EGRU Mineral Systems of the Mount Isa Inlier

Mineral Systems of the Mount Isa Inlier

12 - 15 May 2020

Cloncurry Community Centre
Cloncurry, Qld

The Economic Geology Research Centre (EGRU) at James Cook University, in association with the Geological Survey of Queensland are hosting the second workshop on the Minerals Systems of the Mount Isa Inlier, in Cloncurry.  
This is the fourth in the series of workshops that aim to bring together academia and industry for a series of technical talks, from invited speakers, to showcase the diverse deposits of the region.

This workshop will include:

  • 2 days of technical sessions
    • presentations by invited speakers
  • 2 x one day field trips (schedule/locations subject to change)
    • Day 1 Tick Hill AU deposit
    • Day 2 Elaine Dorothy and Mt Colin Cu-Au deposits
  • viewing of drill core from various deposits in the region

Fees - per day

Inclusive of GST & AUD

*Technical Sessions -
12 & 13 May
Fee per day
EGRU Member$500
Non-EGRU Member$700

* A fee per day applies for the technical sessions - delegates can select to attend one or both technical days

**Field Trips -

14 & 15 May

Fee per day

** Fee per day applies for the field trips - delegates can select to attend one or both field trip days.


included in the registration fees:

  • Transport to/from Mount Isa Airport
  • Daily catering during sessions and field trip
  • Social events

Not included in the registration fees:

  • Airfares to/from Mount Isa
  • Breakfast all days, dinner except social events
  • Accommodation

Preliminary Schedule

Monday 11th MayRegistrants arrive Mount Isa and CloncurryTransport will be provided from Mount Isa Airport to Cloncurry. 
Tuesday 12 MaySessionsCloncurry Community Centre
 Core Viewing and Social EventTBA
Wednesday 13 MaySessionsCloncurry Community Centre
 Social EventTBA
Thursday 14 MayField Trip***Full day field trip to the Tick Hill Au deposit. The field trip starts and ends in Cloncurry.
Friday 15 MayField Trip***Full day day trip to Elaine Dorothy and Mt Colin Au deposits. The field trip starts in Cloncurry and ends in Mount Isa.

*** Schedule and locations subject to change - access and weather  dependent.

Mineral Systems Flyer

Preliminary Speakers

Peter Betts Monash University
Ryan MathurJuniata College, USA
George RossCopper Mountain
David PurdyGeological Survey Queensland
Shawn BarkerCODES, University of Tasmania
Anita Parbhaker-FoxUniversity of Queensland
Karen ConnorsUniversity of Queensland
Rick ValentaUniversity of Queensland
Ioan SanislavJames Cook University
Paul DirksJames Cook University
Truong LeJames Cook University

Further Information


Transport will be provided on the following dates only:

  • Monday 11th May: Mount Isa to Cloncurry - Bus will depart Mount Isa Airport at approx 12.30 pm

At the conclusion of the workshop sessions:

  • Thursday 14th May: (Morning only, 6 am departure): Cloncurry to Mount Isa - if requested

At the conclusion of the field trip:

  • Friday 15th May: participants will arrive at Mount Isa Airport by 4.30 pm to connect with the evening departing flights to Townsville and Brisbane.

Monday 11th May: Preferred connecting flights to meet with transport.

QF 1780 - Brisbane - Mount Isa
QF 2468 - Townsville - Mount Isa

Friday 15th May: After the field trip:
QF 1783 - Mount Isa - Brisbane
QF 2475 - Mount Isa - Townsville

Important Note: Field trips require all participants to supply their own safety clothing – long sleeve shirt, long pants, boots/ shoes (with steel caps if visiting a mine site) and sun hat. Those without the correct safety/field gear will not be able to attend the field trip. 
Hard hats, safety glasses and high visibility vests,if required,can be supplied by EGRU.

Cancellation Policy

Delegate Registration and Field Trips

EGRU reserves the right to cancel or reschedule  the Mineral Systems of the Mount Isa Inlier workshop or associated field trips if minimum numbers are not registered by :

  • Wednesday 19 March 2020

If a delegate cancels a registration for the workshop or the field trips, there will be a full refund of the registration fees for cancellations on or before:

  • Wednesday 19 March 2020

Fees will not be refunded after Wednesday 19 March 2020, but registration can be transferred to an alternative delegate.

EGRU is not responsible for cancellation or re-booking fees incurred by registrants that are imposed by airlines, accommodation venues or other entities as a result of the any courses being cancelled or rescheduled.

Cancellations will only be accepted by email to