Targeting for a New Era of Discovery

The Target 2023 Organising Committee are pleased to announce the upcoming Target 2023 conference, Targeting for a New Era of Discovery. The Target 2023 conference will be held at the Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle, Perth, Australia on 28 July 2023 following the 6ias.

After the great success of Target 2017, Geoconferences is organising Target 2023 to showcase innovations developed to aid the discovery of new tier-one deposits and broaden the exploration search space under cover. Target 2023 will focus on all aspects of mineral exploration and provide a unique opportunity to workshop solutions to the mineral industry challenges that lie ahead.

We expect more than 250 attendees from both the Australian and international mineral exploration community, including executives, exploration professionals, researchers and university students. The technical program will consist of a plenary format and multiple poster sessions, impacting multi-commodity exploration from the regional greenfield scale through to camp scale.

The program will highlight:

(i)           Key research outcomes that impact our understanding of Mineral Systems and the derived exploration strategies

  1. Putting time and dynamics into improved Mineral Systems prediction
  2. Deposit periodicity and clustering
  3. Isotopes, trace elements, and productive Mineral Systems
  4. Large-scale crustal architecture as a first-order control on Mineral Systems
  5. The whole-lithosphere Mineral System context
  6. Upper crustal spatial organisation within ore systems: A new prediction power

(ii)Data integration, interpretation and key exploration targeting inputs

  1. Hydrothermal alteration in space & time
  2. Mapping Trans-Lithospheric Faults using integrated geophysics
  3. Multi-scale application of magnetotellurics
  4. The new generation of pre-competitive data

(iii)         Improved targeting strategies and methodologies

  1. Putting geochemistry to work
  2. The way forward for Prospectivity Mapping
  3. 3D prospectivity and machine learning
  4. Drilling with a dynamic targeting feedback loop
  5. The Gruyere Discovery Case Study – out of the box

We look forward to welcoming you to Target 2023 and together shaping tomorrow’s exploration strategies for the future sustainability of our industry.

Abstract Submission

The Target 2023 Organising Committee welcomes authors to submit abstracts for Poster Presentations only. Poster sessions will be held throughout the day. Authors of the six most outstanding abstracts will be invited to participate in 2-minute rapid-fire summary talks. 


Registration will be open closer to the event.