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  Saturday 17 February 2018 Sunday 18 February 2018 Thursday 22 February 2018
Epithermal Au-Ag and Porphyry Cu-Au Exploration (3 days) $1500 per person for three days
$750 Students and unemployed geologists
Using Geology and Geophysical Data to Interpret Models For Mineral Exploration $300  
Vectoring to Mineralisation: Exploration Geochemistry Workshop $200
Student $50
Mining Petrophysics: Extending the Value of Borehole Geophysics Data in Mineral Exploration and Mine Development through Integration   $280  
Practical geological interpretation of potential field data sets and the importance of basement   $300  
Structural Interpretation in Exploration Geology, Extension, Compression and Salt   $250  
Find your Voice - Present with Confidence (ASEG)   **New pricing** $225 (+GST) pp for members of the ASEG, AIG or PESA Young Professionals networks  
AI/Machine Learning; Opportunities and Challenges for Minerals Exploration   $255
Multi-Modal Hyperspectral Core Logging for Exploration   $500
From Faxes to FaceTime: Building Intergenerational Relationships through Networking and Mentoring   FULLY SUBSCRIBED

Epithermal Au-Ag and Porphyry Cu-Au Exploration (1)
Date: 17-18 and 22 February 2018
Room: E3.1 @ ICC Sydney
Presenter/s: Greg Corbett and Stuart Hayward
Cost: $1500 per person for three days  | $750 Students and unemployed geologists
Who should attend: Geologists who are involved in exploration for porphyry or epithermal style mineralisation

Two days of PowerPoint lectures focus upon mineral exploration for epithermal and porphyry ore deposits derived from Dr Corbett’s 35 years field experience, and draws on earlier short courses provided with the late Terry Leach from the early 1990’s. Exploration and mining examples from over 40 countries are used to delineate the characteristics of different epithermal and porphyry ore types, and controls to mineralisation, using tools such as alteration, structure and breccias. The exploration implications are considered throughout and a final section considers geological features recognised in exploration marginal to ore bodies. The new course manual in preparation with over 1000 rock photos represents a significant update of Corbett and Leach, 1998, Economic Geology Special publication 6, 237 p. An exploration exercise is provided at the beginning and a possible solution at the end.

A one day practical by Corbett and Stuart Hayward at the NSW Dept. Mineral Resources Londonderry core storage facility will examine drill core for porphyry and epithermal deposits combined with spectral and assay data. Hand lens and scratcher are required.

Lectures at ..........17-18 February.

Registration from 8.30 am, lectures from 9.00 am

Londonderry 22 February bus leaves Darling Harbour 7.30 am Londonderry 4.30 pm

The printed exercise, electronic copy of the short course manual, and drill core hand out are provided along with lunch, morning and afternoon teas and transport to Londonderry.

A website link to download the electronic materials will be provided by early February.

Minimum 20 participants to proceed

Contact: Enquiries greg@corbettgeology.com
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Using Geology and Geophysical Data to Interpret Models For Mineral Exploration
Date: Saturday, 17 February 2018
Venue Novotel Sydney Darling Harbour
Presenter/s: Tim Chalke, Glenn Pears and James Reid
Speaker key:

Tim Chalke is the Director of Mira Geoscience’s Asia Pacific division. He is a leader in exploratory data analysis, 3D integration and in the interpretation of geological and geophysical datasets for exploration targeting, ore body imaging, and mine risk assessment.

Glenn Pears is Principal Consultant at Mira Geoscience and a highly experienced geophysicist providing expertise in data integration and interpretation projects. Strengths are in geologically constrained geophysical interpretation and inversion using GOCAD, data assessment, QA/QC and executing integrated interpretations.

James Reid is Principal Consultant at Mira Geoscience with over 20 years practical experience in AEM data processing and interpretation and ground electrical geophysics for both mineral exploration and groundwater targets

Cost: $300 per person
Who should attend:

Geologists looking to understand how geophysical datasets can provide geological insight and models for Ore System Footprint Models.

Geophysicists who want to create workflows and methods to generate geological interpretations and models for mineral exploration.

Explorationists interested in exploring under cover, or exploring using ore system footprints in parallel to direct detection strategies


Mira Geoscience is delivering a practical one-day workshop on 3D integration and modelling of geological and geophysical data for mineral exploration.  Exploration is becoming harder, with greater focus at depth or under cover. Interpretive decisions supported and cross-validated by multiple data sets need to be made to eliminate ambiguity and decrease uncertainty in 3D models. An integrated interpretation is not a simple approach, but provides answers to geoscientific questions which are stronger than individual elements interpreted on their own. The essential goal when integrating geological and geophysical data is to interpret the available geophysical data in terms of geological domains.

