Nov 15
Dorothy Hill Women in Earth Sciences Symposium

Dorothy Hill Women in Earth Sciences Symposium


Dorothy Hill Women in Earth Sciences Symposium takes place on November 15 and 16 at UQ’s School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, St Lucia campus, with presentations and a chance to network with some of the leading women in Earth Sciences from across the world.


Registration includes inspirational speakers, day catering, and a BBQ on the Wednesday night.

For full details of the symposium, please see the event program.

Location: UQ School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, St Lucia campus
Time: From 8.30am Nov 15.
Nov 15
Haughton to Ross Dam Pipeline – Local Industry Briefing

Haughton to Ross Dam Pipeline – Local Industry Briefing

Townsville City Council has commenced early works on the new pipeline infrastructure as part of the water security solution for Townsville.

As part of its commitment to maximising opportunities for local businesses to participate in the project, Townsville City Council is convening an Industry Forum for suppliers and sub-contractors. The briefing will provide an update on the project, outline the scope of work, and offer the opportunity to meet with Council representatives about this project.

Click Here to find out details on the agenda and the registration process.

Location: Reid Park, Townsville
Time: 10am to 1pm
Nov 24
BBMC Networking Luncheon

BBMC Networking Luncheon

The final Bowen Basin Mining Club Networking Luncheon for 2017, featuring presentations from MPC Group chief executive officer John Smith and Queensland Exploration Council deputy chair Darren Walker.


The speakers:

John Smith
Mr Smith was previously the CEO of BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA), and chief development officer for BHP Billiton Energy Coal. While at MPC Group, Mr Smith has broadened the company’s focus to working internationally as well as focusing on renewables. Mr Smith will give a major contractor’s perspective into the industry, discussing ‘mining’s Uber moment’.

Darren Walker
Mr Walker has extensive experience in coal and minerals exploration, having spent over two decades working in the industry. A geologist by profession, Mr Walker now sits at executive level across the the QEC, the QRC and the Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (AMEC), and, in addition to being the general manager for U&D Mining.

Location: South's Leagues Club, 181 Milton St, Mackay
Time: 12.00pm - 2.30pm
Dec 05
MESCA Project Briefing Brisbane – Genex Power

MESCA Project Briefing Brisbane – Genex Power

The next MESCA project briefing will discuss the Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro & Solar Project.

Genex Power is developing a renewable energy hub in north Queensland, integrating large scale solar with pumped storage hydro.

Located on the one site in North Queensland:
• Stage 1 (50 MW solar, funded and under construction) $126 million
• Stage 2 $750 million for 270 MW solar and 250 MW pumped storage hydro.

 More details

Location: St Lucia Golf Club, Brisbane
Time: 3pm registration for 4pm start
Dec 07
Metallogeny and Exploration in north-east Queensland

Metallogeny and Exploration in north-east Queensland

Geological Survey of Queensland (GSQ), EGRU (Economic Geology Research Centre, James Cook University), Terra Search and Klondike Exploration Services are hosting a scientific seminar on 7 December 2017, followed by an exploration round-up on 8 December 2017.

Register by 4 December for both events:


The seminar (7 December) will present results of the four-year collaborative research project on Intrusion-related hydrothermal mineral systems of north-east Queensland, funded by GSQ. Presentations will cover regional metallogenic summaries of Au and Sn-W mineral systems, magma fertility indicators, a new geological map of the Ravenswood Batholith, geochemical and geophysical signatures of gold deposits and camps, and deposit to camp-scale studies (including Mt Carlton, Chillagoe, Mt Carbine, Watershed and Wolfram Camp).

The exploration round-up (8 December) will include industry presentations from exploration and mining companies operating in north-east Queensland, poster and rock sample displays, focusing on exploration strategies and methods. It will provide an opportunity for informal discussions between local explorers, researchers and industry consultants.

Attendance of the seminar (7 December) is free and the registration fee for the exploration round-up is $40.00.

For any further information, or to express your interest in presenting posters illustrating exploration and mining in north-east Queensland, please contact

Vladimir Lisitsin (GSQ,,

Zhaoshan Chang (EGRU, or

Simon Beams (Terra Search,

Location: EGRU (James Cook University), Townsville
Time: Dec 7-8

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