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SGA 2021: Final Call for Session Submissions

16th Biennial Meeting of the Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits (SGA) 2021: Final call for session submissions

Technical Session Proposal Deadline 7 September 2020
SGA 2021 is calling for session proposals for consideration. Selected proposals will be included in the conference programme and are intended to provide an opportunity to share your knowledge and experience.

Don’t miss out! Submit your proposal today!

Click for submission information

Preliminary Session Themes Include:
Ore-forming processes
Specific mineral systems
New research and exploration developments
Sustainable mining and environmental issues
Social licence

Field Trip & Short Course Proposals – There is still time to submit!
Submission Deadline: 2 November 2020

The SGA2021 committee are considering single and muli-day field trips, pre- and post- conference.

View the preliminary field trip options for SGA 2021 around New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia, and New Caledonia on the Field Trip page for the SGA 2021 website.

AIG is proud to be supporting the Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits in delivering SGA 2021.

AIG is proud to be a co-sponsor of SGA 2021: the Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits 16th biennial meeting to be held in Rotorua New Zealand, 15-18 November 2021.

The conference theme is

The Critical Role of Minerals in the Carbon Neutral Future.

The meeting will feature presentations on topics related to mineral deposit research, exploration, sustainable development and environmental and social aspects related to mineral deposits.

The Technical Programme will consist of four days of oral and poster presentations with themes including:

• Specific mineral systems

  • Ore forming processes
  • Specific mineral systems
  • New research and exploration developments
  • Geometallurgy
  • Sustainable mining and environmental issues
  • Social license

Visit the conference website for full information on what to expect and how to submit an abstract.

Assistant Minister Assistant Minister for Science, Jobs and Innovation, Senator Zed Seselja

The Assistant Minister for Science, Jobs and Innovation, Zed Seselja has been busy handing out over $165 million to four new Cooperative Research Centres.

They are:

The Digital Health CRC, which received $55m, bringing their total funding to over $200m. The Digital Health CRC is seeking to improve health outcomes for Australians through the use of digital technologies which can improve access to the right health care, lower costs and increase understanding and awareness. The CRC is also examining better ways to share information on adverse reactions and developing better decision support apps. More on their website, or read the media alert.

The MinEx CRC, which received $50m in federal funding, plus $165m in cash and kind from partners. They’ll work on new technologies to increase opportunities for mineral discovery. Creating more productive, economical, safer and environmentally friendly methods to discover and drill out deposits.

The Fight Food Waste CRC received $30m in government funding, plus over $100m from their partners. They will support industry-led collaborations between researchers, industry and the community to address the issue of food waste and help the Government to fulfil its National Food Waste Strategy commitment to halve food waste in Australia.

The Future Fuels CRC received $26.25m, with a further $64.6m of cash and in-kind funding from CRC participants. They will undertake research and development to provide more options to Australian consumers for low-carbon energy at competitive prices. The research will look at opportunities to adapt existing infrastructure for the production, transport and storage of sustainable future fuels such as hydrogen and biogas.

Follow this link for more.

1 CPD HourAIG’s South Australia Branch hydrogeology group will be holding their inaugural meeting on Wednesday 1st October at the Wakefield Hotel, Adelaide.  The speaker will be Tavis Kleinig (Water Quality Branch of the EPA, Senior Hydrogeologist) and his talk topic is  ‘The EPA and Groundwater – From AMD to UCG’.  

The success of the recent South Australia Branch “Groundwater in Mining” conference demonstrated the need for a hydrogeology group, particularly in South Australia.

“Tavis Kleinig’s talk is a must for exploration and mining geologists in South Australia, for obvious reasons” according to AIG South Australia Branch Chairman Graham Teale.  “His talk will focus on the Environment Protection Authority’s (EPA’s) broad role in the assessment of groundwater, and the assessment of mining and oil and gas projects with potential to impact groundwater.”

Tavis will provide a summary of a recent project, the State Groundwater Quality Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Program (SGWQMERP for short!). To keep things topical (and hopefully more interesting) Tavis will briefly discuss the EPA’s role in the recent Clovelly Park investigation, Rex Hillside, Unconventional Gas (UCG) in the South East, and finally introduce everyone to stygofauna!

Click here for more information regarding the meeting

Real Earth 2

This event will present earth processes to school teachers and interested students, explaining what these processes mean for the economy, sustainability and environment. Teachers will be provided with materials and resources to assist future teaching activity. Both teachers and students will receive a certificate of attendance for their professional learning requirements and folio development respectively.


Dr Phil Playford (formerly Director Geological Survey of Western Australia)

Prof. Ian Plimer (University of Adelaide)

Dr Simon Johnson (Project Manager Geological Survey of Western Australia)

Dr Rick Rogerson (Director Geological Survey of Western Australia)

Click here for the seminar brochure with full programme and registration information.

Real Earth