Exploration land released for exploration in western Victoria

More ground will soon be available for Minerals Exploration Licence applications in an area with copper, other base metals and minerals sands potential in western Victoria. Access to land for exploration in the Stavely Minerals Exploration Initiative area was suspended by the Victorian government in 2015. Through the 2018 Stavely Ground Release, 11 large blocks

Casual Council Vacancy

John Sykes has resigned as a Councillor, to be replaced by Peter Smith FAIG. Peter was a candidate at the recent AIG Council election.

AEGC2019 Data to Discovery

Perth will host the 2nd Australasian Exploration Geoscience Conference (AEGC) from Monday 2 to Thursday 5 September 2019 at Crown Perth. The AEGC is the largest petroleum and mineral geoscience conference in Australasia, and incorporates the West Australian Basin Symposium (WABS) and the ASEG-PESA International Geophysical Conference and Exhibition. The event will be jointly hosted

Epithermal Au-Ag and Porphyry Cu-Au Exploration

Lectures and practical, 4-6 December 2018, by Greg Corbett and Stuart Hayward December 4 & 5, York Club, 99 York St Sydney, lunch, morning and afternoon teas provided. Two days of PowerPoint lectures focus upon mineral exploration for epithermal and porphyry ore deposits derived from Dr Corbett’s 40 years field experience, including earlier short courses

Geoscientist Employment Recovery Slows

Reported significant improvement earlier this year in employment prospects for professionals in Australia’s exploration and mining industry has slowed, according to the latest Australian geoscientist employment survey results collected by the Australian Institute of Geoscientists for the quarter up to the end of June 2017. During the second quarter of 2017, geoscientist employment across Australia

2017 Bursary Awards & Victorian Student Travel Grants applications now open

In 2017 the AIG is again offering bursaries to Honours, Postgraduate and Third Year geoscience students. The 2017 Bursary awards, which have values between A$1000 and A$4000, are funded by the AIG, by the generous donations of organisations and AIG members to the AIG Geoscience Education Foundation. The AIG Victorian State Branch is also offering

Smart Use of Technology and Data

AIG Victoria branch will hold their annual conference on Friday 13 October 2017 on the smart and successful use of innovative technology and data.  The conference will be held at Macedon, a short country drive from Melbourne airport. This conference provides the opportunity for geoscientists who have made smart discoveries using smart technology to showcase

Submissions for the AIG Mentoring Program 2017 are now open!

AIG Mentoring Program An initiative of the National Graduate Group for BSc/MSc/PhD students and Early career geoscientists (<5 years experience) Our 2017 program is about to kick-off and we invite you to join us!   AIG Mentoring Program Our program connects undergraduate students, honours, MSc and PhD candidates, and early career geoscientists (0-5yrs) with experienced

Granites and the Geology of the Strathbogie Ranges

A community event, designed for local residents, has been added to the Granites@Benalla 2017 conference.  The event comprises a morning of informative talks on the geology and granites of the Strathbogie Ranges followed by a half day excursion.  Further details are available here.

GeoPub Melbourne

GeoPub get-togethers provide an opportunity for geoscientists to catch up on the industry “goss”, have a few drinks, talk technical, reminisce, and/or generally socialise. GeoPub Melbourne, which was launched only recently, has moved to a larger venue due to its immediate success!  GeoPub Melbourne will now be held at P.J. O’Briens at Southbank Every second Friday of