Gold17@Rotorua

Gold17@Rotorua

Date: 21-Feb-2017

 

 

   



GOLD17@ROTORUA

21 TO 23 FEBRUARY 2017Rotorua, New Zealand   Pre- and Post-symposia, Short Courses and Field Trips

 

WELCOME 

Welcome to Gold17 that will take place in Rotorua, New Zealand, from 21st to 23rd February 2017. The meeting continue the regular series of gold events that commenced with Gold’82 in Zimbabwe and was followed by meetings in southern Africa, Australia and the Americas. This is the first time the event has been held in New Zealand, and is being organized by local gold experts and the team that ran the most recent Gold’14 event in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. 

Gold17 will focus on developments in gold mineral systems, exploration technologies, opportunities and Pacific margin geology and mineralisation. There will be a technical programme, special sessions, workshops, pre- and post-symposium excursions and social functions. 

The Symposium is organised with support from professionals in the universities, mineral and geothermal industries, and their service providers. The symposium committee will be working with relevant New Zealand and Australian societies and organisations.

** Naturally, New Zealanders impacted by the Kaikoura earthquake are granted an extension of time. Please contact us without need for haste. **


SYMPOSIUM KEYNOTE SPEAKERS 

NAME

AFFILIATION

TITLE

John Thompson

Cornell University, USA

Hydrothermal Alteration in Gold Systems – A Spectrum of Processes

David Cooke

CODES (TMVC), University of Tasmania, Australia

Epithermal Gold Deposits of the Circum-Pacific – Characteristics, Genesis and Exploration

Stuart Simmons

EGI, University of Utah, USA

Spatial and Temporal Variations in Epithermal Ore-Forming Processes

Dave Craw

University of Otago, New Zealand

Fluids and Orogenic Gold in South Island, NZ

Shaun Barker

University of Waikato, New Zealand

Alteration and Geochemical Signatures of Low-Sulfidation Epithermal Veins

Julie Rowland

University of Auckland, New Zealand

The Influence of Inherited Structure on Localisation of Epithermal Gold Mineralisation

 

cOMMITTEE

Tony Christie (GNS Science), Lora Gonzales (geosymposia.com.au), Wayne Spilsbury (AIG), Gustav Nortje (AIG) and Julian Vearncombe (SJS Resource Management)

 

 

SPONSORSHIP

Sponsorship and trade booths are available. Sponsors are given a choice of sponsored events on a first come first served basis on receipt of monies. Sponsorship provides the company or organisation with its logo prominent on advertising, promotional materials, the symposium (digital) volume and during the sponsored event. 

Please talk to us about sponsoring individual events: rotorua2017@geosymposia.com.au

AIG Sponsorship for Young Presenters

The AIG has generously agreed to sponsor to NZ$500 (incl. GST) the registration of the first ten young geologists giving a talk and/or poster. The young geologist must by less than 30 years of age on 21 February 2017, and may be from any country globally. They may be a student, employed or unemployed. They should be a member of the AIG or provide a completed AIG membership application (students free).
Applicants should send an email to training@geosymposia.com.au with their symposium volume-compliant extended abstract and a specific request for this young presenter allocation.
There is no deadline but the first ten compliant applications received will be awarded. Applicants should be the senior or only author, and they will give either a symposium talk or poster including a 5 minute oral “poster” talk.

Call for Papers and Posters

If you wish to submit a paper or poster, please send the name of the senior author, a working title and a paragraph explaining what the paper/poster is about (no need to be scientific or specific) to rotorua2017@geosymposia.com.au as soon as possible. There is no limit to the number of posters a person may submit.

Instructions to Speakers

All talks and oral sessions will have a computer projector running PowerPoint. There will be no other projection facilities. Your talk should fairly acknowledge the work of others and supporting organisations. At the same time we discourage (the recent trend towards) the excessive use of partner naming, company or product promotion and colleague referencing.

Posters

• Gold17@Rotorua will include a significant poster component and poster sessions. We especially encourage students and junior company staff to present a poster. There is no limit to the number of posters nor specified submission date but extended abstracts are required before 1 December 2016.
• All posters will be accompanied by a five-minute oral presentation by the senior author.
• If possible include a small photo of the author on the poster display.
• Posters are for the display of scientific results and should not be used for the promotion of businesses, research groups, government departments, companies or products, that is the role of a Trade Exhibit.
• Please contact the organisers to submit a poster. Please submit a title and author name(s) as soon as possible. All posters/speakers (except keynote) are required to register and pay to attend meetings.
• Poster boards are 1800cm x 1200cm. 

