Assisting exploration
under cover
Dr John Greenfield
Director
Resources Investment Symposium, Broken Hill May 25-28, 2013
New discoveries: the deep
challenge
530 km of drilling needed to
discover a moderate-sized
deposit in the last 10 years
Av...
New Frontiers revenue:
A proxy to title area, and health of the industry
$AUD
ML
EL
AL
Rental fee
introduced
Resources Inv...
Tracking vital signs
GSNSW now monitors title,
expenditure and drilling data to
guide new projects and policy
advice
More ...
GSNSW: laying the platform
for discovery
• Seamless best-available basement geology
• Depth to basement 3D models
• Refine...
GSNSW: laying the platform
for discovery
• Seamless best-available basement geology
• Depth to basement 3D models
• Refine...
GSNSW: laying the platform
for discovery
• Seamless best-available basement geology
• Depth to basement 3D models
• Refine...
GSNSW: laying the platform
for discovery
• Seamless best-available basement geology
• Depth to basement 3D models
• Refine...
Resources Investment Symposium, Broken Hill May 25-28, 2013
South Australia – NSW: MOU signed Oct 2013
Broken Hill Confere...
Resources Investment Symposium, Broken Hill May 25-28, 2013
Out Now
Resources Investment Symposium, Broken Hill May 25-28, 2013
Broken Hill 2nd Ed.
Metallogenic Map
Due May 2015
Resources Investment Symposium, Broken Hill May 25-28, 2013
Southern Thomson Orogen20°S
25°S
30°S
Thomson Orogen
Southern ...
Resources Investment Symposium, Broken Hill May 25-28, 2013
Summary
• NSW, like the rest of the world, needs more drilling...
THEMES
Newcastle, NSW 7 – 10 JULY 2014
SYMPOSIA
• 39th Sydney Basin
Symposium
• Comparison & Contrasts
in Circum-Pacific
O...
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Geological Survey of NSW | RIS2014 Broken Hill Industry Presentation

  1. 1. Assisting exploration under cover Dr John Greenfield Director Resources Investment Symposium, Broken Hill May 25-28, 2013
  2. 2. New discoveries: the deep challenge 530 km of drilling needed to discover a moderate-sized deposit in the last 10 years Average depth of discovery is now 83m “The value of NSW Juniors” report coming soon Richard Schodde Resources Investment Symposium, Broken Hill May 25-28, 2013
  3. 3. New Frontiers revenue: A proxy to title area, and health of the industry $AUD ML EL AL Rental fee introduced Resources Investment Symposium, Broken Hill May 25-28, 2013
  4. 4. Tracking vital signs GSNSW now monitors title, expenditure and drilling data to guide new projects and policy advice More drilling needed, esp. in greenfields areas Resources Investment Symposium, Broken Hill May 25-28, 2013
  5. 5. GSNSW: laying the platform for discovery • Seamless best-available basement geology • Depth to basement 3D models • Refined tectonic and exploration models • Support drilling and new drill rigs Resources Investment Symposium, Broken Hill May 25-28, 2013 Basement Prospectivity mapping
  6. 6. GSNSW: laying the platform for discovery • Seamless best-available basement geology • Depth to basement 3D models • Refined tectonic and exploration models • Support drilling and new drill rigs Resources Investment Symposium, Broken Hill May 25-28, 2013 Cover Thickness
  7. 7. GSNSW: laying the platform for discovery • Seamless best-available basement geology • Depth to basement 3D models • Refined tectonic and exploration models • Support drilling and new drill rigs Resources Investment Symposium, Broken Hill May 25-28, 2013
  8. 8. GSNSW: laying the platform for discovery • Seamless best-available basement geology • Depth to basement 3D models • Refined tectonic and exploration models • Support drilling and new drill rigs Resources Investment Symposium, Broken Hill May 25-28, 2013 Cooperative Drilling applications close May 30th
  9. 9. Resources Investment Symposium, Broken Hill May 25-28, 2013 South Australia – NSW: MOU signed Oct 2013 Broken Hill Conference 2015 New Western Division Senior Geologist REE pegmatites MinSys study U palaeochannel mapping Extending basement geology Applying the program out west
  10. 10. Resources Investment Symposium, Broken Hill May 25-28, 2013 Out Now
  11. 11. Resources Investment Symposium, Broken Hill May 25-28, 2013 Broken Hill 2nd Ed. Metallogenic Map Due May 2015
  12. 12. Resources Investment Symposium, Broken Hill May 25-28, 2013 Southern Thomson Orogen20°S 25°S 30°S Thomson Orogen Southern Thomson Orogen Project Queensland Northern Territory South Australia New South Wales SA QLD NSW
  13. 13. Resources Investment Symposium, Broken Hill May 25-28, 2013 Summary • NSW, like the rest of the world, needs more drilling of targets that are either deeper or in regions under cover • The big challenge for GSNSW is to encouraging exploration in new frontiers • The main game for GSNSW is helping industry discover ore bodies
  14. 14. THEMES Newcastle, NSW 7 – 10 JULY 2014 SYMPOSIA • 39th Sydney Basin Symposium • Comparison & Contrasts in Circum-Pacific Orogens • Energy • Resources • Environment • Infrastructure, Service & Community • Dynamic Planet • Living Earth IMPORTANT DEADLINES Accommodation released by 30 May 2014 Registration for workshops and field trips ends 30 May 2014 Late registration fee starts after 30 June 2014 PLENARY SPEAKERS • Prof Iain Stewart, Plymouth University (UK) • Prof Mike Archer, UNSW • Dr Chris Pigram, Geoscience Australia • Prof Craig Simmons, Flinders University PLUS NUMEROUS FIELD TRIPS AND WORKSHOPS

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