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40th Sydney Basin Symposium

Tom Bradbury, Andrew Todd, James Familiar and Alison Todd attended the 40th Symposium on the Advances in the Study of the Sydney Basin was held on 27 and 28 April at the Mercure Resort in the Hunter Valley, NSW. The event was attended by around 130 delegates, and the topics presented ranged from coal geology, geophysics, coal washability and processing, to spontaneous combustion, environmental and economics aspects. The symposium dinner is always a popular highlight of the event, and 2017 was no exception. The dinner speaker was Australian geologist Greg Mortimer (OAM), who presented some truly fascinating tales of his journeys to the world highest peak, Mt Everest, and to the Antarctic. Bede Boyle of Coal Ventures Limited, an alliance partner of Geos Mining, presented the final talk of Day 2 titled “Restructuring of Australia’s Coal Industry.

Greg Mortimer (OAM)Bede Boyle

Sydney Basin Symposium

Tom Bradbury will be Convenor for the upcoming 40th Sydney Basin Symposium, to be held on 27th to 28th April 2017 at The Mercure Resort, Hunter Valley Gardens. Initiated by the University of Newcastle in 1966, the long-running series of symposia on ‘Advances in the Study of the Sydney Basin’ has become a well-established focal point for the discussion of research findings and other studies of academic, industrial and community interest for one of the most significant geological provinces in Australia.

AusIMM Seminar

Geos Mining will be presenting at the AusIMM Seminar “JORC – Coal Resources and Reserves” on 6th April 2017 at the Crowne Plaza, Newcastle. This half day seminar will comprise presentations from Coal Resource and Reserve practitioners on various topics related to the Joint Ore Reserves Code (JORC).

Staff movements

Our Consultant (Resources & Data), David Biggs has recently left us to seek opportunities elsewhere. We wish David every success in his new pursuits.

Sydney Basin Economic Viability Assessment
Geos Mining has recently undertaken a high level economic viability assessment of a potential coal development project in the Sydney Basin. The project involved review and validation of local resource information, assessment of potentially mineable resources and valuation of a conceptual mining project. The project was an interesting one, as it required assessment of historical drill hole information, with more recent and up-to-date publically available resource and mining cost information from the surrounding area. Of additional interest were a number of potential environmental and surface infrastructure constraints on underground mining in this area, which were required to be considered in the determination of mineable resource potential.
Bowen Basin Symposium 2015
7 - 9 October 2015

Geos Mining was represented by our Coal Project Manager Tom Bradbury at the 2015 Bowen Basin Symposium 'Bowen Basin and Beyond' held in the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre in October. Presentations covered Queensland, New South Wales and International coal topics over 3 days. Geos Mining also held a stall at the symposium.
Dimension Stone in China
Geos Mining's Dimension Stone experts Helen Ray and Alison Cole have recently returned from field work in China where they visited several project sites looking at marble and granite prospects.
Bangladesh Feasibility Study
In September, Geos Mining were short-listed as the Lead Consultant, in association with a Bangladesh consultancy, for a feasibility study into an extension of existing underground mining operations at the Barapukuria Coal Mine in Bangladesh
Mines & Wines 2015 - Uncorking the Tasmanides
2 - 4 September 2015

This year our staff members Tom Bradbury and Sue Border attended the Mines & Wines conference 'Uncorking the Tasmanides' in Queanbeyan Bicentennial Hall, NSW.

The conference included exploration and project case histories from the Eastern Australian Tasmanides. These were presented over two days of technical presentations and also included a technical tour, a wine tour and the famous Mines and Wines conference dinner, which was a highlight for all!
Geos Mining present at AIG Seminar
Our Coal Specialist Tom Bradbury recently spoke at the AIG Seminar held on 21 August 2015 in Brisbane and titled 'Mineral Resources: from Exploration Targets to Ore Reserves'. His presentation; "Cutoffs & Domains - Where to Stop" can be viewed by clicking on the above heading.