This webinar introduces the topic of systematic characterisation of mineral deposits to unlock their critical mineral potential and create more effective mineral exploration tools. Consistent investigations of mineralogical and geochemical signatures and footprints of multiple known mineral deposits provide valuable objective information on the abundance and modes of occurrence of the critical minerals across the state and help to construct realistic templates of cryptic distal footprints of ore deposits to assist exploration. Several presentations at the webinar will illustrate general workflows and specific case studies of such systematic deposit studies undertaken by the Geological Survey of Queensland, in a close collaboration with multiple research organisations (universities, CSIRO) and industry.


Vladimir Lisitsin
Manager, Mineral Systems, Geological Survey of Queensland
Topic: From ore signatures to distal mineral system footprints

Elena Belousova
Principal Geochemist, Geological Survey of Queensland
Topic: GSQ Mineral Deposit Characterisation Workflow: from Drill Core to Microscale

Alkis Kontonikas Charos
Senior Geoscientist, Geological Survey of Queensland
Topic: Distal footprints of mineral systems: A case study from the Ernest Henry IOCG deposit

Al-Tamini Tapu
Geoscientist, Geological Survey of Queensland
Topic: Mineralogical and alteration signatures of intrusion-related gold deposits in northeast Queensland 

Rhiannon Jones
Geoscientist, Geological Survey of Queensland
Topic, Characterisation of the Rocklands Cu-Au-(Co) deposit, Northwest Queensland

About GSQ-UQ Webinar Series 2024

Welcome to the Geological Survey of Queensland and The University of Queensland (GSQ-UQ) 2024 webinar series, a collaborative series of webinar and workshops.

Jointly curated by GSQ and UQ's Sustainable Minerals Institute, the main goal of the series is to find new ways to support the minerals industry in Queensland, think about new techniques, and help define new and exciting targets.

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