Australian Mineral Discoverers 1950-2010

Australian Mineral Discoverers 1950-2010

Australian Mineral Discovers 1950-2010 has been published recently by the Royal Society of Tasmania. Editors: John Hill, Tony Hope, Ross Large and David Royle Mineral discoveries in the 1950 to 2010 period have been the backbone of wealth creation for all Australians and helped to maintain Australia’s economic position as the “Lucky Country”. However, discovery

AIG News 129 is available now!

The latest edition of AIG News, the Australian Institute of Geoscientists member newsletter is now available in full colour and digital format and best of all FREE for all readers! Now all AIG Members and Non Members can enjoy our FREE AIG Newsletter in digital format, including all previous editions. Please click here to see

Check Out Geoscience Radio

Geoscience Radio is a podcast about discovery. For those involved in exploration, this is a podcast to showcase mineral discoveries and share insight into the geoscience that is involved in the process. We will delve into some of the basic (and often undervalued) principles of geology that are indispensable tools to the modern geologist, and

FUTORES II, 4-7 June 2017, Townsville Qld

FUTORES II (Future Understanding of Tectonics, Ores, Resources, Environment and Sustainability) will be held in tropical Townsville, Queensland, Australia, 4-7 June 2017. The conference will address issues related to new understanding in mineral deposits, tectonics, basins, and metallogenesis, new technologies and approaches in mineral and energy resources exploration, including the challenge of exploration in areas with cover, and

UNCOVER: A call for Australian governments to actively support a world-first initiative

‘Next generation’ of hidden mineral deposits essential to Australia’s continued prosperity and resource security: Governments urged to invest in world-first initiative Australia’s Federal and State governments have a ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity to invest in a world-first initiative to find the ‘next generation’ of hidden mineral deposits in Australia to sustain Australia’s high level of economic

Drill Core, Structure and Digital Technologies

Dr Julian Vearncombe will present a one-day short course dealing with the collection and use of important structural data from oriented drill core. In the mineral exploration industry, diamond core drilling provides the opportunity to collect structural data relating to a target or deposit. This enables improved and early knowledge and understanding of geological and

NSW Exploration Code of Practice: Community Consultation

The Division of  Resources and Energy (DRE), part of the Department of Industry, Resources and Energy in New South Wales, is currently reviewing its Guidelines for Community Consultation Requirements for Exploration and the associated community consultation reporting information. One of the conditions on titles is that title holders must undertake community consultation according to the guidelines set out

Geophysics for the Mineral Exploration Geoscientist

The NSW Branches of AIG, GSA and ASEG are presenting a two day short course by Prof. Mike Dennith Geophysics for the Mineral Exploration Geoscientist based on 2014 book of same name. This two day course provides a state-of-the-art overview of geophysical exploration methods without recourse to complex mathematical descriptions.   It includes descriptions of all the main

No signs of improvement in Geoscientist employment

No Signs of Improvement in Latest Australian Geoscientist Employment Survey Results: Lowest employment levels observed since mid-2009 (when these surveys commenced) Employment in mineral exploration has crashed in the past six months Combined unemployment and underemployment rate hits 35.1% Employment prospects for professional geoscientists in Australia further deteriorated in the first six months of 2015

New England Orogen: Geology, Tectonics and Economics

A one day seminar and accompanying three day field conference from 5th June 2015. The New England Orogen, the most eastern part of the Australian continent is a fertile section of New South Wales and Queensland for a variety of mineral deposits, varying from base and precious metals to building stones and industrial minerals. Significant