As you know, the rapid spread of COVID-19 has led to the WHO declaring this a global pandemic.

The GSA Business Office is now temporarily closed with our staff working remotely. We will update all members when the office reopens. Please do not contact the office by phone as there will be nobody to take your call. If you have any enquiries, please email

Not unexpectedly, some events, meetings, talks, workshops and conferences have been cancelled, however we will be sending online geoscience content and aiming to keep you informed. Tune into our Facebook and Twitter accounts for additional content!

We will frequently monitor and assess the situation and change our policy as appropriate. We will keep members updated.

Thank you for your understanding at this difficult time and I sincerely hope you remain safe and well.

Best wishes

Joanna Parr
GSA President

PS: To kick start our links to video presentations, we are showcasing 16 geoscience video presentations from the Geological Survey of South Australia Discovery Day. Go to GeoscienceVideo and scroll down to Presentations and Videos to see what is on offer


9-12 February 2021 - Australian Earth Sciences Convention 2021: Core to Cosmos

Details: The convention will showcase current trends and advances in earth science, including the latest findings on the deep structure and composition of our planet, our diverse crust and surface environments, developments in the energy and resources sectors and critically, the essential role that geoscience plays in our sustainable future. Themes for the convention include:
Theme 1: Energy and resources
Theme 2: Earth structure
Theme 3: Core to crust
Theme 4: Crust, surface and cosmos
Theme 5: Geoscience in society, education and environment
Theme 6: Earth observations and models

Location: Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart, Tasmania
Website: Click here
Abstract submissions open March 10

May 2020 - WA Division Online Presentation (Available Now)

Presenter: Vitor Barrote (Monash University and Curtin University)
Topic: 4D evolution of replacement-type VHMS ore systems in the Yilgarn Craton, Western Australia
Abstract: The discovery of mineral deposits is critical to the long-term sustainability of the Australian mining industry. Innovative approaches to mineral exploration and the application of state-of-the-art research techniques to improve the comprehension and detection of ore bodies is fundamental to address the formidable challenges posed by Australia’s complex geological framework and paucity of outcrops. 4D evolutionary models of ore deposits can be generated by combining geological observations with data from several isotopic systems, in a multi-disciplinary approach, to constrain the timing of major geological processes present in the development of a deposit. These models contribute to a better understanding of the evolutionary framework of an ore deposit, the timing of mineralisation, and the processes that drive metal supply and precipitation. This is particular true in Archean replacement-type VHMS deposits, where the syn-volcanic timing of the mineralisation is not always clear. Ultimately the construction of a 4D framework culminates in the development of new or improved exploration tools.
Watch: Click here


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