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Mining to help South Australian economy weather COVID-19 storm
South Australia’s mining sector is well placed to play a crucial role in helping the state’s economy off the floor at the conclusion of the COVID-19 crisis. According to figures from the South Australian Chamber of Mining and Energy, royalties paid to the state government are projected to reach $325 million for the 2019-20 financial year, up from $299 million the previous financial year and $207 million in 2015-16. Jobs in the sector have also grown to reach 27 200 direct and Read More
Australian Geoscience Council announces Roy Woodall Medal
The Australian Geoscience Council (AGC) is pleased to announce the launch of the Roy Woodall Medal. The Medal seeks to recognise scientific excellence in both mineral exploration and the documentation of world-class mineral deposits. Roy Woodall. This award honours the extensive contribution to scientific excellence in Mineral Geoscience that Roy Woodall AO FAusIMM has made over his lifetime. Roy Woodall’s high scientific standards, innovative approach to exploration and use of the Read More
Obituary: Dr John Graham Reid
1947-2019 Dr John Reid. Dr John Reid FAusIMM died suddenly on Sunday 8 September 2019 at home in Brisbane. John had well over 40 years’ experience as a metallurgical engineer. He was just 71 years old when he passed away. John Reid the professional Since 1998, Dr Reid had been the principal of Reid Resource Consulting Pty Ltd, specialising in due diligence studies for IPOs and buy-outs, undertaking feasibility studies, evaluating capital and operating costs, and providing Read More
Obituary: Geoff Stewart OAM
1930-2019 Geoff Stewart OAM. Geoff Stewart was born in Tatura, northern Victoria in depression-ridden 1930. He left school at age 16 and became an apprentice fitter and turner, then a toolmaker at the South Australian School of Mines. Early employment in heavy steel manufacture and the fabrication of mining equipment led him to become the owner-operator of an earthmoving business and ultimately into the mining industry where he found his niche. A man of remarkable Read More
Obituary: Dr Harry McDougal Parker
1946-2019 Harry Parker. Harry McDougal Parker was born in New York on 7 February, 1946. Harry’s youth was spent in the outdoors while his father worked for the National Park Service (NPS) as a ranger and naturalist at the Grand Tetons, Crater Lake and Yosemite, as well as a stint at the NPS offices in Virginia. Harry was introduced to geology by his mother, Katharine, who had an Bachelor in Geology from Radcliffe and a Masters in Religious Education from Union Read More
Obituary: Chris Roberts
1948-2019 Chris Roberts was the first born to Wynn and Rosalie Roberts in Melbourne on September 1, 1948 and raised on their bush block at Montrose at the foot of Mount Dandenong where he attended the local government primary and secondary schools. Being the first of five children, the early leadership role in the family helped him with his role as prefect at Lilydale High School and later in his working life. Chris Roberts. His love of the bush and fixing old Landrovers Read More