Minerals Alert April 2012

A monthly online newsletter with product news, data releases and projects relating to the minerals and energy exploration industry.

1. Australia’s Identified Mineral Resources 2011

Australia’s Identified Mineral Resources 2011 presents Geoscience Australia’s latest estimates of Australia’s mineral resources for more than 28 mineral commodities, including all major and several minor commodities. These resource estimates provide a long term view of what is likely to be available for mining. They are compared with national totals of ore reserves for each commodity, which provides the industry view of what is likely to be mined in the short to medium term. The report also includes evaluations of long term trends in mineral resources, world rankings, statistics on mineral production and brief reviews of mining industry developments.

Australia’s Identified Mineral Resources 2011 is available as a free download.

For more information, email aden.mckay@ga.gov.au; or phone +61 2 6249 9230.

2. 6th International SHRIMP Workshop, 1-4 August 2012

The Geoscience Australia Geochronology Laboratory is hosting the 6th Biennial Sensitive High Resolution Ion MicroProbe (SHRIMP) Workshop in Queensland from 1-4 August 2012 to discuss, debate and celebrate all matters SHRIMP. The workshop will immediately precede the 34th International Geological Congress in Brisbane starting on 5 August 2012.

For more details on the workshop and to download the third circular, please go to the SHRIMP Workshop website.

For further information, email SHRIMP2012@ga.gov.au; or phone +61 2 6249 9543 or +61 2 6249 9044.

3. 34th International Geological Congress, 5-10 August 2012

The Fourth Circular for the 34th International Geological Congress (IGC) in Brisbane, Australia, in August 2012 is now available for download.

The Fourth Circular provides details on a comprehensive array of pre and post IGC field trips and professional development workshops, along with further information on accommodation options and the developing scientific program.

Geoscience Australia is playing a significant role in organisation of the IGC, which will encompass the interests of geoscientists from industry, academia and governments. It promises to be largest geoscience meeting ever held in Australia.

The comprehensive resources and energy program under the theme Unearthing our Past and Future - Resourcing Tomorrow, coupled with the opportunities to connect with the world’s leading geoscientists, makes the IGC a not to be missed opportunity for corporate attendance, sponsorship and exhibition.

Information on GeoExpo and sponsorship opportunities at the Congress and a current exhibitor list can be found in the Fourth Circular. Please join us in Brisbane, Australia, for the 34th IGC in August 2012.

For further information please go to www.34igc.org.

4. 4th Asian Current Research on Fluid Inclusions (ACROFI) Workshop, 10-12 August 2012

The ACROFI Workshop provides an international forum for exchange of the latest research results and ideas between geoscientists from academia, government and industry from Asian countries and other nations. The conference will focus on applications and new developments for the study of fluid and silicate-melt inclusions. The workshop will immediately follow the 34th International Geological Congress in Brisbane.

For more details on the workshop please go to the ACROFI IV Website.

For further information, email terry.mernagh@ga.gov.au; or phone +61 2 6249 9640.

5. Update on geophysical data releases

Geoscience Australia will be managing the data acquisition program in New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia and the Northern Territory.

The current status of Geoscience Australia's geophysical survey data acquisition is now available in a comprehensive table.

Minerals Alert Geophysical Surveys Table - survey boundary polygons in MapInfo TAB format.

To obtain further details on the survey acquisition, please email murray.richardson@ga.gov.au or phone +61 2 6249 9229.

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Topic contact: media@ga.gov.au Last updated: October 4, 2013