November 1, 2023
Well in excess of 200 people recently participated in the Geological Survey of Queensland’s annual, flagship event Digging Deeper.Shaun Ferris, Deputy Director-General, GeoResources, providing the Opening Keynote AddressHeld across two days, GSQ proudly took centre stage, delivering a full schedul...
Alkaline and peralkaline igneous rocks are important components of several mineral systems, including those that yield critical metals such as REEs and other HFSEs. The GSQ are investigating the presence of these rock types and the potential for critical metal enrichment in eastern Queensland throug...
Each year the Collaborative Exploration Initiative (CEI) supports innovative new exploration projects that generate public data and further mineral discovery in Queensland.The initiative aims to open new areas up for exploration and encourage the sharing of ideas and resources between explorers. CEI...
The Connors-Auburn Province in eastern Queensland is a gold and silver rich volcanic arc bounded by the hydrocarbon-rich Bowen Basin to the west and the volcanic-dominated Campwyn Subprovince and Whitsunday Province to the east (Figure 1). Understanding the distribution of rocks and cover, structure...
In between running magnetotelluric (MT) acquisition programs I recently managed to find some time to do a bit of inversion and interpretation work. The dataset I focused on was from the CF23 MT survey the Geological Survey of Queensland collected last year with the help of Geoscience Australia [link...
A new report showcasing recent 3D inversion modelling of the complete Cloncurry magnetotelluric dataset has just been released. This work, spearheaded by GSQ geophysicist Janelle Simpson, contains a suite of inversion models and detailed writeup of the thoughts behind the models and the modelling results achieved. There is also a model package containing several different formats to help people interrogate the model suite for themselves.
After some COVID-interrupted years, Digging Deeper proved to be the perfect way to wrap up 2022!
Across two days, over 150 passionate and like-minded professionals from industry, academia and government gathered to learn from one another (both in-person and online), discuss the latest discoveries and hear about the cutting edge, innovative exploration activities being undertaken in Queensland.
The Mount Isa province in Northwest Queensland is a strongly mineralised Proterozoic inlier surrounded by Phanerozoic sedimentary basins which postdate the major basement mineral systems. So by understanding the distribution and thickness of the unmineralised sediments we can reduce uncertainty involved in exploration through cover.
CEI Round 7 is now open, with applications closing on 11 January 2023.
Based on industry feedback received, several changes have been made for CEI Round 7 including:
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Apart from traditional use in steel alloys, vanadium has an important growing application in grid-scale batteries. Queensland has one of the world’s largest known resources for vanadium. Several companies are currently looking into mining of this metal in North West Mineral Province, aiming for a battery-grade vanadium pentoxide (V2O5), with the first production expected as early as in 2024.
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The GSQ Open Data Portal (ODP) has received an upgrade! The biggest feature of which, is that you are now reading this article. The ODP team have implemented, alongside some stability, basic function and background fixes, a system for the publication of news, articles and announcements. This new system creates new opportunities for the ODP team as well as the GSQ to share a direct line of communication with you, the users of the portal. The GSQ plans to use the space to keep users up to date with events and projects that the GSQ are involved in.