2019 Australian Event Listing

April

23 April 2019 - QLD Division Meeting
Speaker: Balz Kamber, Queensland University of Technology
Topic: Giant ore deposits associated with impact structures: why Sudbury is the exception and not the rule

Location: Transcontinental Hotel, 482 George St, Brisbane— directly opposite the Roma Street Station
Time: 5:15pm for 6:00pm

27 April 2019 - AAP Symposium South Australia
Location: South 1 Lecture Theatre, Flinders University
Details: Talks will fall into three sessions: Early Life; Palaeoclimate and Geochronology; Cenozoic Australia
Website and Abstract Submission: Please click here
Registrations: Please click here

27 April 2019 - EGRU Professional Geologists Short Course
Topic: Integrating Geochemistry and Mineralogy for Exploration
Location: Economic Geology Research Centre, College of Science & Engineering, James Cook University, Townsville, QLD
Registration and Further Information: Please click here
Course Queries: Email Judy Botting

28 April 2019 - National Rock Garden 'Space rocks reveal Earth!' at Canberra & Region Heritage Festival
Details: The National Rock Garden will be participating in three events during the Canberra and Region Heritage Festival. Come and see meteorites, tektites, volcanic bombs & other exciting rocks that reveal the internal structure of our earth and the links to other parts of the solar system.
Location: National Dinosaur Museum, Gold Creek Road, Nicholls
Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm
More information: Click here
Email: maritabradshawgeologist@gmail.com

28 April 2019 - EGRU Professional Geologists Short Course
Topic: QAQC for Mineral Exploration & Beyond
Location: Economic Geology Research Centre, College of Science & Engineering, James Cook University, Townsville, QLD
Registration and Further Information: Please click here
Course Queries: Email Judy Botting

29 April 2019 - EGRU Professional Geologists Short Course
Topic: The JORC Code: An Introduction
Location: Economic Geology Research Centre, College of Science & Engineering, James Cook University, Townsville, QLD
Registration and Further Information: Please click here
 Course Queries: Email Judy Botting

29 April 2019 - EGRU Professional Geologists Short Course
Topic: The JORC Code: A Refresher
Location: Economic Geology Research Centre, College of Science & Engineering, James Cook University, Townsville, QLD
Registration and Further Information: Please click here
Course Queries: Email Judy Botting

30 April 2019 - EGRU Professional Geologists Short Course
Topic: Assessing and Communicating Geological Uncertainty and Risk to Non-Geologists
Location: Economic Geology Research Centre, College of Science & Engineering, James Cook University, Townsville, QLD
Registration and Further Information: Please click here
Course Queries: Email Judy Botting

May
May 2019 - Bowen Basin Geologists Group Mine Visit
Details: TBA

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

2 May 2019 - Victoria Division Annual General Meeting (rescheduled from 25th April 2019)
Speakers: Graeme Beardsmore (Hot Dry Rocks)
Topic: Heat Flow: The neglected potential field for mineral exploration
Location: Fritz Loewe Theatre, McCoy Building, University of Melbourne
Time: 5.30pm for a 6.15pm start


4 May 2019 - National Rock Garden 'Space rocks reveal Earth!' at the Canberra and Region Heritage Festival
Details: The National Rock Garden will be participating in three events during the Canberra and Region Heritage Festival. Come and see meteorites, tektites, volcanic bombs & other exciting rocks that reveal the internal structure of our earth and the links to other parts of the solar system.
Location: Namadgi Visitors Centre, ACT Parks and Conservation Service, Naas Road, Tharwa
Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm
More information: Click here
Email: maritabradshawgeologist@gmail.com

May 2019 - Exploration in the Rocks 2019 Geological Survey of NSW
Details: This free event includes presentations highlighting recent projects conducted by the Geological Survey of NSW and their implications for exploration. A range of related material will be on display.
Location: Park Hyatt, Sydney, 7 Hickson Road, The Rocks 
Time: 8.30 - 12.30pm
Registration: Please click here


9 May 2019 - NSW Division Annual General Meeting
Speaker: Nathan Daczko (Macquarie University)
Topic: 
Impacts of reactive melt ascent through deep arc crust on melt evolution: recognising and investigating melt migration pathways/A cryptic Gondwana-forming orogen located in Antarctica
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 May 2019 - HEDG
Speaker: Joanna Parr (CSIRO and GSA President)
Topic: 
Exploring the ocean floor, the last frontier
Location: Newcastle Museum
Time: Drinks and nibbles from 6.00pm, presentation starts 6:30pm


