Annual Conference 2012

Welcome and Overview

We invite you to uncover the future at the second Annual Conference of the DET CRC at Hahndorf in the Adelaide Hills.  This is a chance to learn of the progress made by CRC projects after year two of research.  It is already clear that the results of DET CRC research will transform the workflow of mineral exploration.  The Conference is also an opportunity for Participants, Affiliates and researchers to learn about and influence the future plans of the CRC.

One of the Adelaide Hills’ most loved towns, Hahndorf is Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement. Hahndorf is a feast for the senses, with its German architecture featuring many Fachwerk buildings, quaint shopping experiences, along with a new mix of fine dining, exciting and chic businesses and a broad range of accommodation choices, all blended between the 100 year old elm and plane trees which line the main street. There are also several good winery cellar doors in the area such as Nepenthe, Shaw and Smith and The Lane (all within five minutes of the town).

While the majority of the conference is only open to CRC sponsors and researchers, the Open Day (Monday 19 November) is open to all.There are many facets to the conference and key events are summarised below (please see the Conference programme for further information):

  • Saturday 17 November 2012 – Sunday 18 November 2012 – Kangaroo Island Geology and Mineral Exploration Field Trip
  • Sunday 18 November 2012 – Magnetotelluric (MT) Workshop
  • Sunday 18 November 2012 – Fundamentals of Wire-Line Logging Workshop
  • Monday 19 November 2012 – Open Day ‘The Future of Drilling, Sensing and Targeting’, Conference Keynote Speaker Robbie Rowe, Barrick
  • Tuesday 20 November 2012 – DET CRC Project Summaries and Brukunga Bazaar  (trade show style exhibition showcasing DET CRC Projects)
  • Wednesday 21 November 2012 – Project Feedback (from Brukunga Bazaar) and Science Steering Committee Meeting
  • Thursday 22 November 2012 – Drilling for Non-Drillers Workshop
  • Friday 23 November 2012 – Drilling for Non-Drillers Workshop (subject to demand)

 

Programme

A draft Programme for the full Conference is available to download below:

DET CRC 2012 Full Conference Agenda ()

A draft Programme for the Open Day is available to download below:

DET CRC 2012 Open Day Agenda ()

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Field Trips and Workshops

Kangaroo Island Geology and Mineral Exploration

Please note, by registering for this field trip you are lodging an expression of interest only as numbers are limited. You will be contacted to confirm your place on the field trip by Monday 15 October 2012.

Facilitator(s):
Steve Hill, DET CRC Project 3.3 Leader, University of Adelaide & David Giles, DET CRC Program 3 Leader, DET CRC/University of Adelaide

Date:
Saturday 17 November 2012 – Sunday 18 November 2012

Time:
Departure times TBC

Location:
Coach transfer departing from Adelaide and returning to Hahndorf

Cost:
$900 per person (includes coach transfers, accommodation and meals)

Recommended For:
This field workshop is recommended for those who would like to experience some local geological context for some of the deep cover exploration challenges …. as well as experiencing some iconic Australian scenery and local produce.

Overview:
Kangaroo Island includes the southern margins of the Gawler Craton and gold and base metal mineralisation along the Kangaroo Island Shear Zone, which have hosted recent research within part of Project 3.3: Geochemical Sampling of the Deep Cover.

This trip will visit a series of key exposures and sites giving an overview of Kangaroo Island geology from the Cambrian to the present day and focussing on deep cover exploration themes and long-term landscape evolution. Specific field sites will emphasise basement geology and mineralising systems; diverse cover rocks from Permian fluvio-glacial sediments to Jurassic volcanics to Neogene sediments; and modern landscape response to tectonics. The field sites will provide context for a discussion of active DET CRC research on Kangaroo Island amongst great scenery and local produc

Magnetotelluric (MT) Workshop

Facilitator(s):
Graham Heinson, DET CRC Project 2.4 Leader, University of Adelaide

Date:
Sunday 18 November 2012

Time:
14:00 – 17:00

Location:
DET CRC Head Office/Boart Longyear, 26 Butler Boulevard, Adelaide Airport, ADELAIDE SA 5950

Cost:
Free of charge

Recommended For:
This workshop is for anyone interested in the use of MT for resource exploration, and what can be achieved from 2D, 3D;  and 4D studies

Overview:
Over the last 30 years many sets of magnetotelluric (MT) data have been collected across Australia.  These data image changes in the crust and mantle electrical resistivity from the top few metres to several hundred kilometres depth.  Such resistivity models are then interpreted geologically in terms of minerals, fluid, thermal and structural evolution.

This workshop will put together a wide range of data and targets to tie in different surveys.  The workshop will start with a regional, lithospheric-scale and work down to prospect-scale models.  The aim of this workshop is to better understand what can be determined from MT as a technique.

