Young Professionals

Young Professionals Program

The Mining Geology conference will be hosting a dedicated Young Professionals (YP) Program that will run on the 27 November 2019. During the program, YP’s will have a chance to discuss key industry and career topics with experienced professionals.

Young Professionals Competition

Rio Tinto, CSA Global and the AusIMM Geoscience Society are running a competition that offers young professionals the chance to win a complimentary registration to the Young Professionals Program.

To enter the competition:

• You must be a member of AusIMM or AIG
• Write a 150 word abstract on the topic: ‘What do you think will have the most impact on mining geology over the next 10 years and why?’
• Click the below link to submit your abstract before entries close at 12:00pm (noon) AEDT on 11 November 2019

Submit your 150 word abstract

Program

TIMESESSIONSPEAKERS
8.30am - 9.00amRegistration open and arrival networking
9.00am - 10.30amSession 1: JORC and VALMIN

The JORC Code sets out the requirements for public reporting of exploration and mining information. It is used by minerals professionals acting as Competent Persons to outline the material inputs and assumptions employed in data collection, analysis and interpretation of Exploration Results, the definition of Exploration Targets, and the estimation of Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves. The VALMIN Code is based on the same set of fundamental principles (competence, materiality and transparency) as the JORC Code, and outlines the mandatory requirements and supporting recommendations to assist in the preparation of relevant public reports on any technical assessment or valuation of mineral assets. It is a companion to the JORC Code and provides guidance on matters that may be subject to Australian corporations law, and listing rules of relevant stock exchanges. This session will provide an overview of the JORC and VALMIN Codes; participants will learn how the principles that underpin the Codes can be used to guide best practice in the day-to-day work flows and procedures in exploration and mining.
Mark Berry MAIG, Director - Principal Geologist, Derisk Geomining Consultants

Ivy Chen FAusIMM, Mining, Corporate, CSA Global

Rene Sterk FAusIMM(CP), Principal Consultant, RSC Mining and Mineral Exploration
10.30am - 11.00amMORNING TEA
11.00am - 12.10pmSession 2: Validating Geological Interpretation

Between them Jun Cowan and Ronald Reid have modelled more than 800 mineral deposits. In this session, they present guidelines for effectively producing domain boundaries with Leapfrog implicit modelling software. They discuss poor examples of models that have been sourced from public reports, and then suggest specific steps and tests that can be implemented by the practitioner to minimise inaccurate resource estimation results.

Ron Reid, Group Resource Geologist, Harmony Gold

Jun Cowan FAusIMM, Director Orefind P/L
12.10pm - 12.20pmCareer storyHayley McLean MAusIMM(CP), Specialist Resource Geologist, Rio Tinto
12.20pm - 12.30pm Career storyRene Sterk FAusIMM(CP), Principal Consultant, RSC Mining and Mineral Exploration
12.30pm - 1.30pmLUNCH
1.30pm - 2.50pmSession 3: Sampling Theory and Sampling Error; the things you need to know

Geologists spend their whole career sampling! Yet the key aspects of the Theory that underlies the sampling processes we apply is, in general, poorly understood with the industry addicted to sampling ‘recipes’ based largely on precedent. (Try asking your manager why your site is sampling visible gold lodes with ½ NQ core for resource definition – see what they say).. In this session John Carswell explains the simple foundations of how sampling should work through the application of ToS and gives fresh insight into ways we can identify and assess sources of sampling error. There is a practical hands on exercise that no person in that room will ever forget! John is a Mining Geologist with a long, site-based career in surface and underground base metal and gold mining. He consults now specialising in pragmatic and practical approaches to solving operational sampling issues specifically for the international minerals industry.
Dale Sims FAusIMM(CP), MAIG, Director, Dale Sims Consulting

John Carswell FAusIMM, Principal, JT Carswell and Associates
2.50pm - 3.00pmCareer storyAlina Arnold MAusIMM, Head of Indices, Mysteel Global
3.00pm - 3.30pm AFTERNOON TEA
3.30pm - 5.00pmPanel: Innovation in miningPanel Members:

Mark Berry MAIG, Director - Principal Geologist, Derisk Geomining Consultants
Hayley McLean MAusIMM(CP), Specialist Resource Geologist, Rio Tinto
Ivy Chen FAusIMM, Mining, Corporate, CSA Global
Rene Sterk FAusIMM(CP), Principal Consultant, RSC Mining and Mineral Exploration
Dale Sims FAusIMM(CP), MAIG, Director, Dale Sims Consulting
5.00pm - 6.00pmNETWORKING DRINKS