At the end of last year, a nine-tonne block of Adelong Norite (aka black granite) was added to the National Rock Garden. This uncommon mafic igneous rock is from the historic gold mining town of Adelong in the Snowy Mountains region of southern New South Wales and was generously donated by Sheri McEvoy. The Adelong
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
Postdoctoral Research Fellow opportunity at CODES. CODES, the Centre for Ore Deposit and Earth Sciences formed in 1989 at the University of Tasmania. Over nearly three decades, the Centre has grown substantially and is now regarded widely as a global leader in ore deposit research. This role is part of a research initiative being funded
A few places are still available on the 2017 Volcanic Processes, Deposits, Geology and Resources Short Course being held in Merimbula, southern NSW during early December. Check the AIG Events Calendar for details.
The Tenth International Mining Geology Conference is only two weeks away. The conference is being presented jointly by AusIMM and AIG in Hobart from 20-22 September. The conference includes a number of pre-and post-conference excursions and workshops, details of which are available from the conference web site. With just two months to go, please consider
The Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG) is hosting the second instalment of its very successful Drilling for Geology conference held in 2008. Drilling for Geology II, being held in Brisbane 26-28 July, 2017 will again focus on the collection and analysis of geoscientific information from drilling. Thirty presentations will cover best practice, case studies, emerging developments and
Any geoscientist working in mineral exploration in Australia over the past few years will tell you that the sector has been doing it tough. Junior explorers have experienced difficulties raising capital. There appears to have not been a lot of mid-tier to major company interest in exploration in recent years, with a few notable exceptions.
The Geology of Australia by Robert Henderson and David Johnson brings geoscience to the general public in an intelligent and well written account of Australia’s evolution, tectonics, geology and landscape. The book presents the story of the geological evolution of the Australian Plate to readers willing to come to terms with the language of this science
AIG is pleased to host the second instalment of its very successful Drilling for Geology conference held in 2008. Drilling for Geology II will again focus on the collection and analysis of geoscientific information from drilling. From grassroots exploration through to mining operations, drilling is the prime method used for geological data collection and is
Drilling for Geology II, 26-28 July 2017, Brisbane – Expressions of Interest AIG is pleased to host the second instalment of its very successful Drilling for Geology conference held in 2008. Drilling for Geology II will again focus on the collection and analysis of geoscientific information from drilling. From grassroots exploration through to mining operations,