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ASEG news - Issue 12, 29th March 2019

Dear Members,

In today's news you'll find information on:

AEGC 2019: Abstract submission deadline extended
AMSI Schools seeking mentors
Science Meets Parliament 2019
2018 Recipients of the 34th IGC Travel Grant
News from the states
Upcoming events (National and International)
The latest in Exploration Geophysics
What's new in Preview?
Member Spotlight: Rusty Camille
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Australasian Exploration Geoscience Conference 2019: Abstract Deadline Extended

The deadline for extended abstract submission has been extendend! All abstracts should be submitted using the official template available from the AEGC website ( by Thursday 4th April 2019.

AMSI Schools seeking mentors

AMSI are seeking mentors who are enthusiastic about maths for our Mentor Program - which links Australian university students and maths professionals with Year 9/10 high school girls to inspire and support a new generation of female STEM students:

Science Meets Parliament 2019

Earlybird registrations for Science meets Parliament 2019 are open. This year is a great opportunity to connect meaningfully with Parliamentarians soon after a Federal election. Be a part of shaping Australia's future, register as a delegate at… #SmP2019

2018 Recipients of the 34th IGC Travel Grant

The Australian Geoscience Council and the Australian Academy of Science take pleasure in announcing the recipients of the 2018 round of the 34th IGC Travel Grants listed below and congratulate these talented geoscientists in their outstanding aspirations to advance geoscience knowledge and understanding through their endeavours.

Michael Curtis, University of Adelaide, ASEG & PESA member

James Goodwin, Geoscience Australia, ASEG member

Timothy McMillan, University of New South Wales, AusIMM & IAH member

Kate Robertson, Geological Survey of South Australia, ASEG member

Jack Ward, University of Queensland, AIG & GSA member

Branch upcoming events

Branch Date Presenter Title Venue
WA 10.04.2019 Professor Wayne Pennington Tech Night: Our Evolving View of Time-Lapse Seismic Monitoring: 20 years of the same old Teal South data
WA 08.05.2019 Tech Night: TBC TBC
WA 09.05.2019 Mentoring Program Workshop
WA 12.06.2019 Dr Tim Dean Tech Night: Recent advances in land seismic acquisition technology
WA 27.06.19 Mentoring Program mentor session
NSW 17.04.2019 Marina Costelloe & AGM The Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists: The President, Diversity and Science Club York, 99 York St, Sydney
NSW 15.05.2019 Doug Morrison TBA Club York, 99 York St, Sydney
NSW 19.06.2019 John Triantafilis TBA Club York, 99 York St, Sydney
ACT 04.04.2019 Dr Steve Hill, Geoscience Australia Federal Executive AGM Geoscience Australia

For a more complete calendar of events see Preview

Date Event
7-12 April 2019 EGU, 7-12 April 2019, Vienna, Austria
23-26 April 2019 EAGE-GSM 2nd Asia Pacific Meeting on Near Surface Geoscience & Engineering, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
23-26 April 2019 5th International Workshop on Rock Physics,Hong Kong
6-9 May 2019 Offshore Technology Conference, Houston USA
13-17 May GeoConvention 2019, Calgary, Canada
19-22 May 2019 GEM2019: International Workshop on Gravity, Electrical & Magnetic Methods and Their Applications, Xi'an, China
11-13 June 2019 AGU/SEG Airborne Geophysics Workshop, Davie, Florida
8-18 July 2019 International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics, Montreal, Canada
2-5 September 2019 AEGC 2019, Data to Discovery, AEGC, Perth, Western Australia
15-20 September 2019 SEG International Exposition and 89th Annual Meeting, San Antonio USA

The first issue of Exploration Geophysics for 2019 (Volume 50 Part 1) has now been published, with a range of papers to tweak your interest from rock physics models to 3D magnetotelluric imaging to appraisal of a buried DAS system. While you are absorbing those papers, do not forget to browse the list of recent on-line early papers.

Dr Mark Lackie

Exploration Geophysics Editor

A reminder that the latest (February) issue of Preview can be found online at In addition to the usual news and commentary, this issue features an article by Roger Henderson on "The second lecturer in exploration geophysics in Australia - later to become Surveyor General of India".

The next (April) issue of Preview will be available online in early April. This issue will feature an article by Brian Kennett, Richard Chopping and Richard Blewett introducing their recently released book The Australian continent: A geophysical synthesis.

Proposed contributions for future issues can be submitted by email to the editor at


Lisa Worrall

Preview Editor

This issue we get to know Rusty Camille. Read on to find out more... To nominate yourself or to recommend someone for the Member Spotlight, please contact


  1. What is your current role?
  2. Exploration Geologist for Newmont Australia

  3. What role has geophysics played in your career so far as a geologist?
  4. Quite a lot to be honest. It has helped me and our exploration team develop new targets and vector to mineralisation especially in Kalgoorlie and the Tanami region. Also, assisting fellow geologists in understanding how to interpret the data and the value of geophysics and petrophysics in mineral exploration.

  5. What do you like most about being a geophysicist?
  6. Being out in the field, collecting geophysical data and making the most of the surreal Australian landscape.

  7. Your most respected geophysicist?
  8. Dr Mark Lackie

  9. What's your most treasured textbook?
  10. Geophysics for the Mineral Exploration Geologist by Mike Dentith and Stephen Mudge

  11. What is the biggest challenge that you have had to overcome in your career?
  12. Moving to Kalgoorlie, WA to live and work in mid 2015 just to get a start in the mining industry. Haven't looked back ever since!

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