Training and professional development

Oct 14, 2020
Here’s the drill on new training offerings

Here’s the drill on new training offerings

The Australian Drilling Industry Association has launched two new courses to give non-drillers a better handle on aspects of the industry. The two online offerings that kicked off last month focus on exploration drilling and geotechnical drilling, following on from an existing course in waterwell drilling for project managers, according to ADIA chief executive officer Peter Hall. “These c...

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Sep 30, 2020
EGRU presents critical minerals seminar

EGRU presents critical minerals seminar

Critical minerals will be the focus of a technical workshop hosted by JCU’s Economic Geology Research Centre (EGRU) on October 9. The workshop – via Zoom from 3pm – will feature presentations by world experts on critical minerals geology from Australia, Germany and United Kingdom. Critical minerals – required for new technologies including energy storage –...

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Sep 11, 2020
FDC to deliver $37m CQ school of mining

FDC to deliver $37m CQ school of mining

FDC Construction & Fitout has won the contract to build a $37 million School of Mining and Manufacturing for CQUniversity. CQUniversity Vice-Chancellor Nick Klomp said the new School of Mining and Manufacturing would support emerging and future skills in the mining and manufacturing sectors and would help support regional recovery in those industries. “Mining remains a critical indust...

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Aug 18, 2020
Online forum to focus on coal resource estimation

Online forum to focus on coal resource estimation

Resource estimation in coal is the subject of the next Australian Institute of Geoscientists Queensland e-Forum this Thursday, August 20. The forum poses the question: “why are we still using inverse distance weighting methods for coal resource estimation?”A recent review of JORC Code reports submitted by ASX listed companies over the past five years revealed that inverse distance ...

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Aug 12, 2020
Geoscience Australia opens graduate applications

Geoscience Australia opens graduate applications

Geoscience Australia is calling for graduates with degrees in geology, geophysics, geodesy and spatial analysis. Its 2021 Graduate Program offers experience in fields such as energy and mineral exploration, groundwater, marine, environmental and geospatial sciences. Two online information sessions about the graduate program are scheduled in the next fortnight for people who would like to kn...

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Jul 21, 2020
Webinars introduce new geoscience systems

Webinars introduce new geoscience systems

Webinars kick off this week to walk users through two new systems designed to transform the delivery and management of Queensland’s geoscience data. The Geological Survey of Queensland is hosting an introduction to the new GSQ Open Data Portal and the GSQ Lodgement Portal. Sessions are available on July 23, 27 and 30.  1. Introduction to the GSQ Open Data Portal The GSQ Open Data ...

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Jul 13, 2020
Do you know about BUGGS?

Do you know about BUGGS?

The Bowen Basin Underground Geotechnical Society, or BBUGS, helps builds technical and collegiate capacity in the coal mining industry. Organisers describe it as a society where geotechnical engineers can share experience in a friendly environment. The group’s aims include , ‘mutual technical development, networking, expanding and sharing knowledge, special interest identificat...

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Jun 05, 2020
JCU professional development courses

JCU professional development courses

James Cook University’s Economic Geology Research Center is conducting short courses for mineral exploration professionals and geology postgraduate students aimed at professional development in exploration and applied geochemistry. It’s being led by Dr Dennis Arne from Telemark Geosciences. There are three modules presented late in June and July each contributing to seven professional ...

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May 27, 2020
Register for critical minerals seminar

Register for critical minerals seminar

Queensland’s potential as a source of critical minerals is being put under the microscope this week. A Geological Survey of Queensland virtual seminar is being led by Professor Rick Valenta from the University of Queensland’s Sustainable Minerals Institute who said the group of minerals were under-explored. “It is now well established that modern economies will increasingl...

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