Nelson Discussion Group

 

The global effort to transition from fossil fuels to “green” energy technologies (wind, solar, geothermal) to help mitigate the potential impacts of climate change is well underway. However, there are significant challenges associated with this transition, particularly related to the supply of the mineral resources required to manufacture these new energy sources. Do we have enough lithium for the new fleet of electric cars? Can we stop mining by encouraging more recycling? In this talk Shaun will give an overview of our current need and usage of mineral resources, address misconceptions about our ability to supply the resources required, and discuss how our society (both New Zealand and globally) view the mining sector and the challenges these attitudes pose for successful development of a sustainable future.

 

Shaun Barker received a BSc(Hons) degree from the University of Otago in 2004, with his Honours thesis focusing on the structural context and geochemistry of pseudotachylite in Central Otago. He then completed a PhD titled “Dynamics of fluid flow and fluid chemistry during crustal shortening” at The Australian National University in 2007. Shaun then moved to the Mineral Deposit Research Unit at UBC, where he worked on the genesis of Carlin-type gold deposits in Nevada, and identifying vectors towards mineralisation. Since 2012, Shaun has worked at the University of Waikato as a senior lecturer, and is joining CODES at the University of Tasmania in July to work on sedimentary-hosted gold and copper deposits.

 

Date: Friday 1st June 2018
Time: 5:00pm
Venue: Nick Smith’s Community Room
544 Waimea Road
NELSON
Cost: Free for all to attend. Includes drinks and finger food.
Registrations: Please RSVP your interest to attend to Carol Foote by emailing CFoote@golder.co.nz

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: Mercure Dunedin Leisure Lodge
30 Duke Street
Dunedin 9016
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