AusIMM Geoscience Society

Notes from the AusIMM Geoscience Society Chair
Hello fellow AusIMM Geoscience Society members, This issue of our newsletter delivers a range of articles from the first half of the year, including the official launch of the Exploring Earth and Environmental Science textbook, conference reports from the Eighth World Conference on Sampling and Blending, Gold 17 and the 40th Sydney Basin Symposium, and an update on the development of big issues and ideas for the Australian Geoscience Council Convention (AGCC 2018). In other news, the Read More
Eighth World Conference on Sampling and Blending recap
The Eighth World Conference on Sampling and Blending (WSCB8) was presented by AusIMM and CSIRO in Perth in May. It was a very successful conference and the dinner was a landmark occasion, announcing the eighth winner of the Pierre Gy award. Prof Richard Minnitt FAusIMM was awarded the Pierre Gy Sampling Gold Medal at the conference for Excellence in Teaching and Application of the Theory of Sampling. Prof Minnitt is the JCI Professor of Mineral Resources and Reserves at the University of Read More
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
40th Sydney Basin Symposium – event recap
The Coalfield Geology Council of New South Wales recently convened the 40th Sydney Basin Symposium (Symposium on the Geology of the Sydney Basin) on 27-28 April 2017. Set in the picturesque background of Pokolbin in Hunter Valley, the symposium was attended by more than 100 delegates representing mining and exploration companies, industry organisations, government agencies, researchers, specialist consultants, technical services providers and the academe. The central theme of the 40th 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
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 March 2017 issue of The Australian Geologist, 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 broad Read More