Western Australia to Showcase Prospectivity in April

The potential of Western Australia as an expanding mineral and petroleum province will be showcased on April 3, 2003 at GSWA 2003, the annual day of seminars and displays by the Geological Survey of Western Australia.

Executive Director of the Geological Survey Dr. Tim Griffin said the seminar and displays are a must for people interested in WA's mineral and petroleum industries, as it features the latest updates from the Survey's ongoing work program and key exploration data.

"The event is a valuable opportunity for industry explorers to hear the latest developments in geology and the impact these have on a range of exploration models in Western Australia, direct from the geoscientists carrying out vital geological field studies," Dr. Griffin said.

"The day will feature presentations, online demonstrations, as well as poster displays on a range of topics of interest to petroleum and mineral explorers, as well as those interested in popular science."

Topics to be discussed at GSWA 2003 include:

  • Rejuvenation of the petroleum potential for northern Perth Basin
  • The Kimberley Basin - a new gold province?
  • Dawn of multicellular life: evidence from the Bangemall Supergroup
  • Old zircons and evolution of the Yilgarn Craton
  • Application of geology to landuse planning
  • lteration and style of gold mineralisation north-east of Kalgoorlie in the Edjudina-Kanowna region.
GSWA 2003 will be held at the Novotel Langley Hotel, 221 Adelaide Terrace, Perth, from 8.15am to 5.00pm, with ample time to view displays between seminar sessions. The cost is $66, including lunch, morning and afternoon teas and the sundowner. Registration forms are available from the Department of Industry and Resources 1st floor counter and library at Mineral House, 100 Plain Street, East Perth.