The integrated process requires a common-sense approach to interpretation that is flexible, adaptive and objective driven. It is paramount to maintain focus on the geological objective. The methodology is not an exact formula or workflow, particularly when multiple geophysical surveys are involved. Understanding the relationships between geology, geophysical responses and rock properties is the key to success. First, the relationship between geophysical signatures and geology must be identified to develop a geological basis for interpretation. Following this, rapid 3D geological modelling and geologically-based forward modelling and inversion are essential for model validation and quantitative integration of data. We review the principles of this common-sense integration framework with selected case study examples and demonstrate 3D modelling techniques

Agenda: 9:00 – 9:05 [TC] Welcome
9:05 – 9:30 [TC] Introduction to Mira Geoscience. Modelling philosophy, integrated interpretation.
9:30 – 10:15 [TC] Review of a data integration project case studies
10:15 – 10:30 [Morning Tea]
10:30 – 12:00 [GP] Integrating geology and geophysics – interpretation and modelling practices with case studies. Topics include modern mineral exploration environments, the role of geophysical data, and mechanics of interpreting ore system signatures.
12:00 – 13:30 [Lunch]
13:30 – 14:30 Breakout Session.. Be a part of a fictitious exploration team to understand the business workflow of exploration methods and data integration.
14:30 – 14:45 [Afternoon tea]
14:45 – 16:45 [GP, JR] Modelling demonstrations. These will include a simple dipping body, a 3D model with geological contact and additional discrete bodies, and integrated data examples.
16:45 – 17:00 [TC] Discussion, review and close
Contact: Susie Halliday susieh@mirageoscience.com
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Vectoring to Mineralisation: Exploration Geochemistry Workshop
Date: Saturday, 17 February 2018
Venue: UNSW
Presenter/s: David Cohen, Neil Rutherford, Anita Andrew and Graham Carr
Presenter profiles:

The presenters have extensive national and international experience in development and application of geochemical exploration methods. They have run a number of workshops for industry and the research sectors on exploration in areas of cover.

Neil Rutherford is a geological and geochemical consultant with over 40 years’ experience in mineral exploration and ore body evaluation with specialist experience in precious metals, base metals and uranium. He conducts a number of “in-house” workshops for companies in geochemistry.

David Cohen is a senior academic at UNSW and a former President of the Association of Applied Geochemists. He has over 30 years research experience in exploration and environmental geochemistry. He is associate editor of the Journal of Geochemical Exploration and was the 2013 AusIMM visiting lecturer to New Zealand.

Anita Andrew was based in the minerals and petroleum divisions of CSIRO as a research scientist and manager working in the development of new exploration technologies for some 20 years. In 2004 she established Environmental Isotopes P/L. She is currently a visiting professor at UNSW and Editor-in-Chief of the Australian Journal of Earth Sciences.

Graham Carr has had a 35 year career as a research scientist and research manager, including a period as Chief Scientist for the Division of Earth Science and Resource Engineering. He specialised in the application of Pb isotopes to mineral exploration and led or participated in 5 AMIRA projects. He is the past President of the Geological Society of Australia.

Cost: $200 per person | Student $50
Who should attend: Mineral explorers interested in the design and implementation of geochemical surveys to detect deposits in various terranes, including areas with exotic cover. Those interested in a better understanding of processes that control the dispersion of elements in surficial environments.

The workshop will focus on the practical application of geochemical methods and understanding the nature of geochemical processes in the field.

We have pulled together experienced presenters in their specialist fields to discuss and run practical sessions on a range of geochemical and related data interpretation topics. There will be a mix of introductory and more theoretical material demonstrating underlying principles and methods of data interpretation based on illustrative case studies using a variety of geochemical methods and approaches.

Presentations and practical workshop examples will highlight methods of making observations, sample collection and interpretation strategies within a wide range of regolith and field settings at continental, regional to local scale. The importance of integration of geochemical data with geophysical and geological information will be highlighted as a means of interpreting field geochemistry. Field sampling and laboratory including issues related to QA/QC will be discussed.


