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HEDG - 26 November, 2013. Mitch Furnass, Ardlethan Tin Field - James Ballard, Murray-Darling Basin
For details go to Notice and HEDG Flyer
AIG - Three Economic Geology Short Courses in Adelaide this November
Ore Textures and Breccias, Gossans and Leached Cappings and Carbonate Replacement Deposits
Dr Roger Taylor - 25th to 29th November - North Adelaide
Significant Metallic Deposits of the World Today and Tomorrow. A two-day short course by Peter Laznicka in Adelaide
2nd - 3rd December 2013
Tasmanian Geoscience Forum 2013
5 - 6 December Cradle Mountain
From the Flyer: "...not for spruiking the share price.....camaraderie, not networking.....enjoying the company of people interested in geology."
Great excursions: Mt Bischoff - Sheffield - Stormont - Firetower - Kara.
Check it out, great value at $160!
Accommodation booking form for Cradle Mountain Chateau
Geoff Loudon's speech to the University of Sydney Science Graduates, May 17th, 2013
Geoff's Speech - Text and Pro-Chancellor's Introduction
Video is best browsed with MS Internet Explorer
Ian Plimer addresses members of the UK House of Commons
Bob Carter and John Spooner's new book - "Taxing Air - Facts and Fallacies about Climate Change"
with Bill Kininmonth, Martin Feil, Stewart Franks and Bryan Leyland
In this accessible and beautifully produced full colour book, The Age's brilliant political cartoonist John Spooner and leading environmental scientist Professor Bob Carter combine with colleagues to answer a series of critical and highly controversial questions about the politics and science of climate change.
Click here to read the Flyer
The History of the CSA Mine, Cobar by Ken McQueen
The great Canadian Corporate mining disaster of 2002 to 2006
How Inco & Falconbridge missed the merger boat.
Jacquie McNish, Toronto's Globe and Mail
A reading selection from the "SMEDG Top Shelf"
Thoughts from the late Ray Soper in 2003
Trevor Sykes' Mining Hall of Fame Speech - Sydney Mining Club - 2000
Sir Arvi Parbo's address to the Melbourne Mining Club - 2001
Buy Geology of Queensland: a milestone in geological knowledge
The Geological Survey of Queensland (GSQ) invites you to purchase its new book,
Geology of Queensland,
a modern and comprehensive description and detailed analysis of the State's geology.
"The Hope Factor"
Mineral Discoveries in Australia, Papua New Guinea & The Philippines
A New Book by Tony Hope
"Burke & Wills - The Scientific Legacy of the Victorian Exploring Expedition"
Edited by E. B. Joyce and D. A. McCann
Royal Society of Victoria - Info & Order Form
CSIRO - Info & Order Form
Thanks to Gnomic's Chrissy Maguire
Ian Plimer's Entertaining Book - How to Get Expelled from School
Are pupils, parents and the public being fed political propaganda on climate change?
Now is your chance to find out. Professor Plimer gives 101 simple questions with answers for you to ask teachers, activists, journalists and politicians.
The rent-seeking alarmists of the climate industry fiddle the temperature record and withhold raw data, computer codes and information from scrutiny. Government propagandists bombard us with misinformation. Computer predictions of a scary future don’t agree with measurements. In the past natural climate changes have been larger and more rapid than the worst case predictions - yet humans and other species adapted. Is human-induced global warming the biggest financial and scientific scam in history? If it is, we will all pay dearly.
The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.
H. L. Mencken
Enjoy the music while you peruse the site and spare a thought for Andi Flower who, very sadly, is no longer with us.
Vale - Obituaries - Remembrances - Memorial Pages
Teacher Earth Science Education Programme
Teacher Earth Science Education Programme (TESEP) is seeking partners to help fund this initiative to encourage more secondary school students to consider careers in earth sciences.
TESEP has received many new partners including the Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG) and the Geological Society of Australia (GSA), university groups from Macquarie, Sydney and Melbourne and companies such as Woodside, Beach Petroleum and GeoDynamics. In addition TESEP has partnered with the Australian Science Teachers Association (ASTA). ASTA has agreed to administer the business operations of TESEP and provide all necessary logistical support in running the TESEP workshops and other activities.
TESEP has developed a national plan to run teacher professional development workshops on key areas of topical interest and curriculum relevance between 2008 and 2010 and may be in a position to commence operations mid year. However, to ensure we can commence in 2008 we need further partners to come on board. Only a few more partners and we will be assured of commencing this year but if we get many more we can be not only certain of starting but confident of really making a big impact as we go forward into 2009 and 2010.
CLIMATE COMMISSION - THE CRITICAL DECADE. New South Wales climate impacts and opportunities
Be very afraid, be very guilty, don't argue, all truth resides with THE CLIMATE COMMISSION. They're by, for and from the Government, all the data is from Government agencies, all the predictions derive from Government agency computer models and they're here to help and save us ---- from ourselves..... Read it, review the source data and see for yourself.
