AIG WA Biogeochemistry Seminar – June 2017

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Date(s) - 16/06/2017
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Technology Park Function Centre


AIG WA Biogeochemistry Seminar
June 2017


This practical seminar will focus on field case studies for mineral exploration across multiple commodities including gold, base metals, uranium and rare earth elements. Get the updated per-spective from industry experts and state geological surveys. New unpublished field examples to be presented. Learn how to design and implement field trials as part of your exploration program. Get an opportunity to ask the panel about your own exploration program.



Friday 16th June, 2017
08:00 to 18:00



Technology Park Function Centre, Bentley
2 Brodie-Hall Dr, Bentley WA 6102



8.00 Welcome
8.30 Registration
8.40 Helen Waldron, Xenocryst Pty Ltd
Biochemistry basics: an introduction and overview of the use of biogeochemistry in mineral exploration
9.10 Mel Lintern, CSIRO Mineral Resources
The why, how and what of biogeochemical exploration: the Australian experience
9.50 Nathan Reid, CSIRO Mineral Resources
Multi-media data integration in the Tanami: spinifex, euclypts, acacia, termites, groundwater and soil data, and the discovery of sulfur accumulating plants
10.30 Morning Tea
11.00 Ken Collerson, KDC Consulting
Grassroots exploration under cover using spinifex discovery of a Silurian Devonian Plume Generated Mineral Province in Eastern and Central Australia, and identifying LCT pegmatites in the Pilbara
11.40 Paul Morris, Geological Survey of Western Australia
Can regolith and spinifex chemistry identify faults and the nature of fault-controlled fluids in areas of extensive cover?
12.20 Lunch
13.00 Aaron Brown, Southern Gold Ltd
Biogeochemical exploration case study Kalgoorlie region, WA
13.40 Ravi Anand, CSIRO Mineral Resources
Detecting the footprint at Moolart Well gold deposit: does using vegetation work compared to soils, termite mounds and red brown hardpan?
14.20 Gary Price, Bowgan Minerals Ltd
(1) Interpretation of ground spectrometer, regolith and vegetation mapping datasets. (2) The value of geobotany in geological mapping of areas under cover
15.00 Afternoon Tea
15.30 Andrew Daly, LabWest Minerals Analysis Pty Ltd
Analytical aspects of vegetation analysis
16.00 Panel Discussion
16.45 Presentation Gold Leaf prize
17.00 Networking sundowner


Who should attend?

This seminar is for geoscientists who are interested in practical knowledge and want to find out:

  • What is the best practice in designing a biogeochemical survey?
  • Which species to sample?
  • Which environment will this work in?
  • What spacing should I use?
  • Which companion media are recommended?
  • What deposit styles and mineralization types can be detected?
  • What problems could I face?

Click here to download the event flyer and detailed program.


Event Sponsors

This seminar has been made possible through the generous support of our sponsors.



AIG members $220
Non AIG members $330
Unemployed and Student members $110

All pricing inclusive of GST.

For any event related enquiries please contact Jocelyn Thomson at
For registration related enquiries please email

Registered attendants go into the prize draw – one lucky person will win a gold leaf to be presented at the end of the seminar.

Includes morning and afternoon tea plus lunch & networking sundowner at 17:00.




Bookings are closed for this event.

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