16 May 2019 - SA Division Sellicks Hill Quarry Tour 
Details: TBC


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

23 May 2019 - TAS Division Meeting 
Speaker: Prof Andrew Gleadow
Topic: Dating Aboriginal art sites around Australia
Location: Geology Lecture Theatre, University of Tasmania
Time: Drinks and nibbles from 5.30pm onwards

28 May 2019 - QLD Division Annual General Meeting
Speaker: Mojtaba Rajabi, University of Queensland
Topic: Present day stress field of Australia

Location: Transcontinental Hotel, 482 George St, Brisbane— directly opposite the Roma Street Station
Time: 5:15pm for 6:00pm

30 May 2019 - WA Division Awards Night and Annual General Meeting
Details: Awarding of the Gibb Maitland Medal, Ross Medal, Geological Society of Australia (WA Division) Medal and Certificates for Long-Standing Members
Location: 
Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre, University of Western Australia
Time: 6.00pm (TBC)

June

5 June 2019 - WA Division Meeting
Speaker: 
Valentina Taranovic (CSIRO)
Topic: Insights into the Nova-Bollinger Ni-Cu depost, Frazer Zone of Western Australia
Location: Irish Club of WA (Inc.), 61 Townshend Road, Subiaco 
Time: 5.30pm

6 June 2019 - SA Division Meeting Ralph Tate Memorial Lecture
Speaker: John Long (Flinders University)
Topic: Fossil vertebrate mammals
Location: Mawson Lecture Theatre, University of Adelaide
Time: 5.30pm for a 6.00pm start

13 June 2019 - NSW Division Meeting and GSA Annual General Meeting
Speaker: Steve Hill (Geoscience Australia)
Topic: TBA
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)

24-28 June 2019 - EGRU - Sn-W Conference
Location: Tinaroo Lake Resort, 
Tinaroo, Atherton Tablelands, tropical north Queensland, Australia
Details:
 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

27 June 2019 - South Australian Resources Information Gateway [SARIG] Online Training

Location: Department for Energy and Mining, Level 4, 11 Waymouth Street, Adelaide SA 5000
Costs: Free
Registrations: Please click here

27 June 2019 - GSA TAS Division Annual General Meeting 
Topic: Meeting and prizes evening
Location: Geology Lecture Theatre, University of Tasmania
Time: Drinks and nibbles from 5.30pm onwards

29 June - 7 July 2019 - EGRU Professional Geologists Short Course 
Speakers: Prof. Paul Dirks and Dr Ioan Sanislav
Topic: Advanced Field Training
Location: Cloncurry Region NW Queensland
Costs: Please click here for more details
Registration: Please click here to register. Registration closes 31 May 2019

July

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

3-4 July 2019 - Bowen Basin Geologists Group joint meeting with ACARP
Details: The biennial BBGG-ACARP Meeting will provide industry delegates and researchers an opportunity to share learnings from investigations in coal geology and related disciplines. 
The Leichhardt Award Dinner is being hosted during the two-day event, and will recognise the contributions of a worthy recipient to the advancement of coal geology or related disciplines in Queensland. It is also a wonderful evening to continue networking with other attendees. Registrations will open soon.  Please keep an eye on the upcoming BBGG member news emails.
Location: CQUniversity Rockhampton North
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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

8 July 2019 - EGRU Professional Geologists Short Course
Topic: Leapfrog - Fundamentals
Location: Economic Geology Research Centre, College of Science & Engineering, James Cook University, Townsville, QLD
Registration and Further Information: Please click here
Course Queries: Email Judy Botting

9 July 2019 - EGRU Professional Geologists Short Course
Topic: Leapfrog - Intermediate
Location: Economic Geology Research Centre, College of Science & Engineering, James Cook University, Townsville, QLD
Registration and Further Information: Please click here
Course Queries: Email Judy Botting

10-12 July 2019 - EGRU Professional Geologists Short Course
Topic: Spatial Data Analysis
Location: Economic Geology Research Centre, College of Science & Engineering, James Cook University, Townsville, QLD
Registration and Further Information: Please click here
Course Queries: Email Judy Botting

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 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 April 30

Themes of the Symposium include: 
(1) coastal geology and nearshore, geomorphology, and physical features of the Pilbara Coast;
(2) coastal, nearshore, and hinterland ecology (including coastal habitats, mangroves, rocky shore, saltmarsh, seagrass, coral reefs, fish, amongst others);
(3) link between geodiversity and biodiversity along the Pilbara Coast;
(4) Indigenous, archaeological, and rock art aspects:
(5) European colonisation and industry;
(6) conservation and management.

