CSIRO Mineral Resources will hold its annual Mineral Exploration Seminar on Friday 9 February 2018.

The seminar presents the latest research into exploration concepts and tools being developed at CSIRO.

Presentations will be targeted at Australian exploration and technology issues with talks on using big data, regional- to camp-scale exploration, multiple scales of ore body characterisation, and innovative, cost-saving sampling, along with a ‘classic’ seminar around nickel and strategic metal exploration.


  • $170


  • $140

    AIG/GSA member

  • $70



Alistair White

Event date: 09Feb 2018

Friday 9 Feb 2018

Australian Resources Research Centre

26 Dick Perry Avenue, Kensington, WA
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Topics include:

  • Active sampling during exploration
  • Regolith mapping, characterisation, and sampling in the Capricorn Orogen
  • Multi-scale core characterisation facilities
  • Landscape geochemistry at the DeGrussa VMS deposit and in the Fraser Range
  • New tools for pXRF data processing
  • AEM and regolith integration
  • Automated mineralogy for alteration mapping and vectoring
  • Opportunities for audience voting on preferred talk topics

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Any enquiries can be directed to the event coordinator: alistair.white@csiro.au


Time Activity
8:30 Coffee & registration – Chair: Ryan Noble
8:50 Welcome and opening remarks
Alistair White / Rob Hough
9:00 Exploration and cover: The regolith and hydrogeochemistry of the Capricorn Orogen
Robert Thorne
9:25 Uncovering the Musgrave Province in South Australia using airborne EM
Camilla Soerensen
9:50 Landscape geochemistry at Degrussa and in the Albany-Fraser: Implications for mineral exploration
Ignacio González-Álvarez
10:15 Morning Tea Break – Chair: Sam Spinks
10:45 Classic talk: New insights and genetic models for magmatic Ni-Cu sulphide mineral systems
Steve Barnes
11:25 Sedimentological and geochemical controls on sediment-hosted base metal mineralization in the McArthur Basin
Marcus Kunzmann
11:50 Automated mineralogy applied to Archaean gold systems
Renee Birchall
12:15 Lunch Break – Chair: Hayley McGillivray
13:30 Snapshot: Audience selection
13:45 Characterisation and the art of mineral exploration
Mark Pearce
14:10 Iron ore: A journey from mineral exploration to orebody knowledge
Belinda Godel
14:35 Snapshot: Audience selection
14:50 Afternoon Tea Break – Chair: Alistair White
15:20 Geodata science at CSIRO: An overview
Jess Robertson
15:35 Geostatistics and machine learning in mineral exploration
Francky Fouedjio Kameni
15:50 Regional surface geochemistry: A paradigm shift for sampling and analysis
Ryan Noble
16:20 Close with Sun-downer

Science areas: Mining and manufacturing and Geosciences

Event type: Public seminar