8th Biennial ACROFI Conference
16-28 June, 2019, Townsville, Qld Australia
Submission Opens: 11 November 2019
Submission Closes: 28 February 2020
Notification: by 18 March 2020
Opens: Wednesday 22 January 2020
The Economic Geology Research Unit (EGRU) at James Cook University will host the 8th international ACROFI conference and invites academics, researchers, students and industry professionals to join us in Townsville, Queensland, from 15-18 June 2020.
The main theme of the conference is the study of fluid-and-melt inclusions. The meeting typically has an informal character and is ideally suited for students to present their results and meet experts in their fields. The meeting will include three days of presentations (oral and poster) preceded by a two day workshop (basic concepts of fluid inclusion studies, LA-ICP-MS analyses of fluid inclusions, lab visit) and followed by a one-day post-conference field trip.
Conference topics will include:
- New developments in fluid research including analytical
- Experimental, and thermodynamics aspects
- Magmatic melts and fluids, fluids in volcanic systems
- Metamorphic fluids
- Hydrothermal ore deposits and mineral exploration
- Robert Bodnar, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA
- Katy Evans, Curtin University, Australia
- John Mavrogenes, Australian National University, Australia
- Pei Ni, Nanjing University, China
- Jung Hun Seo, Inha University, South Korea
Sunday 14 – Monday 15 June: Workshop
Monday 15 June (evening): Welcome Function
Tuesday 16 – Thursday 18 June: Technical Talks
Friday 19 June: Field Trip
Or contact the EGRU Administration Officer: Judy Botting
An EGRU conference with a session in honour of Dr Roger Taylor
Registration for the conference is now open. Information regarding delegate registration, the field trip and the accommodation options is available on our conference website
- 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.
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.
AIG members are advised, with sadness, that Dr Patrick Williams passed away in the UK late last week, following a protracted illness.
Dr Williams (Pat) joined the staff at James Cook University (JCU) in 1989 and continued in a lecturing role until the amalgamation of Earth Science with TESAG around 2007 when he resigned to become a consultant.
He was a major contributor to the Key Centre in Economic Geology, the Predictive Mineral Discovery CRC and the Economic Geology Research Unit (EGRU) team at JCU. He supervised and mentored many honours and doctoral students during his academic career, and was much valued in that role. He was also much valued as an academic colleague by this who worked with him – always good council, supportive of group activities and delivering of the tasks on his plate.
Pat is recognised by his colleagues for a major contribution to undergraduate teaching in mineralogy, petrology and economic geology. Pat developed a strong research interest in mineralization in the Mount Isa Inlier and became a widely acknowledged expert on IOCG deposits, an ongoing interest that he carried into his post-academic consulting life.
Dr Williams will be missed by the economic geology community in Australia and beyond, and his many friends in North Queensland.
The Economic Geology Research Unit (EGRU) at James Cook University is offering several professional development short courses in coming months.
A Better Understanding of Exploration Geochemistry
Dr Carl Brauhart
27 June 2018 and,
28 June 2019 (subject to demand)
James Cook University
This one-day course is designed to help exploration geologists better understand the issues they face when dealing with geochemical data. Delegates will be exposed to practical exercises using ioGAS software to work on real-world data sets. The course has been presented numerous times in Perth and is being made available in north Queensland through EGRU and courtesy of CSA Global.
Fluid Inclusions in Economic Geology: Fundamentals and Practical Applications
Dr Jan Marten Huizenga
10 – 12 July 2018
James Cook University
This 3-day short course will comprise two modules and is suitable for post-graduate students and interested minerals industry professionals who require an introduction to fluid inclusion analysis.
Registrations are required by the end of May for both short courses.
Mineral Systems of the Mt Isa Inlier Field Trip
This is a 4 day field trip to the Selwyn Mineral Field Cloncurry Region, NW Queensland and includes visits to Osborne and Cannington Mines.
Fees: Industry $770.00, Student $495.00
Places are limited register early
For more information on the trip, please refer to the accompanying flyer. The trip is in replacement for the associated field trip to the Mineral Systems workshop earlier this year , which was cancelled due to the weather. Please review all the information on the web and in the flyer before registering, as conditions do apply.
For further information regarding the field trip and either short course contact:
Economic Geology Research Centre (EGRU)
College of Science & Engineering
James Cook University,
Townsville, QLD, 4811,