Date: Thursday 27 September 2018

6.30pm for 7pm start

Venue: The Red Room

Level 1, Club York,
95-99 York Street, Sydney
(refer to event flyer venue details and travel options)

SMEDG would like to acknowledge your effort by warmly inviting you to our second biennial SMEDG Awards Dinner.
The evening will include presentations of several achievement awards to formally recognise and celebrate those who have given meritorious service to the Sydney mineral exploration community.

Guest speaker, Russell Meares "Legends of Economic Geology - A Journey in the Footsteps of Giants"
As geologists and explorers, we have all been influenced and inspired by the sheer brilliance, incredible achievements, and untiring work ethic of the many ground-breaking pioneers who have gone before us and who have paved the way for us all to be better geologists.
Against the backdrop of a road trip through some of the most stunning geology in America, in this fireside chat Russell will pay tribute to six past and current “Legends of Economic Geology”. He will dig into the lives of these rock stars, uncovering what drove them and the challenges each one had to overcome - revealing the real people behind their iconic names. His very personal selections will no doubt be controversial!

So here are some clues as to who the chosen six might be:

  1. (1)Three didn’t have degrees in geology;
  2. (2)Two started their careers as renegade mining engineers (shock, horror!);
  3. (3)Two had minerals named after them; and (4) one was the Keynote Speaker at a SMEDG Symposium.
Who would be on your list of Legends ?

To assist with catering, we encourage early registration.
EARLY $120pp (COB 17th September)
LATE $150pp (COB 22nd September)
Includes canapes with pre-dinner drinks, two course meal, cheese platter and fine wines and beverages.

Dress Lounge suite/cocktail dress

The Red Room
Located in the centre of the Sydney CBD, less than 5 minutes walk to Darling Harbour, across the road from the Queen Victoria Building and situated in between Wynyard and Town Hall train stations.
If you require assistance please see reception. Also please make sure you have photo ID with you if you are not a member of the club

Alight at Town Hall Station, take the QVB exit from inside the QVB, then the York St exit. Club York is north of Market Street.
There are bus stops along Clarence Street (behind the Club) and York Street. Buses travelling to the City via the Harbour Bridge will stop on York Street. Buses exiting the city via the Harbour Bridge will stop on Clarence Street.
The car park used by the Club, operated by Secure Parking, is located at 168 Clarence St, Sydney. Direct access exists between the Club and the car park. An evening flat rate of $20 is charged for entering the car park after 5pm.

For further details, please refer to the flyer.

For general enquiries regarding the event, please contact Tim McConachy on 0417818390 or email

If you are experiencing any difficulties with registration please contact Fiona Makin on (03) 5422 3337 or email



Thank you to our sponsors

ALS       Alkane      Fender Geophysics       MIME      Alkane      H&SC     H&SC

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