Draft program

8.00amRegistration
9.00amWelcome – Chair, Golden Jubilee Committee
9.10amKeynote address – A 50-year evolution in the metallogenic understanding of accretionary orogens – Richard Sillitoe

Session 1 – The Legacy – Chair: Tim McConachy

9.50am50 Golden Years of SMEDG – Russell Meares OAM
10.20am50 Years of Modern Mineral Exploration in the Tasmanides – John Greenfield, Principal Exploration Geologist NSW, Newmont Australia
10.50amMorning Tea

Session 2 – Breakthrough Targeting Technologies – Chair: Mel Deacon

11.20amRecognition of magmatic fractionation processes from routine assay data – Scott Halley, Consultant
11.50amExploration Geophysics –  What have we done? Where are we at?  Where
are we going?
– Katherine McKenna , Principal Geophysicist – Mineral Exploration Australia, BHP
12.20pmTitle to be advised – Anthony Harris, Chief Geoscientist, Newcrest Mining
12.50pmLunch

Session 3 – Breakthrough Targeting Science – Chair: Jess Askew

1.50pmThe importance of geological mapping, core-logging and 3D geoscientific
data integration in the exploration of porphyry copper-(gold) deposits
– Steve Garwin, Consultant
2.20pmRadiogenic isotope mapping (Nd, Pb and Hf) – new insights into tectonics,
metallogeny and mineral exploration
– David L Huston, David C Champion, Kathryn Waltenberg, David Mole, Sharon Jones and Geoff Fraser – Geoscience Australia
2.50pmWaze for rocks, navigating through the crust – Mark Jessel, University of Western Australia
3.20pmAfternoon Tea

Session 4 – The future of mineral exploration

3.50pmPanel Session: Is excellence in Australian mineral exploration sustainable? Moderator – Richard Blewett PSM
5.20pm Wrap up – Andrew Stewart, CEO & Executive Director, Xanadu Mines
6.00pmIcebreaker drinks followed by dinner at 7.00pm

Note: Presentation titles have not been finalised