Field Trip

Discoveries In The Tasmanides Field Trip | September 6th 2017

The full day field trip aims to showcase the latest developments in geological understanding of CMOC’s Northparkes Cu-Au Porphyry Mine and Alkane’s Tomingley orogenic Au Mine.

At Alkane’s Tomingley Gold Mine, we hope to get access to the pits but the tour will include a short presentation followed by a visit to a viewing platform at one of the pits.  Alkane will have some core laid out and a few posters showing what it all means.

Lunch will be at the Peak Hill tourist mine where mining and tourism coexist.

After lunch the tour will visit the CMOC Northparkes Mines: Northparkes mines consist of several copper-gold porphyry deposits which have supported both open cut and underground mining.  The deposits sit within the north south trending Junee-Narromine Volcanic Belt of the Lachlan Orogen.   Northparkes will provide a presentation which covers the regional and local geology, discovery history and exploration method applicable for Northparkes style porphyry systems.  Core from a cross section through the  E26 orebody, will be available to view with accompanying logs of lithology, alteration, vein styles and mineralisation.

The buses will leave from the Orange Ex-Services Club (231-243 Anson St, Orange) at 7am sharp and return before 6pm to the same point so participants can go straight in to the conference Ice Breaker. Cost including all food and drink will be $70.