The FUTORES II international conference was held in Townsville in June 2017.

The conference offered an extensive technical program, workshops and field trips.

The technical program addressed issues related to advances in understanding in mineral deposits, tectonics, basins, and metallogenesis, with sessions on new technologies and approaches in mineral and energy resources exploration.

Plenary Speakers:

Richard Sillitoe
Exploration in and under lithocaps

Dan Wood
Growth in resources demand post-WW2 & future exploration implications


(Photo credits: Rob Holm, Utreck Rumbiak, Ian Morrison, Zhaoshan Chang)

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