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2019 Volcanic Processes, Deposits, Geology and Resources Short Course

Australian Institute of Geoscientists > Events > short course, volcanic deposits, volcanic geology, volcanic processes, volcanic successions > 2019 Volcanic Processes, Deposits, Geology and Resources Short Course


Date(s) - Sunday, 01/12/2019 - Saturday, 07/12/2019
All Day

Black Dolphin Motel


The 2019 Volcanic Processes, Deposits, Geology and Resources Shortcourse will be held from 1st to 7th December, in Merimbula, on the south coast of NSW.

Registration is now open.

The course will be presented by Ray Cas, Pat Hayman and  Rebecca Carey for Monash University and the Centre for Ore Deposits Research, CODES, University of Tasmania.

Course overview:

  • 3 days of cutting edge lectures on the major topics relevant to understanding modern volcanic processes and the origins and settings of ancient volcanic successions, including mineralised ones.
  • The course focus is on developing understanding of volcanic rock textures and their origins, through the lectures, field days and an extensive display of specimens from Archean through to modern volcanics.
  • 2 days of fieldwork on excellent coastal exposures of subaerial and subaqueous volcanic successions of the Late Devonian Boyd Volcanics, and practical work on
  • Polished display specimens (slabs, drill core) and thin sections of typical macro- and micro-textures and features of a spectrum of volcanic rock types, from subaerial to subaqueous, from komatiites, basalts, andesites, dacites, rhyolites to kimberlites and lamproites, from lavas to pyroclastic to volcanic sediments and from a spectrum of ore deposit host rock successions.
  • Comprehensive display of books and research papers on all topics
  • DVDs of major volcanic phenomena and eruption styles.
  • Accomodation and meals are included in the course fee.

Early bird registration deadline of 24th August.  Click here for the course brochure.