OREAS Victorian Minerals Round-up 2023

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OREAS Victorian Minerals Round-up 2023



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Victoria’s Prospects: Past, Present and Future.

A responsible and sustainable minerals supply is one of the pillars of economic development and a key element in tackling some of the challenges facing current and future generations. What does Victoria have to offer in this space?  What lessons can we learn from the past?  Where is geoscience heading?  How will we get there?

AIG’s Victorian minerals Round-up – a highlight in the Victorian geoscience calendar — delivers answers to these questions. From exploration to rehabilitation, regulation to investor advisory, and academia to operations, the AIG Victorian Minerals Round-up will make a deep-dive into Victoria’s geoscience sector, showcasing emerging and established projects, providing insights into best practice and the viewpoints of cornerstone industries and services.

Want to get a better feel for the event? Here’s a link to last years’ presentations: https://www.aig.org.au/gsv-victoria-minerals-round-up-2022/



The Goods Shed has a theatre-style auditorium seating over 300 people and a large, dedicated sponsors hall for booths, session breaks, and independent discussion throughout the day. The venue is a 2 minute walk to the Ballarat Railway Station and there is a Quest Hotel next door. Quest Ballarat Station offers 10% off (promo code: AIG2023) their best available rate if you book on their website and become a member. Ballarat also has numerous other accommodation options.

Conference Program

There will be 30+ presentations spread over the 2 days. A number of workshops will also be run in conjunction with the conference. Confirmed speakers include:

Presenter Company Presentation focus
Ben Hines Head of Exploration, Dart Mining NL Insights into Victoria’s lithium potential: drilling the Dorchap Pegmatite Dyke Swarm.
Bill Allen Mine Operations Team Leader, Bendigo Heritage Attractions Bendigo’s Mining Heritage – Deep Mine Shafts.
Brenton Crawford Chief Operating Officer, Datarock Improving Ore Body Knowledge using machine learning.
Cameron Cairns Manager Basement Geoscience, Geological Survey of Victoria Forestry and Resources (Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action) – Victoria’s pre-competitive geoscience: who, where and why
Chris Doyle Exploration Manager Victoria & Project Generation, Novo Resources Corp The Belltopper Gold Project – Driving the potential by de-coding the past to make sense of the present.
Dale Overall Senior Project Geologist, Aeris Resources The Stockman Base Metals Project
Dane Holt Foreperson – Diamond Drilling, Agnico Eagle Mines Limited Effective multi-rig drill programs and contractor management for geologists.
Dennis Arne Consultant, Telemark Geosciences/Nexus Minerals Critical Metals Exploration in Northeast Victoria and Southern New South Wales.
Doug Winzar Exploration Manager, Falcon Metals Limited Exploring for large scale gold systems in Victoria.
Dr Mark Hocking Principal Hydrogeologist, Tetra Tech-Coffey Using groundwater sampling to identify buried mineralisation.
Dr Michael Green Victorian Operations Manager | Principal Heritage Advisor, Eco Logical Australia Landscape approaches to Aboriginal cultural heritage: lessons for the mineral industry
Dr Rob Hewson RMIT University Current and future trends in spectral and remote sensing geology
Geoff Turner Consulting Geologist The Clunes Gold Project
Ian Neilson Chief Geologist, First Au Limited The Ordovician Haunted Stream – A Complex Geological & Economic History
Jaime Livesey CEO, Austarlian Institute of Geoscientists The future of geosciences – the student perspective
James Hall Exploration Geologist, Mandalay Resources Vein and Critical; an exploration update from Costerfield
Jennifer Neild CEO, Peak Minerals Limited The Yendon Kaolin Project
Kenneth Bush Technical Director, Core Prospecting Pty Ltd The Fiddlers Creek Mine – a not so typical gold deposit of Victoria
Kent Balas Exploration Manager, ACDC Metals A genetic model for the Goshen Central heavy mineral deposit.
Laura Chibnall & Loretta Fallaw Directors, Grounded Resource Advisory What makes a mineral critical?
Matt Hernan Exploration Manager, Outback Exploration The Yeungroon Project
Michael Agnew Senior Geologist, Stavely Minerals Limited The Stavely Exploration Fairway
Michael Hudson Managing Director, Southern Cross Gold The Sunday Creek gold and antimony discovery. Exploring our forgotten past for future success
Michael Winternitz Director of Projects, WIM Resources Pty Ltd WIM Resource – Think Ahead, Move Ahead: Building a world class portfolio & social licence, against the tide'
Richard Morrow Chairman, Melbourne Mining Club The Sharemarket take on Victorian exploration
Scott Duncombe Exploration Manager, North Stawell Minerals Victorias secret – the North Stawell Gold Project
Warren Edney Senior Research Analyst, Henslow The equity markets valuation of gold companies

and more!


Please note, Early bird registrations close on 3rd June, 2023.

Registrations for the conference close Friday 16th June, 2023 @ COB 5pm
Late registration after this time includes a late booking surcharge



AIG/AusIMM members $195
Non-members $230
Unemployed / Retired geoscientists $130
Students $50


AIG/AusIMM members $325
Non-members $400
Unemployed / Retired geoscientists $220
Students $100

All pricing inclusive of GST.


The Conference registration fee includes morning and afternoon tea, lunch and happy hour. Please notify any special dietary requirements when completing registration.



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