2019 Australian Event Listing


14-15 November 2019 - Dorothy Hill Women in Earth Sciences Symposium
School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, The University of Queensland 
This Symposium will join together leading women in the Earth Sciences in both academia and industry with early career researchers and students looking to study Earth Sciences.
Their fields cover:  

  • Atmosphere and Oceans
  • Climates of the Past
  • Geochemistry
  • Geomicrobiology
  • Geophysics
  • Mineral Resources and Energy
  • Petrology
  • Seismology
  • Tectonics
  • Volcanology

Time: 9.00am-6.00pm
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18-22 November 2019 - Biennial Meeting of the SGTSG and SGSEG: Convergence on the Coast
Location: Port Lincoln, SA
SGTSG and SGSEG are joining forces to bring together the research community in structural geology, tectonics and solid earth geophysics within Australia and internationally to discuss the latest research and developments in these fields. We plan to maintain the relaxed, informal atmosphere of previous SGTSG conferences, and strongly encourage student attendance and presentations. The conference will include a mid-conference field trip to see the spectacular local geology as well as other events. We hope that the conference will provide a nurturing networking experience for all attendees.
• Pre-conference Field Trip: Lithospheric structures, orogenic fronts and mineral systems: a traverse through the south-eastern Gawler Craton. Wed 13th - Sun 17th November 2019
• Mid-conference field trip: One day field trip on Wednesday 20th November, visiting the spectacular local coastal outcrops of the Southern Gawler Craton
• Free Loop 3D modelling workshop: Loop is a new platform that will enable field geologists, researchers from academia and government organisations, explorers, resource modellers & managers to better define their 3D geological environment as well as assessing the requirement for optimised additional data/knowledge acquisition. The platform will be Open Source, scalable and applicable to problems from the mine-scale to the plate-scale, in data-rich and poor environment. It will serve to solve problems related to urban geology, basins resources exploration and exploitation as well as minerals and scientific exploration in poly-deformed metamorphosed terranes.
• Conference dinner and awards night: Wednesday 20th of November at the stunning Line and Label Restaurant, featuring local beer and wines as well as a selection of canapés and a seafood paella, cooked and served by their award winning chefs and featuring all local produce.
Important Dates and Information
Registrations deadline extended to 31 Oct 2019
• Pre-conference field trip registrations close 31/10/2019
• Full registration closes 31/10/2019 - GSA member $850; non-GSA member $1150; Student/Retired $450
• Spouse/Social Event only ticket closes 31/10/2019 - $190
• Workshops and Dinner registration closes 31/10/2019

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19 November 2019 - ACT Division Meeting
Speaker: Steve Hill (Chief Scientist of Geoscience Australia)
Topic: The next Curnamona mineral discovery is under cover 
Location: Geoscience Australia - Sir Harold Raggatt Theatre
Time: 12.00 noon - 1.30 pm with drinks and nibbles to follow.

21 November 2019 - GSWA Free Database and Online Systems Training
Location: Perth
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24-28 November - SGGMP Biennial Conference
Location: The 2019 SGGMP biennial conference will be held in the Paranaple Convention Centre in the beautiful town of Devonport in northern Tasmania
Details: Over three days, we will have sessions with talks reporting contemporary research in mineralogy, petrology and geochemistry and a combined poster session. The program also includes one ½ day excursion to some geological sites along the northwest coast of Tasmania west of Ulverstone and one 1 day field trip to the Heazelwood River-Waratah district of western Tasmania including a visit toa Cambrian bonintic ultramafic complex and to the famous Mt Bischoff tin mine.
This exciting meeting will provide an opportunity for the Australian community of researchers to report on and discuss their current results in a range of fields ranging from volcanology, geochemistry, experimental petrology and igneous petrogenesis to mineralogy and mineral physics.
 Registration: Registration: click here
Abstracts: If you would like to present an oral or poster presentation at the 2019 SGGMP meeting, please submit your abstract to SGGMP.gsa@gmail.com