David Cohen Geochemical mapping - finding vectors, geochemical mapping exercise, exploration and the problem of cover, integrating geophysics and geochemistry exercise

Anita Andrew Applications of light isotopes in geochemical exploration

Graham Carr Applications of heavy isotopes in geochemical exploration

Neil Rutherford Observing and interpreting geochemical dispersion - landscape controls, sampling and analysis, quality control exercise

All Discussion

Venue: UNSW
Contact: David Cohen d.cohen@unsw.edu.au
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Mining Petrophysics: Extending the Value of Borehole Geophysics Data in Mineral Exploration and Mine Development through Integration
Date: Sunday, 18 February 2018
Room: E3.10 @ ICC Sydney
Presenter/s: Tim Hopper and Tom Neville, NMR Services Australia and Benjamin Birt, Kinetic Logging Services
Presenter profiles:

Dr Tim Hopper earned his PhD in Magnetic Resonance Imaging prior to moving into the oil and gas industry where he worked for Schlumberger. His career with Schlumberger involved stints as wireline field engineer, senior research scientist, project manager (LWD NMR) and petrophysicist. Tim started NMR Services Australia in 2013 and has grown the company over that time to have ten employees designing, manufacturing and supporting wireline BMR tools all over the world. Tim was a Fulbright Scholar during his PhD and was earned several accolades over the years. He has eighteen patents to his name and over a dozen technical papers.

Tom Neville is currently Formation Evaluation Advisor to NMR Services Australia. After completing a BSc (Hons) degree in Geology and Mineralogy at the University of Queensland, Australia in 1989, Tom worked as an exploration and development geologist for several Australian oil and gas companies before joining Schlumberger as a petrophysicist in 1996. In the following twenty years Tom held a variety of technical and management positions in operations, engineering, and research with Schlumberger around the World, before leaving to join NMR Services Australia in 2017. Tom is co-author on over twenty peer-reviewed technical papers, papers in conference proceedings, and other technical publications. Tom is also co-inventor on eleven awarded U.S. patents.

Dr Benjamin Birt earned his PhD in Radiometry and worked as a Research Associate at the Canadian National Research Council before joining Schlumberger as a wireline field engineer, and then moving into the role of petrophysicist. Benjamin is now with Kinetic Logging Services processing advanced wireline logging tools and applying petrophysical techniques in the mining industry.

Cost: $280 per person
Who should attend: Geologists and geophysicists involved in petroleum and mineral exploration

The increasing depth and complexity of mineral deposits being explored for and developed requires a change in the way subsurface evaluation is conducted in the mining sector. Drawing on the experiences of the oil and gas industry, which has long relied on borehole geophysical measurements as the primary source of evaluation data, there is increasing interest in applying similar approaches in the mining industry. By reducing or eliminating the need for coring or other sampling and subsequent laboratory analysis, these methods have the potential to reduce the time between drilling and decision-making, allowing for in-time drilling program optimisation, more efficient resource modelling, and ultimately accelerated resource development.

This workshop will review traditional mining sector borehole geophysical measurements such as gamma ray, density, neutron, resistivity and induced polarisation, and magnetic susceptibility, as well as novel measurements such as borehole magnetic resonance, neutron-induced gamma ray spectroscopy, and in-rod density.

For each measurement, the following will be addressed: the fundamental physics of measurement, QAQC procedures, the impact on the measurement of various drilling methods and borehole environments, and the response in different geological environments and resource types.

Finally, an integrated approach to interpreting such measurements, based on best practices from the oil and gas industry, will be reviewed.

The different measurement types and interpretation techniques will be illustrated using examples and case studies from throughout Australasia.

Final Agenda
09:00 - 09:05 Welcome and introductions
09:05 - 10:15 Fundamentals of wireline logging and measurement physics
10:15 - 10:30 Morning tea
10:30 - 11:15 Advanced measurements and new technologies
11:15 - 12:00 Environmental effects and corrections
12:00 - 12:45 Lunch
12:45 - 13:30 QA/QC procedures and best practices
13:30 - 14:15 Integrated interpretation of petrophysical measurements in mining (part 1)
14:15 - 14:30 Afternoon tea
14:30 - 15:30 Integrated interpretation of petrophysical measurements in mining (part 2)
15:30 - 16:45 Examples and case studies
16:45 - 17:00 Discussion and close
Contact: Huw Rossiter Huw.Rossiter@kinetic.group
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Practical geological interpretation of potential field data sets and the importance of basement
Date: Sunday, 18 February 2018
Room: E3.2 @ ICC Sydney
Presenter/s: Lynn Pryer
Speaker bio: Lynn Pryer is a Principal Structural Geologist and Head of Consulting Services at Frogtech Geoscience, where she has worked for the past 20 years consulting to industry while developing the trademark SEEBASE® workflow and product line. She has designed and managed projects with petroleum companies, mining companies and governments. The comprehensive workflow developed at Frogtech Geoscience is applicable to all geological systems and investigations and is especially useful for predicting tectonic controls on basin evolution. Lynn holds a BSc and MSc from McMaster University (Canada, 1984, 1986), a PhD from the University of Toronto (Canada, 1993) and completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Research School of Earth Sciences at the ANU (Australian National University). She worked for the Geological Survey of Canada and the Ontario Geological Survey (Minerals Division) before moving to Australia.
Cost: $300 per person
Who should attend: This one day workshop will focus on workflow and will aim to provide petroleum and minerals geologist’s confidence in working with potential fields data. It will focus on how to approach potential field data while avoiding common errors and pitfalls, and how to integrate the interpretation with other datasets with the aim of understanding basement and basin evolution

