Geohug: Sundowner Webinar Session – 10th November

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Geohug: Sundowner Webinar Session – 10th November


Date(s) - Thursday, 10/11/2022
4:00 pm AEDT




Thursday 10th November – 4pm AEDT



04.00PM – Magic Mike – His magic rocks!
04.10PMRay Cas, Monash University
Geodynamic Influences on the Volcanological, Paleoenvironmental and Tectonic Evolution of the Archean Kalgoorlie Terrane LIP, Western Australia, and Implications for the Yilgarn Craton
04.50PM – Happy Hour – Q&A + Networking

Our guest speakers

Ray Cas

Ray is an Emeritus Professor in the School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment, Monash University, and a Visiting Professorial Research Adjunct at CODES, University of Tasmania. Ray’s research interests are:

  • Physical Volcanology
  • Clastic sedimentology
  • Tectonic influences in modern and ancient volcanic and volcano-sedimentary systems
  • Collaborative industry research

He is internationally best known in the field of physical volcanology, including eruption and dispersal processes in subaerial and submarine settings, the hazards posed by volcanic eruptions, and the natural resources that are produced by volcanoes. Ray and his team of research fellows and postgraduate students have undertaken research in many modern and ancient volcanic provinces around the world. Ray was the elected President of the International Association for Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth’s Interior (IAVCEI), the major international learned society for volcanology, from 2011 – 2015.

In addition, Ray undertakes collaborative research with the mining industry, helping companies to develop a better understanding of the origin and characteristics of the volcanic host rock successions to a variety of mineral deposits, including gold, nickel, base metals (Cu, Pb, Zn) and diamonds. This research has involved fieldwork all over Australia, Canada, South Africa and Botswana.

Ray was lead presenter of the annual industry short-course ‘Volcanic Processes, Deposits, Geology and Resources’ that has been presented annually in Australia since 1982. He and John Wright co-authored the highly popular textbook, “Volcanic Successions: Modern and Ancient” (1987), and together with Guido Giordano, they are the co-authors of a new book ‘Volcanology: Processes, Deposits, Geology and Resources’, due for release in late 2022 or early 2023.