Please Note: All posters/speakers are required to register and pay to attend this meeting.

Extended Abstracts Volume

Abstracts are required from all presenters, both poster and oral auditorium.
Abstracts will be reviewed by the organizing committee for Transparency, Quality Content and Competence before final acceptance of the paper.
For all abstracts, please supply a short paragraph on the qualifications, employment and competence of the senior author and presenter. This description paragraph will be printed with the abstract.
All abstracts should be submitted as soon as possible and definitely before the deadline 1st December 2017 to rotorua2017@geosymposia.com.au Submit abstracts and figures with the surname of the presenter as the first word in the file name. Submit your abstract in Microsoft Word. Please submit figures as a JPEG or TIFF separately (not embedded in Word). Tables should be of realistic size, upright and in Word.
The AIG will produce a digital pdf Abstract Volume. The Volume will be available as a digital file on the AIG website in advance of the event. The volume will also be available on a thumb drive at themeeting. The AIG will not be printing the volume.
Abstracts should be between 250 and 2,500 words. Ideally, all abstracts include a figure, typically a map or summary diagram. Please ensure that your abstract correctly and fairly references the work of others.
Abstracts will be desktop published by the AIG - you do not need to format your text for publication. For the style of publication and past abstracts please view any of AIG Bulletins 54 to 57 compiled by Julian Vearncombe and published by the AIG for free register at www.aig.org.au and www.geosymposia. com.au
Abstracts and talk should comprise either (or both of) novel science and/or a balanced wide-ranging review of new technologies and future developments. In both abstract and talk, we discourage the excessive use of partner naming and colleague referencing.
The presenter will take full responsibility for all abstract and talk content.

 

SYMPOSIUM FEES

Ticket Type (we take payments in AU$ and NZ$)

Fee (in New Zealand Dollar)

Fee (in Australian Dollar)

Member sponsor organisation

NZ$989.00

A$941.00

Student, unemployed or retired member of sponsor organisation

NZ$575.00

A$547.00

Non-member

NZ$1,208.00

A$1,149.00

Sponsor Organisations include AIG, AusIMM, OceanaGold, GNS and NZ Petroleum & Minerals  Currency Variations: We reserve the right to vary the A$ price with currency variations. But monies paid in full will count as a paid and settled subscription with neither refunds nor additional charges even if currencies vary. We accept eft or invoice for payments in New Zealand dollars and credit card, eft or invoice for Australian dollars. Note 15% NZ GST charged and 0% Australian GST charged on all transactions.  Refund PolicyFull refund less $40 or 10% of the registration fee – whichever is larger – will be allowed 30 days prior to the event. If refund is requested 7 days before the event, only 50% of the total registration fee will be returned. No refund will be accommodated subsequently.  New AIG Applicants should include a photo-scan copy of their signed AIG applications with their registration to obtain AIG discounts.

Please contact us if you are interested in sponsorship or exhibiting: rotorua2017@geosymposia.com.au

            Register Online 


GOLD17@ROTORUA - SHORT COURSES AND FIELD TRIPS


 

                           

 

Short Courses and Field Trips – Timetable

 

TITLE

TYPE

PRESENTERS/LEADERS

TIMING

DETAIL

Southern South Island Gold

Field Trip

Dave Craw

Sunday 12th Feb to Saturday 18th Feb

Pre-symposium, six days

Epithermal Mineralisation

Short Course

David Cooke and Stuart Simmons

Sunday 19th to Monday 20th Feb

Two days

Gold17@Rotorua SYMPOSIUM

 

 

Tuesday 21st to Thursday 23rd Feb

THREE DAYS

North Island, Taupo Geothermal and Epithermal including Waihi Mine Field Trip

Stuart Simmons and Tony Christie Friday 24th Feb to Monday 27th February Post-symposium, four days, excursion, ex-Rotorua

Structure, gold, drill core and modern digital technologies

Short Course

Sian Bright and Julian Vearncombe

Tuesday 28th February

One day with drill core exercise

 

                     


Field Trip

Southern South Island Gold Fields (AIG CPD 40 Hrs)

Sunday 12th to Saturday 18th February 2017


Led by Dave Craw this field trip to the Otago and Southland goldfields, visits historic sites, active mines and prospects. The trip will visit placer and orogenic gold deposits. The provisional itinerary is below. This geological trip assumes a normal level of field fitness. Participants will need to be able to walk for two or more hours over uneven terrain.  

