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The Stavely Arc uncovered

A new Australian mineral exploration search space

27 and 28 June 2018

Spring Street Conference Centre
Mezzanine Level
1 Spring Street Melbourne

Day one: Technical presentations and interactive demonstrations

Day two: Visit to drill core library to view pre-competitive drill core

This free event explored exciting new geological concepts and findings resulting from pre-competitive work undertaken on the Stavely Arc by the Geological Survey of Victoria and Geoscience Australia.

Highlights included:

  • Developing a geodynamic evolution of the Stavely Arc
  • Understanding the arrangement of rocks through a presentation of the new regional 3D model
  • Applying structural restoration to remove the effects of post-mineralisation deformation
  • Determining petrogenesis and mineral prospectivity of rocks using geochemical techniques
  • Assessing mineral potential and key ingredients in the mineral systems framework
  • Understanding the cover units with respect to mineral system preservation potential
  • Exploring for minerals under cover with geophysics
  • Identifying opportunities for new discoveries through legacy mineral exploration data

View the full program.

Tender briefings

On 27 June and 11 July 2018, the department held optional Stavely Ground Release Tender briefings in Melbourne.

A third tender briefing for potential tenders can be offered upon request. Please register your interest by emailing

The presentations from the Tender briefings and questions and answers have been published on the TendersVic website (Tender No. 2018GRT). You must register on the TendersVic website to be able to access this information.