WESTERN AUSTRALIAN DIVISION
West Australian Geologist (WAG)
Bi-monthly newsletter of the Western Australian Division of the Geological Society of Australia Inc.
Number 516: April ̶ May 2016 (2.5 Mb PDF file)
63rd Annual Dinner and Award Presentation
Starting 7pm, Friday 1st April 2016
Gypsy Tapas, Fremantle
Tickets available from: http://gsa-wa-annualdinner2016.eventbrite.com.au/
RSVP by Sunday 27th March 2016
Governing Council Election Process 2016
Council Election Process download: PDF doc
Nomination form - WA Divisional Councillor 2016-2018 download: MS Word doc
Time: 5.30 pm for 6.00 pm formal start (bar open upstairs before talk)
Venue: Irish Club of WA,
NEXT MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday 6th April, 2016
Talk title: Reflections on 35 years of mineral exploration research in Australia - My views on the Top 5 most influential research outputs
Speaker: Dr Graham Carr, CSIRO Honorary Fellow
Abstract: It is not easy to quantify, but the national expenditure on mineral exploration research over the past 35 years by industry, by universities and by state and federal agencies easily exceeds a billion dollars. Even harder to quantify is the outcome of this research in terms of discoveries and impact on national economies particularly Australia. There are many better placed to estimate such numbers so I will focus on what I believe to be the research that has had the most influence on the science, the technology and the practice of mineral exploration.
About the speaker: Graham Carr was elected President of the Geological Society of Australia in July 2014. Earlier that month he had retired from CSIRO after 35 years as a researcher and research manager. He suspects he is at the older end of spectrum of GSA presidents but is not going to check.
Throughout his career he has been privileged to work closely with a host of colleagues in industry, in CSIRO, in geological surveys in AMIRA and in universities. As a geologist and geochemist his career has been dedicated to developing new geochemical technologies in mineral exploration particularly the use of Pb isotopes in discriminating geochemical anomalies. He has lead numerous AMIRA and CSIRO projects and consultancies, most particularly SIROTOPE.
As a research manager he was involved with the whole spectrum of research in mineral exploration in CSIRO among them 6 CRCs and other major research initiatives such as AUSCOPE and UNCOVER. Before his retirement he was Chief Scientist of the Division of Earth Science and Resource Engineering. He remains a CSIRO Honorary Fellow and has aspirations to continue his Pb isotope research as well as maintaining a modest consultancy.
GSA-WA Student Bursary
The GSA-WA offers bursaries to assist students in their studies and research.
Up to $1000 can be granted for any meritorious project, for 1 or several students, such as field trips, for laboratory costs, for travel costs or conferences.
Applications close 31 March and 30 September each year.
View the flyer for further information and complete the application form to submit a nomination.
Bursary Flyer download: PDF doc
Bursary Application Conditions download: MS Word doc
Bursary Application Form download: MS Word doc
2015 GSA-WA Division AGM Minutes
The GSA-WA Division 2015 Annual General Meeting was held at the Irish Club, Subiaco on Wednesday 6 May 2015.
2016 Gibb Maitland Medal
Call for Nominations - Now Closed
The Gibb Maitland Medal is awarded by the Western Australia Division of the Geological Society of Australia in order to recognize individuals who have made substantial contributions to geoscience in Western Australia. It is named for Andrew Gibb Maitland, Government Geologist from 1896 to 1926, who established the Geological Survey of Western Australia. The Medal is usually awarded each year and nominations are now sought for the 2016 Gibb Maitland medalist.
2016 Gibb Maitland guidelines & nomination form download: MS Word doc
Nominations closed Monday 30 November 2015 and the winner will be announced prior to the 2016 GSA-WA Annual Dinner.
modified: 31 March 2016