The programme is now being formulated for the next major PACRIM Conference for the Australasian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy (AusIMM).
The 2019 event will be held in Auckland, to be held from April 2-5 at the Cordis Hotel on the theme of Mineral Systems in the Pacific Rim.
Planned field trips take in a visit to Rangitoto Island where a prominent volcano erupted 600 years ago, another trip to some of the 53 cold volcanoes surrounding Auckland city; a geology excursion to New Caledonia; geothermal and epithermal systems of NZ’s North Island and porphyry and vein copper-gold deposits in the Cadia region of New South Wales.
Speakers will include Kiwi and other prominent geoscientists who work and lecture on the Pacific Rim, including Doug Kirwin of Realgold Resources Corporation, Professor Richard Sibson and Prof Dave Craw of Otago University; Rich Goldfarb of the Colorado School of Mines and China University of Geosciences Beijing; Sharon Flynn of OceanaGold Corporation; and Lawrence Meinert, scientist emeritus of the US Geological Survey.
There is a strong Kiwi influence in the organising committee, including Tony Christie of GNS Science; Annette Pocock of New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals; Julie Rowland of Auckland University and Shaun Barker of the University of Waikato.