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Webb and Howchin Medals

The Bruce Webb Medal may be awarded annually to a person distinguished for leadership
that has advanced the earth sciences and/or contributions to the advance of knowledge within
the earth sciences. The award will be made in regard to achievements associated with South

The 2015 recipient of the Bruce Webb Medal is Jim Jago

The Walter Howchin Medal may be awarded annually to a researcher in the early stage
of their research careers who is distinguished by their significant published research work
within the earth sciences. Research contributions are judged on the quality, originality and
recognition. Researchers should be 35 years of age or younger.

The 2015 recipient of the Walter Howchin Medal is Rian Dutch

New Field Brochure – Robe Geological Trail

The GSA SA Division is pleased to announce the publication of the new field guide for Robe
and surrounding areas, the 8th in the continuing series of South Australian Geology Field
Brochures. The guide was prepared by John Cann of the GSA SA Division and the Field Guide
Download a copy of the guide here
For further details on this series of field guides please visit the GSA SA website


Next Meeting

19 November 2015, Adelaide
Talk:Geology, petrochemistry and tectonic setting of the Muslim Bagh Ophiolite, Northwestern Pakistan

Speaker: Dr Mohammad Ishaq Kakar, University of Adelaide and University of Balochistan
PLUS: a short presentation on ‘Metamorphic and Structural Evolution of the Jebel Ja’alan
Basement in Oman’ by Brandon Alessio, 2015 GSA/Playford Trust Scholarship awardee
Location: Mawson Lecture Theatre, University of Adelaide
Time: 5.30pm

11 December 2015, Adelaide
12th SA Exploration and Mining Conference

Venue: Adelaide Convention Centre
For further details:

13 December 2015, Adelaide
Special December Event:Opals at the SA Museum

Venue: South Australia Museum
Meet at the foyer at 3.00pm
Price of entry $17 adults, $12 student, child (<16) $5, family $35, members of the museum free.
Anticipated time for event 2 hours, plus beverages at the Hotel Richmond afterwards.
For further details:


Anna Petts

Vice Chair

Morgan Blades

Treasurer / Conference Administration
Claire Wade

Programme Secretary
Kevin Wills

Simon Holford

Web Page Editor
Robert Dart

General Commitee
Len Alman,
Barry Cooper,
John Foden,
Caroline Forbes
Simon Holford,
Benjamin Kimpton
Richard Lilly,
Gunther Longueville,
Tom Raimondo,
Mick Roche,
Heather Duff, Student representative,

Geological Heritage
Bob Major (Convenor),Wayne Cowley, Pam Hasenhohr, Colin Conor, Ian Lewis.

SA Stratigraphy Subcommission

Wayne Cowley (Convenor), Jim Jago

Geological education:
Len Altman

Field Guide Subcommittee
: Barry Cooper (Convenor), Noel Hiern (Secretary), John Cann, Colin Conor,
Wayne Cowley, Jim Jago, Nick Langsford, Bob Major

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