AIG SA – Yorke Peninsula – Field Workshop


Date(s) - Monday, 30/03/2020 - Wednesday, 01/04/2020
All Day



The South Australian Branch of the AIG presents:

York Peninsula – Field Workshop

Colin Conor and Graham Teale



Monday 30th March – Wednesday 1st April 2020
(Wednesday 1st April – viewing core and samples at the S.A. Core Library facility)

Workshop Presenters

Colin Conor currently has the position of Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of South Australia. He has 50 years of geological experience derived from geological survey and industry, with many of those years spent working on the geology of the Olympic IOCG Domain (including Olympic Dam and the Wallaroo-Moonta region), and also equivalent prospective rocks to the east in the Curnamona Province.

Graham Teale has over 40 years experience as a mineral exploration, mining and research geologist. He is currently carrying out research with Prof. Paul Spry of Iowa State University on the world class Broken Hill Deposit. He has worked on metamorphosed base metal mineralisation throughout Australia and in Africa, North America, India and Scandinavia. He has presented workshops on primary litho-geochemistry, low sulphur zinc mineralisation and IOCG mineralisation.

The Yorke Peninsula Field Trip will investigate the stratigraphy of the ~1750 Ma Wallaroo Group and its associated ~1585 Ma alteration and mineralisation. Numerous mines and prospects will be visited and these will exhibit the various styles of alteration and mineralisation seen on the Peninsula.

Field traverses and site visits will include:

  • Field traverse along the coast adjacent to the Hillside Deposit.
  • Core viewing at the the Hillside deposit site. View the various skarn-types and compare with unaltered lithotypes.
  • Traverses along the coast north of Wallaroo to view granite phases of the Hiltaba Suite syn-orogenic Tickera Granite complex, and their relationships to the host Wallaroo Group.
  • Visit the Ooralaw Mine from which is extracted brightly coloured scapolite-amphiboleepidote-magnetite skarn, this being marketed as Harlequin Stone. Also a nearby site that demonstrates the timing of alteration relative to the complex structural history.
  • Visit mines sites of the historic Wallaroo-Moonta Mines, e.g. the New Cornwall, Kurilla and Poona mines.
  • Site discussions on the Moonta and Wallaroo mineralisation styles that involve very different hosts and very different tectonic regimes.

Registrations are now open

AIG Members – $1000
Non Members – $1300
Students – $400

A limited number of places for students are available. All prices include GST

Participants will need to arrange accommodation, meal costs and travel to Ardrossan.

Workshop will not proceed if minimum registration numbers are not met.
Deadline for minimum registrations will be 31st January 2020

After the 31st of January registration fees will not be refunded but registration can be
transferred to an alternative delegate.

More information

For further information please contact:

Graham Teale:
Download event flyer.


Ticket Type Price Spaces
AIG Members $1,000.00
Non Members $1,300.00
Students $400.00

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