The Coalfield Geology Council of NSW has a strong history of encouraging professional development for geoscientists. The CGC presents one day workshops to provide high level, cost effective training from industry leaders. Workshop topics include Coal Quality, Geophysics, Geotechnical, Regional Geophysics, Hydrogeology and Geostatistics.
Past Events & Activities
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
21-22 March 2019 - 41st Sydney Basin Symposium
Location: Dalwood Estate, 700 Dalwood Road, Dalwood NSW
Details: 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
- Petroleum geology
- Environmental and social issues
- State of the industry
- Climate Change
21 March 2019 - Welcome Dinner
Time: 6:30pm to 10:30pm
Cost: $85 per person (guests of conference delegates are welcome)
22 March 2019 - Sydney Basin Symposium
Time: 9:00am to 4:30pm
Cost: $130 Delegate Registration, $65 Student (full time) Registrations
Registrations: Registrations close 28 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: firstname.lastname@example.org