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FIELD GEOLOGY CLUB PROGRAMME FOR 2017

 

DATE

 

ACTIVITY

 

TOPIC/THEME

 

LECTURER/LEADER(S)

Thurs 2 Feb

Lecture

Geological Heritage Sites of South Australia

Noel Hiern

Sun 26 Feb

½ day excursion

Marvel at Majestic Opals, North Adelaide

Cynthia Pyle

Thurs 2 March

Lecture

Bugs: Making gold nuggets around the world

Dr Frank Reith

Sun 19 March
NB Not last Sunday of month

Excursion

Coastal caves and cliffs boat trip: Second Valley to Cape Jervis
(Choice of am or pm trip)

Ian Lewis

Thurs 6 April

Lecture

Biostratigraphy: Keeping the geos honest

Geoff Wood

Sat 22 April to Wed 26 April

5-day excursion

Hard rocks, soft rocks and stromatolites of southern Yorke Peninsula

Bob Major

Thurs 4 May

Lecture

An evening of Petroleum: “Introduction to petroleum” and “The Bight Basin: Australia’s next petroleum province?”

David Schubert
Ian Young

Sun 28 May
12 noon to approx10 pm

Afternoon/ evening
excursion

Geology of Mt George and Mt Barker, and stargazing at Ray Emmerson’s astronomical observatory

Steve Elsby, Cynthia Pyle, Frances Williams, Ray Emmerson

Thurs 1 June

Lecture

South Australia’s Geological Survey and you!

Dr Steve Hill

Sat 24 to Sun 25 June

Weekend excursion

From schist to granite at Reedy Creek and Murray Bridge

Steve Elsby, Cynthia Pyle, Frances Williams

Thurs 6 July

Lecture

The Australian electricity Industry: Why are my bills so high?

Terry Krieg

Sun 30 July

½ day excursion

Rocks and fossils under the microscope

Frances Williams
Cynthia Pyle

Thurs 3 Aug

Brian Daily Memorial Lecture

Southern Limestones under Western Eyes: Discovering earth and life history

Dr Brian McGowran

Sun 27 August

Day excursion

Belair National Park: geology, conservation and history

Frances and Prof. .Martin Williams

Thurs 7 Sept
NB 7pm start

Ralph Tate Memorial Lecture

Eating on Ediacaran seafloors

Dr Jim Gehling

Sat 23 Sept to Wed 28

6 Day excursion

Arkaroola – Mountains, Minerals & A Hot Spring

Bob Major

Thurs 5 Oct

Lecture

Health consequences of climate change

Dr Eleanor Evans

Sun 22 Oct

Day excursion

Second Valley and Myponga: folds and fossils

Cynthia Pyle, Frances Williams, Steve Elsby

Thurs 2 Nov

AGM and members’ night

Fri 10 Nov

Annual Dinner

Sat 25 Nov

Picnic

 

Meetings begin at 7.45 pm unless otherwise stated. Each meeting, except September 7th, is preceded by a rock and mineral workshop, commencing at 6.30 pm. All are welcome to attend.

Monthly meetings usually begin at 7.45 pm, in the Mawson Lecture Theatre, Dept. of Geology, University of Adelaide, corner of Frome Road and Victoria Drive, unless otherwise notified .