Then read James Delingpole's excellent recent UK-published work "Watermelons: How the Environmentalists are Killing the Planet, Destroying the Economy and Stealing Your Children's Future". It's also available in the US, and in Australia as "Killing the Earth to Save It". His website is www.jamesdelingpole.com.
But, notwithstanding the sceptics' courageous efforts, the crap continues....
CLEAN ENERGY REGULATOR
Liable Entities - the 'Big Polluters'....
Liable Entities Public Information Database (LEPID)
Update from Joe Aston's Rear Window, AFR, Tuesday 16th October 2012 following Senate Estimates quizzing:
New Canberra headquarters, for Greg Combet's crew at the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, designed by an architect known as Nishi with the internal fit-out budgeted at $20.5 million.The headquarters will have a stainless steel wine cabinet in the executive dining room facility, $200,000 was budgeted for whitegoods including $20,175 for Nespresso coffee machines in eight staff kitchens.....so the workers (presumably members of working families) won't have to leave the building......
A LINK FOR GREENHOUSE SCEPTICS
for those of you who need to know just how CO2 performs....
Kim's Words of Wisdom..... Climate change never stops - it's changing all the time and, while we don't have a choice, I'll take warming over cooling any day.
Ice sheets are a bugger to grow stuff in......
Nature abhors a vacuum. On this very dynamic, life-infested planet, any organism that can will exploit any abundance of any element, molecule or compound that’s available for it to consume, to build with or on until balance is restored. Keep calm, and try and get out more.
Subversive, but entertaining stuff from the Anthropogenic Climate Change Sceptics (Militant Wing)
“Where disbelief in the possibility of an earthquake, a tornado, or a flood is strong, the resultant damages from the event are likely to be greater than where awareness of the danger leads to effective precautionary action” Burton I. and Kates R., 1964, “The Perception of Natural Hazards in Resource Management”, Natural Resources Journal, vol.3, pp. 412-441.
‘Antipodean England’? A History of Drought, Fire and Flood in Tasmania from European Settlement in 1803 to the 1960s.
by Kathryn Evans BA (University of Tasmania), MA Public History (Monash University)
A thesis submitted in fulfilment of the requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy at the School of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Tasmania (January 2012).
MINES & WINES CONFERENCE 2006
The Presentations, Abstracts and Powerpoints now available - Click Here
Gnomic Exploration Services always has places for more Mineral Exploration Geologists, Lab and Field Technicians and other exploration & mine personnel
E-mail here for details
Review the Gnomic Web Site for Australia-wide and Overseas Opportunities
|Ron Manners' Various Books - Kalgoorlie Histories --- "Never a Dull Moment" and "Kanowna's Barrowman"|
Specialists in Mineral Exploration and Computing
"Mining in the Next 20 Years" - Cordilleran Roundup Presentation
Dr Norman B. Keevil, Teck Cominco Limited, January 29th, 2003
Mineral Exploration Photos
Images from Gnomes around the Planet
If you're a Gnome from the past, and want to get in touch -
e-mail here. Visit the the photo gallery Gnomic Photo Gallery
The Correspondence Page has information about Geoff Derrick's Century Zinc Mine Atlas
So go LK!
AIG HANDBOOK 5
Structural Logging of Drill Core
.pdf Flyer Here
"Geological Retrospective" - "Has Much Changed for the Better?" - "For the Worse?"
OR - "Plugger's Dog - A Busy Hound?" A time-trip to 1997 .....remember Busang....?
with Geoff "Nostradamus" Derrick.
Other Busang Memories from Terry Leach
Alteration and Mineralisation in the Busang Gold Prospect, East Kalimantan, Indonesia
Alteration and Mineralisation in Drillcore from the Busang Prospect, East Kalimantan, Indonesia
*AMIRA's Data Metallogenica Centre has been updated. Information on progress, sponsors and supporters is available
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AIG has a Video Library of Conferences and Presentations. The following Videos are available for loan:
Exploration Strategies Symposium 2001
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If you aren't aware of this amazing rock and mineral collection from orebodies from around the world then you should be!
Annual unlimited access subscriptions are being made available for $200, and to SEG members at a 50% discount (A$100) as SEG provided substantial financial assistance in the early days of Data Metallogenica's conception.
Various corporate subscriptions are available.
Murray Basin Mineral Sands
NSW Integrated Tectonic Structural and Geophysical Maps
NSW DMR Investment Conference
After 2000-The Future of Mining-AusIMM
"Exploration Under Cover" (Abstracts)
David Lowell at SMEDG
and, also, at the Sydney Mining Club.
Details from David Timms 02 9482 8833
...and for the trips down memory lane....
PAST MEETINGS & DIVERSIONS
'EXPLORATION STRATEGIES' - 2001 SYMPOSIUM
AIG has a Video Library of Conferences and Presentations.
The following Videos are available for loan:
Exploration Strategies Symposium 2001
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