Workshop on Australia’s potential for intrusion-hosted Ni-Cu-PGE deposits -new data, new targets

Australian Institute of Geoscientists > Events > Workshop on Australia’s potential for intrusion-hosted Ni-Cu-PGE deposits -new data, new targets

Workshop on Australia’s potential for intrusion-hosted Ni-Cu-PGE deposits -new data, new targets


Date(s) - Friday, 10/06/2016
9:45 am - 2:00 pm

Australian Resources Research Centre—Perth


aig_cpdhrs_03Workshop on Australia’s potential for intrusion-hosted Ni-Cu-PGE deposits — new data, new targets

Presented by Geoscience Australia and AIG









10 June 2016
10:15 to 14:00, registration from 09:45




Australian Resources Research Centre—Perth
26 Dick Perry Avenue
Kensington, WA



Intrusion-hosted Ni-Ci-PGE potential

This technical workshop will showcase the datasets, approach and results of a continental-scale study of Australia’s potential for intrusion-hosted nickel-copperplatinum-group element (Ni-Cu-PGE) ore deposits.

The results of the Geoscience Australia study highlight known mineralised provinces, their extensions under cover, and several greenfields regions representing new ‘search spaces’ for possible Ni-Cu-PGE mineralisation.

The GIS-based mapping of prospectivity was based on the mineral systems concept, and integrates a wide range of continental datasets including:

  • Novel views of seismic and other geophysical and isotopic data (e.g. Nd) to map crustal and mantle architecture
  • a new map dataset of mafic-ultramafic magmatic events including Proterozoic Large Igneous Provinces
  • geochemical discriminants linked to the spatial?temporal distribution of possible host rocks.

This workshop will be of interest to mineral exploration, government and academic geoscientists seeking information not only on Ni-Cu-PGE mineral systems but also on new continental-scale datasets and how these may be used in broad-scale exploration area selection.

A report on the study and accompanying digital spatial data are available at:



Workshop program

Welcome and introduction
Intrusion-hosted Ni-Cu-PGE sulfide mineral systems – Roger Skirrow
Prospectivity mapping methodology – Roger Skirrow
Mafic-ultramafic magmatic events—a foundation dataset – Jane Thorne
New insights into crustal and mantle architecture – Karol Czarnota
Igneous geochemical discriminants—a new spatial framework – David Champion
Results: Ni-Cu-PGE potential of Australia – Roger Skirrow
Questions and discussion

For more details, please refer to the event flyer here.




To register, please email the following details to:
Jocelyn Thomson  – Email:  | Phone: 08 9355 2164

  • Name
  • Organisation/company
  • Email
  • Address
  • City/town
  • State Postcode



More information

For more information contact Roger Skirrow – Email: | Phone: 02 6249 9442

Or view/download the event flyer here.


Ni Cu PGE Workshop - footer - 2




Image right: Johnson Matthey PLC Media Library