SMEDG – New Exploration Technologies Symposium

Kirribilli Club, Milsons Point, Friday, 11th September, 2009

Link to Abstracts Volume     

in .pdf and some .ppt
formats now available click on links below

SESSION 1 Geochemistry and Geophysics

Chairman: Ian Neuss

      Dave Cohen

Geochemistry and the challenge
posed by exotic cover

      Andrew Boyd
New generation helicopter time domain EM

    Rob Hough

Invisible gold revealed in
supergene and hypogene environments – new insights
into gold mobility

10:15 –
10:40  Neil Rutherford

Partial leaches, sulphur
isotopes and regolith controls –

case study

Morning tea              

SESSION 2 – Prospect and Regional Scale

Chairman: Lindsay Gilligan

11:15 – 11:40  Bob Musgrave

How deep do you want to look?
Tilt filters, layer filters,

other new ways of extracting depth structure from geophysical data

  Mark Manly

The Spalding Copper Prospect:

A Case Study in Geochemical
Sampling Using Field Portable XRF

Witheld at presenter’s request

12:05 – 12:30  Greg Street

Airborne gravity gradiometry

  Tim Rawling

New techniques in regional 3D
geological mapping, simulation and

visualisation and their application in predictive
mineral exploration.


SESSION 3 New Uses for Old Data and

Chairman: Phil Hellman

2:15 – 2:40      Dave Lawie

New uses for old data; lithogeochemistry for classification,

and geometallurgy

      Steve Collins

Modern 3D IP surveying.  Steady forward progress towards an efficient,
safe and effective exploration technique.

3:05 – 3:30      Kate Godber

The use of downhole
magnetometric resistivity at Broken Hill


Afternoon tea            

SESSION 3 Maximising
Drilling Effectiveness

Chairman: Tim McConachy

4:10 – 4:35      Colin Skidmore

logging for uranium including direct

– the pros and cons.

      Carina Kemp

Borehole Radar for Exploration in Australia.

      Jock Cunningham

Advances in Mineral
Exploration and Mining Drilling Technologies

      Summary and Farewell MikeSmith



Evening Sydney Harbour Cruise with Dinner + Drinks.

in a row! Another enjoyable post-Symposium Cruise on Rosman
Ferries MV Proclaim. Left from Lavender Bay Wharf, below the Kirribilli Club, at
returned about .