Auckland 3-5 April

Mineral Systems of the Pacific Rim Congress 2019


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About the conference

AusIMM’s PACRIM Congress brings together exploration, research, mining and project development professionals to review the geology, exploration and development of mineral deposits of the ‘Pacific Rim’. In 2019, PACRIM will have an integral focus on leading edge exploration technology, newly developed concepts regarding ore genesis and discovery, and development case studies.

The three-day program features over 80 technical papers, presented by renowned industry leaders including 19 keynote speakers and 11 invited speakers. Presentations will provide delegates with an update on research in mineral exploration and techniques, mineralisation styles and discovery case studies.

Delegates will also have the opportunity to attend networking and social events, connect with world leaders in mineral exploration and research, and access an exhibition showcasing the latest technology for exploration. An extended program of field trips and short courses will be available to delegates pre- and post-conference, providing further professional development opportunities to conference delegates.

Join us in Auckland for PACRIM 2019.

Congress Themes

We welcome papers with a geophysics theme that fall under any one of these sessions or themes.

  • Mineral system understanding

    Mineral system and exploration targeting; Mineralisation Processes; Multi-scale characterisation: atoms to cratons; Geometallurgy of PACRIM deposits; and Data in Geoscience.

  • Exploration, Mining Investment and New Project Developments

    Advances in exploration techniques; and Mining Investment and New Project Developments.

  • Mineralisation Styles

    Epithermal Systems; IOCG and related deposits; Magmatic Fe-Ti-Cr oxide and Ni-Cu-PGE sulphide deposits; Orogenic Au; Intrusion-related Au; Porphyry Deposits; Skarn and Replacement Deposits; VMS/SEDEX and modern ocean floor systems; and Sediment hosted/Carlin deposits.

  • Provinces and Case Studies

    China, Malaysia, Vietnam and Laos; New Zealand and Eastern Australia; PNG, Indonesia, Philippines; Chile and South America; and Northern Pacific Rim (North America and Russia).

Sponsorship opportunities are available


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Presentations by leading industry figures with opportunities to interact.


A truly global gathering of resource industry professionals


Attend world-class workshops and technical talks to earn PD hours