NZ Branch Conference Sept 2018

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2018 Annual NZ Branch Conference

We are pleased to announce that the 2018 AusIMM NZ Branch Annual Conference will be held at Trinity Wharf, Tauranga, 17th to 18th September 2018, with pre conference field trips and an exploration forum.

Conference Programme

In 2018 we will be offering a two-day technical programme. The conference will encompass exploration, research, project assessment, mine development, metallurgy, rehabilitation, social licence to operate and mine closure.

The conference programme for 2018 includes:

Field trips:
• Friday 14th September – Afternoon – Broken Hills underground epithermal gold deposit
• Saturday 15th September – Full day – Karangahake Gorge and Waihi epithermal gold deposits
• Sunday 16th September – Full day – Waikato coal – Maramarua and Rotowaro open pit coal mines

Technical Programme
• Sunday 16th September – Epithermal Gold Forum at Trinity Wharf, Tauranga
• Monday 17th September – Conference Day 1 at Trinity Wharf, Tauranga
• Tuesday 18th September – Conference Day 2 at Trinity Wharf, Tauranga

Social Functions
• Sunday 16th September – Opening Cocktail Function at Trinity Wharf, Tauranga
• Monday 17th September – Conference Dinner at Trinity Wharf, Tauranga

The 2018 conference will include AusIMM’s 125th anniversary celebrations. Social events will include an opening networking function (Sunday evening) and a conference dinner (Monday). Trade exhibitions will run throughout the conference.

Oral and poster presentations will be sought to cover most topics related to minerals and coal research, exploration and development of mineral resources and in particular, feature:

• Epithermal gold;
• Aggregates for infrastructure and construction;
• Coal developments;
• West Coast mineral sands;
• New developments and mineral commodities

Click here to find out more information on the conference website.

Thought Leadership Series, Dunedin

The feature event of our 125 year anniversary celebrations, the Thought Leadership Series, is coming to Dunedin.

This is a unique and special event for us. An opportunity to celebrate with our members and thank those that have contributed so much to our Institute over the past 125 years.

The program will include a short film showcasing our history, a panel of industry luminaries discussing the critical question: ‘How will professionals shape the future of the resources sector’ and networking with complimentary drinks and canapes.

Don’t miss this highly anticipated event, register now as tickets are limited. For more information, please click here.

 

Date: Thursday 31th May 2018
Time: 6:00pm
Venue: Dunedin Centre, 1 Harrop Street
Cost: Members: $30
Non-members: $50
Registrations: To register, please click here

Christchurch Discussion Group

 

Harry will present a brief overview as well as a series of case studies showcasing the capability of ground penetrating radar (GPR) in geomorphic, geologic and geoarchaeological environments. This talk will illustrate how it is possible to better understand the subsurface in utilizing GPR for mineral, archaeological and aggregate exploration.

 

Harry Jol Harry Jol earned his B.Sc. and M.Sc. from Simon Fraser University (Canada) and Ph.D. from the University of Calgary (Canada, 1996). After 2 post-doctoral fellowships, he accepted a position at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire where he is presently a Professor.  During his Master’s degree he worked on the Fraser River Delta conducting a high resolution shallow seismic program in collaboration with the Geological Survey of Canada. During in his Ph.D. research through to the present he has utilized ground penetrating radar (GPR) at more than 1200+ sites in North America, Europe, Israel, New Zealand, Australia, and Antarctica which has resulted in being nominated and awarded Fellow of the Geological Society of America. Harry has a broad background in the earth sciences, particularly geomorphology, stratigraphy, and geoarchaeology. His collaborative research includes undergraduate students and results from these projects have resulted in numerous publications, conference presentations and three edited GPR volumes.

 

Date: Thursday 10th May 2018
Time: 6:00pm
Venue: The Regent Meeting Room Level 1, 214 Durham St  Christchurch Central
Cost: Free for all to attend. Includes Drinks and finger food.
Registrations: Please RSVP your interest to attend to Henry Dillon by emailing HDillon@golder.co.nz

Central Otago Discussion Group Meeting 30 August 2017

There will be a combined Central Otago Discussion Group and Institute of Quarrying NZ Otago Southland Branch Meeting from 7.30 pm Wednesday 30 August 2017 featuring special guests Jon McAlister, CMS; Wayne Scott, Minex; and Grant Middendorf, Cluden Stone Quarry.

