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ASEG WA - Tech Night: Petrophysics of the Paterson Orogen and Implications for Exploration

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Tuesday, October 26, 2021

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The Shoe Bar, Shop GSO7 Yagan Square, 376 - 420 Wellington St, Perth CBD

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ASEG WA - October Tech Night event
Date & Venue:

Tuesday 26th October 2021
5:30 pm start - 7.30pm end
The Shoe Bar
Shop GSO7 Yagan Square
376 - 420 Wellington St
Perth CBD

Registration: here

The WA Branch of the Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists invites current active members to attend our upcoming ASEG WA Branch Tech night event at Shoe bar, Yagan Square, but still with the usual snacks and drinks provided. Note that there is plenty of public transportation, and, if need be, paid parking is available at nearby Wilson Parking - 427 Murray St - Google Maps. The venue has wheelchair accessibility. The details of the speech title and the author's bio are provided below.

Speech title: Petrophysics of the Paterson Orogen and Implications for Exploration
Speaker: Barry Bourne, Principal Consultant and Founder, Terra Resources and Terra Petrophysics

Talk summary: 

There is still much that needs to be understood about the physical properties of rocks in mineralized geological environments. This knowledge gap becomes more important as the transition to deeper exploration targets under cover occurs, with an associated greater reliance on geophysical exploration methods.  The Geological Survey of Western Australia's regional petrophysics project, funded by the Exploration Incentive Scheme (EIS) and Terra Petrophysics, aims to provide a state-wide petrophysical dataset that can be used in the interpretation and planning of geophysical data. The Paterson Orogen results are discussed along with the geophysical response of known mineralization in the Paterson including Haverion and Winu.

Speaker Bio: 

Barry is a Principal and Founder of Terra Resources and Terra Petrophysics. Up until 2013 he was Chief Geophysicist for Barrick Gold and is now a mineral exploration consultant to private and public international exploration groups.  Barry graduated in geology and geophysics from the University of Western Australia.  He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists and is currently on the technical advisory committee for UWA Centre for Exploration Targeting.  He was shortlisted for the Australian innovation Awards in 2012 and was Advance Global Australian of the Year-Mining and Resources in 2013.

REGISTRATION and RSVP are REQUIRED on or before 24th October to give our hosts at Shoe Bar enough time to properly set up their venue. ASEG WA Branch would like to give thanks to sponsors for their continuous support.

Please email with any queries or for additional information. Kindly rsvp in the below link to get a spot as seats are limited. We are looking forward to seeing you there.