NZ Branch Conference

Special registration offer for NZ Branch members to attend PACRIM 2019


In 2019, in lieu of the NZ Branch annual conference, a stream dedicated to NZ will be offered during the PACRIM congress on Thursday 4 April.
NZ Branch members will be able to access a special day rate of NZ$660 which will include a complimentary dinner ticket (valued at NZ$160). NZ Branch members will also have access to the  pre- and post-congress short courses and field trips at the member rate.
*This is a special AusIMM New Zealand member only offer and is only applicable to current AusIMM NZ Members.
Early-bird full congress registrations are also available closing on Monday 11 February. Register for the congress here.

Register for the NZ Branch Conference 2019

Conference Program - Thursday 4 April 2019

8.25am - 8.30amSession Chair introduction: Dean Fergusson, Chairman AusIMM New Zealand Branch
8.30am - 9.00amKeynote Presentation 9
Julie Rowland, The University of Auckland - Making Zealandia’s Cretaceous-to-recent metal belt: the golden trigger
9.00am - 9.30amKeynote Presentation 10
Stuart Simmons, Hot Solutions - Boiling zones and precious metal mineralisation in epithermal environments
9.30am - 10.00amKeynote Presentation 11
Dave Craw, University of Otago - Orogenic deposits: new approaches to old goldfields in New Zealand
10.00am - 10.30amKeynote Presentation 12
Cornel de Ronde, GNS Science - The distribution and transport of metals within a magmatic seafloor hydrothermal system
10.30am - 11.00amMorning Tea and Exhibition
11.00am - 12.30pm6A: New Zealand session 1 - Prospectivity and potential
11.00am - 11.15amRobert Smillie, GNS Science - The mineral systems of the Zealandia continent: 500 million years and counting
11.15am - 11.30amMatt Hill, GNS Science - Mineral potential modelling of onshore Zealandia
11.30am - 11.45amPatricia Durance, GNS Science - Understanding the mineral potential for critical elements in New Zealand: The case for nickel and cobalt
11.45am - 12.00pmAdam Martin, GNS Science - Regional-scale multi-element in soil baseline surveys over prospective mineral camps in New Zealand
12.00pm - 12.15pmSimon Harder Holm Nielsen, Kenex - Lithium prospectivity of hydrothermally altered rhyolitic lacustrine sediments of the
Taupo Volcanic Zone, New Zealand
12.15pm - 12.30pmMark Rattenbury, GNS Science - Increasing accessibility and interoperability of New Zealand geoscience information for mineral exploration
12.30pm - 1.30pmLunch and Exhibition
1.30pm - 3.00pm7A: New Zealand session 2 - Epithermal and orogenic gold
1.30pm - 2.00pmInvited speaker: Rick Streiff, OceanaGold - Road to discovery at WKP, New Zealand
2.00pm - 2.15pmLeroy Crawford-Flett, OceanaGold - Exploration of epithermal quartz vein systems at Waihi, Hauraki Goldfield
2.15pm - 2.30pmPaul Angus, Consultant - Exploration of orogenic gold deposits in the Reefton Goldfield, New Zealand
2.30pm - 2.45pmPhaedra Upton, GNS Science - Regional crustal structure, fluid and metal transport pathways of Otago illuminated by geophysics
2.45pm - 3.00pmHamish Blakemore, OceanaGold - Advances in the understanding of the structural setting of mineralisation within the
Hyde-Macraes Shear Zone and the discovery of new resources, Macraes Mine, New Zealand
3.00pm - 3.30pmAfternoon Tea and Exhibition
3.30pm - 5.00pm8A: New Zealand session 3 - Gold, tungsten and industrial minerals
3.30pm - 3.45pmPaul Angus, Consultant - Sams Creek porphyry gold deposit, Northwest Nelson, New Zealand
3.45pm - 4.00pmDoug MacKenzie, University of Otago - Textures and grain size of scheelite as a potential byproduct, Macraes Au mine, New Zealand
4.00pm - 4.15pmColin Dunn, Colin Dunn Consulting - Biogeochemical exploration: Orientation surveys in New Zealand
4.15pm - 4.30pmRobert Brathwaite, GNS Science - Epithermal zeolite mineralisation, central Taupo Volcanic Zone, New Zealand
4.30pm - 4.45pmTom Ritchie, Hardie Pacific - Placer garnet deposits of the South Island's West Coast, New Zealand
4.45pm - 5.00pmChris Castle, Chatham Rock Phosphate - Phosphate: Chatham Rise, New Zealand
5.00pm - 6.30pmNetworking Drinks and Exhibition
7.00pm - 10.00pmCongress Dinner, Hilton Hotel, Auckland