Upcoming Events and Meetings
18 March 2021 – GSA QLD Division & AIG Students meet Industry – Industry Panel and Networking Event
Topic: “Unconventional and conventional careers for geoscientists”
Location: Transcontinental Hotel, 482 George Street, Brisbane
Time: Networking from 5.15pm, Panel from 6.00pm
Registration: More details to come
Previous Division Meetings
22 September 2020 - Queensland Division Technical Talk - Virtual and Face-to-Face Meeting
This meeting will be streamed by Zoom and held face-to-face
Speaker: Dr Matt Valetich from the Geological Survey of Queensland
25 August 2020 - Queensland Division Technical Talk & AGM - Virtual and Face-to-Face Meeting
This meeting will be streamed by Zoom with the option to also hold a face-to-face meeting if circumstances are favourable. A nomination form for the Divisional Committee is included in the August newsletter
Technical Talk Topic: Hyperspectral scanning applications in coal measures
Speaker: Professor Joan Esterle, University of Queensland
24 June 2020 - GSA Queensland Division, June Technical Webinar (joint with AIMM and AIG)
The June Technical Talk will be a joint meeting with AIMM and AIG, presenting another update on exploration in Queensland.
Time: 12 noon to 1pm
Webinar with Rob Murdoch presenting
Registration: This webinar is provided at no cost but please note that registration is required. Please click here to register
24 March 2020 - GSA Queensland Division Meeting - Cancelled
Speaker: Joan Esterle (University of Queensland)
Topic: A review of hyperspectral applications in coal measures
28 April 2020 - GSA Queensland Division, April Technical Talk and AGM
Talk Cancelled - AGM Postponed. Date to be advised
Guest speaker: Professor Peter Betts from Monash University, the inaugural GSA Travelling Lecturer.
Agenda: Presentation of reports and election of committee for 2020–21 (see nomination form February/March 2020 newsletter)
25th February 2020 - QLD Division - Technical Talk
The GSAQ first technical meeting for 2020 will be on 25 February. There will be two shorter talks with a Geotourism/geotrails theme.
First Topic: Logging of a new geotrail in southern Queensland – the Kilkivan to Kingaroy Rail Trail
Speaker: Bill D’Arcy and George Winter
Second Topic: On the trail of the Ice-age Floods: geotouring in the Channelled Scablands of Eastern Washington State, USA.
Speaker: Ian Withnall
Summary: The Channelled Scablands are a relatively barren and soil-free region of interconnected relict flood channels, coulees and dry cataracts eroded into loess and the flat-lying Miocene Columbia Plateau basalt flows in the eastern part of the U.S. state of Washington. The channelled scablands are thought to have been scoured by more than 40 cataclysmic floods, unleashed when a large glacial lake repeatedly drained, and the waters swept across the Columbia Plateau during the during the Last Glacial Maximum between 18,000 and 13,000 years ago. The idea was originally proposed by J Harlen Bretz in the 1920s, but he was subjected to ridicule and scepticism for several decades before he was finally vindicated.