b'IndustryNewsfor future drilling in covered terranes, including within the NDI case study areas.Project 9 aims to develop and deploy a mineral system analysis and exploration workflow within the NDI case study areas. The NDI provides an opportunity to change our approach to mineral exploration targetingtaking advantage of MinEx CRCs national collaboration, ten-year life, continent-scale perspective and access to many thousands of metres of drilling. The NDI provides a unique opportunity to (1) systematically collect large (multi-scale), comprehensive, and diverse data sets; (2) deploy fit-for-purpose data- and geoscience analytical techniques designed to identify and map mineral system footprints within cover and underlying basement; and (3) apply a suite of mineral systems mapping tools Program 3: National DrillingProject 8 aims to provide new geosciencedesigned to identify and prioritise areas Initiative (NDI) data and knowledge in the NDI caseof high prospectivity.study areas via integration of geophysics The National Drilling Initiative (NDI)and petrophysics, regolith andResearch in Program 3 will be undertaken will manage and deliver drillinghydrogeology, alteration signatures, basinby CSIRO, Curtin University, the University programmes in multiple case studyanalysis, and igneous and metamorphicof Adelaide, Australian National areas proposed by MinEx CRCs partneranalysis. These new data will aid in theUniversity, the University of South geological survey organisations. Theconstruction of 3D geological modelsAustralia, and the University of Newcastle. NDI vision is to drill multiple holes in aand 4D reconstructions of the geologicalProgram 3 Geological Survey Participants region to map the regional geology andevolution of the case study areas andinclude, the Geological Survey of New architecture and define the potentialaid in the identification of known andSouth Wales, the Geological Survey of for mineral systems in 3D. A range ofpotential mineral systems within. NewSouth Australia, the Geological Survey of drilling methods may be used, howevertechnologies and methodologies willWestern Australia, Geoscience Australia, it is intended that the NDI will takebe developed and leveraged to changethe Geological Survey of Queensland, advantage of new low-cost Coiledmineral exploration practices in under- the Geological Survey of Victoria, Mineral Tubing (CT) drilling technology andcover regions. Project 8 will provideResources Tasmania and the Northern associated sensing, in order to maximiseadvice to assist programme designTerritory Geological Survey.the number of drill holes and the volume of data collected.Project 7 aims to deliver a single point of access to NDI drilling data for all stakeholders, inclusive of a data management and delivery system, geospatial and data analytical tools and drill target optimisation algorithms. The NDI will generate a vast amount of new data and add value to existing data. These data will need to be appropriately managed throughout the life of the MinEx CRC to maximise the value from the NDI. Current methods for managing drilling data require multiple software packages and data delivery systems and are generally undertaken after the completion of the programme.A streamlined approach to managing and integrating the many layers of complex drilling data, which providesEducation and Training Program mineral exploration skills in PGR an objective analysis of the data, would(postgraduate research) and Vocational result in significant efficiency gains andMinEx CRCs Education & Training (E&T)Education and Training (VET) students. the ability to modify drilling programmesprogramme will have a critical role inThe CRC has an ambitious target of in real time. the development of next-generationgraduating 50 postgraduate students AUGUST 2019 PREVIEW 32'