2019 Australian Event Listing


15 October 2019 - HEDG
Speakers: Simone Meakin (GSNSW), Ron Boyd (University of Newcastle), Phil Gilmore (GSNSW) and Guy Fleming (GSNSW)
Topic: Geoscience is for everyone (Earth Science Week).  Geotrails 101 and examples from NSW
Location: Newcastle Museum
Time: Drinks and nibbles from 6.00pm, presentation starts 6:30pm

17 October 2019 - SA Division Lunchtime Meeting with Professor Ken McClay 
Speaker: Ken McClay (University of Adelaide)
Topic: Gulf of Suez - Northern Red Sea - a model for intra-continental rift systems
Details: The meeting will also feature invited PhD speakers, including Mitchell Bockmann from University of Adelaide, will present a short, 5 minute summary of their research highlights

Location: Training Room, Level 4 (4.06), Geological Survey of South Australia, 11 Waymouth Street (ANZ House), Adelaide
Time: 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Register: Click here

17 October 2019 - GSA TAS Division Meeting
Speaker: Jonathan Cloutier (UTAS)
Topic: Lithostratigraphic, structural and hyperspectral reconstruction of the Zn-Pb-Cu-Ag-Au Lemarchant volcanogenic massive sulphide (VMS) deposit, Tally Pond group, central Newfoundland, Canada
Location: Earth Science Lecture Theatre, University of Tasmania
Time: Drinks and nibbles from 5:30 onwards

17 October 2019 - ASEG-GSA NT Division Technical Talk
Professor Michael Asten (School of Earth Atmosphere and Environment, Monash University). The talk summarises a joint effort with Kuan-Hui Elaine Lin (Univ of Taiwan) Carl Otto Weiss (PTB Braunschweig, Germany) Nicola Scafetta (Univ of Naples, Italy) and Alison Kelsey (U Qld), developed over three years at EGU 2017, 2018 and 2019.
Topic: Synchronous natural climate cycles of the Common Era, for Europe, China and globally – existence and implications for future temperature trends
Location: Darwin NT Geological Survey office, 3rd Floor, Paspalis Centrepoint Building 
Time: 4.00pm
Note: This talk will also be streamed at the NT Geological Survey in the Arid Zone Research Institute, Stuart Hwy Alice Springs. The talk can also be streamed to other members, if interested please contact one of the NT Division committee members

25 October 2019 - Geochemical methods of nickel exploration workshop (Joint GSA WA Division & CSIRO)
Description: This workshop provides advanced hands-on instruction on the use of lithogeochemistry of igneous rocks in mineral exploration, with major focus on magmatic Ni-Cu-PGE deposits. The workshop will present general principles of major and trace element geochemistry, specific application to komatiite and mafic-ultramafic intrusion hosted ore systems, discussions of applications to weathered and altered rocks, and a variety of classification/discrimination methods. The workshop will use ioGAS software and will also touch on the use of Python codes for data analysis.
Presenters: Steve Barnes (CSIRO), Morgan Williams (CSIRO), Margaux Le Vaillant (CSIRO)
Requirements: Participants should bring their own laptops for hands-on case studies using Excel spreadsheets and ioGAS geochemical plotting software. Free Trial licences are available to download via the ioGas website: http://reflexnow.com/iogas
Catering: Morning tea will be provided. Please advise of any dietary requirements when registering
Parking: ARRC front car park, Dick Perry Ave (front of building)
Cost: $60 GSA Members, $160 Non-GSA Members, $30 Students
Registration: Please click here
Contact: steve.barnes@csiro.au

29-31 October - 2019 - International Mining and Resources Conferences + Expo
Location: Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
Registrations: Click here

31 October 2019 - Victoria Division Monthly Meeting
Speaker: Mathew Wood, Casey Blundell, Christopher Voisey, Campbell Van Praagh
Topic: Student speakers present on their research projects

Location: School of Earth Sciences, University of Melbourne
Time: 5.30pm for a 6.15pm start

31 October 2019 - NSW Division Meeting
Speakers: Honours and Masters Night (combined with GESSS NSW)
Honours and students speaker pretensions

Location and Time: TBC

31 October - 1 November 2019 - GESSS NSW
Description: GESSS NSW provides a fantastic opportunity to engage with a variety of students in a range of disciplines under the umbrella term of Earth Science. These kinds of interdisciplinary meetings can foster collaboration and be a route of exposure to new areas of research. GESSS is a fantastic way of keeping students up to date with the state of the art research being carried out across the state. 

