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Reminder: Adelaide Branch April Technical Lunch

Find out more about our guest speaker, Mark McGeough, who will be delivering his presentation on The Selwyn Mineral Field at our upcoming technical lunch on Thursday 18 April.

Speaker Profile: Mark McGeough

Mark has over thirty years experience as a geologist working; in Queensland, Northern Territory and South Australia and has been an active member of the AusIMM for 29 years. From 2013 to 2018, Mark was General Manager-Geology for Chinova Resources (previously Inova and Ivanhoe Australia), managing a group of geologists working on exploration and development projects south of Cloncurry, in NW QLD.

Prior to joining Chinova, Mark was GM-Exploration for Toro Energy for four and a half years, a South Australian uranium developer and explorer with projects in WA, NT, SA and Namibia.

From 2005 to 2008, Mark was the Geological Survey Manger based in South Australia for 3.5 years, promoting mineral exploration and development in South Australia with a key role in the success of the PACE program.

Prior to 2005, Mark worked as an exploration geologist with Mt Isa Mines for 14.5 years with the highlight, the discovery and delineation of the White Dam Gold Mine and later as a Consultant Geologist for Xstrata working on the Black Star, Open Pit Feasibility Study.

In the 1970’s Mark graduated from Kingston Polytechnic (now a University) with a joint honours BSc in Geology and Geography. Mark initially taught geography and geology in Central London, then travelled to Australia. In Alice Springs, Mark started as an exploration geologist for uranium and then taught Science and Geology for four years.

Speaker Profile: Sophia Li

Sophia Li is a final year Bachelor of Engineering (Petroleum and Mining) (Honours) student at the University of Adelaide and a committee member of the AusIMM Adelaide Student Chapter for 2019. Her passion for mining was largely developed through undertaking internships with Fortescue Metals Group and Rio Tinto in the Pilbara region, where she enjoyed both the challenging and exciting working environment onsite, as well as the dynamic lifestyle as a mining engineer. We will hear a short presentation from Sophia on her final year honours thesis titled  “Investigation of stress/desorption dependent permeability in coal seam gas wells of the Fairview field through integrated production data analysis and time-lapse Pressure Transient Analysis”.

Date: Thursday 18 April 2019

Time: 12:00pm sharp

The Carrington Function Centre
262 Carrington St.
Adelaide, South Australia 5000
(free parking available)

AusIMM Members $20
Non-Members $40
Students $10
MAP Members** $10

**MAP – Financial hardship approved via Member Assistance Program

Includes: Lunch (choice of Hamburger, Chicken Schnitzel, Vegetarian Risotto or Atlantic Salmon) plus soft drink.

Don’t forget to bring your loyalty card!



Registrations close Tuesday 16 April.

This event is brought to you by the AusIMM Adelaide Branch, our 2019 Branch Partners of Bureau Veritas & OZ Minerals, our 2019 Technical Lunch Partner, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and is worth 1 PD hour.

Please come and join Mark McGeough, previous General Manager – Chinova Resources, who will deliver a presentation titled “The Selwyn Mineral Field”.

Ahead of Mark’s presentation, Sophia Li (Petroleum & Mining) one of our 2019 AusIMM EEF scholarship winners, will give a short presentation on her final year project.

In this presentation Mark will explore The Selwyn Mineral Field, a span of Cu-Au deposits located along a 25km geological trend, about 100km south of Cloncurry, in NW Queensland. Along this geological trend are located 11 mines, four deposits and numerous occurrences of Cu-Au mineralisation. This presentation will provide the current geological understanding of the largest Cu-Au deposits: Mt Elliott, South West Anomaly (SWAN), the Starra line (shown below) and Mount Dore, along with geological information on the smaller deposits located along the same trend. The unique Merlin Mo-Re deposit located below the Mt Dore Cu-Au deposit is also described. This talk will be of interest to geologists and others exploring for, and developing IOCG (Iron Oxide-Copper Gold) deposits and provides some context for similar potential in the Curnamona Province.

Please join us for what promises to be another fantastic event!


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