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A Technology-Enabled Revolution in Mineral Exploration: 'Prospecting Drilling

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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Coopers Alehouse, 316 Pulteney St, Adelaide

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The ASEG SA/NT branch invites you to our upcoming April Technical Evening, a presentation by Prof Richard Hillis, CEO DET CRC, titled A Technology-Enabled Revolution in Mineral Exploration:  ‘Prospecting Drilling.’  

The Deep Exploration Technologies Cooperative Research Centre (DET CRC) is a $155M research initiative aimed to address declining success in mineral exploration beneath barren cover.  This presentation will focus on DET CRC’s coiled tubing (CT) drilling and real-time sensing projects and their potential to enable a revolutionary new approach to mineral exploration beneath barren cover, i.e. ‘prospecting drilling’:  extensive, continuous drilling programs that map mineral systems beneath cover, enabling progressive vectoring towards deposits.  The presentation will provide an update on recent trials of the CT drilling rig and on a bid for new CRC, MinEx CRC that is being developed.

Presenter: Professor Richard Hillis

When: Wednesday 26th of April 2017

Time: Drinks and food from 5:30 pm, presentation from 6:15 pm

Where: Coopers Alehouse, 316 Pulteney St, Adelaide

Cost: Members: free, Non-members $10, Students: $2

This looks to be a really interesting presentation on the tools needed for next steps following geophysical interpretation and prospect identification in the mineral exploration chain. Cheaper, faster and deeper drilling and real time analysis, with the aim to discover and appraise new mineral deposits under ever increasing cover thicknesses.  We are very much looking forward to it.

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