Date: Wesnesday 30 August
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Victoria Arms Hotel
65 Melmore St
Cromwell
Cost: Free for all to attend.
Registrations: For further information, please click here
Please RSVP your interest to attend to Lucy Middendorf by emailing lucy@wanakastone.co.nz

Auckland AusIMM Meeting 22 August 2017

The August Auckland Technical Meeting is to be held from 5.30 pm Tuesday 22 August 2017 and will feature guest speaker Paul Vidanovich presenting The Government Aeromagnetic Programme

Date: Tuesday 22 August 2017
Time: 5:30pm Drinks and Nibbles
6:00pm Presentation
7:00pm Dinner at a local restaurant (at own cost)
Venue: Anderson Lloyd,
Boardroom
37 Galway Street
Britomart
AUCKLAND
Cost: Free for all to attend.
Registrations: For further information, please click here
Please RSVP your interest to attend to Roger Gregg by emailing roger.gregg@ihug.co.nz

Nelson Discussion Group 18 August 2017

The August Nelson Geological Discussion Group is to be held from 5 pm Friday 18 August 2017 and will feature guest discussion leader Chris Castle presenting The Chatham Rock Phosphate Experience.

Date: Friday 18 August 2017
Time: 5:00pm
Venue: Meeting Room
544 Waimea Rd
Annesbrook
NELSON
Cost: Free for all to attend.
Registrations: For further information, please click here 

Auckland AusIMM Meeting 18 July 2017

The July Auckland Technical Meeting is to be held from 5.30 pm Tuesday 18 July 2017 and will feature guest speaker Stuart Simmons presenting Spatial and Temporal Variations in Epithermal Ore-Forming Processes

Date: Tuesday 18 July 2017
Time: 5:30pm Drinks and Nibbles
6:00pm Presentation
Venue: Anderson Lloyd,
Boardroom
37 Galway Street
Britomart
AUCKLAND
Cost: Free for all to attend.
Registrations: For further information, please click here
Please RSVP your interest to attend to Roger Gregg by emailing roger.gregg@ihug.co.nz

Nelson Discussion Group 7 July 2017

The July Nelson Discussion Group Meeting is to be held from 5 pm Friday 7 July 2017 and will feature guest speaker Alan Eggers presenting Trans Tasman Resources: South Taranaki Bight Iron Sands Project

Date: Friday 7 July 2017
Time: 5:00pm
Venue: Nick Smith’s Electorate Office
544 Waimea Road
NELSON
Cost: Free for all to attend.
Registrations: For further information, please click here
To RSVP for this event, please email Carol Foote at: CFoote@golder.co.nz

Auckland AusIMM Meeting 29 June 2017

The June Auckland Technical Meeting is to be held from 5.30 pm Thursday 29 June 2017 and will feature guest speaker David MacPherson who will be presenting “Tauranga Dredging Operations “.

Date: Thursday 29 June 2017
Time: 5:30pm Drinks and Nibbles
6:00pm Presentation
7:00pm Dinner (at own cost)
Venue: Anderson Lloyd,
Level 3 (lift at rear of ground floor)
Australis Nathan Building
37 Galway Street
Britomart
AUCKLAND CENTRAL
Cost: Free for all to attend.
Registrations: For further information, please click here
Please RSVP your interest to attend to Roger Gregg by emailing roger.gregg@ihug.co.nz

Upcoming event:
July Technical Meeting – Tuesday 18 July: Featuring guest speaker Stuart Simmons presenting Spatial and Temporal Variations in Epithermal Ore-Forming Processes

Nelson Discussion Group 9 June 2017

The June Nelson Discussion Group Meeting is to be held from 5 pm Friday 9 June 2017 and will feature guest speaker Simon Nathan presenting The Blackwater Mine: an illustrated case history of hard-rock gold mining and ore processing in the early 20th century

Date: Friday 9 June 2017
Time: 5:00pm
Venue: Nick Smith’s Electorate Office
544 Waimea Road
NELSON
Cost: Free for all to attend.
Registrations: For further information, please click here
To RSVP for this event, please email James Macdonald at:C2skye@gmail.com

Wellington AusIMM Meeting 7 June 2017

Wellington Technical Meeting is to be held from 5.30 pm Wednesday 7 June 2017 and will feature guest speaker Simon Nathan presenting “The Blackwater Mine – An illustrated case history of hard – rock gold mining and ore processing in the early 19th century “.

Date: Wednesday 7 June 2017
Time: 5:30pm – Light nibbles and drinks
6:00pm – Presentation
Venue: Straterra
Ground Floor,
93 The Terrace
WELLINGTON
Cost: Free for all to attend.
Registrations: For further information, please click here