Kimberley diamond exploration and the discovery of Argyle

Kimberley diamond exploration and the discovery of Argyle

AIG is intersted in hearing from explorationists who were involved in diamond exploration in Western Australia’s Kimberley region and the discovery of Argyle. Work has commenced on a new book collecting the experiences of geologists and exploration support staff, presenting a mixture of technical descriptions of exploration strategies and techniques, the work that went into

Queensland mineral exploration

Exploration expenditure data reported by the Australian Bureau of Statistics paints a grim picture of mineral exploration for Queensland, relative to the rest of Australia.

Geoscientist employment: Western Australia at a glance

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Funding for the WA Exploration Incentive Scheme (EIS) to be terminated 

There has been considerable commentary over the past year that the WA Government would cease the funding for the Exploration Incentive Scheme (EIS). The Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (AMEC) is concerned that termination of the EIS will have a catastrophic effect on the capacity of the GSWA to promote and develop the mineral potential

Migrating sand dunes pose potential risks to roads, homes and infrastructure

A Western Australia Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) report has identified that migrating sand dunes, up to 4 km wide and 20 m high, pose potential threats to roads, homes and infrastructure in the State’s Mid West. While the report – Migration of Limesand Dunes in Western Australia and Their Impacts – has just been released,

Mid West WA Geotrail Proposal – have your say!

The Batavia Coast Maritime Heritage Association has initiated plans to establish a Mid West WA Geotrail and is seeking community input. WA’s Batavia coast, centred on Geraldton and Shark Bay This area possesses a remarkable array of geological landscapes and rock and mineral formations. These include some of the oldest rocks at Jack Hills (dating

Western Australia Field Guides

Earth Science Western Australia (ESWA) has commissioned John Bunting to write Geological Field Guides to Western Australia. Two guides have been published: A Field Guide to Perth and Surrounds A Geological Field Guide to the Capes Region of Southwest WA A third guide on the Western Australia Goldfields is currently in production. A Field Guide

AIG Western Australia Branch Mentoring Program

AIG Western Australia Branch Mentoring Program Launch! AIG Western Australia Branch is proud to announce that applications are now open for the inaugural 2015 student and graduate mentoring program.  We are currently looking for 15 mentors and mentees who are keen to enrol. The AIG Mentoring Program is an initiative of the newly formed National Graduate

BIG Data: Inspiring Information and Strategic Knowledge

BIG Data, Inspiring Information and Strategic Knowledge, is being presented in Perth WA 23-24 March 2015 by AIG and Geoscientists Symposia. This international symposium will examine data management and effective data conversion to knowledge that delivers growth in the exploration and mining sectors. The conference organising committee: Heidi Pass (REFLEX Geochemistry), Suzy Urbaniak (Kent Street Senior High School),

Hale / St Mary’s Careers Expo

Recently the WA branches of AIG & ASEG participated in the annual Hale / St Mary’s Careers Expo. The night was well attended with exhibitors from local universities and various sectors including finance, hospitality, medicine, real estate, law, health, police, and GEOSCIENCE! This year marked our third year at the event and although it was a