On-line registrations close Wednesday for the 2017 GSWA Open Day

WA’s premier geological event showcases latest geoscience results
Date: Tuesday, 21 February 2017

On-line registration for the Geological Survey of Western Australia’s (GSWA) 2017 Open Day will not be available after the close of business Wednesday February 22, however attendees can still register at the event on the day.

The popular annual event which showcases the latest geological information and major activities will be held on Friday, 24 February at the Esplanade Hotel in Fremantle.

The Open Day will feature presentations on the latest results from GSWA’s geoscience programs, including collaborative research with Geoscience Australia, CSIRO, the Centre for Exploration Targeting, Curtin University, and other partner organisations.

"This is the premier event on Western Australia’s geological calendar," GSWA Acting Executive Director Dr Ian Tyler said.

"It provides the latest updates to geologists and companies in a relaxed setting that encourages questions and feedback along with the chance to network.

"The Open Day is a tremendous way to increase the exploration industry’s understanding of the geology various parts of the State and it encourages continuing exploration success through innovative targeting using new geoscience datasets funded through the Exploration Incentive Scheme."

Round 15 of the scheme’s flagship Co-funded Drilling Program will be formally announced at the Open Day.

There will be 11 presentations by experts in the associated areas of geology and geoscience, covering a wide range of areas including the Pilbara, Eastern Goldfields, Musgrave Province, northern Perth basin, the Kimberley Basin and the east Albany-Fraser Orogen.

A highlight this year will be the launch of two interactive virtual tours created by DMP geoscientists for viewing with Google Earth.

One is a journey from Marble Bar through the East Pilbara, taking in the remnants of gigantic volcanic eruptions, ancient sedimentary rocks, and stromatolites – the most ancient traces of life on Earth.

The other is a more technical tour of the Youanmi Terrane in the Yilgarn Craton that is based on a published field guide and focuses on mafic-ultramafic intrusions prospective for chrome, vanadium, nickel, copper and platinum group elements.

There will also be an extensive poster display and demonstrations of online systems to access data and information.

GSWA Open Day 2017

  • Time: 8.30am-4.30pm followed by a sundowner
  • Date: Friday, 24 February 2017
  • Venue: Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle
  • Location: Corner Marine Terrace and Essex Street, Fremantle
  • Please follow the link for a copy of the Presentation program
  • For more information go to GSWA Open Day page on our website.