Sunday 12th February: Fly to Dunedin (delegates to make their own flight bookings at their own expense). Overnight in Dunedin (road transport in SI and accommodation included).

Monday 13th February: Depart early for Lawrence, placer deposit, site of Otago gold rush initiation in 1861. Drive via Raes Junction to Southland, visit Waikaia active placer mine. Drive to Queenstown for night.

Tuesday 14th February: Drive to Glenorchy, visit historic scheelite mining area; involves 1-2 hours walking. Afternoon, drive to Skippers Canyon, orogenic and placer gold mining area. Return to Queenstown accommodation.
Wednesday 15th February: Drive to Rise & Shine historic orogenic and placer mining area, examine prospectivity with respect to abundant recent drilling. Drive over Dunstan Range (weather and road permitting), visit Conroys Gully historic placer and orogenic mining area. Night in Alexandra.
Thursday 16th February: Drive via Ophir historic placer and orogenic mining area to St Bathans historic placer mine. Visit Oturehua orogenic vein system, mined historically and extensively prospected
recently. Night in Naseby.
Friday 17th February: Drive via Hyde to Oceana Gold's Macraes mine. Drive via Golden Bar road to Golden Bar pit for visit of old open cut. Overnight accommodation in Dunedin included.
Saturday 18th February: Flights to Rotorua at delegates own expense

FEE

Costs depend on numbers, but will be less than NZ$3,220.00 (or AU$3,061). Please contact us by sending us an email to rotorua2017@geosymposia.com.au to confirm arrangements.


 

          


Short course
Epithermal and Related Mineralisation  

 

Sunday 19th to Monday 20th February 2017

Presented by David Cooke (University of Tasmania) and Stuart Simmons (Hot Solutions)

Description of mineralisation, mineral zonation, geochemical patterns in epithermal and porphyry deposits
Geology, mineralogy and geochemistry of gold and silver mineralisation
Modern epithermal environments
Processes, chemical and physical structure of hydrothermal systems & epithermal environments
Gold transport and deposition, boiling zones and hydrothermal minerals

FEES 

Ticket Type (we take payments in AU$ and NZ$)

Fee (in New Zealand Dollar)

Fee (in Australian Dollar)

Member sponsor organisation

NZ$600.00

A$571.00

Student, unemployed or retired member of sponsor organisation

NZ$200.00

A$191.00

Non-member

NZ$805.00

A$766.00

Sponsor Organisations include AIG, AusIMM, OceanaGold, GNS and NZ Petroleum & Minerals  Currency Variations: We reserve the right to vary the A$ price with currency variations. But monies paid in full will count as a paid and settled subscription with neither refunds nor additional charges even if currencies vary. We accept eft or invoice for payments in New Zealand dollars and credit card, eft or invoice for Australian dollars. Note 15% NZ GST charged and 0% Australian GST charged on all transactions.   Refund Policy: Full refund less $40 or 10% of the registration fee – whichever is larger – will be allowed 30 days prior to the event. If refund is requested 7 days before the event, only 50% of the total registration fee will be returned. No refund will be accommodated subsequently.  New AIG Applicants should include a photo-scan copy of their signed AIG applications with their registration to obtain AIG discounts.




       


FIELD TRIP 
NORTH ISLAND GEOTHERMAL AND EPITHERMAL

Friday 24th to Monday 27th February 2017

Led by Stuart Simmons and Tony Christie this four day excursion runs daily from Rotorua, returning each evening to Rotorua. The goal of this excursion is to provide an overview of the volcanic-tectonic setting, hydrology, fluid chemistry, alteration and mineralization of sub-aerial hydrothermal systems and their energy and mineral resources. The itinerary includes visits to hydrothermal systems in the 

Taupo Volcanic Zone, Tongariro National Park, and epithermal Au-Ag deposits in the Coromandel peninsula (Hauraki Goldfield).

