Sn-W-Critical Metals & Associated Magmatic Systems

Sn-W-Critical Metals & Associated Magmatic Systems

Abstract Submission now open

A geological conference with a session in honour of Dr Roger Taylor, Atherton Tablelands, Queensland, Australia 24 – 28 June 2019

The conference convenors invite extended abstracts on topics related to the setting, genesis and characteristics of Sn-W-Critical Metal mineralisation.  Information on abstract submission is available here.

Submission Opens:  Tuesday 20th November 2018
Submission Closes:   Thursday 28th February 2019
Notification:  Friday 22nd  March 2019

Conference Schedule

Monday 24th June:  Welcome function
Tuesday 25th – Thursday 25thJune:  Technical Presentations
(includes half-day trip to the historical tin mining town of Herberton)
Friday 28th June:  Optional one-day field trip (details TBA)

The program of technical presentations will include world-class researchers in the field, including:

  • Prof. Rolf Romer (GFZ, Potsdam,Germany)
  • Prof. Jingwen Mao (Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences, Beijing,China)
  • Prof. Shao-Yong Jiang (China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China)
  • Prof.  Ryan Mathur (Juniata College, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA)
  • Dr Phillip Blevin (Mineral Systems, Geological Survey of NSW, Maitland, Australia)
  • Prof. Zhaoshan Chang (Colorado School of Mines, Denver, USA)
  • Prof. David Cooke (CODES, Hobart, University of Tasmania)
  • Dr Peter Pollard (Pollard Geological Services, Brisbane, Australia)
  • Dr Yanbo Cheng (EGRU, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia)

EGRU warmly welcomes academic, industry and government colleagues, to join us at the conference in the glorious setting of the Atherton Tablelands in tropical far north Queensland.

For further information please contact the Conference Conveners:

Carl  Spandler / Yanbo Cheng / Kaylene Camuti / Jan Huizenga

Or contact the EGRU Administration Officer: Judy Botting

Conference web page – click here


EGRU welcomes support from organisations interested in being a part of this timely conference. Information on sponsorship is available here.

PACRIM 2019 Update

PACRIM 2019 will be held in Auckland New Zealand, 3-5 April 2019 by AusIMM with the support of kindred societies and professional institutes.

The theme of the conference will be mineral systems of the Pacific rim.

The preliminary programme for the conference is now available.  Check out the different streams and concurrent sessions. 

Details of field trips and short courses being held in conjunction with the conference are also now available:

There will be 6 field trips running before, during and after the conference:

8 CPD Hours

Choose from a series of 8 short courses being held before and after the conference.

  • Rapid and Reliable Mineralogy using Spectral Geology and aiSIRIS – View Short Course.
  • Phanerozoic Gold in Metamorphic Rocks: Geology and Exploration – View Short Course.
  • QA/ QC and Sampling: Practical foundations for good decision-making in resource estimations, metallurgical accounting and exploration – View Short Course.
  • Exploration for Skarn Deposits – View Short Course.
  • An Introduction to Machine Learning and Data Analytics – View Short Course.
  • Porphyry Copper-gold Deposits in the Circum-Pacific and Elsewhere – View Short Course.
  • Geology, Genesis and Exploration of Epithermal Ore Deposits – View Short Course.
  • Exploration Geochemistry: Applying Fundamentals in the Field – View Short Course.

Head to the PACRIM website for more information on keynote speakers, abstracts submitted and sponsorship and exhibition opportunities.

Postdoctoral fellow position at CODES

CODES, at the University of Tasmania, is searching for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Geometallurgy / Economic Geology

This position is based at CODES and is part of the Collaborative Research Centre for Optimising Resource Extraction (CRC ORE). This position is in the areas of Geometallurgy, combined with Economic Geology, specifically predictive geometallurgical controls on grade by size.  The appointee will conduct a geometallurgy research program, with the aim to investigate what geological parameters from a range of scales from mineralogy to ore deposit models can contribute to a prediction of which ore types and ore blocks should be tested for grade engineering behaviour.

Full details of the position are available from the University of Tasmania web site.

Applications close 9th December 2018

SEC Acts to Modernize Resource Disclosure Standards for Mining

The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. (SME) and the National Mining Association (NMA) today issued a joint statement on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) announcement that it has voted to adopt amendments to modernize the property disclosure requirements for mining registrants, and related guidance, under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

David Kanagy, SME Executive Director, said, “I am pleased with the joint work of SME and NMA on this important SEC disclosure requirement. The issuance of this new SEC rule is a long time coming. It was made possible through the efforts of many organizations and individuals dedicated to making a positive change. Much of the CRIRSCO reporting requirements adopted in the new SEC rule give the U.S. mining industry much better competitive positioning with other international reporting requirements.”

Hal Quinn, NMA president and CEO: “The SEC’s action is an important step forward in modernizing the government’s treatment of the U.S. mining industry. The changes outlined in the new rule level the playing field, modernizing regulations first conceived in the 1930s and aligning the U.S. approach with international standards, allowing disclosure of mineral resources in addition to reserves and the utilization of forward-looking market forecasts and prices. Domestic mining is already disadvantaged when compared with global competition. When it comes to permitting, other countries achieve in two to three years what takes 10 years in the U.S., providing investors little certainty. This action is a step in the right direction to return U.S. mining to global competitiveness.”

SME media release, 1 Nov 2018