19th biennial conference
September 27-October 3, 2004
Adelaide, South Australia
CSIRO Land and Water, Seminar Room, Waite Campus, Waite Road, Urrbrae, South Australia.
Clay Mineralogy & Geophysics for Environmental Management & Mineral Exploration
Turning Theory into Practice & Toys into Tools
Monday 27th September.
Technical lectures: Presenting practical principals of mineralogy geophysics and remote-sensing techniques by leaders in the field.
Hands-on field practical
Tuesday 28th September
Applying principals from day 1; linking clay mineralogy and geophysical techniques to problems in mineral exploration and environmental management in the Adelaide Hills.Workshop and Conference on
The workshop and conference are intended to bring together Australian and International researchers, consultants and students with interests in clay mineralogy, geophysics, soil science, environmental science and geology.
Technical lectures (day 1) by leaders in clay mineralogy & geophysics will demonstrate how these two divergent fields can be usefully combined to enhance the efficiency of geophysics & remote sensing for mineral exploration and to improve environmental management and risk assessment.
During the field practical in the Mt Lofty Ranges (day 2), which will incorporate a Pb-Zn deposit, degraded wetlands (acid sulfate soils), soils (saline and eroded) and streams (polluted), learn to link geophysical and mineralogical data, which can be used to deduce subsurface geochemical processes and understand how specific properties of clay minerals (silicates, oxyhydroxides, sulfides, etc) impact results and interpretations. Gain hands-on training in the use of field-portable geophysical and mineralogical equipment, including infrared, magnetics, radiometrics, and visual techniques.
These themes will be extended into symposia during the conference and mid- and post-conference field trips
Wednesday 29th September
Clay mineralogy, geophysics incorporating remote sensing, mineral exploration and environmental management.
Friday 1st October
Applications of clays in industry and technology and general papers in clay science.
Thursday 30th September
Acid Sulfate Soils & Landscape Evolution of Adelaide Coastal Environments
Thursday 30th September at 7:30 pm
Saturday 2nd October
Adelaide to Clare to Port Pirie to Spalding Overnight in the Mid-North of South Australia
Sunday 3rd October
Spalding to Lower Flinders to Adelaide.