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Queensland’s new Draft Minerals and Coal Reporting Guideline

Queensland’s new Draft Minerals and Coal Reporting Guideline is now available for consultation and feedback by industry.

The new Draft Guideline has been developed in consultation with industry.  It simplifies and streamlines industry reporting requirements, reduces reporting duplication and red-tape, and improves data quality through the use of standardised, reporting templates and units of measure.

The new Draft Guideline has been developed in consultation with industry.  It simplifies and streamlines industry reporting requirements, reduces reporting duplication and red-tape, and improves data quality through the use of standardised, reporting templates and units of measure.

Download a copy of the DRAFT Minerals and Coal Reporting Guideline here.

The new Draft Guideline lists reporting requirements that are already mandatory under existing Regulation, as well as additional information tha can be supplied and is considered good practice to report.

Throughout April and May 2019, officers from the Geological Survey of Queensland will work closely with industry to collect feedback on the draft guideline and accompanying submission templates, and make adjustments as required.

Send your feedback about the DRAFT guideline and submission templates to: geological_info@dnrme.qld.gov.au 

The Draft Guideline is an important step in enabling a future of data driven exploration, where decision making across all aspects of the mineral and coal sectors is aided by accurate, relevant, high quality data and information. Thank you for your ongoing support of the department’s work to modernise the collection of geoscience information and the reporting of activities in Queensland’s mineral and coal sectors.

Tony Knight

Chief Government Geologist 
Geological Survey of Queensland
Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy

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.

Sn-W-Critical Metals & Associated Magmatic Systems

An EGRU conference with a session in honour of Dr Roger Taylor

24 – 28 June 2019
Tinaroo Lake Resort,
Tinaroo, Atherton Tablelands, north Queensland, Australia

Registration for the conference is now open. Information regarding delegate registration, the field trip and the accommodation options is available on our conference website

Important Information

  • Abstract Submission closes 28 February 2019
  • Delegate numbers are limited by the venue size – Register early!
  • Places on the field trip are limited

The conference will address advances and breakthroughs in understanding the setting, genesis and characteristics of magmatic systems  related to Sn-W-Critical Metal mineralisation, including rare metal pegmatites. 

The program will feature presentations from 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)
  • Dr Phillip Blevin (Mineral Systems, Geological Survey of NSW, Maitland, Australia)
  • Prof. David Cooke (CODES, Hobart, University of Tasmania)
  • Dr Peter Pollard (Pollard Geological Services, Brisbane, Australia)
  • Dr Ryan Mathur (Juanita College, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA)
  • Dr Yanbo Cheng (EGRU, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia)

EGRU warmly welcomes academic, industry and government colleagues, including students and young professionals, to join us at the conference and take part in discussions while enjoying the glorious setting of the Atherton Tablelands in tropical far north Queensland.

Delegate numbers will be limited by the venue capacity.

Visit the conference web page or contact a conference convener for more information.

EGRU Short Course Update

Places for the EGRU professional geologist short courses being offered during February in Townsville are filling fast.

Details for all the 2019 courses are available here

  • Ore Textures and Breccias: Recognition Techniques – full
  • Core Logging Techniques – full
  • QAQC for Mineral Exploration & Beyond –  places available
  • Integrating Geochemistry and Mineralogy for Exploration – limited places available
  • Management in Mineral Exploration – postponed
  • QGIS for Geologists – 9th Feb full; 10th Feb very limited places available
  • The JORC Code: An Introduction – places available
  • The JORC Code: A Refresher places available
  • Advanced Field Training (July) – places available

Course flyers are available here.

AEGC2019 Data to Discovery

Perth will host the 2nd Australasian Exploration Geoscience Conference (AEGC) from Monday 2 to Thursday 5 September 2019 at Crown Perth.

The AEGC is the largest petroleum and mineral geoscience conference in Australasia, and incorporates the West Australian Basin Symposium (WABS) and the ASEG-PESA International Geophysical Conference and Exhibition.

The event will be jointly hosted by the Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG)Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists (ASEG), and Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia (PESA).

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. The conference has major sub-themes encompassing but not limited to:

  • New technologies
  • New information from old data
  • Local understanding from regional context
  • Workflows and methods that reduce cost/turnaround on projects
  • Cross disciplinary co-ordination
  • Case studies
  • Interacting and communicating science to the wider community.

A vital component of the 2019 conference will be the inclusion of dedicated streams for Australian basins, discovery techniques, mineral mapping, and remote sensing applications.

On behalf of the AEGC 2019 Organising Committee, we look forward to welcoming you to Perth.  Visit the conference web site for the latest information regarding the conference, accommodation, sponsorship and exhibition opportunities.

John Gorter and Tim Dean
Co-Chairs

Key Dates:

Call for Abstracts Expression of Interest Closes: 31 January 2019 – submit your expression of interest now via the AEGC2019 website.
Early Bird Registration Opens: 1 March 2019
Call for Extended Abstracts Closes: 22 March 2019 
Author Notification: 3 May 2019 or before
Registration Deadline: 31 May 2019

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