2019 Australian Event Listing


19 February 2019 - QLD Division Meeting
Speaker: Kenneth Collerson (KDC Consulting and SEES, University of Queensland)
Topic: Cobalt and HREE Mineral Systems in the Eastern Mount Isa Block: IOCG Metal Source and Exploration Opportunities
Location: Transcontinental Hotel, 482 George St, Brisbane— directly opposite the Roma Street Station
Time: 5:15pm for 6:00pm

19 February 2019 - HEDG
Shaping and managing the Newcastle coastline
Topic: Verity Rollason and Paul Donaldson (BMT WBM Environment)
Location: McIntyre Theatrette, Newcastle Museum, 6 Workshop Way Newcastle
Time: Drinks and nibbles from 6.00pm, presentation starts 6:30pm
Register: Please click here

 21 February 2019 - SA Division Meeting
Speaker: Marita Bradshaw
Topic: Australia in seven rocks
Location: Mawson Lecture Theatre, University of Adelaide

Time: 5.30pm for a 6.15pm start

25 - 27 February 2019 - Environmental Tracers in Groundwater Hydrology: Tools for Improved Process Understanding

Location: Melbourne
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26 February 2019 - Queensland Exploration Council Technical Forum
Location: Brisbane
Website: Please click here

28 February 2019 - Victoria Division Monthly Meeting
Speaker: Vince Morand (La Trobe University)
Topic: Landslides in Kyrgyzstan
Location: Fritz Loewe Theatre, McCoy Building, University of Melbourne
Time: 5.30pm for a 6.15pm start

6 March 2019 - WA Division Meeting
Speaker: Cecilio Quesada (Istituto Geológico Minero de España)
Topic: The Iberian pyrite belt: geological constraints in its formation and evolution
Location: Irish Club of WA (Inc.), 61 Townshend Road, Subiaco 
Time: 5.30pm

13-15, 18-20 & 21-22 March 2019 - STEM Professional Development for Victorian Teachers
Location: VSSEC Melbourne
Website: Please click here

14 March 2019 - SA Division joint BBQ with AusIMM
Details: Students will get a chance to listen to graduate geologists as they share their experiences as early careerists. Free BBQ and drinks will be offered at 7:00pm at the rear of the Mawson Building
Location: Mawson Lecture Theatre, University of Adelaide
Time: 5.30pm for a 6.00pm start

14 March 2019 - NSW Division Meeting
Titus Murray (FaultSeal)
Topic: Faulting and ground water in the Southern Coal Fields
Location: Bar Level 3 & Goulburn Room Level 4, City of Sydney RSL, 565 George Street
Time: Drinks at 5.30pm (level 3), meeting at 6.00pm (level 4)

14 March 2019 - Free Database and Online Systems Training, Perth
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18 March 2019 - Australian Groundwater School
Location: Perth
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19-20 March 2019 - AGES 2019 - Northern Territory Geological Survey’s 20th Annual Geoscience Exploration Seminar
Location: Alice Springs Convention Centre, Alice Springs, NT
Details: Pre-conference workshops and icebreaker drinks will be held 18 March
Website: Please click here

20-21 March 2019 - Geological Survey of Queensland Technical Workshop
Location: Mt Isa, QLD
The workshop will provide updates and facilitate technical discussion on a wide range of current precompetitive geoscience data acquisition and research projects in the Mount Isa region
Registration Please 
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21-22 March 2019 - 41st Sydney Basin Symposium

Location: Dalwood Estate, 700 Dalwood Road, Dalwood NSW
 The Sydney Basin Symposium is a
biennial event that provides a forum in which geoscientists from academia, government and industry can share knowledge regarding advancing the understanding of the major sedimentary basins of Eastern Australia.
Covered topics include (but are not limited to)

  • Coal geology and coal quality
  • Mine geology
  • Exploration
  • Hydrogeology
  • Petroleum geology
  • Geophysics
  • Environmental and social issues
  • State of the industry
  • Climate Change

Welcome Dinner
Date: Thursday 21 March 2019
Time: 6:30pm to 10:30pm
Cost: $85 per person (guests of conference delegates are welcome)

Sydney Basin Symposium
Date: Friday 22 March 2019
Time: 9:00am to 4:30pm
Cost: $130 Delegate Registration, $65 Student (full time) Registrations

Registrations:  Registrations close 26 Feb. Please click here to register

Abstract submission: The closing date for submissions has been extended to: 31 January 2019. Please submit any further ideas for presentation or an abstract of up to 500 words to: admin@coalfieldgeologycouncilnsw.org



28 March 2019 - Free Database and Online Systems Training, Kalgoorlie

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23-24 March 2019 - A Symposium: Dinosaurs and Evolution of Life (Royal Society of Tasmania, GSA TAS Division and The University of Tasmania)
 Location: Stanley Burbury Theatre, University of Tasmania, Churchill Avenue, Hobart
Details: The Organizing and Scientific Committee of DEL2019, invites you to participate in a 2 day symposium to highlight recent advances in understanding the evolution of life on Earth, with a focus on Dinosaurs. The Symposium will run in parallel with an exhibition at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) called “Dinosaur rEvolution; Secrets of Survival” prepared by Gondwana Studios.

