New England Orogen: Geology, Tectonics and Economics

A one day seminar and accompanying three day field conference from 5th June 2015.

The New England Orogen, the most eastern part of the Australian continent is a fertile section of New South Wales and Queensland for a variety of mineral deposits, varying from base and precious metals to building stones and industrial minerals. Significant advances in the understanding of the Orogen have been made in recent times and the seminar aims to present an up to date review of the knowledge.

Seminar speakers have been drawn from a variety of industry, government, academic and consulting organisations to provide information exchange and raise awareness of geoscientists interested in the region.

The seminar will be followed by a three day Field Conference to the southern Queensland and northern NSW parts of the New England Orogen, highlighting the metallic and industrial minerals occurrence in the area.

The seminar program, including full registration details is available here. Registration closed now.

24 CPD HoursThe one day seminar will be followed by a three-day field conference departing Brisbane at 8:00 am on Saturday, 6th June and returning at approximately 6:00 pm on Monday 8th June.  Transport will be by bus departing from the Roma Street Transit Centre, Brisbane. The field conference is restricted to 29 participants. Registrations will close 29 May or when all places have been booked.

Please Note:

  • Participants are required to provide their own high vis vests, hard hats, safety glasses and boots.
  • Prices include accommodation and meals (except Sunday evening meal).
  • Accommodation is limited, we have booked accommodation on a twin share basis for 36 people available on a first come first serve basis.

The Field Conference programme and registration information is available here. Registration is closed now.


The New England Orogen – geology, granites and tectonic setting

  • Cec Murray, Geological Survey of QLD (ret)
    “The geological development of the New England Orogen”
  • Derek Hoy, University of Queensland
    “Tectonics of the New England Orogen: trench migration, oroclinal bending, formation of sedimentary basins, and fault reactivation”
  • Phil Blevin, Geological Survey of NSW
    “Granites, volcanics and related mineral systems of the southern New England Orogen.”

Geochemistry applications in the New England Orogen

  • Joseph Tang, Geological Survey of QLD
    “Geochemical evolution of granites in northern New England Orogen and their tectonic implications ”
  • Ned Howard, Evolution Mining Limited
    “Geochemistry and Hydrothermal Alteration at the Mount Rawdon Gold Deposit
  • Josh Leigh, ActivEX Limited
    “Coalstoun and Booubyjan – Porphyry Copper-Gold deposits, their structural setting and geochemistry”

Mineralisation styles of the northern and central New England Orogen

  • Neil Wilkins, Aus Tin Mining Ltd and iron Ridge Resources Ltd
    “Nickel Copper Gold Cobalt deposits in the northern NEO – an update”
  • Martin I’Ons, Consultant
    “Copper – Molybdenum porphyry mineralisation near Monto in the northern New England Orogen ”
  • Davina Halloran
    “Overview of the Twins Hills Silver deposit, Texas – southern New England Orogen”

Intrusive related mineralisation styles of the southern New England Orogen

  • Neil Wilkins, Aus Tin Mining
    “Taronga Tin developments, northern New South Wales.”
  • Adrian Day, Asiatic Gems Pty Ltd
    “Intrusive related mineralisation at Warroo and Crystal Peak, Stanthorpe district.”
  • Liam Fromyhr, White Rock Minerals limited
    “Refining the mineralisation models and metal potential at Mt Carrington, New England NSW”

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