2021 Annual Conference

AGENDA:

 

Download the 2021 Conference Agenda here.

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CHANGE OF CONFERENCE FORMAT DUE TO COVID-19:

Due to the current COVID-19 climate and subsequent limitations this presents, the MinEx CRC 2021 Annual Conference will no longer be held face-face at a single location as initially planned.

This year’s Conference will be held from 16-17 November 2021 and consist of two components:

  • An online interactive platform for presentations and;
  • Interactive physical hubs for delegates to attend in person where appropriate, given border restrictions.

 

WHO CAN ATTEND?

The 2021 Annual Conference is open to MinEx CRC Sponsors, Researchers, Postgraduate students and staff only.

 

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP:

INTRODUCTION TO THE NDI HYLOGGER DATASETS

Date: Monday 15 November 2021

Venue: Online

Time: 12noon - 2:00pm AWST

Facilitated by: Jessica Stromberg, CSIRO

Overview: HyLogger data is one of the standard data packages collected in the MinEx CRC NDI drilling campaign and provides continuous hyperspectral mineralogy data on the 1 cm scale. This workshop will provide participants with the tools to view, investigate, and export HyLogger hyperspectral mineralogy data and outputs to inform geological logging, sampling, and identify alteration. The workshop will include a brief introduction to hyperspectral mineralogy theory and The Spectral Geologist software, but the focus will be on the practical applications of HyLogger hyperspectral mineralogy using existing NDI drill hole datasets. This will be done through a case study, which will provide researchers with an understanding of how to visualize and investigate HyLogger data in TSG with other geoscience datasets including geochemistry, as well as export hyperspectral mineralogy outputs for input into other software packages. The case study will also highlight the application of HyLogger and Minalyze CS datasets for generating and visualizing objective- and geologically-relevant multivariate and multiscale logs using Data Mosaic that can be used to inform geological logging and sampling for higher resolution analysis.

This workshop is recommended for anyone working with NDI drill hole datasets or samples, and no previous hyperspectral mineralogy experience is required.

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

PROFESSOR ERIC MAY, WA SCIENTIST OF THE YEAR/CEO FUTURE ENERGY EXPORTS CRC

Hydrogen: can the promise become reality?

Professor Eric May is an internationally recognised leader in the areas of fluid science, thermodynamics, metrology and natural gas engineering. His development and use of measurement technology has produced explanations for long-standing scientific mysteries, revealed unexpected physical phenomena, and helped improve industrial processes. Real-world outcomes of Professor May’s research include reducing the cost and environmental impact of liquefied natural gas (LNG) production, decreasing greenhouse gas emissions from coal mines and optimising air conditioning cycles based on new, environmentally-friendly refrigerants. His work has also helped difficult offshore gas reserves be developed and advanced carbon capture and storage operations. He is now leading the new Future Energy Exports Cooperative Research Centre with major industry partners to help grow Australia’s hydrogen export industry.

 

MURRAY HITZMAN, DIRECTOR, ICRAG

'Mineral Exploration —  Resource Discovery Research for a Finite Planet: MinEx CRC and iCRAG'

Murray Hitzman is Science Foundation Ireland Professorship in the School of Earth Sciences, University College Dublin and Director of the Irish Centre for Research in Applied Geosciences.  He previously served as Associate Director for Energy and Minerals at the U.S. Geological Survey, Charles Fogarty Professor of Economic Geology at Colorado School of Mines, policy analyst in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the U.S. Senate, and exploration geologist conducting mineral exploration worldwide.

Murray has B.A. degrees in geology and anthropology from Dartmouth College, an M.S. in geology from University of Washington, and a Ph.D. in geology from Stanford University.

 

FIONA BEST, CHIEF GEOCHEMIST, SOUTH 32

'Chance Favours the Connected Company'

Fiona is a geochemist with 15 years’ experience in mineral exploration, geochemistry and geoscience research. She has a BSc(Hons) degree in Geology from the University of St. Andrews (Scotland) and a PhD from CODES, University of Tasmania. Fiona started her professional career as a Geologist, then Project Geologist, exploring the greenstone belts of Sierra Leone, West Africa. She joined the REFLEX (formerly ioGlobal) team in 2012 as a Senior Geochemist, before starting her own geochemical consulting company (Best Geochemical Consulting) in 2016. As a consultant, Fiona worked on a wide array of exploration and mining projects, applying advanced geochemical interpretation to a range of media, commodities and deposit types.

Fiona now holds the position of Lead Geochemist at South32, where she continues to use her geochemistry and leadership skills to aid exploration and mining decisions. She is passionate about driving innovation and improvements in the minerals industry through diverse and inclusive collaboration.

HUB INFORMATION:

The following 'in-person physical hubs have been established for those who wish to attend in person. Social distancing requirements will be strictly adhered to, and delegates can be assured that necessary health precautions will be in place.

 

PERTH HUB:

Auditorium Theatre

Australian Resources Research Centre (ARRC),

26 Dick Perry Avenue, Kensington WA, 6151S

Socially distanced room capacity: 45

 

ADELAIDE HUB:

MM1-05 Lecture Theatre

The University of South Australia,

Materials and Mineral Building (MM), University Boulevard

Mawson Lakes SA 5095

Socially distanced room capacity: 50

 

CODE OF CONDUCT:

To meet its vision, it is a requirement for MinEx CRC to exchange research and development ideas across broad disciplines with a range of people of diverse views through open and respectful dialogue at face-to-face and online meetings, conferences, and field and drilling activities.  MinEx CRC is committed to an ethos of equal opportunity and fair treatment of all those associated with MinEx CRC-related activities, regardless of diversity.

It is the responsibility of all those associated with MinEx CRC to ensure that a collegiate, inclusive and encouraging atmosphere is maintained when undertaking the work of the CRC.  MinEx CRC considers the rich diversity of those involved in the CRC as a resource that should be drawn upon.

We ask that all attendees familiarise themselves with the MinEx CRC Code of Conduct.

Download the MinEx CRC Code of Conduct here.

 

NEW TO THE WEBEX ONLINE PLATFORM?

If you require assistance with WebEx, please download the below cheat sheets:

WebEx cheat sheet for attendees

WebEx cheat sheet for presenters

 

NEED HELP?

Anna Porter
MinEx CRC Communications Manager
E: anna.porter@minexcrc.com.au 

 

Monique Stagg
MinEx CRC Project Officer
E: monique.stagg@unisa.edu.au

 

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