Participants will benefit from hearing Plenary Session Keynote talks by several distinguished scientists on dinosaurs, evolution and mass extinction including:  
  • Prof John Long (Flinders University) will give an overview on the origin of the species, including dinosaurs
  • Dr Steve Salisbury (University of Queensland) will talk about the recent discovery of dinosaur tracks in northwest Western Australia
  • Dr Stephen Poropat (Swinburne University of Technology) will talk about Australian dinosaurs through the Mesozoic period and the Triassic fossils found in the Hobart area – are they dinosaurs
  • Dr Phil Bell  (University of New England, will talk on recent opalized dinosaur discoveries from Lightning Ridge, NSW
  • Prof Ross Large (University of Tasmania) will talk about research on past ocean chemistry, evolution and mass extinctions over the last 600 million years
  • Peter Norton (Gondwana Studios) is the creator of the Dinosaur rEvolution exhibition at TMAG. He will talk about bringing dinosaurs to life by exhibition
  • John Pickell – _a well-known author who has published several books on dinosaurs will run a Q & A session on dinosaurs, fielding questions from the audience

Themes of Symposium

  • Recent research on dinosaurs
  • Evolution of dinosaurs and birds
  • Proterozoic evolution of life
  • Phanerozoic evolution of life
  • Mass extinction events

Abstracts: should be a maximum of 250 words in Times 12 font, headed by the title, authors and affiliations. Please email to: royal.society@tmag.tas.gov.au before the deadline of January 12, 2019
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March/April 2019 - Bowen Basin Geologists Group Mine Visit
Details: TBA

2 April 2019 - HEDG
Speaker: TBC
Topic: TBC
Location: TBC
Time: Drinks and nibbles from 6.00pm, presentation starts 6:30pm

April 2019 - WA Division Meeting
Speaker: Angela Riganti (Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety)
Topic: The glass-negative photographic collection of the Geological Survey of Western Australia
Location: Irish Club of WA (Inc.), 61 Townshend Road, Subiaco 
Time: 5.30pm

14-16 April 2019 - IODP ANZIC Ocean Planet Workshop
Location:  ANU, Canberra, ACT
Details: Workshop to d
evelop the new International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) Strategic Plan 2024 - 2034. Further details will be posted through the ANZIC Bulletin. To subscribe please email: iodp.administrator@anu.edu.au
Expressions of interest: Click here

16 April - ACT Division Meeting
Speaker: Michael Anenburg (ANU)
Topic: Nolans Bore – a very unusual type of REE apatite ore deposit in the Northern Territory
Location: Jaeger Lecture Theatre, Jaeger Building (Building 61), Mills Road, Australian National University
Time: 5pm for 5.30pm start

18 April 2019 - SA Division Annual General Meeting
Speaker: TBA
Topic: TBA
Location: Mawson Lecture Theatre, University of Adelaide
Time: 5.30pm for a 6.15pm start

May 2019 - WA Division Meeting
Speaker: Katarina Miljkovic (Curtin University)
Topic: Studying Martian interior with InSight
Location: Irish Club of WA (Inc.), 61 Townshend Road, Subiaco 
Time: 5.30pm

14 May 2019 - HEDG
Speaker: TBC
Topic: TBC
Location: TBC
Time: Drinks and nibbles from 6.00pm, presentation starts 6:30pm

14-16 May 2019 - Short Course in Epithermal Au-Ah and Porphyry Cu-AU Exploration
Presenters: Greg Corbett and Stuart Hayward
Location: Chatswood Club, 11 Help Chatswood (14-15 May), W B Clarke Geoscience Centre, Londonderry (16 May)
Details: 14-15 May: focus upon mineral exploration for epithermal and porphyry ore deposits derived from Dr Corbett’s 40 years field experience. Delineate the characteristics of different epithermal and porphyry ore types, and controls to mineralisation, using tools such as alteration, structure and breccias. A final section considers geological features recognised in exploration marginal to ore bodies. Participants will be provided with a current draft of the new short course notes. Drafts of the first few chapters are available at: http://corbettgeology.com/Publications/
16 May: Practical demonstration involving diamond drill core and teaching specimens to provide hands on training in ore and alteration mineralogy and the use of geological models. Greg is helped by and Stuart Hayward, who has over 30 years experience in epithermal-porphyry ore deposit exploration and mining
Prices: include handouts, lunch, morning and afternoon teas and transport to and from Londonderry (from Chatswood). Minimum of 20 participants required and limited to a maximum of 40 
Students from $150 + GST but if you need assistance contact greg@corbettgeology.com
Unemployed geologists from $400 + GST
Employed geologists from $1500 + GST
Registration: Please click here


