Economic Geology Research Centre Conferences & Workshops Mineral Systems of North East Queensland

Mineral Systems of North East Queensland

03 - 04 August 2022

EGRU is hosting a one-day workshop on the Mineral Systems of north east Queensland in Charters Towers in early August.  The workshop will be followed by a one-day field trip to the Pajingo low-sulphidation epithermal gold deposit.

The workshop will bring together geoscientists from industry, research and government to:

- discuss the geology and mineralisation potential of NE Queensland,

- provide an update on some of the current exploration and mining projects, and

- consider areas where additional data and research could contribute to exploration.

It is an opportunity for explorers and researchers interested in NE Queensland to get together in a relaxed setting, share ideas and  contemplate the possibilities for future discoveries.

Wednesday 03 August:  One day of technical presentations from invited speakers followed by a social event in the evening.

Thursday 04 August: Field trip to the Pajingo Mine courtesy of Minjar Gold.

Program - 01 August 2022

Minjar Gold
Pajingo – exploring under cover
Tav Bates
Navarre Minerals
The geology and mineralisation of the Crush Creek epithermal gold-silver field
Richard Buerger
Ballymore Resources
Seventy Mile Mount – comparisons with other NQ breccia-hosted gold deposits
David A-Izzeddin
Sunshine Gold
Mineral systems of the Ravenswood District
Damien Keys / Matt Price
Ravenswood Gold
Building Queensland’s biggest gold mine – Ravenswood Gold
Steve Harper
Geological Survey of QLD
Carboniferous to Permian mineral systems of north-east Queensland – an update on GSQ projects
Courteney Dhnaram
Sustainable Minerals Institute, UQ
New Economy Minerals Initiative as applied to north-east Queensland
Paul Gow
GBM Resources
Fat veins, hot springs, and breccias – GBM’s epithermal systems in the Drummond
Mark Lindsay
Plum ExplorationRedbank Creek structurally controlled intrusive related tin-tungsten-copper-gold mineralisationMatt Plumridge
James Cook University
New tectonic and metallogenic model for north-east Queensland
Ioan Sanislav
James Cook University
Metals and their isotopes as hydrogeochemical ore exploration tools
Hilary Lewis
James Cook University
Indium mineralization in the Herberton Mineral Field
Avish Kumar
James Cook University
Collisional orogenesis in north-east Queensland - implications for critical metal mineralization
Alex Edgar

Workshop Details

Wednesday 03 August 2022

Arthur Titley Centre
Mossman St
Charters Towers

Technical Session
EGRU Member$330
Non- EGRU Member$450
Places are limited
Field trip -  on registering please indicate if you wish to attend the field trip
EGRU Member$90
Non-EGRU Member$120
Places are limited

Included in the session registration fee:

  • daily catering
  • social event

Not included in the registration fee:

  • transport to/from Charters Towers
  • accommodation
  • meals - except during the session, field trip and social event

Social Event - Wednesday 03 August 2022

*Included in the workshop registration fee*

Canapes and limited bar tab

6.00 - 8.00pm

The Beast & Barrel Bar
The Rix Hotel
69 Mossman St
Charters Towers

Thursday 04 August 2022 - FULL

The field trip is now fully subscribed.

*Workshop registrants only*

See Pajingo Mine Field Trip tab

Included in the field trip registration fee:

  • daily catering
  • transport to the Pajingo Mine from Charters Towers and return

A  one day field trip  to the Pajingo Gold Mine, located  approximately 50kms south of Charters Towers.

*Open to workshop registrants only*

08:00Depart Charters Towers - JCU buses Arthur Titley Centre
Arrive on site
- Breath test
- Power Point Presentation
Pajingo Mine
10:30Escort buses to the “Scott Lode cutting” to look at the folding in the Pallamana (Molly Darling) Sandstone
11:00Walk to the outcropping epithermal veining at the north-eastern end of the Scott Lode Pit
Escort buses past the Lynne decline boxcut (we wont be able to get out here – it will just be a view from the buses)
12:00Core viewing
13:00 BBQ Lunch
~15:30Return to Charters Towers  - approx. return timeArthur Titley Centre
NOTE: After the field trip - EGRU can supply some seats on the buses returning to JCU Campus. It will then the participants responsibility to arrange transport to their accommodation.  We will not arrive on campus in time for last flights departing Townsville. After registering: email  to request a seat on the buses.
  • Departs/Returns Charters Towers
  • Transport to/from the mine site will be provided
  • All catering will be provided - including water
  • Registrants will require full PPE, including steel cap boots,  sunscreen, hat
  • Hard hats, safety glasses and high-vis vests will be available for loan from EGRU

On registering for the workshop, please indicate if you wish to attend the field trip as places will be limited.

Registration is now open.

Link to Register for Workshop

Further Information

General and accommodation Information about Charters Towers:

Delegate Registration 

EGRU reserves the right to cancel or reschedule the NE QLD Mineral Systems workshop if the minimum numbers required for the workshop to go ahead, are not registered by:

  • 15 July 2022

If a delegate cancels a registration - there will be a full refund of the registration fees for cancellations on or before:

  • 15 July 2022

Fees will not be refunded after 15 July 2022, but the registration fee can be transferred to an alternative delegate.

Delegate Cancellation due to COVID Restrictions

If you are required to cancel your registration due to COVID restrictions, such as border closures, please email as soon as possible.

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 workshops being cancelled or rescheduled.

Cancellations will only be accepted by email to