Minerals Alert February 2012

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

  1. Strong industry program and major data releases at 34th International Geological Congress
  2. 6th International SHRIMP Workshop, 1-4 August 2012
  3. Update on geophysical data releases
  4. About Minerals Alert

1. Strong industry program and major data releases at 34th International Geological Congress

Geoscience Australia is playing a substantial role in the organisation for the 34th International Geological Congress (IGC), in Brisbane, Australia, in August 2012. The congress 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 world-leading geoscientists, makes the 34th IGC a NOT TO BE MISSED opportunity for corporate attendance, sponsorship and exhibition.

A highlight of the congress will be the release of maps and information from major geological and geophysical surveys conducted over a vast region of central and eastern Asia with high mineral and energy potential. The maps are the result of a collaboration between China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Korea.

The 34th IGC also incorporates the second congress of the Young Earth Scientists Network, which will attract bright early-career geoscientists from around the world.

Please join us in Brisbane, Australia, for the 34th IGC in August 2012.

For more information and registration please go to www.34igc.org.

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 first 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. Update on geophysical data releases

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.

4. About Minerals Alert

For more information, email roger.skirrow@ga.gov.au or phone +61 2 6249 9442.

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