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Mining Geology 2019: Submit your abstracts by 4 March 2019

Mining Geology: 2020 and beyond

Don’t miss this opportunity to share new technologies, best practices and innovations within the mine value chain. Call for abstracts are set to close on Monday 4 March 2019.

Topics for the conference call for abstracts are;

  • Best practice in data collection and mining geology – now and emerging
  • The future of mining and mining geology – advances in technology, AI and automation
  • Maximising orebody value and driving productivity improvement
  • Mine Value Chain integration – it’s not just about the geoscience
  • Geological modelling, geometallurgical modelling and resource estimation – sound practice to leading edge


The International Mining Geology Conference is the premier event in the world of Mining Geology. Find out more at mininggeology.ausimm.com

The abstract submission deadline is the 4 March 2019.

AEGC 2019 CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – Open until 22 March 2019

Abstract submissions are welcome for consideration for the AEGC 2019 Conference, to be held on 2-5 September 2019 at Crown Perth. The theme for the 2019 conference is “Data to Discovery”. The AEGC technical program committee has a focus on Geology, Geophysics, and Geochemistry and how these are applied in exploration for both Petroleum and Mineral systems in Australasia and the wider Asia-Pacific region. We invite you to submit your abstract before the closing deadline at 5pm on Friday 22 March (AWST).  

Early Bird Registration will be opening next month, be sure to secure your spot at the early bird rate!

Further information regarding the conference can be found on the AEGC 2019 website.

Porphyry copper-gold deposits in the circum-Pacific and elsewhere

This workshop will consist of two major parts. The first describes the tectonic and regional controls to copper and gold mineralization in the circum-Pacific region with a focus on the magmatic arcs of Southeast Asia, Western Pacific, Peruvian Andes and Ecuador. The relationships of mineralization to subduction-slab geometry, varying deformational styles, cross-orogen structures, heat- and fluid-flow focussing mechanisms and other controls will be discussed.

The second part of the course will present the geological setting, geochemical signature and geophysical expression of porphyry copper-(gold) systems on the district-scale and provide several global examples. This presentation will cover the key geological ingredients and physical constraints that make for productive porphyry systems. General geochemical zoning, hydrothermal alteration models and geophysical signatures will be presented. Examples from continental and island arc settings will include deposits formed from oxidized magmas in Indonesia and Ecuador, and more reduced magmas in Nevada, with comparisons drawn to the intrusion-related gold deposits in Alaska-Yukon. Exploration models will be discussed for porphyry deposits in different geological settings, erosion levels and weathering environments.

For further information, view this workshop in the AIG events calendar

This workshop is post-conference workshop SC6 for the PACRIM 2019 conference. Click here for the workshop brochure.

Presenter: Dr Steve Garwin

Steve has 30 years of experience as an exploration geologist with large and small mining companies. He has participated in the gold and copper projects of more than 26 clients in over 16 countries. He worked with Newmont Mining for ten years, including two years as Chief Geologist in Nevada.

He is one of the leading authorities on porphyry, epithermal and Carlin-style mineralization in the circum-Pacific. Steve has been involved in major exploration and mining projects, including the Batu Hijau porphyry mine in Indonesia, the mines of the Carlin and Battle Mountain Trends in Nevada, and the world-class Alpala porphyry deposit in Ecuador.

Applied exploration geochemistry workshop

“The Fallacy of the Deep”

IMEx Consulting is conducting a one-day Exploration Geochemistry workshop focussing on Interactive Data Analysis

Wednesday 6thMarch 2019 at the Transcontinental Hotel, 482 George St, Brisbane.

All participants will need to provide a laptop computer & have ioGAS preloaded (demo version OK). 

The workshop is limited to 15 participants.

Click here for the workshop brochure which includes registration details.  Registrations are requested before Friday 22nd February, 2019.

For further information contact: Mark Arundell.
E: workshop@imex.net.au

Multi-element analysis of geochemical samples is now common practice in mineral exploration. Voluminous data is being generated but potentially is not fully utilised by project geoscientists.

Traditional anomaly definition of geochemical data has tended to focus on the highest numbers in selected target elements. However, in many circumstances the highest numbers may not be the most significant given the geological context.

This workshop focusses on more informative techniques of viewing and visualising geochemical data.  This style of targeting focuses on placing allof the geochemical data into a richer geological context.

This is a “hands-on” workshop illustrating & applying these techniques. The workshop is directed to allgeoscientists who want to extract more from their data.

Mark Arundell has over 30 years’ experience in exploration geology and in the use of multi-element geochemistry to find ore deposits.  Mike Whitbread has over 20 years’ experience as an exploration geochemist working both for major companies & as a consultant.

PACRIM 2019 early bird registration

The PACRIM Congress ‘Mineral Systems of the Pacific Rim’, brings together the most recent advances in academic research and geological understanding, regional surveys by government agencies and the industry’s latest discoveries and projects to showcase the importance of the Pacific Rim for global mineral wealth and investment.

There is only one week remaining to register at the early-bird rate saving up to NZ$180. Early-bird closes at 5:00pm AEDT on Monday 11 February.

Who should attend?

PACRIM appeals to geologists, geophysicists and geochemists exploring in the Pacific Rim, and to people interested in the mineralisation processes of active tectonic margins as well as those developing the projects which follow discovery in these regions.

Program highlights

The full congress program includes a total of 22 sessions over the 3 days including five keynote plenaries. There is a huge range of content covering multiple key areas relevant to Pacific Rim exploration activity.

Extended Program

An exciting series of short courses and field trips create a rare opportunity for researchers and minerals professionals to grow their understanding and share experiences on a variety of topics. Participation in short courses and field trips is not included in the congress registration. Registration is open to all on a first come basis.

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