Orogenic Gold: From Philosophy to Exploration

Date: 12-Feb-2019


WACA, East Perth, Western Australia 12 to 13 February 2019


Welcome to Orogenic Gold: From Philosophy to Exploration that will take place in Perth, Western Australia.

This workshop is organised with support from professionals in the minerals industry and research and government organisations. The committee are working with relevant Australian societies and organisations. It is aimed at geoscientists involved with gold exploration and mining. Our meetings typically attract a mix (in roughly equal proportions) of academe, government agencies, consultants and industry.

2-day Workshop Program



The Way Forward

Doug Kirwin

The mineral exploration business-current challenges and future concepts

John Sykes

Australian gold in 50 years: the need for greenfields exploration

Julian Vearncombe

Gold exploration: hubris or crisis?

Jon Hronsky

Scientific concept-based exploration for gold

Rhys Davies

Assessment of undiscovered gold resources: an integrated approach using the Sandstone Greenstone Belt as an example

Geological Methodologies

Toby Davis

How to undertake a scale-integrated study of the structural geology of mineral/gold deposits

Wally Witt

The hydrothermal footprint of orogenic gold systems as an aid to exploration

Towards a Unifying Genetic Model

David Groves

The current multitude of orogenic gold models and their problems

Stephen Cox

The drivers of fluid flow and deformation processes in orogenic gold systems

Raphael Doutre

Periodic spacing and controls on large orogenic gold deposit

Weronicka Gorczyk

Fluid release and flow during subduction: a key to understanding orogenic gold?

Marco Fiorentini

Investigating gold sources and pathways in orogenic gold systems by tracing mass independent fractionation of multiple sulphur isotopes

David Groves

A holistic model that can explain the origin of all orogenic gold deposits and its exploration implications

Gold Exploration Methodologies

Warick Brown

Geospatial data integration and assessment of gold prospectivity

Barry Bourne

District-scale geophysical surveys: What works and what doesn’t for gold

Chris Wijns

Geophysics for mineral resource definition and mine-scale planning

Jeremy Cook

Geophysical exploration at the gold deposit scale

Ignacio Gonzalez-Alvarez

Efficient geochemical gold exploration in deeply weathered and covered terrains

Steve Rowins

The use of detrital mineral chemistry for gold exploration in till-covered terrains

Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities

Excellent opportunities exist to showcase your organisation. For further information, please contact: Loraleen on 0406 564 905 or Julian on 0437 477 220 or email: training@geosymposia.com.au.

Refund PolicyFull refund less $40 or 10% of the registration fee – whichever is larger – will be allowed 30 days prior to the event. If refund is requested 7 days before the event, only 50% of the total registration fee will be returned. No refund will be accommodated subsequently.

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Canning Bridge
WA 6153
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Canning Bridge 6153
Western Australia

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