AusIMM Geoscience Society

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
Short course: Epithermal Au-Ag and Porphyry Cu-Au Exploration
Dr Greg Corbett is offering his course on epithermal and porphyry mineralisation systems in Sydney in early December this year with co-presenter and able side-kick Stuart Hayward. Neither Greg nor Stuart need much introduction, being long-term workers in Pacific Rim mineralisation exploration and applied research. Greg and the late Terry Leach wrote ‘the book’ on Southwest Pacific Rim Copper Gold Systems which was published by the SEG in the late 90s and now although sadly out of print Read More
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