The evolution of a basin and all its associated resources (O&G, CSG, coal, minerals and groundwater) are intricately linked to the response of basement to tectonic stresses and thermal processes. Individual basement terranes have unique properties of composition, age, tectonic origin, structural fabric and, very importantly, its strength/rheology. These physical properties dictate how a terrane responds to deformation during tectonic events. Information on the geological and structural properties of basement beneath a basin, and the tectonic history of the basement, can be interpreted with the help of gravity and magnetic data.


  • What can the potential field data show – e.g. trends, anomalies, geological bodies
  • Geophysical properties of common rock types
  • Global datasets
  • Geological interpretation - the nature of basement
  • Structural analysis
  • Interpreting intra-sedimentary features
  • Interpreting the depth to basement
  • Integration with other datasets and testing your interpretation
  • Use and limitations of gravity and magnetic modelling
Contact: registration@aegc2018.com.au
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Structural Interpretation in Exploration Geology, Extension, Compression and Salt
Date: Sunday, 18 February 2018
Room: E3.3 @ ICC Sydney
Presenter/s: Kevin C Hill
Speaker bio:

Kevin Hill is a structural and petroleum geologist who provides expert structural consulting to the resources industry, and offers beginners to advanced industry training courses. He has worked on many mountain belts and sedimentary basins around the world resulting in over 60 publications.  Kevin had 5 years with BP based in Canada and England, with their Structural Specialists Group, working on numerous basins around the world.  This was followed by 16 years consulting with many companies (whilst holding a 50% University position) including Murphy Oil Corp., Petronas, Cue Energy, Swift Energy, Santos, Orogen, Woodside, Coparex, Unocal, BHPB, NExT, Kufpec, Cheetah Oil and Gas and others, mainly on Malaysia, Indonesia, PNG, Australia’s NW Shelf, Bass Strait and New Zealand.  Academically he completed a 4 year study of the structure and thermal history of the Papuan Fold Belt, working in association with BP Australia and consulting for Lakes Oil. 

Kevin also spent 12 years running petroleum and structural geology research projects at La Trobe University and the University of Melbourne, focused mainly on Bass Strait and New Guinea, working with Pacarc Niugini, Oil Search, MIM Petroleum, Caltex, Esso, British Gas, Freeport, LL&E, Mobil, ARCO, Highlands Gold, BHPP, Union Texas and Woodside, amongst others.  He developed a seismic-structure workstation laboratory with industry-standard 2D and 3D seismic and structural software and organised funding and management of a team of researchers to undertake research projects on time and within budget, with regular reports to sponsors. For the last ten years Kevin has worked for Oil Search Ltd in Sydney constructing regional and detailed balanced sections across the fold belt, detailed 3D structural models of the producing fields and regional 3D structural models of new plays and prospects. This involved integrating regional tectonics, seismic interpretation, 2D and 3D structural modelling, fission track and U-Th-He thermochronology, surface mapping, regional aero-gravity data and 3D experimental analogue models.

