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,
QCoal Foundation Scholarships at James Cook University are open for applications.
The QCoal Foundation supports initiatives that are focused on health, liveability and education in rural and remote Queensland communities. In particular, the Foundation is helping provide a pathway for rural and remote students to attend university, and has partnered with JCU to provide the scholarship.
Recipients will receive $10,000 each year to help them through three years of study. The scholarship is open to undergraduate students who completed Year 12 within two years prior to studying at JCU and preference will be given to geology or science (excluding marine biology) students.
Applications close on 31 January, 2017.
Find out more here.