AIG WA: Battery & Strategic Metals


Date(s) - Monday, 13/11/2017
All Day

Burswood on Swan


AIG WA Branch Presents…

Battery & Strategic Metals
– a one day seminar



Monday 13th November
From 8.30am



Burswood on Swan
1 Camfield Drive, Burswood WA


Program of presentations to include…

Opening Session
  • KEYNOTE John Sykes, Centre for Exploration Targeting: The impact of the renewable energy transition on battery and strategic metal markets
  • Don Fint, Dept Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety; Western Australia’s endowment of battery and strategic metals
  • Louise Fisher, CSIRO; Multiscale characterisation: Application to Strategic Metals research


  • Bryan Smith, Neometals; The Mt Marion Lithium Deposit
  • John Holmes, Pilbara Minerals; Discovery and development of the Pilgangoora lithium , tantalum, pegmatite deposits
  • Mark Calderwood, Tawana Resources; The Bald Hill lithium mine.
  • Garry Johnson, Lepidico; Lepidolite to Lepidico; technology creates opportunities
  • Wayne Spilsbury, Secretary AIG; Professional Issues – An Update


Rare Earths
  • KEYNOTE Dudley Kingsnorth, Novo Litio Ltd; Rare Earths: a levelling in the playing field is creating new opportunities
  • Richard Brescianini, Arafura Resources; Rare Earths: on their way (from misery to happiness)
  • Ian Chalmers, Alkane Resources; Dubbo rare metal and rare earth project, resourcing tomorrow’s technologies


Other Metals
  • Shane Tomlinson, Hexagon Resources; Graphite TBA
  • Vince Algar, Australian Vanadium Ltd; A developing vanadium producer from the Gabanintha Deposit, WA
  • David Crook, Pioneer Resources; Unearthing Australia’s first pollucite (caesium) deposit
  • Pip Darvall, Jindalee Resources Ltd; The Prospect Ridge magnesite project



Registrations are now open, please complete your booking via the form below. If you encounter any registration issues please email
AIG members $220
Non-members $330
Students $100 (A number of places are available)
Unemployed AIG member $100 (A number of places are available)
All prices include GST.

For Catering reasons, registrations close midday Wednesday 8th November 2017.
Further information contact Jocelyn Thomson or phone (08) 9355 2164. For any registration related queries please email

Click here to download the full program schedule.




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