.

Transport arrangements to / from the EC Andrews Drillcore Facility and for the Field Trip will be communicated to registrants.

You will need to arrange your accommodation and other meals are at your own expense. There are a few options for travelling to Broken Hill and you will need to pick the appropriate ticket for your circumstances. Travel options include air (REX), self-drive to/from Broken Hill, or bus service to/from Sydney or bus service to/from Adelaide.


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Broken Hill, NSW 2880


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