16 May 2019 - SA Division joint meeting with AusIMM
Speaker: TBA
Theme: Exploration Geology
Location: Mawson Lecture Theatre, University of Adelaide
Time: 5.30pm for a 6.15pm start

6 June 2019 - SA Division Meeting Ralph Tate Memorial Lecture
Speaker: John Long (Flinders University)
Topic: TBA
Location: Mawson Lecture Theatre, University of Adelaide
Time: 5.30pm for a 6.15pm start

24-28 June 2019 - EGRU - Sn-W Conference

Location: Tinaroo Lake Resort, 
Tinaroo, Atherton Tablelands, tropical north Queensland, Australia
 The conference will address advances and breakthroughs in understanding the setting, genesis and characteristics of magmatic systems  related to Sn-W-Critical Metal mineralisation, including Rare Metal Pegmatites
Abstracts: Please click here to submit your abstract. Abstract registration close 28 Feb 2019
Website: please click here

29 June - 7 July 2019 - EGRU Professional Geologists Short Course 
Speakers: Prof. Paul Dirks and Dr Ioan Sanislav

Advanced Field Training
 Cloncurry Region NW Queensland
Costs: Please click here for more details
Registration: Please click here to register. Registration closes 31 May 2019

July 2019 - Bowen Basin Geologists Group joint meeting with ACARP
Details: TBA

2 July 2019 - HEDG
Speaker: TBC
Topic: TBC
Location: TBC
Time: Drinks and nibbles from 6.00pm, presentation starts 6:30pm

7 - 11 July 2019 - AMSA 2019
Location: Fremantle
Topic: Marine Science for a Blue Economy
Website: Please click here

12 July 2019 - Pilbara Coastal and Marine Science Symposium
Location: Fremantle
Details: The Geological Society of Australia (WA Division) is facilitating a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary day-long symposium on the Pilbara Coast and offshore regions, in collaboration with the Wetlands Research Association Inc. and Geoheritage Australasia. The Symposium will be held on July 12th next year in association with the AMSA 2019 Marine Science for a Blue Economy Conference (Fremantle) http://amsa19.amsa.asn.au/

The aim of the Symposium is to bring together and collate the up-to-the-present and state-of-the art science of universities, government agencies, researchers, and industry in a symposium to share information and exchange ideas towards the understanding and better management of the Pilbara Coast.  The objective also is to produce a quality refereed publication from original work presented at the Symposium
If you are interested in presenting an oral paper or poster at the Symposium or alternately developing a poster paper, please send a 200-500-word abstract and the paper title to: PCMSS@iinet.net.au by March 2019
Cost: $180 for individuals, $120 for GSA members and those registered for the AMSA Conference, $90 for concession holders and students. Applications for free registration, due to hardship, can be sent to PCMSS@iinet.net.au

23-25 July 2019 - Uncover Curnamona
Broken Hill
Uncover Curnamona 2019 will include presentations, workshops, core viewing and field trips. More details and registration information will be circulated soon. Uncover Curnamona 2019 is a collaboration between the Geological Surveys of New South Wales and South Australia, and the Geological Society of Australia. It offers the opportunity to share information and ideas from current mineral exploration, and from cutting-edge research by geological surveys and collaborative partners including the MinEx CRC and the UNCOVER initiative. Topics include:

Current exploration projects
Including Broken Hill-type Ag–Pb–Zn, IOCG, stratabound Cu–Au, Ni–PGE, Sn and Co


Plans for the National Drilling Initiative Program in the greater Curnamona area

Characterising the cover

Depth, style and dispersion of cover, the use of airborne EM, and exhumation history

Lithospheric architecture

AusLAMP coverage, conductivity anomalies and the use of MT in uranium systems

4D geodynamic evolution and metallogenesis

Including Proterozoic, Cambro-Ordovician and Neotectonic geodynamics and implications for mineralisation

