AusIMM Geoscience Society

Are we getting enough ‘T’ into our geoscientists?
This is a summary article of a paper presented at the 11th International Mining Geology Conference. ‘T-shaped’ professionals have both a deep understanding of their core profession/specialisation areas – the vertical beam of the ‘T’ - and a broad appreciation of the lateral topics and issues that relate to the upstream and downstream interactions of their roles and responsibilities – the horizontal beam of the ‘T’. In geoscience, ‘T-shaped’ people are professionals who have Read More
Noted Plenary Speaker at AGCC 2018 set to draw a crowd of geoscientists interested in ore forming processes
Dr Cornel de Ronde will be one of the five Plenary speakers at AGCC 2018 to be held in Adelaide, 14 – 18 October. [caption id="attachment_14322" align="alignright" width="300"] Dr Cornel de Ronde.[/caption] He will be speaking on Wednesday 17th October during the Plenary Session at 8.30 am in Hall C of the Adelaide Convention Centre. His talk will focus on the prospectivity of modern seafloor hydrothermal systems associated with submarine arcs for Cu-Au mineralisation. This Read More
Core Skills for Geoscientists – Brisbane 2018
The second joint AusIMM/AIG ‘Core Skills for Geoscientists’ course was run in Brisbane from 6-10 August. The event had 20 attendees and the interest was such that the course was oversubscribed. People came from Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales as well as the local Queenslanders in attendance. The Exploration Data Centre (EDC) team were a fantastic help loading the core for display and assisting with all logistics (even picking up lunch!). Experience Read More
Notes from the AusIMM Geoscience Society Chair
Hello fellow AusIMM Geoscience Society members, This year we have welcomed five new Geoscience Society committee members:  Dr Michael Cunningham; Dr Rowena Duckworth, Dr Louisa O’Connor, Hayley McLean and Francisco Maturana, who were all elected to serve on the committee. I also want to express thanks for the service of our outgoing committee members, Amanda Clements, Marcel Kamperman, Ben Young, Erik Ronald and Tony Webster. Last year saw the completion of Monograph 32 – Australian Read More
Core skills for geoscientists course
Core logging, data quality and interpretation 6-10 August 2018, Brisbane. AusIMM and AIG are pleased to announce a five-day course to assist skills development for geoscientists. With the current upswing in exploration and mining activity now is a good time to gain exposure to practical data collection and analysis skills which will enhance your job readiness or effectiveness. The aim of this program is to develop your understanding of data collection and data management, sampling, Read More
Dorothy Hill Women in Earth Sciences Symposium
In a tribute to the outstanding career of Dorothy Hill, a world-renowned palaeontologist, stratigrapher, the first female professor in an Australian university and the first female president of the Australian Academy of Sciences, the inaugural Dorothy Hill Women in Earth Sciences Symposium was hosted by the University of Queensland (UQ) School of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the UQ Campus in November 2017. The symposium brought together leading women in the Earth Sciences from the Read More