Basin-hosted Mineral Systems Workshop

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Date(s) - 28/11/2017 - 29/11/2017
All Day

University Club of WA


Geoscience Australia & AIG WA Branch presents…

Basin-hosted Mineral Systems Workshop



28–29 November 2017



University Club, University of Western Australia
Hackett Drive, Crawley WA


Photo credit: Evgeniy Bastrakov, GA


The Australian continent is well endowed with a vast array of different mineral commodities whose discovery and development are critical to the national economy. The continent is made up of a number of cratonic centres and intervening mobile belts, both of which are overlain by a series of basins many of which host world-class mineral systems. The focus of this UNCOVER workshop is to better understand the sedimentary basin-hosted Cu-Pb-Zn-U mineralisation system considered to have great potential in Australia.

The aim of this by invitation-only workshop is to:

  • Bring together a community of explorers, government agencies and researchers focused on basin-hosted mineral systems.
  • Explore differences and limitations of basin-hosted mineral system conceptualisation and their relationship to petroleum systems.
  • Discuss current exploration strategies and synergies across the community.
  • Seek feedback on pre-competitive datasets and knowledge generation underway by Geoscience Australia (GA) and state/territory partners as part of the federal government’s Exploring for the Future (EFTF) program.
  • Influence pre-competitive datasets and knowledge gathering to attract exploration into greenfield areas.


Although the workshop will focus on the application of mineral systems to the basins located between Tennant Creek, Mt Isa and the northern coastline, a number of generic understandings will emerge that that can be applied to basins elsewhere.

A similarly structured UNCOVER workshop focused on geophysical techniques of cover-thickness estimation two and a half years ago shaped GA’s and the state/NT survey’s work programme. Your input into this workshop is highly valued and we hope the workshop as a whole will have a similar influence on shaping the minerals component of the new Exploring for the Future programme.

Download the workshop programme.



Please note registrations for this event are invitation only. Registrations can be submitted via the booking form below. For registration or booking enquiries please email

AIG members $250
Full Price $290
Students/unemployed $250
All prices include GST.

Please note, registrations (will close at 5.00pm Tuesday 14th November 2017) have been extended till 21st November, 2017.


For Further Information

Karol Czarnota, Director — Mineral Potential
Email: | Ph: +61 2 6249 9284

For booking issues or enquiries please email


Geoscience Australia Minerals Forum

Participants are encouraged to attend on 27 November 2017. Registration for the forum can be accessed through:



Ticket Type Price Spaces
AIG member $250.00
Full Price $290.00
Student $250.00
Unemployed member $250.00

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