In 2001 Kevin was the PESA Australian Distinguished Lecturer, presenting his structural workshop throughout Australia.  Kevin received the Stillwell Medal for his fission track publication on Papua New Guinea.    Kevin.hill@unimelb.edu.au

Cost: $250 per person
Who should attend: The course will be suitable for geologists, geophysicists and engineers in the exploration industry

The workshop will review some of the latest theories and innovations in structure and tectonics concerning extensional, compressional and salt tectonics and their applications in exploration for hydrocarbons and mineral resources. The course will include short hands-on exercises emphasising practical methods to define the relationships between faults, folds, sedimentary packages and regional elevation and how they can be used predictively to validate an interpretation and prospect. Emphasis is placed on the ‘Structural Family’ present in an area, which depends strongly on the basement architecture and tectonic history.  Seismic and field examples are drawn from the Timor Sea, Bass Strait, Borneo, the Gulf of Suez, the Apennines, the Taranaki Basin, New Guinea, Indonesia, Watchet, the Otway Basin, Cape Liptrap, the Pyrenees and the Canadian Rockies amongst others. The course will introduce the structural styles associated with extension, compression and salt diapirism.  Examples will be shown from both seismic data and outcrop

Contact: registration@aegc2018.com.au
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Find your Voice - Present with Confidence
Date: Sunday, 18 February 2018
Venue: Spinnaker B room at the Adina Apartment Hotel, Darling Harbour.
Presenter/s: Doug Knight
Cost: **New Price**
$225 (+GST) pp for members of the ASEG, AIG or PESA Young Professionals networks
Lunch, morning and afternoon tea included
How to register: https://www.aseg.org.au/presentation-skills-workshop

Nothing is more important in a presentation than what YOU have to say so; what if breaking some conventions meant your audience actually listened?

What if a willingness to try something new was the key to improving your delivery?

In this get up and do it workshop hovering somewhere between Acting Class, Stand Up and Therapy – Be prepared to justify why you think what you're doing presently in presentation works!

Using empathy based methods, this workshop asks you to resist emulating the style of others and generate new ideas around creating impact.

As an audience, we don't perhaps discuss the machinations of what it is to be presented to.

  • What is our experience?
  • Why do we recall some things and not others?
  • How does it feel to be presented to – By You?

Part one of this live demonstration format includes discussion focussing on presentation creation and preparation as well opportunities for participants to deliver an 'Elevator Pitch' more effectively.

The second half of the session will see small groups working together on a group presentation challenge to be delivered and adjudicated.

With an emphasis on confidence and team building, this workshop offers an opportunity for collective learning and vibrant discussion while reinforcing the importance of strong professional and personal messaging.

What might it take for you to be "Perfectly Presentable"?

Speaker biography:

London based Doug Knight is a creative, high-energy presenter, trainer and coach.

As a Public Speaking and Presentation consultant, Doug has inspired clients studying and working across a multitude of sectors including Britain's Oil and Gas industry.

A trained actor Doug, travelled to the UK from Australia soon after graduating.  10 years in West End theatres was followed by aviation public relations notably helping launch the world's first A380 Super Jumbo.

From popular and targeted presentation workshops for large corporations to pitch clinics for startups within London's tech. community, Doug's approach identifies and capitalizes on an individual's existing abilities.

A heightened awareness of presentation potential is the rewarding benefit for clients, but the rapport Doug develops with groups and individuals is his personal and most important measure of success.

Find out more about Doug by visiting his Website.

"This workshop is being organised by the Young Professionals special interest group of the ASEG as part of a wider effort to improve early career training opportunities. Geoscientists from all society affiliations and experience levels are welcome to attend.

I've been working with Doug to adapt the latter part of the workshop to geoscience presentation challenges with a focus on conference oral or poster formats and including typical geoscientific content. However, if group presentation therapy is not your thing, feel free to contact Doug directly via his website for in-house or 1-on-1 training.

I know it will be a fun day and I look forward to welcoming you to the premiere offering of this workshop in Australia." Dr Jarrod Dunne.

Contact: Jarrod Dunne JDunne@karoongas.com.au
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AI/Machine Learning; Opportunities and Challenges for Minerals Exploration
Date: Thursday, 22 February 2018
Room: E3.1 @ ICC Sydney
Presenter/s: John Hart and Ken Witherly
Cost: $255 per person
Who should attend: Mineral exploration geoscientist who wish to learn more about this emerging and important field

The exponential growth in computing power now means that Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine learning tools are now within the reach of mineral explorers.  There are now a number of groups either offering or using these technologies in minerals exploration, though the use of these tools is far from widespread.  In addition to the growth in computing power there has been a huge growth in data being made available to geoscientists.  The surge in data has not been accompanied by a similar growth in the number of geoscientists in the industry.  AI and machine learning are a potential solution to extract the maximum value in a timely manner from this oncoming “wave of data.”

