AIG Purpose

The AIG Council is working to better communicate AIG’s purpose to both members and the broader community.  The images are to be used in electronic and print communications, and at conferences and seminars.

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Christmas Greetings from the team at Edumine


A growing number of AIG members are taking advantage of the excellent continued professional development opportunities available through AIG’s dedicated Edumine Campus.  

AIG EduMine Campus that will provide members with access to an extensive range of continued professional development (CPD) resources in the form of structured learning programs, able to be undertaken by members on-line, anywhere, at any time.

Members will also receive discounts on seminars streamed live from several locations around the world that provide participants with the opportunity to interact, in real time, with other participants and the course leader.

Members are offered the opportunity to subscribe to the campus through AIG’s membership management system each year, with the annual membership renewal notices.  It’s possible, however, to subscribe at any time via the AIG Membership portal.

AIG is committed to providing members with high quality, affordable professional development opportunities, of which the Edumine campus forms an important part.  If you have never looked at Edumine, the coming holiday season provides a great opportunity to become familiar with the depth and breadth of courses on offer.

Drilling for Geology II, 26-28 July 2017, Brisbane – Expressions of Interest

AIG is pleased to host the second instalment of its very successful Drilling for Geology conference held in 2008.

Drilling for Geology II will again focus on the collection and analysis of geoscientific information from drilling. From grassroots exploration through to mining operations, drilling is the prime method used for geological data collection and is often the biggest single cost centre for exploration and mine geology budgets.   The conference will comprise two days of technical sessions with a concurrent exhibition. The third day will comprise a series of half-day and full-day professional development workshops.

Expressions of interest are invited for:

  • Presentations.  Abstracts of less than 300 words in English are now invited and must address the conference themes. Abstracts should be submitted to Mark Berry by 30 September 2016.  An extended abstracts volume will be published and provided to all delegates.
  • Sponsors.  There will be a wide range of options available to meet all sponsorship budgets.
  • Exhibitors.  There will be provision for up to 30 booths to be held in conjunction with the first two days of the conference.
  • Professional development workshops.  Day 3 of the conference is devoted to professional development. Organisations are invited to run half-day and/or full day workshops providing delegates with a choice of a wide range of drilling-related courses.

Please contact Mark Berry for more information.  Click here for the conference flyer.

Mark these dates in your diary now and watch the AIG events calendar for updates.

Edumine Course Calendar – H1 2016


The AIG Edumine Campus provides members with access to a wide range of self-paced on-line courses and discounted access to instructor-led courses delivered as live webcasts.  

Geography means that these web casts may be at a challenging time of day for Australian participants but they are delivered in a manner which offers an opportunity to interact with both the presenter and other participants with diverse backgrounds and views, generating discussion that enhances course content and understanding of the topic.

Courses scheduled between February and May 2016 are available here.

More information about the AIG Edumine campus is available in the Education section of the website.

Some Edumine courses may be counted as credit towards a Certificate in Mining Studies offered by University of British Columbia and University of Arizona.  Course providers include:

  • University of British Columbia
  • Lowell Institute for Mineral Resources at University of Arizona
  • Imperial College London
  • Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University
  • Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia

Edumine is the provider of on-line courses to the CMS program.  The International Association of Continuing Educationand Training (IACET) has approved Edumine as a provider of continuing education and training.

These external study opportunities provide a means of completing recognised studies in a highly flexible manner.


AIG is joining ASEG and PESA to present the 25th Australian Geophysical Conference and Exhibition in Adelaide South Australia, 21-24 August 2016.

ASEG-PESA-AIG 2016 is just over a year away!  Please be advised that extended abstract submission for ASEG-PESA-AIG 2016 will open on the 1st of November 2015.  Submissions will close on the 1st of March 2016.

Earlybird registration will open in January 2016, and authors must have registered by the 1st of June 2016 for papers to be included in the technical programme.

For further information – including the conference themes – please stay tuned to the website.

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Key Dates:

1 Nov 2015: Call for abstracts

1 Mar 2016: Last day for abstract submission

1 Jan 2016: Early bird registration opens

1 Jun 2016: Author registration deadline