Australian Geoscience Council Convention 2018 announced
The Australian Geoscience Council Convention (AGCC) will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre over five days from Sunday 14 to Thursday 18 October 2018 during Earth Science Week. The purpose is 'to promote geoscience as a major and essential field of science in Australia.' Geoscience plays a fundamental part in every Australian’s life; it constitutes our immediate environment, and provides many of the materials we use in everyday life. The convention will provide an Read More
June 2016
Modern mining geology
An overview of the modern mine geologists' role, and a discussion of professional best practice and pitfalls to avoid Although mining has occurred for thousands of years, geology as a profession did not have wide recognition until the 1780s. Up until the 1920s geology tended to be an academic pursuit. The identification and discovery of mineral deposits was by professionals primarily trained as engineers or surveyors (Park, 1906). As well as the need to find and mine ores more Read More
Banded iron specimens being unloaded by crane at the GA TimeWalk, Canberra
Development underway at the National Rock Garden
The National Rock Garden (NRG) will be a unique facility on a five hectare site on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin in Canberra. The garden is an initiative designed to celebrate the diversity of rocks that contribute to Australia’s landscapes, culture, history and prosperity. The Masterplan for the site was developed in 2014, and work is currently underway to enable the preparation of detailed design and costing to implement the Masterplan. The initial work program comprises three Read More
Presenter giving talk at PACRIM conference
PACRIM 2015 – Congress Chair’s report
The sixth PACRIM Congress was held in Hong Kong from 18-20 March after a seven year break in the series. With the previous event, which was held on the Gold Coast in August 2008, having a stellar reputation in industry circles for both technical content and networking opportunity, it was not without trepidation that the PACRIM 2015 committee met for the last time a few weeks ahead of the Hong Kong event to discuss the final preparations. During that meeting the discussion eventually Read More
Geology of the Kaiser Bill Prospect, Georgetown Inlier, north Queensland
Abstract Kaiser Bill is an as-yet unmined copper deposit near Einasleigh in north Queensland.  The Indicated plus Inferred resources give a total of 15.0 Mt @ 0.8% Cu, 0.1 g/t Au, 7 g/t Ag; a significant part of this resource is open-pittable. The host sequence of Kaiser Bill is the Palaeoproterozoic Einasleigh Metamorphics, consisting of amphibolite-grade or higher, calc-silicate, pelitic to psammitic gneiss, amphibolite and leucogneiss, intruded by Permo-Carboniferous felsic Read More
February 2015
AusIMM Monograph 30 Roadshows
Opportunity opens to discuss issues and perspectives on good practice AusIMM’s Geoscience Society (GeoSoc) collaborated with the JORC committee and Australian Institute of Geoscientists in late 2014 to host a series of AusIMM Monograph 30 Roadshows – Good Practice in Resource and Reserve Estimation Seminars in Kalgoorlie, Perth, Brisbane and Wellington. The program gave practitioners an opportunity to discuss their issues and perspectives on good practice in estimation and reporting in an Read More