Recent News

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.

The Lithium Connection
Geos Mining has been appointed by Sovereign Gold Company Limited to prepare a high level data review of the Clayton Valley Lithium Project in Nevada, USA. The project will be managed by Llyle Sawyer, who is a JORC CP and VALMIN Code 2015 Specialist in lithium brines
The new VALMIN Code, 2015, presentation at KPMG
On 8 June, Sue Border delivered a presentation at KPMG's Sydney auditorium for interstate KPMG participants via skype, the subject being New VALMIN Code - What does it mean for your clients? More than 30 staff tuned in for this summary of the 2015 VALMIN Code, which included some important tips on what to check to ensure that report is compliant.
Sydney Mining Club & Mines and Money in Hong Kong
As a sponsor of the SMC, Geos Mining was in the spotlight at the February lunch presentation, with Tom Bradbury informing the audience of the changing of the guard ('albeit with business as usual') at Geos Mining.

On 6th-7th April, Tom Bradbury attended Mines and Money 2016 in Hong Kong. Although attendance was down compared to previous years, there was a general positive feeling that maybe the mining downturn had reached its low point and was ready to start improving. Time will tell.