Adelaide Workshop - classroom sessions. The tour commenced in Adelaide on the evening of Monday 18 February with an Introductory Meeting and Dinner at the Majestic Roof Garden Hotel in the East-end of Adelaide, where the group was staying. After an early breakfast next morning, Tuesday 19 February, they transferred to The Monastery Function Centre, several kilometres from the city centre, for the first of the classroom sessions covering the regional to local tectonic and geological setting of IOCG mineralisation in the Gawler-Curnamona craton in South Australia, presented by South Australian Geological Survey (DMITRE Minerals) expert geologists Martin Fairclough (Chief Geoscientist), Adrian Fabris and Simon van der Weilan. This was followed by an introduction to the geology and setting of five IOCG and related magnetite/hematite deposits/prospects (with variable associated Cu-Au) to be studied in drill core in the following session at the nearby DMITRE Minerals core library. This core concentrated on the central and northern sections of the Olympic IOCG Province.
The group transferred to the core library in the late morning for the first core inspection, and returned to the function centre in the early afternoon to receive a further series of presentations, this time concentrated on the southern Olympic IOCG Povince on Yorke Pensinsula and in the Curnamona Province to the east (expert consultant, Colin Conor supported by Claire Wade of DMITRE Minerals), followed by a detailed overview of Havilah Resources' Kalkaroo deposit (Chris Giles) which is in the Curnamona Province. The group subsequently returned to the core library to study Kalkaroo core and an extensive collection of rock specimens illustrating the lithologies and IOCG-related alteration and mineralisation of Yorke Peninsula.
The tour bus remained on hand all day for the brief transfers between the function centre, core library and the group's city hotel. Many of the group spent the evening unwinding in the East-end restaurant area of the city, where their hotel was located, and also where the Adelaide Fringe Festival was in full swing. Photograph by Mike Porter.