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Classroom Resources from Geoscience Australia

Classroom Resources from Geoscience Australia

Geoscience Australia has unveiled a beta version of its Classroom Resources web portal, designed to provide access to educational resources produced by the agency.

Geoscience Australia produces teaching resources for primary and secondary levels. Resources include background information, student activities, full-colour cut-out 3D models and posters. For more information contact or visit the classroom resources web page.

GA Classrom Resources

Recognition of REFLEX expertise and quality with industry endorsement




REFLEX announced this week the endorsement of REFLEX’s ioGAS and Applied Geochemistry training courses by the Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG).  The endorsement is the first under a new AIG initiative of recognising providers of continued professional development opportunities for geoscientists, willing to submit their courses for review by the Institute.

The endorsement by AIG is an important acknowledgment of the high level of expertise and knowledge of the REFLEX Geochemistry team. Participation in the AIG endorsed training courses may contribute to meeting the Continued Professional Development (CPD) requirements of professional institutes.

REFLEX supports the ongoing education of geoscientists and professionals within the minerals industry. The REFLEX Geochemistry team is strategically located in the Company’s global network of offices, providing access to training for industry personnel by experienced professionals, worldwide.


REFLEX is the leader in innovative instrumentation and technology solutions for data acquisition, management and analysis within the global minerals industry.  REFLEX’s technologies are acknowledged for their reliability, ease of use and accuracy. Complementing these advanced technologies is REFLEX’s unrivalled expertise in the analysis and interpretation of geoscientific data.  For more information, please go to:

AIGeoscope – Now Published Every Saturday

AIGeoscope – Now Published Every Saturday

AIGeoscope, AIG’s popular geoscience newsletter is now published every Saturday rather than Monday.  Thanks for the great feedback and encouragement regarding AIGeoscope.  A number of subscribers told us that they’d rather read the newsletter on the weekend, when they have more time for themselves, rather than on Mondays which are, for many, the busiest day of the week.  As a result, new issues of AIGeoscope will now be available every Saturday morning.

If you haven’t caught up with AIGeoscope previously, check out the latest edition here.

VALMIN Code Review

The VALMIN Code, which sets out requirements for the technical assessment and valuation of mineral and petroleum assets and securities for independent expert reports, has been under review with the aim or updating the code.

The VALMIN Code 2015 – Exposure Draft, has been prepared in response to changes in market conditions and practices over the last decade since the publication of the VALMIN Code 2005.

The following changes since 2005 have led to the preparation of the VALMIN Code 2015 – Exposure Draft:

  • Later codes in other jurisdictions have introduced new ideas and concepts to the processes used in mineral/petroleum valuation;
  • An updated JORC Code in 2012;
  • Progress by the International Valuation Standards Committee; and
  • Regulatory changes in Australia by ASX and ASIC that have brought facets of technical assessment and valuation into the spotlight.

This draft leverages off the feedback from the VALMIN Seminar Series in 2011 and 2012, feedback during 2014 from AusIMM, AIG, MCA, ASX and ASIC on drafts circulated to them in 2013.

The look and feel of the VALMIN Code 2015 – Exposure Draft is different to the VALMIN Code 2005, some of the terminology is different, whilst the methods and key principles are essentially the same.

An exposure draft of the revised VALMIN Code has been released for stakeholder review.  Details of the process and timetable for stakeholder comment on the revised code will be released in the near future.  Further information is available from the VALMIN web site.

CoalLog v2.0

A seminar to launch CoalLog v2.0 was held in Brisbane 11th March 2015.  If you were unable to attend the seminar, a video of the presentations is now available on the AIG YouTube channel 


Presentations outline the features in CoalLog v2.0, discuss its application and provide information on the changes between v2.0 and previous releases of the standard.

Further information regarding CoalLog, including the CoalLog training manual, is available from the AusIMM web site.  The development of CoalLog v2.0 was supported by ACARP Project C22017.