Attendees can elect to take a coach transfer to Hahndorf at the conclusion of the is workshop

Fundamentals of Wire-Line Logging Workshop

Facilitator(s):
Reza Rezaee, DET CRC Researcher, Curtin University

Date:
Sunday 18 November 2012

Time:
09:30 – 17:00

Location:
DET CRC Head Office/Boart Longyear, 26 Butler Boulevard, Adelaide Airport, ADELAIDE SA 5950

Cost:
Free of charge

Recommended For:
This workshop is specially designed for professionals involved in exploration and development including Geoscientists, Geophysicists, Petrophysicists and Exploration Engineers/Managers.

Overview:
The main objective of this course is to become familiar with well logs, well log interpretation and application in the mining industry. The first part of this course describes subsurface environment and provides an introduction to well logging and the borehole environment. Common tools used in well logging will be explained, covering the theory of how tools work, what they measure and how the logs are interpreted. The final session deals with well log interpretation workflow and how log data can be used to estimate mechanical properties of rocks.

Attendees can elect to take a coach transfer to Hahndorf at the conclusion of the workshop.

Drilling for Non-Drillers

Facilitator(s):
Mark Gorringe and Bill Lane, Training Prospects

Date:
Thursday 22 November 2012 & Friday 23 November 2012 (subject to demand)

Time:
09:00 – 16:00

Location:
CFS State Training Centre, Pyrites Road, BRUKUNGA, SA  5250
Please note, coach transfers will be provided to and from the venue.

Cost:
Free of charge

Recommended For:
Employees of all DET CRC Participants and Affiliates, Researchers and DET CRC supported PhD students.

Overview:
This course will provide you with the basic knowledge of mineral exploration drilling, including the methods, systems and technology widely used in the industry today.  After completing this course, attendees will be able to recognise the various types of drilling techniques and advantages/disadvantages of each. Attendees will gain a better understanding of the hazards involved around a drilling site and occupational health and safety requirements.

 

Logistics

Conference Venues:

Monday 19 November 2012 Open Day
The Hahndorf Memorial Institute, 59 Main Street, Hahndorf SA 5245

Tuesday 20 November 2012 – Wednesday 21 November 2012
C3 Conference Centre, Cnr Main Street & Auricht Road, Hahndorf SA 5245.

Accommodation:
A range of accommodation has been reserved in Hahndorf for conference attendees.  In order to reserve accommodation please indicate the nights that you require via the online registration form.

Catering:
Breakfast is included with all accommodation. Morning tea and lunch will be provided at the conference venue.  The Conference will include two dinners. The Informal Dinner will be held on Monday 19 November 2012 at The Hahndorf Inn (35 Main Street, Hahndorf SA 5245). The Formal Dinner will be held on Tuesday 20 November 2012.

Coach Transfers:
Coach transfers have been arranged for Sunday 18 November 2012 and Wednesday 21 November 2012 and are provided free of charge to all delegates.  Times have been selected to suit the greatest number of people. Please select the transfers you require via the online registration form.

Sunday 18 November 2012

  • Departing DET CRC/Boart Longyear for Hahndorf at 17:00 (at the conclusion of workshops)
  • Departing Adelaide Airport for Hahndorf at 19:15
  • Departing Adelaide Airport for Hahndorf at 20:00

Wednesday 21 November 2012

  • Departing Hahndorf for Adelaide Airport at 13:00 (at the conclusion of the main conference sessions)
  • Departing Hahndorf for Adelaide Airport at 17:00 (at the conclusion of the Science Steering Committee Meeting)

If you wish to transfer at other times, you will need to make your own arrangements.  A hire car may be the best option if you are transferring at other times as it is 35 km from the airport to Hahndorf.  However, Hahndorf can also be reached by public transport (bus), transfer services such as the Adelaide Airport Flyer (http://www.adelaideairportflyer.com/) and taxis.

Partners:
If your partner would like to spend some time in the beautiful Adelaide Hills whilst you are at the Conference then they would be most welcome.  Please indicate this with respect to accommodation on the registration form. Please note only one breakfast is included per a room, additional breakfasts will be at your own cost.

We would also be delighted if partners wish to attend either or both of the dinners, this can be arranged at a cost to you of $40 for the Informal Dinner and $110  for the Formal Dinner (inclusive of gst).

Map:
A map outlining the key conference venues is available to download below:

DET CRC 2012 Conference Map ()

Please select the appropriate registration category from the below three options:

DET CRC Participants & Affiliates

(Any employee of a DET CRC Participant or Affiliate organisation)

DET CRC Researchers, PhD Students & Employees

(Any person working as a researcher/PhD on a DET CRC Project, and DET CRC employees/Directors)

Open Day Attendees

(Anyone who is not a DET CRC Participant, Affiliate, Researcher or direct employee)