AusIMM Geoscience Society

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
AusIMM Geoscience Society to run Pilbara field skills workshop
In past years, the AusIMM Geoscience Society (GeoSoc) has run a geological field trip in the east Pilbara focusing on combining Pilbara field mapping skills with an understanding of Hamersley Iron Ore Province geology and structure. GeoSoc is pleased to announce that the Pilbara field skills course has been revitalised and updated and will be run (for the first time since 2012) in 2017 from April 30 to May 5. The course has an iron ore focus and it includes a visit to an operating iron Read More
AusIMM Geoscience Society Committee member profile: Dr Marcel Kamperman MAusIMM
Born and raised in the Netherlands, my family migrated to Tasmania in 1979 when I was 16 years old. There I completed a science degree at the University of Tasmania (Hobart) in 1985, with a major in geology and chemistry. After spending six years working in the mining industry, I returned to university and graduated from the University of Tasmania with a PhD in geology in 1997. I have continuously worked in the resources industry with some truly great companies for more than 30 years, Read More
AusGeol builds a library of virtual field trips
Every geologist recalls undergraduate field mapping trips – walking hills and hitting rocks in all kinds of weather. Then there were great nights back at camp supposedly plotting up data collected during the day but more so enjoying the social side of the field trip. Experiences included squinting at a rock outcrop to see the S3 schistosity and taking measurements to discover an obscure macro-scale fold hinge. After all the effort, field trips delivered important lessons to the Read More
AusIMM Geoscience Society Committee member profile: Stella Marris Martinez MAusIMM(CP)
Stella Marris Martinez MAusIMM(CP) is one of the incoming AusIMM Geoscience Committee members for 2017. Originally from the Philippines, Stella’s interest in geology was triggered not so much by economic geology or mining but rather by a curiosity to understand the prevalence of earthquakes and volcanic activity in her native country. Similar to Japan, Indonesia and New Zealand, the Philippines is located in the Circum-Pacific Ring of Fire, which is the site of about 90 per cent of the Read More
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34th IGC travel grant recipients announced
The recipients of the 34th International Geological Congress Travel Grant Scheme for Early-Career Australian and New Zealand Geoscientists have been announced. Five passionate early-career geoscientists from Australia and New Zealand will share a total grant funding pool of $22,000 to support their world-class research overseas. Almost 50 applications were received for the five substantial travel grants, with applicants requesting funds to conduct geoscientific research and attend Read More