Distal mineral footprints

Hylogger™ applications, geochemical footprints in cover sequences

Contact: geoscience.events@geoscience.nsw.gov.au

 25 July 2019 - Free database and online systems training, Perth
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5 August 2019 - Australian Groundwater School
Location: Sydney
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13 August 2019 - HEDG
Speaker: TBC
Topic:Destination Moon: more missions, more science (National Science Week)
Location: TBC
Time: Drinks and nibbles from 6.00pm, presentation starts 6:30pm

31 August - 1 September 2019 - 
42nd Joint Seminar of Mineralogical Societies in Australasia
Location: Perth
Website: Please click here

25-27 September 2019 - SMEDG Mine and Wines: Discoveries in the Tasmanides

Wagga Wagga, NSW
This will be the 7th incarnation of this iconic and unique event and will attract about 250 registrants including project geoscientists in the mining and exploration industry, service providers, plus government and academic specialists. This conference is renowned as a forum for exploration and mine case studies as well as scientific advance in understanding the tectonics and metallogenesis of the Tasmanides.
website: www.minesandwines.com.au

9-12 October 2019 - Society of Vertebrate Paleontology 79th Annual Meeting
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Details: Each year, vertebrate paleontologists, preparators, writers, artists and enthusiasts convene to share the latest research, attend workshops and field trips, and meet new fossil fans as well as old friends. It’s the world’s foremost forum on vertebrate paleontology: the Annual Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology. It’s usually referred to simply as “SVP”.
Website: Please click here

15 October 2019 - HEDG
Speaker: TBC
 Geoscience is for everyone (Earth Science Week)
Location: TBC
Time: Drinks and nibbles from 6.00pm, presentation starts 6:30p


October/November 2019 - Bowen Basin Geologists Group Mine Visit
Details: TBA


11 November 2019 - Australian Groundwater School and Field Trip
Location: Adelaide
Website: Please click here

14 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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18-23 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.

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21 November 2019 - Free Database and Online Systems Training - Perth
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28 November 2019 - GSWA Kalgoorlie Open Day & Free Database and Online Systems Training
Location: Kalgoorlie
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2019 International Event Listing


14-17 March 2019 - International Conference on Geoscience for Society
Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh


3-5 April 2019 – PACRIM 2019 AusIMM Conference - Mineral Systems of the Pacific Rim
Themes: Mineral System Understanding, Exploration, Mining Investment and New Project Developments, Mineralisation Styles, and Provinces and Case Studies
Location: Cordis Hotel, Auckland, New Zealand
Contact: +61 3 9658 6100
Registration: GSA Members receive a discount registration. Please see the website soon for details
Website: Please click here
Abstract submission: Please 
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April 10-12 2019 - 3rd International Conference on Geology and Earth Sciences
Location: Valencia, Spain
 Share and discuss all the Earth Science dealing the scientific study, as it mainly concerns with the study of the earth’s origin, structure, composition & history (including the development of life, and the nature of the processes

June 23-27 2019 - The 11th North American Paleontological Convention

University of California, Riverside, California, USA
 Multiple branches of paleontology (vertebrate, invertebrate, paleobotany, micropaleontology, paleo-related organic and inorganic geochemistry, paleoecology, paleoclimatology, and astrobiology)

June 26-28 2019 - 9th International Granulation Workshop
Lausanne, Switzerland
Topic:  This will be the place to showcase the latest in agglomeration, granulation and particle technology. The granulation conference will provide an excellent opportunity to gain a complete overview of how the field of granulation stands at present with the presentation of a range of papers from both academia and industry. 
Abstracts: Accepting abstracts for Poster Paper and Poster presentations only. For submission information visit https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/agglom/2019/callforabstracts
Registration: You can register for the Swiss conference using this link: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/agglom/2019/registration
Website: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/agglom/2019/granulationcourse


8th- 10th (Mon.- Wed.) July 2019 - 9th International Granulation Workshop: Granulation Course (UK)

Location: The University of Sheffield, UK
Topic: This course is designed for those who want to work in industrial granulation or are a PhD student. The Course will comprise a 'hands-on' granulation experience as well as a variety of lectures in order to explain the current challenges facing the granulation community. Includes a new practical session on Continuous manufacturing of Pharmaceutical tablets using the ConsiGma25 CTL in the Diamond pilot plant at the University of Sheffield. This Continuous Powder Processing Plant provides a platform to unite and integrate expertise in the area of pharmaceutical solids manufacturing and address the challenges in the field. More information about the Diamond Pilot Plant (DiPP) can be found in https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/diamond/pilotplant.
Website: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/agglom/2019/granulationcourse


2020 Australia Event Listing


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 - Bowen Basin 2020
Location: Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre
Topic: Beyond 2020: The Future of Coal