26-27 November - Coalfield Geology Council of NSW & ALS Coal Services Coal Quality Course
Presenter: Adrian Reifenstein, Business Manager, Coal Technology & Exploration, ALS
Part 1 provides a framework for understanding coal from a rank, type and inorganic impurities perspective.
Introduction to Coal (1.5 hr)
Part 2 provides an overview of the correct process for measuring coal quality. This includes a review of the theory and practice of correct sampling and sample preparation. It provides an overview of a broad range of coal analytical tests and discusses their applicability and accuracy. This course focuses on coal test required by geologists. It also provides an overview of the processes that laboratories perform to ensure that they laboratory systems are controlled.
Coal Sampling Theory and Practice (2.0 hr)
Coal Sample Preparation (0.25 hr)
Coal Analytical Tests (2.0 hr) 
Laboratory Process Control (0.75 hr)
Part 3 provides a brief overview of the coal beneficiation processes occurring in a coal mine and a coal preparation plant and links these processes to coal core exploration programs.
Mining and Coal Preparation Practices impacting on Product Coal Quality (1.0 hr)
Large Diameter Core Programs simulating Product Coal Quality (1.0 hr)
Coal Sales Process (1.0 hr)
Part 4 links coal quality to end-use performance in coal-fired power-station and ironmaking processes and ultimately the price coal achieves in the marketplace
Coal Utilisation in Power-stations and Steelworks (1.5 hr)
Part 5 provides a half day tour of the ALS laboratory
Location: ALS Coal Services, 2 Spit Island Close, Steel River Industrial Estate, Mayfield West, NSW 
Time: 8.30am - 4.30pm
PPE: PPE will be provided for the laboratory tour. Closed in shoes, long sleeve shirt and long pants are recommended
for the second day (laboratory tour). Steel capped boots are not required.
Registration: Registration: click here
Flyer: download here


28 November 2019 - GSWA Kalgoorlie Open Day & Free Database and Online Systems Training
Location: Kalgoorlie
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28 November 2019 - Geological Survey of South Australia Discovery Day
Location: Adelaide Convention Centre
Time: 8.00am - 5.00pm
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29 November 2019 - South Australian Exploration & Mining Conference
Location: Adelaide Convention Centre
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29 November 2019 - GESSS WA
Description: GESSS WA allows Honours, Masters and PhD students to present their research to the local scientific community, to gain experience in communicating their research findings through oral and poster presentations, to promote their talents to future employers, to discover areas of research at other universities, or departments, and to meet new people in the Earth Sciences field. 2018 held the first of the Western Australian GESSS series with the aim to continue the initiative into 2019 and alternate between the host universities; The University of Western Australia and Curtin University.
Location: Elizabeth Jolley Lecture Theatre, Curtin University
Website: Please click here
Abstracts: Please click here to submit your abstract
Registrations: Please click here


5-6 December 2019 -Tasmanian Geoscience Forum
Details: The Tasmanian Geoscience Forum,  co-hosted by the GSA, AusIMM and AIG, will assemble geoscientists in one pleasant place to share their progress in exploration, mining and research. This event is for sharing results and ideas in the geosciences and learning more about geology, in particular the geology of Tasmania. Colin Jones will be coordinating a field trip to explain the features we observe in the east coast granites
Location: Tidal Waters Resort, St Helens, 1 Quail Street, St Helens, Tasmania
Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm Forum, 7.00pm Forum Dinner
Website and registration: https://ausimm.com/news/geoscience-forum-tasmania/

8 December 2019 - SA Division GeoFamily Xmas in the Park Picnic 
Description: All are welcome, families, friends and guests (no need to be a member, all are welcome!) Don’t have kids? Come and enjoy the park and the social networking anyway. GeoFamily picnics are held to promote a healthy work/life balance, professional networking activities, and allow everyone a chance to be involved in our professional organisations. It’s also a great way to foster a love of outdoors, adventure and nature play with the next generation of geoscience, engineering and metallurgy students…! We will have a Xmas party and other activities and games so it would be great to see everyone in their Christmas spirit. There is easy parking nearby, mix of activities for young and older kids and lots of grass areas, BBQ spaces and areas for picnics. This event is brought to you by the AusIMM Adelaide Branch, ASEG and the GSA - SA Division
Location: Point Malcolm Reserve, 343 Military Road, Semaphore Park
Time: 10am - 12pm

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Cost: Free, please bring a plate to share (nut free), rug, chairs and a drink (for the kids and something for the adults too).
Please RSVP to annapetts@gmail.com

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24 -27 November 2019 - Geoscience Society of New Zealand Annual Conference - Geosciences 2019
Location: University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand
Conference Symposia
1. Earthquake Science.
2. Hikurangi Subduction Margin: Structure, processes and IODP drilling results.
3. Natural Hazards and Resilience to Nature’s Challenges.
4. Lessons from Climates Past in Zealandia and Antarctica.
5. Understanding Zealandia - lithosphere structure and deformation.
6. Cretaceous-Cenozoic Sedimentary Basins.
7. The paleontological archive.
8. Ancient DNA and New Zealand’s Quaternary history.
9. Volcanology, geochemistry and petrology.
10. Geochemistry: Fluids, mineralisation and contaminants.
11. Engineering geology and geotechnical studies.
12. Technological and computational innovations in the geosciences.
13. GeoEducation.
14. Geoscience and Society.
15. Global and Planetary Geoscience: Topics beyond New Zealand and the Southwest Pacific.
16. Other geosciences topic areas (not listed above)
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Registration: click here

