AIG Service Awards

The contributions of three members, Graham Jeffress, Bill Shaw and Wayne Spilsbury, were recognised with awards at a presentation in Perth last Friday evening (28th October, 2022). Graham Jeffress and Bill Shaw were presented with the AIG Distinguished Service Medals, recognising significant contributions to both AIG and the Australian geoscience community more generally. Graham Jeffress

Kimberley diamond exploration and the discovery of Argyle

AIG is intersted in hearing from explorationists who were involved in diamond exploration in Western Australia’s Kimberley region and the discovery of Argyle. Work has commenced on a new book collecting the experiences of geologists and exploration support staff, presenting a mixture of technical descriptions of exploration strategies and techniques, the work that went into

Vale Michael Kriewaldt

Vale Michael Kriewaldt. Micheal joined AIG in 1981 and held membership number 49. He passed away 17th August 2020. Our thoughts are with Michael’s family and friends

Pioneering WA Geoscience teacher named Western Australia local hero

Perth geoscientist Suzy Urbaniak has been recognised as the Western Australia local hero in this year’s Australian of the Year awards Ms Urbaniak pioneered taking geoscience out of the classroom into a hands-on, in-the-field experience – particularly for remote area schools. The ‘Local Hero’ award acknowledges extraordinary contributions made by Australians in their local community

Geoscientist employment: Western Australia at a glance

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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

Geostats in Practice

Monday 18th June 2018 Burswood on Swan, Camfield Drive, Burswood  WA AIG Western Australia  branch will be holding a one day seminar of the practical application of geostatistics in Earth Sciences. Topics will range through the Mineral Resource value chain, showcasing the means by which the use of geostatistics helps solve common and critical problems within the

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

Funding for the WA Exploration Incentive Scheme (EIS) to be terminated 

There has been considerable commentary over the past year that the WA Government would cease the funding for the Exploration Incentive Scheme (EIS). The Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (AMEC) is concerned that termination of the EIS will have a catastrophic effect on the capacity of the GSWA to promote and develop the mineral potential

Two new events from Geoscientists Symposia

Geophysics for the Mineral Exploration Geoscientist Date: 11-13 December 2017 Venue: Tawarri Reception Centre, Dalkeith WA Presenter : Mike Dentith This innovative training course uses applied learning techniques and real-world mineral exploration scenarios to train participants in the key principles of interpreting geophysical data sets, without the need for complex mathematics and physics. This course teaches