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
Registration close 1 June: To register please go to the AMSA website - http://amsa19.amsa.asn.au/. If you do not wish to attend the AMSA Conference, please register via pcmss-wra@iinet.net.au



14 July 2019 - GSA TAS Division Joint Meeting with the Royal Society of Tasmania, Northern Chapter
Speaker: Claire Kain
Topic: Flood and flood modelling
Location: QVMAG, Inveresk
Time: 1.00pm


18 July 2019 - SA Division joint meeting with AusIMM
Speaker: 
Leon Faulkner 
Theme: 
Copper Leaching, Kapunda
Location: Carrington
Time: 5.30pm for a 6.00pm start

22-26 July 2019 - EGRU Professional Geologists Short Course
Topic: Management in Mineral Exploration. 5 modules available as one day course or s a 5 day course.
Location: Economic Geology Research Centre, College of Science & Engineering, James Cook University, Townsville, QLD
Registration and Further Information: Please click here
Course Queries: Email Judy Botting

23-25 July 2019 - Uncover Curnamona
Location: 
Broken Hill
Details: 
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

MinEx CRC

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

Registrations: Please click here
Program Flyer: Please click here
More information: Please click here

 25 July 2019 - Free database and online systems training, Perth
Website: Please click click here

25 July 2019 - South Australian Resources Information Gateway [SARIG] Online Training
Location: Department for Energy and Mining, Level 4, 11 Waymouth Street, Adelaide SA 5000
Costs: Free
Registrations: Please click here

August

5 August 2019 - Australian Groundwater School
Location: Sydney
Website: Please click here

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

29 August 2019 - South Australian Resources Information Gateway [SARIG] Online Training
Location: Department for Energy and Mining, Level 4, 11 Waymouth Street, Adelaide SA 5000
Costs: Free
Registrations: Please click here


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

September
25-28 September 2019 - SMEDG Mine and Wines: Discoveries in the Tasmanides

Location: 
Wagga Wagga, NSW
Details: 
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

26 September 2019 - South Australian Resources Information Gateway [SARIG] Online Training
Location: Department for Energy and Mining, Level 4, 11 Waymouth Street, Adelaide SA 5000
Costs: Free
Registrations: Please click here

October
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
Topic:
 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

November

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

14-15 November 2019 - Dorothy Hill Women in Earth Sciences Symposium
Location: 
School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, The University of Queensland 
Details: 
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
Website: 
please 
click here

18-22 November 2019 - Biennial Meeting of the SGTSG and SGSEG: Convergence on the Coast
Location: Port Lincoln, SA
Details: 
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.

Website: 
please click here
Registration: Please click here

21 November 2019 - Free Database and Online Systems Training - Perth
Website: Please click here

28 November 2019 - GSWA Kalgoorlie Open Day & Free Database and Online Systems Training
Location: Kalgoorlie
Website: Please click here

2019 International Event Listing

April

PACRIM Flyer
(Adobe PDF File)

April 10-12 2019 - 3rd International Conference on Geology and Earth Sciences
Location: Valencia, Spain
Topic: 
 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
Website
http://geoscience.madridge.com/

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

Location: 
University of California, Riverside, California, USA
Topic: 
 Multiple branches of paleontology (vertebrate, invertebrate, paleobotany, micropaleontology, paleo-related organic and inorganic geochemistry, paleoecology, paleoclimatology, and astrobiology)
Website
http://napc2019.ucr.edu/

June 26-28 2019 - 9th International Granulation Workshop
Location: 
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

July

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

October 
7-10 October 2019 - Society of Economic Geologists (SEG/Chile Explore Group) 2019 Conference
Location: Santiago, Chile
Website: www.seg2019.org

2020 Australia Event Listing

July

14-16 July 2020- International Archean Symposium
Location: 
Perth, Western Australia
Details: 
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

September 
8-10 September 2020 - Bowen Basin 2020
Location: Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre
Topic: Beyond 2020: The Future of Coal