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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

24 September 2015, Adelaide
GSA SA Division joint meeting with the SEG and AIG

Rare Earth Elements - History, Policy and Ore Deposits
Speaker: Larry Meinert, USGS, Chief Editor of Economic Geology
Location: Mawson Lecture Theatre, University of Adelaide
Time: 5.30pm

10 October 2015, Adelaide
GeoFamily Picnic, GSA SA Division, Australian Society of Economic Geophysicists,
Adelaide University Geological Society, and the Geological Survey of South Australia

Venue: Princess Elizabeth Playground, South Terrace
Time: 9am to 1pm
A sausage sizzle will be provided, and attendees are invited to bring a child-friendly (no nuts!)
plate to share on the day, plus drinks. Hats and sunscreen are recommended. There will also
be activities for all ages on the day. For more information, please contact GSA secretary,
Morgan Blades ( and look in next month's newsletter for updates.


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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