Melbourne Branch Technical Meeting and AGM – November
Fosterville Gold Mine – Journey from Disseminated Sulphide to High-Grade Visible Gold Quartz Lode
Date: Tuesday, 20 November 2018
5.30pm – 6.00pm: networking
6.00pm: AGM and technical presentation (immediately following the AGM the technical talk will commence)
Venue: CQ Melbourne
113 Queen Street
(Between Bourke St and Little Collins St)
Includes: Finger food provided. Drinks available for purchase at the bar
The Fosterville mining operation is 100% owned by Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd and is located in Central Victoria, approximately 20 kilometers east of Bendigo.
Gold was discovered in the area in 1894 and 10 year gold rush ensued. The Fosterville goldfield has had at least 13 explorers in the area since 1973. Mineralisation within the licence area is of two main types: Disseminated sulphide mineralisation and quartz vein hosted visible-gold, with the latter becoming more prevalent since 2016 as mining has progressed deeper.
This presentation, with guest speaker Ashley Jackson, focuses on the journey for the mine development and our understanding of these high-grade visible-gold environments.
Ashley Jackson is a Geologist with over 25 years’ experience, holding a variety of roles in exploration, open pit and underground roles throughout Australia. Ashley holds a Bachelor of Science (University of New England) and a Masters of Mineral Economics (Western Australian School of Mines).
Guest speaker Ashley Jackson