2020 Australia Event Listing

20 January 2020 - SA Division New Year's Drinks
Event and Location: TBA

29-31 January 2020 - Field Geology in the 21st Century NE Tasmania Field Meeting
Launceston, Bellingham, Pipers River, Bridport, Gladstone, Bay of Fires, Scamander River, Falmouth, Piccaninny Point, Fingal, Bicheno, Bluestone Bay and Hobart
Details: Come to beautiful northeast Tasmania, see some fantastic geology, evaluate new field education methods, and interact with other Earth science educators in an informal environment. 
Fieldwork is a cornerstone of Earth science education and undergraduate students today must not only master traditional geological field skills but also need to be familiar with a wide range of new and emerging technologies such as:
• UAVs (drones)
• Digital field data recording
• Portable analytical tools
• Photogrammetry and laser scanning
• Integration of geophysical data
• Augmented and virtual reality
This field meeting will provide an informal venue for Earth science educators to interact and exchange ideas about field-based education and in particular to explore how new technologies can be integrated into conventional field programs. The geological theme for the meeting is ‘Palaeozoic sedimentation, deformation and magmatism in NE Tasmania’. Participants will visit world-class exposures of deformed turbiditic metasedimentary rocks, complex contact aureoles and a magmatic-hydrothermal transition zone. Some outcrops are in iconic locations such as The Bay of Fires and Freycinet National Park. Conventional geological activities in the field will be integrated with demonstrations and trials of modern innovative field techniques. In the evenings there will be some formal presentations but also plenty of opportunity for informal discussions.
Cost: $200 per person
Contact: Michael Roach (UTAS), michael.roach@utas.edu.au
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14 February 2020 - NT Division Annual Dinner
Speaker: TBA

Topic: TBA
Location: TBA


12-14 May 2020 - ERGU Mineral Systems of the Mount Isa Inlier
The Economic Geology Research Centre (EGRU) at James Cook University, in association with the Geological Survey of Queensland are hosting the second workshop on the Minerals Systems of the Mount Isa Inlier, in Cloncurry. This is the fourth in the series of workshops that aim to bring together academia and industry for a series of technical talks, from invited speakers, to showcase the diverse deposits of the region.
This workshop will include:
2 days of technical sessions
presentations by invited speakers
2 x one day field trips (schedule/locations subject to change)
Day 1 Tick Hill AU deposit
Day 2 Elaine Dorothy and Mt Colin Cu-Au deposits
iewing of drill core from various deposits in the region
Location: Cloncurry Community CentreCloncurry, Qld
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16 -18 June 20208th Biennial ACROFI Conference, EGRU
Asian Current Research on Fluid Inclusions
Location: Rydges Southbank, Townsville, QLD Australia
The main theme of the conference is the study of fluid-and-melt inclusions. The meeting typically has an informal character and is ideally suited for students to present their results and meet experts in their fields. The meeting will include three days of presentations (oral and poster) preceded by a two day workshop (basic concepts of fluid inclusion studies, LA-ICP-MS analyses of fluid inclusions, lab visit) and followed by a one-day post-conference field trip.

Conference topics will include: New developments in fluid research including analytical Experimental, and thermodynamics aspects Magmatic melts and fluids, fluids in volcanic systems Metamorphic fluids Hydrothermal ore deposits and mineral exploration.

Keynote Speakers:
Robert Bodnar, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA
Katy Evans, Curtin University,Australia
John Mavrogenes, Australian National University, Australia
Pei Ni, Nanjing University, China
Jung Hun Seo, Inha University, South Korea

Important Dates:
Abstracts:  Submission Opens: 11 November 2019
Submission Closes: 28 February 2020
Notification: by 18 March 2020
Registration Opens: Wednesday 22 January 2020

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14-16 July 2020 - International Archean Symposium
Perth, Western Australia
The 6th International Archean Symposium (6IAS) represents the premier international scientific gathering for geoscientists interested in the Early Earth. The program will reflect a decade’s worth of advances in our understanding of how the Early Earth evolved and aims to develop future directions for Precambrian geoscience for the decade to come. The symposium continues the series of highly successful IAS meetings presented every decade by Geoconferences (WA). We invite academic, government and industry geoscientists involved in Precambrian geoscience to attend the 6th International Archean Symposium, which will be held from July 14 to July 16, 2020, at the University of Western Australia in Perth, Australia.
Website: Please click here
Contact: info@6ias.org


8-10 September 2020 - The Bowen Basin Symposium

Details: The BBGG has a proud history of presenting the Bowen Basin Symposium (BBS) every 5 years since 1985. The theme of 2020’s event is looking “Beyond 2020: The Future of Coal”. This is the premier event run by geoscientists, for geoscientists and associated personnel, who study, explore, evaluate and mine the occurrence of coal throughout the Bowen and other basins in Queensland.
Location: Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre, Mackay, QLD
Please click here to download the flyer
Website: Please click here
Abstract submission: Please click here (close 4 Nov)
Registration: Click here

2020 International Event Listing