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The Stavely Arc Uncovered
A new Australian mineral exploration search space

Day one: Technical presentations and interactive demonstrations
Day two: Visit to drill core library to view pre-competitive drill core

This free event will explore exciting new geological concepts and findings resulting from pre-competitive work undertaken on the Stavely Arc by the Geological Survey of Victoria and Geoscience Australia.

Through a series of technical presentations and interactive demonstrations we will discuss mineral prospectivity in Stavely Arc rocks. The event aims to provide a geological narrative for current and future mineral explorers to develop effective mineral exploration strategies in what is a genuine greenfields mineral exploration opportunity.

Following the technical program, the Geological Survey of Victoria will display stratigraphic and mineralised drill core samples from the Stavely Arc at its drill core library.

Highlights will include:

  • Developing a geodynamic evolution of the Stavely Arc
  • Understanding the arrangement of rocks through a presentation of the new regional 3D model
  • Applying structural restoration to remove the effects of post-mineralisation deformation
  • Determining petrogenesis and mineral prospectivity of rocks using geochemical techniques
  • Assessing mineral potential and key ingredients in the mineral systems framework
  • Understanding the cover units with respect to mineral system preservation potential
  • Exploring for minerals under cover with geophysics
  • Identifying opportunities for new discoveries through legacy mineral exploration data

Please note speakers, times and topics subject to change.

9am Welcome Paul McDonald

  • Cameron Cairns: The Stavely Project - background and work program
  • Ross Cayley: Geodynamic overview - from the Delamerian to the Lachlan
  • David Taylor: Basement and cover - rock units of interest

10.30am morning tea

The Honourable Tim Pallas MP Minister for Resources

  • Chris Lewis: Age, duration and isotopic signature of the Cambrian Stavely Arc, western Victoria – a zircon perspective
  • Anthony Schofield: Geochemical perspectives on the origin and evolution of the Stavely Arc
  • Rob Duncan: No smoke without fire? Mineralisation, hydrothermal alteration and mineral systems of the Stavely Arc
  • Karol Czarnota: Multi-scale approaches for estimating depth to basement

12.50pm lunch

  • Ross Cayley: Stavely - a polydeformed arc terrane
  • Phil Skladzien: Geophysics in Stavely: enhancement and applications of regional datasets
  • Mark Mclean: The Stavely 3D geological model
  • David Taylor: Preservation and uplift of the Stavely Arc
  • Cassady O'Neill: A hydrogeochemical survey within an area of known mineralisation
  • Melanie Phillips: Historical mineral exploration data - a brief summary of surface geochemistry and drilling
  • Suzanne Haydon: Historical mineral exploration data - geophysical spatial indexes

3.20pm afternoon tea

  • Rob Duncan: A mineral exploration guide to the Stavely Arc
  • The Stavely Arc - prospectivity and moving forward

Additional background information regarding the Stavely Project, including key findings, detailed reports and data packages can be found here.

For any enquiries or questions regarding this event please email mdv@ecodev.vic.gov.au

If you have any questions regarding geoscience data please email Cameron Cairns, Manager, Minerals Geoscience, Geological Survey of Victoria cameron.cairns@ecodev.vic.gov.au

Catering will be provided.

We look forward to seeing you in Melbourne!

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Spring Street Conference Centre

Mezzanine Level 1 Spring Street Melbourne Victoria 3000, Australia

Organiser Information

Cameron Cairns
03 9452 8972 or 0459 856 005

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