Field Trips

Field trips will proceed only if minimum numbers are reached, should a field trip be cancelled that you have paid and registered for, you will be notified and refunded the full amount.

Should you wish to cancel your attendance for a field trip, standard registration cancellation terms and conditions apply.

If you are attending the conference, field trips may be booked via the main delegate registration site.

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Geology of the Northern Perth Basin

Dates: 6–10 September (5 days)
Location Commences at 8:30 at GSWA core library (37 Harris St, Carlisle), finishes in Perth CBD
Field Trip Blurb Examine Permian – Lower Triassic core, including from the Waitsia field and wells used to evaluate shale-gas, and equivalent outcrops at Irwin River. The excursion also takes in Cretaceous exposures on Murchison House Station that are well known from the offshore Carnarvon Basin, and the Siluro-Ordovician in spectacular coastal cliffs and Murchison gorge.
Field Trip Coordinators Arthur Mory & David Haig
Capacity 8 to 31
Cost Per Person $1800 – includes basic Twin Share accommodation, all meals, some snacks, transportation and entry fees.

Add $165 for single accommodation supplement

Special Requirements/Safety Requirements On outcrops wear ankle-covering hiking boots, long sleeve shirt and wide-brimmed hat. Also bring a water bottle, G-pick and hand lens. Also consider wearing ankle and/or knee supports, and bring a hiking stick for around Kalbarri, if needed.

Mines and Wines of the Southwest

Dates 6–9 September (4 days)
Location Commences at 7:30 in East Perth on Friday morning and returns to Perth late afternoon on Monday
Field Trip Blurb Examine five mines and a gasfield, view high-grade Leeuwin Complex metamorphics in a spectacular coastal setting and visit several wineries in the highly-renowned Margaret River wine region.  Mineral deposits include those of gold, bauxite, lithium-tantalum, coal and titanium-zircon (heavy mineral sand) as well as the Whicher Range gasfield.  Delegates will also be driven past a number of mineral downstream processing facilities.
Field Trip Coordinators Mike Freeman and Mike Donaldson
Maximum Capacity 31
Cost Per Person $1800 – includes high-quality motel accommodation, all meals and transportation.
Travel included Coach, staying in high-quality motels and includes all meals
Special Requirements/Safety Requirements All mine visits will require long-sleeved shirts and long pants and steel-capped boots.  Helmets, safety glasses and high-visibility vests will be provided at mine-sites.  Personal items, medications and daily water bottles should be brought.  The weather should be mild with a chance of some rain showers on one or two days

Sequence Stratigraphy & Sedimentology of the highly prospective Early Permian oil and gas play in the North Perth Basin

Dates 6 – 8 September 2019, 09.00am at Crown, finishes at Crown
Location Coalseam Conservation Park, staying at Mingenew Hotel
Field Trip Blurb The Purpose of the Field Excursion is to examine the beautifully exposed, regressive to transgressive, Early Permian sequence along the Irwin River in the Coalseam Conservation Park. The excursion will focus on sedimentology and ichnofacies within a predictive sequence stratigraphic context and how these relate to depositional environment, lateral facies changes and changes in relative sea-level. Well logs, core and seismic examples will be used to compare the outcrop to the prospective play in the basin, providing attendees the opportunity to better understand this actively explored depositional system.
Field Trip Coordinators Simon Sturrock (Strat Trap), Amely Allgoewer (MGPalaeo) & Darren Ferdinando (Murphy Oil)
Capacity 12 – 31
Cost Per Person $1050 includes basic accommodation, meals, and transportation.
Travel included Cost per person includes basic accommodation, meals and transportation
Special Requirements/Safety Requirements Sturdy, hard toed walking boots are essential, long sleeve shirts, hats and sun protection are advised. It is spring, so days are warm and sunny with occasional showers, while nights get chilly. A small backpack, water bottle and fly net are useful. Remember to take enough water to drink with you when walking. Hammers, chisels and fossicking are not allowed in the Coalseam Conservation Park, but cameras and hand lenses are.
The two river sections are 3.5 and 0.5 km walks on coarse river gravel. If unsure of your ability on rough ground, wear ankle and knee supports and use hiking sticks. At all times be careful of where you are walking and standing.

Key Dates

Early Bird Registration Opens: 1 March 2019
Abstract Submission Extension: Friday 12 April 2019
Author Notification: 31 May 2019

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