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Drilling for Geology II – Register Now

The Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG) is hosting the second instalment of its very successful Drilling for Geology conference held in 2008. Drilling for Geology II, being held in Brisbane 26-28 July, 2017 will again focus on the collection and analysis of geoscientific information from drilling.

Thirty presentations will cover best practice, case studies, emerging developments and blue sky R&D in the themes of:

  • ? Industry overview
  • Drilling techniques ?
  • Drilling logistics ?
  • Sensing and geophysics ?
  • Drill hole sampling and logging methods ?
  • Making better use of drilling data

A trade exhibition will run in parallel with the technical program. All conference breaks and the welcome function will be held in the exhibition for networking.

Two days of presentations will be followed by a day of professional development workshops.

Click here for the latest conference brochure which includes registration details.  Follow this link to register on-line.

Tenth International Mining Geology Conference 2017: Setting new standards

This conference is the premier Australian mining geology forum and has developed strong international support since the first event in 1990.  Interested in attending, sponsoring or exhibiting at the Conference? Visit www.mininggeology.ausimm.com.au.

The Tenth International Mining Geology Conference 2017 will feature a 3 day technical program of peer reviewed papers presented in multiple formats such as standard conference presentations, snap shot presentations and poster presentations. The program will include Q&A sessions plus an extensive program of networking events to continue the exchange of technical knowledge.

Themes
Setting new standards

  • mining geology practice – drilling, sampling, grade modelling and control, and mine/mill production support; innovation and application of industry best practice, and internal and external standards
  • efficiently linking exploration and mining geology – fundamentals for better projects
  • beyond the assay – building holistic rock property models for mining and geometallurgy
  • demonstrating value through best practice reconciliation
  • mining geology and the future – technology, automation, applied research, and innovation
  • education, interface and knowledge management – gaining skills and communicating opportunity.

The conference will host an extensive tour and workshop program to maximise learning opportunities for delegates.

For more information contact:

Suzie Chan
Senior Coordinator, Events
AusIMM
Phone: +61 3 9658 6126
Email: schan@ausimm.com.au

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.

Drilling for Geology

16 CPD HoursDrilling 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.

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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 refer to the conference first circular or contact Mark Berry  for more information.

Drill Core, Structure and Digital Technologies

Dr Julian Vearncombe will present a one-day short course dealing with the collection and use of important structural data from oriented drill core.

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In the mineral exploration industry, diamond core drilling provides the opportunity to collect structural data relating to a target or deposit. This enables improved and early knowledge and understanding of geological and mineralisation controls of a target, with an outlook to creating all-inclusive informative models from combined surface mapping, geophysics and downhole lithology and geochemical assay data. Quality structural data are invaluable to any project, from greenfield exploration to ore body definition in an advanced project with established reserves. Understanding the structural context of a project enables further exploration, ore envelope and shoot definition, and geological control on parameters for grade interpolation.

This short course summarises the technologies available in exploration and mining and describes techniques of core orientation, marking-up, structure measurement and the visual representation of structural data. We provide a critical comparison of tools and methods available at each stage of the process.

The course is based on the published research paper: Bright, S., Conner, G., Turner, A. and Vearncombe, J.R. 2014. Drill Core, Structure and Digital Technologies. Applied Earth Sciences (Transactions Institute Mining, Minerals and Metallurgy B), 123: 47-68.

The course venue is Building 034, Room 127, James Cook University.

Cost:

AusIMM Members………………$220.00
AIG Members…………………….$220.00
AusIMM MAP Members** … $55.00
AIG unemployed/under-employed members $55.00
Student Members…………………$55.00
Student Non-Members………….$55.00
Non-Members ……………………$440.00

Click here for the course brochure.  Click here for registration information.