The aim of this workshop will be to introduce participants, a wide variety of participants in the AI/machine learning field, not only minerals exploration


John Hart John.Hart@riotinto.com
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Multi-Modal Hyperspectral Core Logging for Exploration
Date: Thursday, 22 February 2018
Presenter/s: Melissa Quigley (Spectral Geoscience Pty Ltd), Brigette A. Martini (Corescan Pty Ltd), Jon Huntington (Huntington Hyperspectral Pty Ltd) and Andy Green (OTBC Pty Ltd).
Cost: $500 per person
Student rate $99.00 ( incl GST)
Who should attend: Exploration Geologists involved in mineral, oil and gas exploration. The workshop will also benefit Mine Geologists and Geometallurgists requiring mineralogical characterisation of drill core and chips for mine development and planning and metallurgical flowsheet design

Identifying the mineralogy in drill core is a primary objective for successful mineral exploration. To meet that objective, exploration and mining companies are increasingly utilising hyperspectral logging of drill core and chips to characterise the mineralogy of the regolith, alteration or host rock associated with ore deposits. This workshop will demonstrate the multiple modes of hyperspectral core logging, representing a continuum in the scale of data acquisition available to exploration programs, including:

  1. Hand-held infrared spectrometers (e.g. ASD TerraSpec),
  2. Automated hyperspectral profiling systems (e.g. HyLogger) and
  3. Automated hyperspectral imaging systems (e.g. Corescan).

Workshop participants will learn: How and when each mode is best incorporated in an exploration program; the benefits and limitations of the technology; how hyperspectral core logging can add value to drilling campaigns; how to expedite and optimise your exploration efforts.

Mineral exploration case studies demonstrating the acquisition and application of hyperspectral core logging will be provided, including integration and synthesis with ancillary data (e.g. assays, geophysics and lithology) in TSG, Corescan’s ‘Coreshed’ data depository, third-party database and 3D modelling software.

Guided online access will be provided to over 2500 FREE HyLogger hyperspectral drill hole datasets from diverse Australian exploration and mine environments covering a range of deposit types and commodities (e.g. Au, Cu, Pb, Zn, Ag, U, Li, Ni, coal and hydrocarbons).

A short-term licence of The Spectral Geologist (TSG) software will be provided for attendees to analyse and interpret HyLogging and ASD data to generate mineralogical products, actionable insights and improved geological understanding. A brief introduction to TSG will be included

Note: Note: Attendees are recommended to bring their own Windows-based laptops. Selected HyLogger datasets will be provided along with a short-term TSG8 license that will revert to the free TSG8 Viewer on expiry. TerraSpec spectrometers are manufactured in the U.S.A by Analytical Spectral Devices (ASD), a Panalytical company, and sold and distributed in Australasia by Portable Analytical Solutions (PAS). HyLoggers were initially developed by the CSIRO and are now commercially available from Corescan Pty Ltd. Corescan systems are developed and operated by Corescan Pty Ltd as a turn-key bureau service
Contact: Melissa Quigley Mel.Quigley@spectralgeo.com.au  
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From Faxes to FaceTime: Building Intergenerational Relationships through Networking and Mentoring
Date: Tuesday 20 February 2018
Room: C3.4 @ ICC Sydney
Presenter/s: Dr Ali Burston of Metisphere

Dr Burston began her career as an endorsed Organisational Psychologist working on several large mining construction projects in the Pilbara, Western Australia.

Ali is the Founder and Director of boutique organisational development firm, Metisphere. Ali has significant experience working with organisations to strategically enhance employee productivity, team development and culture.

In 2011, she created the Women in Mining Mentoring Program that is now run in three Australian states, including New South Wales. In this capacity, Ali has facilitated mentoring partnerships for more than 700 mentees and has formed alliances with over 300 senior industry leaders to produce productive mentoring partnerships. Numerous Women in Resources state and national award winners have been mentees and mentors in a Metisphere-run Women in Mining Mentoring Program.

Dr Burston is the Vice President for The Society for Industrial and Organisational Psychology Australia (‘SIOPA’) and a University Liaison Consultation member with Murdoch University. She has been nominated and won numerous industry, research and professional awards throughout her career.


The session will take the form of an interactive workshop providing a catalyst for people to network and acquire some new ideas on how to build connections particularly across generations.

Ali Burston is well-known in the resources sector for her work in designing and running mentoring programs for both companies and professional organisations. She is the Program Director of the much-acclaimed Women in Mining mentoring programs run by WIMWA in WA, WIMARQ in Queensland and WIMnet NSW which are supported by sponsorship from a diverse range of mining companies and industry service providers. Her summary bio is below.

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