Field Trip

One day field trip – Geology and Mineralisation of the Ordovician and Silurian belts of NSW - 10th May, 2022 .

 

* Conference registration does not include the field trip. You must have also registered for the field trip to be able to attend.

WHAT'S IT ABOUT?

This year's conference returns to the Central Ranges wine region of Orange, also the centre of the exploration boom in NSW. Change your batteries in your pacemakers because this year's heart-stopping field trip will cover the best greenfields discoveries to operating mines in the region.

 

 

Kaiser - epidote veining crosscut by carbonate- chalcopyrite/bornite veins

McPhillamys - intensely deformed, pyritic (Au-bearing) K-feldspar-phengite-altered core

WHO'S RUNNING THE SHOW?

John Greenfield, Yamei Wang, Glen Diemar, Peter Duerden, Joel Fitzherbert

WHEN AND WHERE DO WE MEET?

Meet at the Orange Exservices Club – TBA 2 buses with a maximum of 80 people

WHAT TO BRING?

Field clothing - steel-capped boots, workwear, water. The weather will be cool in the morning so bring warm clothes, and of course a rain jacket just in case.

WHAT DO WE GET?

You will be given a bag with morning and afternoon tea (lunch will be provided). We will have extra snacks, water and sunscreen available.

WHS

The field trip will visit locations on mine sites and along roads, so please adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Always follow the instructions of the field trip leaders and the bus drivers.
  • Please where appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when instructed.
  • Do not walk away from the group.
  • Field trip guides and geological staff are trained first aiders. First aid kits will be in GSNSW vehicles.
  • Be aware of environmental factors – such as uneven ground, traffic, old mine workings, wildlife including snakes and weather conditions.
  • Please respect landholders – permission should always be granted prior to accessing private land.

WHERE EXACTLY ARE WE GOING?

Starting at Alkane's enviable new cathedral-like core shed come view core from their recent discoveries, and GSNSW core from Cadia, then moving just around the corner to see Magmatic's activity in the northern Molong Belt. This will be accompanied by an explanation of HyLogger scanning results by Senior Geologist from GSNSW.


McPhillamys - HyLogger scanning results - mineral response


McPhillamys outcrop

Next travel to Regis' McPhillamys development project, where our geo-time travellers may just be the last to ever stand on the discovery outcrop.

Then top it off with a rare chance to drool over key drill core intercepts from McPhillamys, Discovery Ridge, Lewis Ponds and Cullerin deposits all under the one roof before returning Back to the Future to Conference HQ to rehydrate while watching your friends squirm when they hear about the field trip they missed.