Location: Leighton Hall, University of New South Wales
Website: Please click here
Abstracts: for more information and to submit your abstracts, please email gesssnsw@gmail.com
Registration: Please click here

31 October 2019 - Bowen Basin Geologists Group final meeting of 2019 at Rolleston Mine

Location: Rolleston Mine, Albinia, QLD
Time: 10:30 am til 3:30 pm
PPE: Please bring your own long sleeve high-vis shirt, long pants, safety boots, hard hat and safety glasses.
Register: Please click here



November 2019 - WA Division Meeting
Speaker: David Mole (Laurentian University)
The Metal Earth project: Investigating multi-scale controls on mineral systems
Location: Irish Club of WA (Inc.), 61 Townshend Road, Subiaco 
Time: 5.30pm

7-9 November 2019 - Linnean Society of NSW Symposium on the Blue Mountains

Day 1: Field Trip - Thursday 7 November
Day 2: Scientific Session - Friday 8 November. This will be held at the Springwood Sports Club, 83 Macquarie Rd, Springwood
Day 3: Public Lecture Day - Saturday 9 November. This will be held at the Springwood Sports Club, 83 Macquarie Rd, Springwood
First Circular: Download here
Website: Click here

8 November 2019 - GESSS SA

Description: The aim of GESSS SA is to connect young researchers in South Australia from across the three institutes; University of South Australia, University of Adelaide and Flinders University, to come together and present their research to the local scientific community. Our annual event supports students to promote their talents to future employers, to discover areas of research at other universities or departments, and to meet new people within the Earth sciences field
Keynote Speaker: Zoe Doubleday (University of South Australia)
Location: Bradley Forum, Hawke Building, University of South Australia
Website: Please click here
Abstracts: for more information, please email gesss.southaustralia@gmail.com
Registrations: Please click here

11 November 2019 - Australian Groundwater School and Field Trip

Location: Adelaide
Website: Please click here

12 November 2019 - GESSS Q
Description: The GSA Earth Sciences Student Symposium Queensland (GESSSQ) is an annual student-run conference held in Brisbane. It is an initiative of the Geological Society of Australia (GSA) and is supported by a network of industry partners. This unique symposium grants students the opportunity to communicate their research to the wider scientific community, and allows them to network with academics and industry professionals. 
Location: Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Owen J. Wordsworth Room (S-Block). Gardens Point campus (Address: 2 George Street, Brisbane, 4000)
Time: 8:00am – 7:00pm
Keynote Speaker: 
Marina Costelloe (Geoscience Australia)
Website: Please click here
Registration: Please click here
Abstracts: Please submit here

12-13 November 2019 - NewGenGold
Location: Pan Pacific Hotel, Perth
Website: Click here

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
• Post-conference Field Trip: Tectonics, magmatism and crustal growth in the southern Gawler Craton. Sat 23rd – Wed 27th November 2019
• 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:
• Abstract submission closes 31/07/2019
• Early Bird registrations close 31/07/2019 - GSA member $700; non-GSA member $950; Student/Retired $350
• Pre- and Post-conference field trip registrations close 31/07/2019
• Full registration closes 30/09/2019 - GSA member $850; non-GSA member $1150; Student/Retired $450
• Spouse/Social Event only ticket closes 30/09/2019 - $190
• Workshops and Dinner registration closes 30/09/2019

Website: please click here
Registration: Please click here

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
Website: Please click here

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

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

28 November 2019 - Geological Survey of South Australia Discovery Day
Location: Adelaide Convention Centre
Time: 8.00am - 5.00pm
Registration: Click here

29 November 2019 - South Australian Exploration & Mining Conference
Location: Adelaide Convention Centre
Website: Please click here

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/

2019 International Event Listing


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


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)
Website:  click here
Registration: click here

2020 Australia Event Listing


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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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