WESTERN AUSTRALIAN DIVISION
2015 Gibb Maitland Medal Nominations (*NEW*)
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 2015 Gibb Maitland medallist.
2015 Gibb Maitland guidelines & nomination form download: MS Word doc
Nominations close Monday 1 December 2014
West Australian Geologist (WAG)
Bi-monthly newsletter of the Western Australian Division of the Geological Society of Australia Inc.
Number 508: August ̶ September 2014 (6.1 Mb PDF file)
Time: 5.30 pm for 6.00 pm formal start (bar open upstairs before talk)
Venue: Irish Club of WA,
NEXT MONTHLY MEETING
Wednesday 3rd September, 2014
Talk title: The tectonic evolution of the Southern Granulite Terrane of India and its role in the amalgamation of Gondwana
Speaker: Dr Diana Plavsa, Dept. of Applied Geology, Curtin University
Abstract: The southernmost portion of the Indian subcontinent, the Southern Granulite Terrane of India, holds a pivotal role in the reconstructions of the Ediacaran- Cambrian supercontinent Gondwana. Bound to the west by Madagascar and the East African continental fragments, and to the east by Sri Lanka and Antarctica, this terrane offers a breadth of information regarding across-terrane correlations and palaeotectonic settings. Arguably, within the Southern Granulite Terrane of South India, the most debated issue of all is the existence of a late Neoproterozoic (ca. 550 – 500 Ma) suture zone between the Salem and Madurai Blocks, termed the Palghat Cauvery Shear Zone (or alternatively, the Cauvery Shear Zone). An integrated approach, using geochronological, geochemical, isotopic and structural methods, was used to help address the ambiguity associated with the location of this late Neoproterozoic suture zone.
About the speaker: Diana recently joined Curtin University as a Postdoctoral Research Associate on the Distal Footprints Science and Industry Endowment Fund (SIEF) research project, looking at the tectonic evolution of the Capricorn Orogen. Prior to her arrival at Curtin, she completed a BSc (Hons) at the University of Adelaide in 2005. At the completion of her studies, she went on to work in the mining industry (including coal mining and gold exploration in Queensland and Northern Territory, respectively) for up to three years. She then returned to the University of Adelaide to complete her PhD in 2014. Diana has been awarded ASEG and AIG scholarships to attend international conferences. Her research interests include integration of a variety of analytical and field geology methods, including U-Pb zircon geochronology, Lu-Hf and Sm-Nd isotopic systems, geochemistry and structural studies, in order to decipher the tectonic evolution of polydeformed high-grade terranes. Her current research focus is on the use of rutile and other indicator minerals as geochronological and geochemical tracers in polydeformed terranes, with particular emphasis on the tectonic evolution and mineralization in the Proterozoic Capricorn Orogen, Western Australia.
2014 GSA-WA AGM Minutes
The GSA-WA Division 2014 Annual General Meeting was held at the Irish Club, Subiaco on Wednesday 2 April 2014.
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
modified: 25 August 2014