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East Midlands: Australia’s Mineral Wealth

20 March 2017
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Event type:
Evening Meeting, Regional Group
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East Midlands Regional Group
University of Derby, Heap Lecture Room
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Australia is now a major mineral producing and exporting country. Copper, zinc, lead, nickel, gold, silver, iron, manganese, uranium and titanium have all had their booms (and sometimes busts) since the discovery of copper near Adelaide in the early 1840s. 

This talk will describe the discovery and development of many of the continent’s major metalliferous deposits such as Kalgoorlie, Broken Hill, Mount Isa and Olympic Dam. Many have been found by prospectors, but their development often required the application of geological insight and some of this will be outlined during the talk.


Tim Colman - Minerals Geologist (BGS retired)


Talk starts at 7.00pm. Refreshments from 6.30pm


University of Derby
Heap Lecture Theatre
DE22 1GB.

A campus map detailing visitor's car park and lecture room location is provided in the download section.

This event is free and open to everyone who wishes to attend