Core Skills 2019: Brisbane Exploration Data Centre
This year’s joint Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG)/AusIMM ‘Core Skills’ five-day course occurred in late October at the Queensland Government’s Exploration Data Centre (EDC) in Zillmere, Brisbane. This was the third event in the series to date, following on from the initial two-week event in 2015 and a one-week version in 2018. Core Skills 2019 group photo with GSQ’s Joe Tang and Dominic Brown. This year saw 22 attendees at the course, with participating geoscientists Read More
Can robots deliver social licence?
Mining companies embracing automation and technological innovation must be also be aware of the possible implications for their social licence to operate, according to a social performance specialist. Dr Ceit Wilson, who has more than eight years of professional experience in addressing the social and development challenges of the extractive resources industry, says there are risks around the future of technology and employment, especially from a social perspective. Dr Wilson will Read More
Billions of reasons to be in Melbourne this October
In one month, Australia’s largest mining event will attract investors with billions in their pockets to Melbourne for four days of learning, unparalleled networking and deal-making at the sixth annual International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) taking place in Melbourne from 29-31 October. Early numbers are suggesting that more than 400 mining companies with market caps ranging from $2 million to $33 billion will be vying for the attention of investors with a cumulative total Read More
October 2019
Obituary: Dr Anthony Richard ‘Tony’ Norman
1959-2019 Dr Anthony Richard 'Tony' Norman Tony Norman, a well-known and respected international exploration consultant and expert structural geologist, died suddenly and unexpectedly at his Melbourne home in May. Born and raised in Sydney, Tony embodied a strong family ethos and displayed much energy, practicality and intellect in everything he pursued. Like many of his peers, Tony developed his love of being in the outdoors as a Boy Scout: fishing, bushwalking and mountaineering Read More
October 2019
Obituary: Michael Oley
1944-2019 Michael Oley After graduating in Chemical Engineering from the University of Queensland, Michael Oley joined the CRA (now Rio Tinto) Group at its operations in Broken Hill, NSW. He was based there eight years, although he spent extended periods at Weipa, North Queensland and Palabora, South Africa.  In May 1975, Michael joined the corporate consulting group of Roan Consolidated Mines (RCM) at their head office in Lusaka, Zambia. RCM operated a number of copper Read More
October 2019
Obituary: Don Morley
1940-2019 Don Morley. Donald Marshall Morley was born in Brisbane on 11 February 1940. Don’s mother, Evelyn (nee Marshall) died in 1948 and his father – to enable him to continue his own career and the travel that it involved – enrolled Don as a boarder at Brisbane Boys College. Don successfully completed his secondary education in 1957. It was no surprise Don decided on a career in mining as his father, Ian Morley ISO, had a long and distinguished career in the industry including Read More