Dudley Beach - image courtesy Gavin Ayre

Hunter Valley Branch

Talks & Events
HEDG - Hunter Valley Earth Sciences Discussion Group

HEDG formed in 2008 with the aim to increase the interaction between geoscientists in the Lower Hunter, promote geoscience, provide a platform to learn about current research and provide an opportunity for students to look at career options.

Previous HEDG Meetings
22 November 2016 
Speakers: Sean Melehan - Unravelling long-distance facies associations and sequence stratigraphy of the northern Sydney Basin.
Sebastian Wong - Provenance and structural evolution of the Yancannia Formation, southern Thomson Orogen.
Ryan Dwyer - Age and tectonic significance of the Louth Volcanics: implications for the evolution of the Tasmanides.

16 August 2016
Speakers: Ian Percival & Trudi Semeniuk
Topic: How geoheritage sites were identified in NSW in the late-1970s and early-1980s and geoheritage tool-kits.

21 June 2016
Speakers: Peter Stuart-Smith (presenter), Chris Woodfull, Bin Guo, & Lana Prendergast
Topic: A new regional structural / basin framework for the Gunnedah Basin and the southernmost extent of the Bowen Basin in NSW. 

24 May 2016
Speaker: Chris Yeats
Topic: Seafloor Mining - Boundless New Resources, or Pure Speculation?

15 March 2016
Speaker: Graham Carr
Topic: Reflections on 35 years of mineral exploration research in Australia - my views on the Top 5 most influential research outputs.


Chair: John Greenfield
E: john.greenfield@industry.nsw.gov.au

Deputy Chair: John Watkins
E: rocsolid@bigpond.net.au

Secretary: Phil Gilmore
E: phil.gilmore@industry.nsw.gov.au

Treasurer: Phil K Seccombe
E: Phil.Seccombe@newcastle.edu.au

Committee members
Simone Meakin
Robert Musgrave
Bronwyn Witham