International Association of Hydrogeologists Australia

High resolution seismic for gold and base metal exploration

Wednesday 12 June, 2013

The WA Branch of the Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists is hosting a CHANGED Tech Night presented by Greg Turner of HiSeis.

When: Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Time: Registration from 5:30pm for a 6:00pm start
Where: City West Function Centre, 45 Plaistowe Mews, West Perth
Non Members $30.00
Registration: Click here to register  — please indicate you are an IAH member OR just show up at the door.


The increasing scarcity of near-surface mineral deposits has created demand for technologies and approaches which can improve the effectiveness of exploration for deeper deposits.

Seismic reflection has the ability both to:

  • directly map some mineralization styles and
  • map the litho-structural setting in which mineralisation occurs.

The understanding of seismic in hard-rock environments has improved significantly. It can produce images with a resolution of 15m cubes down to depths of several kilometers mapping small changes in rock density or velocity associated with mineralisation, alteration, lithological changes and structures.

Greg will discuss how to evaluate the potential of seismic in new hard rock environments and present some examples of its successful application seismic in mineral exploration and mine planning.

About the Speaker

Greg is currently Director Business Development with HiSeis which specialises in the use of reflection seismic in hard rock environments. He has 25 years of experience in high resolution geophysics for brownfields exploration, mining and geotechnical applications including involvement in the first 3D seismic surveys in coal and hard rock environments in Australia. He has a BSc (Hons) from Monash and PhD from Macquarie and is a member of ASEG, AusIMM, SUT and AGS.

Australian Society of Exploration Geophysics IAHLOGO

CSIRO is generously sponsoring drinks and nibbles at the event.

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