AusIMM Geoscience Society

Gold17 conference report
Attended by participants from academia, industry, research organisations and government, Gold17 was a conference in which around 35 papers were presented on the theme of gold, including papers examining epithermal mineralisation, circum-Pacific mineralisation, mineralisation processes, structure and geophysics, orogenic mineralisation and alteration. The conference continued a regular series of gold events that commenced with Gold82 in Zimbabwe and was followed by conferences in southern Read More
The development of big issues and ideas for AGCC 2018
An outline of the technical program for our inaugural Australian Geoscience Council Convention (AGCC 2018) was provided in the last issue of The Australian Geologist (March 2017), when geoscientists were invited to engage directly with planning the program. The technical program will provide the opportunity for all geoscientists to communicate their work to a wide audience, and to hear about relevant developments presented by other geoscientists in multiple fields. Essentially, this Read More
Official launch of Exploring Earth and Environmental Science textbook
Invited guests of Earth Science Western Australia (ESWA) descended upon Canning Vale College on 23 March to celebrate the official launch of edition two of Exploring Earth and Environmental Science. ESWA Board members, supporters and volunteers, earth and environmental science (EES) teachers and students took this opportunity to celebrate an important milestone in EES education. Peter Rudrum, Principal of Canning Vale College, enthusiastically welcomed all guests and spoke about the Read More
Reviewing historical trends of geological training in the mining sector
This article examines the historical trends of geological training and development for students and industry professionals in the mining sector. It reviews the history of geological training and looks at what is common in business today. A series of recommendations is suggested to improve the state of geological training in the industry in order to maximise the value of professional geologists. The underlying message in this article is the importance of a strong scientific foundation Read More
National Rock Garden update
In my last update I reported on progress on the design of the education pavilion, but what about the rocks that will form the gallery exhibits in front of the pavilion? The next 100 rocks Planning for the education pavilion and for the gallery and its exhibits are happening in parallel. The gallery is the first element of the NRG that visitors will encounter, and it is being designed to provide an enticing introduction to the rocks and iconic geological features of Australia. The Read More
Notes from the Geoscience Society Chair
Hello my fellow AusIMM Geoscience Society (GeoSoc) members as we welcome another year. I am honoured to serve as the GeoSoc Chair for 2017 and thank Pamela Naidoo-Ameglio for her efforts as Chair in 2016. Following elections in late 2016, we welcome four new committee members: Stella Martinez, Annette Pocock, Michael Leggo and Marcel Kamperman. In addition, Geoff Balfe has been re-elected to serve for another term. We also acknowledge the service of outgoing committee members Dale Sims, Read More