Adelaide focus this week on SA’s mining and exploration

Adelaide will be the focus on Friday this week when South Australia’s recent and future mining industry activities are placed under the microscope at the Adelaide Convention Centre. More than 500 mining industry people are expected to attend the 2017 South Australian Exploration and Mining Conference – the State’s largest annual resources industry event.

Twenty companies – ranging from Australia’s leading resources entities such as BHP and OZ Minerals to fledgling explorers and producers including Cu River, Havilah Resources, Iron Road and Minotaur Exploration – will make presentations to delegates.

The Hon Tom Koutsantonis MP will deliver the Opening Address to delegates on Friday morning, followed by a South Australian Review to be given by Alexandra Blood – the recently appointed Executive Director, Mineral Resources Division.

BHP’s Kathy Ehrig will provide an update on operational advances and new insights into the geology of Olympic Dam while the Company’s Heather Schijns will present a paper on seismic methods in mineral exploration.

OZ Minerals’ Andrew Cole will address the conference on the company’s SA projects, Cu River’s Rohan Gleeson will update delegates on recent mining plans at the Cairn Hill Magnetite mine and Laura Johnston will give a presentation on the approvals journey for Iron Road’s Central Eyre iron ore project.

Conference organising committee chairman, Dr Kevin Wills, said the enthusiasm of presenters and delegates provided a most encouraging outlook for SA’s minerals exploration and development in 2018 and beyond.

“Friday this week certainly sets the scene for another strong round of New Year developments across the State’s flourishing resources industry,” Wills said.