AusIMM Geoscience Society

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
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 are looking for expressions of interest (for the first time since 2012) to run the course in September 2017. The course has an iron ore focus and it 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