AusIMM Geoscience Society

Book review: Rocks, landscapes & resources of the Great Artesian Basin by Warwick Wilmot, Alex Cook & Barry Neville
  A fast, uneducated drive across southwest Queensland can be uninspiring, and then an extension towards the Gulf country or to Lake Eyre may seem unrelated. This 100-page book changes these perceptions completely. This book is a bargain at $15 plus postage and worth buying just to flick through the pages but it is also an excellent gift for a friend and can absorb a reader for days. After all, who has not heard of the Great Artesian Basin and does not know that this is a special Read More
April 2018
Developments in geoscience
In this special series of articles, we asked some of our AusIMM professional societies and networks for their industry insights. The following is a collection of thoughts from our professionals on how practices have developed over the past 125 years. Is there a single event that defined the beginning of this technical discipline in Australasia? Mineral and coal deposit discovery is arguably the starting point for geological disciplines in Australasia. Most early discoveries were made by Read More
Frank Arnott Award update
In the April 2015 issue of Preview (Issue 175) a first announcement was made concerning a geoscience challenge entitled the Frank Arnott Award (FAA). The contest was established to promote innovation in exploration geoscience, specifically in the areas of data integration and visualisation, and is named after Frank Arnott (1951-2009), an exceptional visionary who developed innovative approaches to bringing together multidisciplinary data sets that underpin exploration decision-making. Read More
AusIMM Melbourne Branch works to inspire careers in mining and resources
AusIMM Melbourne Branch supports Earth Ed program in Victoria Earth Ed is one of six discipline-focused, Government-established specialty science and mathematics education centres that deliver engaging and innovative curriculum to all Victorian schools. Students in late secondary school are difficult to engage with STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) if the seed has not been sown while they are in middle school (upper primary to lower secondary). Earth Ed creates Read More
AGCC 2018 – first circular and draft program released
The AusIMM Geoscience Society is one of the member societies of the Australian Geoscience Council (AGC) which organised and hosted the 34th International Geological Congress in Brisbane in 2012. The 35th IGC was held in Cape Town in South Africa in 2016 and similar conferences are planned to continue at four-year intervals. A new conference, the Australian Geoscience Council Convention (AGCC 2018) is planned for Adelaide in 2018, midway between the international IGC conventions, to Read More
Earth Science Week 2017: 8-14 October
Here is a selection of events and activities that are taking place during Earth Science Week 2017: Reboot of AGC's photographic census of Australian geology - snap a picture of a rock near you and share via #OzRockStocktake on Twitter and/or Facebook. In Canberra, join an adult's only tour of Geoscience Australia's Education Centre, or take a tour of the National Mineral and Fossil Collection the week after Earth Science Week. And there's always the Earth Science quiz! Perth's Read More