Applied Geoscience

Geoscientist unemployment at record low levels

Geoscientist unemployment fell to 1.8% in September 2021: equal to the lowest level recorded in 10 years of quarterly employment surveys by the Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG). The under-employment rate amongst geoscientists (respondents able to secure 25% or less of their desired workload) fell to 6.0%.   The unemployment and under-employment rates in the previous

The Ethics Column: Balanced Reporting in Compliance with JORC

AIG’s Code of Ethics requires all members to adhere to the Australasian Code for Reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves (the JORC Code), which sets out minimum standards for public reporting of this information. The JORC Code stipulates “Public Reports of Exploration Results must contain sufficient information to allow a considered and balanced

Exploration Radio #45: Keep the Risk in the Rock with Tony Reda

Much of the mining industry is made up of technical people. Geologists are quasi-scientists, mining engineers are quasi-engineers, metallurgists are quasi-chemists… Most of the critical roles in mining tend to have a technical background. Probably because of this, we always gravitate towards understanding the technical opportunity a project provides. How can we find more ore,

Lowest geoscientist unemployment in nine years

The latest quarterly Australian Geoscientist Employment Survey conducted by AIG during July, recording employment results for the second quarter (April to June) of 2021 recorded a slight decline in the unemployment rate, falling from 5.8% at the end of March, to 5.2% at the end of June.  This represents the lowest geoscientist unemployment result since June 2012.

AEGC 2021 moving to a fully virtual event

Due to the ongoing challenges faced with COVID-19 and outbreaks nation-wide, the Organising Committee have made the decision to move AEGC 2021 to a fully virtual event and postpone the in-person Conference until 2023, in line with the next AEGC rotation. Whilst holding a hybrid Conference was originally preferred, the ongoing escalation of the current situation and the

A diamond in the rough

Exploration Radio Episode #42 In 1991, a then 20-something year old Eira Thomas set off to explore for diamonds in the Canadian north. This led to her being involved in the discovery of what was to become the Diavik Diamond mine – Canada’s second major diamond discovery and arguably one of the world’s richest diamond

Webinar: The King Island Scheelite Deposit

Speaker: Dr Nick DireenDate: 29 July 2021Time: 6.00pm presentation (AEST)Venue: Zoom Webinar Presented by AIG Tasmania Branch Register in advance for this meeting: Click Here After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Nick is currently researching the geophysical aspects of the Carboniferous scheelite (WO3) skarn mineralisation, which has been made

Exploration Radio Episode 39

Ideas that Must (Part 1) At the end of all of our interviews, Steve and I always ask our guests two questions: what is something they think that needs to live and what is something that needs to die in the mining industry? We thought it would be interesting to put together some of these

Exploration Radio Episode 38

The Lost Cities of Gold with Keith Barron Ever since I watched the first Indiana Jones movies as a kid, I always wanted to be a real life version of Indy. The hat, the whip, the character that was so wonderfully embodied by Harrison Ford. Everything about that I just loved. That fascination of being

SEG 100 Conference

SEG IS CELEBRATING ITS 100TH ANNIVERSARY IN 2021 The Society of Economical Geologists (SEG) and the Society of Economic Geologists Canada Foundation invite you to register for the SEG 100 Conference, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to celebrate SEG’s Centenary. SEG 100: Celebrating a Century of Discovery When: September 14-17, 2021 Where: Virtual Event SEG has a rich history and