The provisional itinerary for the pre-symposia field trip is: 
Friday 24th February: Evening 1 to 1.5 hour lecture(s) 
Saturday 25th February: Field visits to Orakeikorako, Te Kopia, Waikite and Waiotapu thermal/geothermal areas 
Sunday 26th February: Waihi and Karangahake epithermal gold 
Monday 27th February: Ohakuri epithermal Au-Ag prospect and Wairakei and Waimangu geothermal/thermal areas 
Tuesday 28th February: National Park, to drive up Ruapehu to view andesite lavas and pyroclastics (views of Taupo volcano on the way)

Delegates to make their own accommodation arrangements in Rotorua. Transport to leave daily from Distinction Hotel.

FEES

Ticket Type (we take payments in AU$ and NZ$)

Fee (in New Zealand Dollar)

Fee (in Australian Dollar)

Member sponsor organisation

NZ$1,500.00

A$1,426.00

Student, unemployed or retired member of sponsor organisation

NZ$500.00

A$476.00

Non-member

NZ$1,800.00

A$1,711.00

Sponsor Organisations include AIG, AusIMM, OceanaGold, GNS and NZ Petroleum & Minerals  Currency Variations: We reserve the right to vary the A$ price with currency variations. But monies paid in full will count as a paid and settled subscription with neither refunds nor additional charges even if currencies vary. We accept eft or invoice for payments in New Zealand dollars and credit card, eft or invoice for Australian dollars. Note 15% NZ GST charged and 0% Australian GST charged on all transactions.   Refund Policy: Full refund less $40 or 10% of the registration fee – whichever is larger – will be allowed 30 days prior to the event. If refund is requested 7 days before the event, only 50% of the total registration fee will be returned. No refund will be accommodated subsequently.  New AIG Applicants should include a photo-scan copy of their signed AIG applications with their registration to obtain AIG discounts.




             



Short Course

Structure, gold, drill core and modern digital technologies 

Tuesday 28th February 2017 

**Please note that this course will be held in Rotorua, New Zealand (details to be confirmed)**



Presented by Sian Bright and Julian Vearncombe, SJS Resource Management

In the mineral exploration industry, diamond core drilling provides the opportunity to collect structural data relating to a target or deposit. Understanding the structural context of a project enables further exploration, ore envelope and shoot definition, and geological control on parameters for grade interpolation.  

This short course summarises the technologies available in exploration and mining and describes techniques of core orientation, marking-up, structure measurement and the visual representation of structural data. We provide a critical comparison of tools and methods available at each stage of the process.

The course is based on the published research paper: Bright, S.,Conner, G., Turner, A. and Vearncombe, J.R. 2014. Drill Core, Structure and Digital Technologies. Applied Earth Sciences (Transactions Institute Mining, Minerals and Metallurgy B), 123:47-68.

FEES

Ticket Type (we take payments in AU$ and NZ$)

Fee (in New Zealand Dollar)

Fee (in Australian Dollar)

Member sponsor organisation

NZ$150.00

A$143.00

Student, unemployed or retired member of sponsor organisation

NZ$20.00

A$19.00

Non-member

NZ$200.00

A$190.00

Sponsor Organisations include AIG, AusIMM, OceanaGold, GNS and NZ Petroleum & Minerals  Currency Variations: We reserve the right to vary the A$ price with currency variations. But monies paid in full will count as a paid and settled subscription with neither refunds nor additional charges even if currencies vary. We accept eft or invoice for payments in New Zealand dollars and credit card, eft or invoice for Australian dollars. Note 15% NZ GST charged and 0% Australian GST charged on all transactions.   Refund Policy: Full refund less $40 or 10% of the registration fee – whichever is larger – will be allowed 30 days prior to the event. If refund is requested 7 days before the event, only 50% of the total registration fee will be returned. No refund will be accommodated subsequently.  New AIG Applicants should include a photo-scan copy of their signed AIG applications with their registration to obtain AIG discounts.


