Mar 11, 2016

AGES highlights latest data, best prospects

AGES highlights latest data, best prospects

Industry experts are set to gather in Alice Springs next week to attend the 17th Annual Geoscience Exploration Seminar (AGES).

Northern Territory Mines and Energy Minister David Tollner said AGES presented an opportunity for industry to access the latest in fresh exploration ideas and geoscientific data on the NT’s minerals, oil and gas resources.

“AGES is an event that continues to grow in its reputation and importance as the key technical forum and networking event for the Territory’s exploration industry,” he said.

Key highlights for AGES 2016 include:

  • the release of the latest data and information on the highly prospective McArthur River Basin including the Beetaloo Sub-basin
  • new concepts on copper mineral systems in Central Australia
  • release of a joint Government-industry seismic survey over Tennant Creek
  • a technical workshop by CSIRO on the applied use of geophysical data for petroleum and minerals exploration
  • workshops on legislative frameworks for mineral and petroleum exploration

The program will also include technical presentations on recent exploration highlights from companies including Teck Australia, Santos, Newmont, Independence Group, Newmarket Gold, Origin Energy, KGL Resources and Emmerson Resources.

AGES will also present new geoscience results and concepts generated from the Territory Government’s largest exploration investment – the four-year, $23.8 million Creating Opportunities for Resource Exploration (CORE) initiative.

Delegates from around Australia and internationally will attend the AGES conference at the Alice Springs Convention Centre on March 15-16.

More at www.ages.nt.gov.au