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PACRIM 2019: call for abstracts

PACRIM 2019 will be held in Auckland New Zealand, 3-5 April 2019 by AusIMM with the support of kindred societies and professional institutes.

The theme of the conference will be mineral systems of the Pacific rim.

This call for abstracts seeks the submission of practical and applied case studies for presentation at the Congress.

Please submit your abstract not exceeding 300 words via the speakers portal on the conference website, pacrim.ausimm.com 

The organising committee encourages collaborative works and urges young professionals and students to make submissions and participate in the extensive and technical networking opportunities this Congress will offer.

The Congress will also offer a series of workshops and field trips in New Zealand and the western Pacific for professional development, and a full social program for additional networking opportunities.

We welcome abstracts with a geophysics and multidisciplinary focus that fall under any of the Congress themes.  Further details regarding the conference are provided by the flyer, available here.

Gold17@Rotorua Update

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Gold17@Rotorua24 CPD Hours, New Zealand, is fast approaching!  The conference will be held from 21st to 23rd February 2017. The meeting continues the regular series of gold events that commenced with Gold’82 in Zimbabwe and has continued since in southern Africa, Australia and the Americas.

This is the first time the event has been held in New Zealand.

The latest conference brochure is available here.  The brochure provides the latest information for the conference, pre- and post-conference field trips and workshops.

Watch the AIG Events Calendar for further updates as the conference date approaches.

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gold17@rotorua – Call for Papers

Gold17@Rotorua will take place in Rotorua, New Zealand, from 21st to 23rd February 2017.

This is the first time the event has been held in New Zealand, and is being organized by local gold experts and the team that ran the most recent Gold’14 event in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia.  The meeting will focus on developments in gold mineral systems, exploration technologies, opportunities and Pacific Margin geology and mineralisation.

Papers for presentation at the conference are being sought.  The deadline for submission of abstracts is 1st August, 2016.

Complete details of the conference, associated workshops and field trips and the technical programme are provided by the conference brochure.

Please join us for what will be an informative and stimulating conference.

Preparations for Gold17@Rotorua gathering pace

Gold17@Rotorua

 

An International Symposium in the heartland of the active hydrothermal systems of the Taupo Volcanic Zone

21st to 23rd February 2017, Rotorua, New Zealand

www.rotoruagold17.co.nz

With its thermal springs and geothermal systems representing active examples of epithermal gold processes, Rotorua is the perfect location for the Gold’17 Symposium in February 2017.  The conference is being convened jointly by the Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG) and Geoscientists Symposia.  It continues the regular series of gold events that commenced with Gold’82 in Zimbabwe and was followed by meetings in southern Africa, Australia and the Americas.

This is the first time the event has been held in New Zealand.

“This conference is shaping up to be the most important gold geoscience conference since Gold14@Kalgoorllie in 2014” said the symposium Organizing Committee Chairman and industry consultant Julian Vearncombe.  It provides three days of talks and posters on various aspects of gold deposits, provinces and exploration, and networking opportunities with some of the world’s foremost experts, making it an essential event to attend for mineral exploration and research geoscientists.

Rotorua is often referred to as the ‘Lake District’ because of the number of fishable lakes within its boundaries. It was historically New Zealand’s first tourism destination, because of thermal features such as the Pink and White Terraces destroyed in the 1886 Tarawera eruption. Rotorua continues as the centre for geothermal attractions and visitors are immediately aware of the geothermal environment because of the characteristic scent of sulphur in the air.

The symposium will be a truly international event, with keynote speakers from Canada, the USA, Australia and New Zealand. The meeting will focus on developments in gold mineral systems, exploration technologies, opportunities and Pacific margin geology and mineralisation. Field trips will visit gold mines in Otago and Waihi, and the hydrothermal systems of the Taupo Volcanic Zone. Short courses will critically compare the New Zealand mineralisation with that elsewhere around the Pacific Rim.

The goal of Gold17@Rotorua is to present the innovative geological practices and technological innovations that are contributing to the continued success of an industry that employs 800 in New Zealand, and 25,000 personnel across Australia.

Symposium sponsors include OceanaGold, the AusIMM, GNS Science and NZ Petroleum and Minerals.

For further information contact
Julian Vearncombe in Australia
t: +61 437477220

Tony Christie in New Zealand
t +64  211759307

e: rotoura2017@geosymposia.com.au

Gold17 Sponsors

Vale Bob Carter

Bob Carter

Bob Carter has passed away following a sudden heart attack.  

Bob was known to many Australian geoscientists as a former professor and head of the School of Earth Sciences at James Cook University, and in more recent years for his criticism of climate change theories advanced by groups including the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Robert Merlin “Bob” Carter was born in England and emigrated to New Zealand in 1956.  He graduated with a B.Sc. (Hons) in geology from the University of Otago in 1963 and returned to England to complete a Ph.D. in paleontology from the University of Cambridge in 1968.  His doctoral thesis was titled The Functional Morphology of Bivalved Mollusca.

Prof. Carter began his academic career as an assistant lecturer in geology at the University of Otago in 1963 and advanced to senior lecturer after obtaining his Ph.D. in 1968.  He was professor and head of the School of Earth Sciences at James Cook University from 1981 to 1998, an adjunct research professor at the Marine Geophysical Laboratory at James Cook University from 1998 to 2005 and a visiting research professor in geology and geophysics at the University of Adelaide from 2001 to 2005.  During his distinguished career, he published over 100 research papers on taxonomic palaeontology, palaeoecology, New Zealand and Pacific geology, stratigraphic classification, sequence stratigraphy, sedimentology, the Great Barrier Reef, Quaternary geology, and sea-level and climate change.

Prof. Carter served as chair of the Earth Sciences Discipline Panel of the Australian Research Council, director of the Australian Office of the Ocean Drilling Program (ODP), and Co-Chief Scientist on ODP Leg 181 (Southwest Pacific Gateway).

AIG publicly extends deepest sympathies to his family and friends.