HEALTH AND SAFETY

The Australia and New Zealand mining industries are known world-wide for their lead role in occupational health and safety. All Symposium participants will be required to comply with health and safety laws, regulations, recommendations and leader requests. Specifically:
• There will be compulsory safety inductions prior to all activities. The Safety Induction will cover: Personal Protective Equipment PPE, safe procedures, mine site / field trip rules, communication and reporting.
• For all activities there will be a designated leader responsible for safety and she/he is your first communication point on any safety issues.
• All safety and health issues should be reported to the responsible person immediately.
• On mine visits and exploration sites delegates will comply fully with the host company safety policy.
• On all mine visits participants are required to wear high-visibility clothing, long sleeved shirts, long trousers, wide brimmed sun hat (or supplied safety hard hat) and steel-toe capped safety boots. Inter-continental visitors only may contact rotorua2017@geosymposia.com.au who will arrange the loan or purchase of items. It is recommended that participants wear hats at all times. Sunscreen will be provided on field trips.
• Delegates should in confidence and in advance notify the Symposium organiser of any personal health or other safety factor that may impact on the Symposium, field trip or mine visits.
• All delegates on mine visits and field trips should be “fit for work”.
• All mining and exploration companies have a zero tolerance policy to drugs and alcohol. All host companies on mining and exploration tenements reserve the right to drug and alcohol test anyone or everyone. Anyone under the influence (including a reduced “fitness for work” from prescription drugs) will be immediately removed from the mine and/or excursion and no refund offered.
• The Symposium committee has a zero tolerance policy in relation to any behaviour that is unsafe. Persons deliberately not complying with the law, rules, recommendations or instructions will be immediately removed from the mine, excursion, course or Symposium and no refund offered.
• In the interests of everyone’s health, all symposia events, including courses, mine visits and field-work are strictly no smoking. There is to be no smoking in vehicles. 
• Delegates to the symposium and short courses should wear covered footwear.
• All safety incidents and accidents should be reported as soon as possible, irrespective of how minor they may appear.

SYMPOSIUM VENUE - DISTINCTION HOTEL

Distinction Rotorua is hosting the Gold 17 conference in 2017. Distinction Rotorua Hotel offers 4-star hotel rooms for every budget. From a simple superior room to an elegant suite, there are a range of refurbished accommodation options to suit your needs. Distinction Rotorua is located just minutes from the city centre and adjacent to the world renowned Whakarewarewa Forest. The hotel offers a range of facilities for guests including FREE unlimited WiFi, outdoor heated swimming pool and Jacuzzi, venture into our underground private grotto spas for a relaxing soak and complimentary guest car parking making the hotel a superb base for exploring the Rotorua area.

Rates specific for the event dates are as follow:

Standard Rooms: $149.00 incl. GST per room per night based on single share occupancy
Deluxe Rooms: $159.00 incl. GST per room per night based on single share occupancy
Junior Suites: $195.00 incl. GST per suite per night based on single share occupancy
Executive Suites: $205.00 incl. GST per suite per night based on single share occupancy
2 Bedroom Presidential Suite: $450.00 incl. GST per night 
Full Buffet Breakfast: Included in the accommodation package based on single share occupancy. $24.00 incl. GST extra for person double or twin share occupancy rooms 


      

To avail the discounted rates, you can book directly with the hotel by clicking on this link: www.distinctionhotelsrotorua.co.nz/gold17



 

LOCAL INFORMATION

ROTORUA, NEW ZEALAND

 

        

Rotorua (www.rotoruanz.com) has a population of 68,000 and is an iconic tourism destination attracting 2.9 million domestic and international visitors annually. It is a thriving city with an economy focused around tourism, retailing, forestry and manufacturing.
Rotorua is often referred to as the ‘Lake District’ because of the number of fishable lakes within its boundaries. It was historically New Zealand’s first tourism destination, because of thermal features such as the Pink and White Terraces (destroyed in the 1886 Tarawera eruption). Rotorua continues as the centre for geothermal attractions and visitors are immediately aware of the geothermal environment because of the characteristic scent of sulphur in the air.
Several other attractions are nearby. Lake Taupo and the coastal city of Tauranga are each only an hour drive away, and the classic andesite stratovolcanos of Mt Ruapehu and Mt Nguaruhoe are less than two hours drive from Rotorua.
Apart from the abundance of local tourism attractions, Rotorua offers visitors a range of accommodation options, a vibrant retail district of more than 250 shops and more than 50 restaurants including European, Italian, Thai, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Indian, and Mexican cuisine options. 
Rotorua is the heartland of New Zealand Maori culture, with Maori making up approximately 35% of the population in the Rotorua district. Delegates will have the opportunity to experience the warm spirit of Te Maori with a traditional Maori powhiri (welcome), concert and hangi (food cooked in an earth oven).

 


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