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Upcoming Lecture

The Field Geology Club of South Australia presents:
the 33rd Brian Daily Memorial Lecture

"Top Shelf Sedimentary Structures"

Thursday June 6th 2024 at 7 pm
by Dr Nick Lemon
University of Adelaide

Mawson Lecture Theatre, 
Department of Earth Sciences, University of Adelaide

     Identifying sedimentary structures is one of the best ways to determine the depositional environment for sedimentary rocks. It is a particularly useful approach for Proterozoic (more than 540 million years old) sediments where there are limited fossils to help with the interpretation. This presentation focuses on shallow marine structures, including wave, tidal and storm generated features and textures. It is illustrated with outcrop examples from the Flinders Ranges and modern analogues.
     Nick Lemon graduated from the University of Adelaide in 1973 with a BSc (Honours) in geology. He worked for BHP Whyalla for 10 years before returning to undertake PhD studies of sedimentation around diapirs in the Flinders Ranges. After completing his PhD he taught at the NCPGG (National Centre for Petroleum Geology and Geophysics) at the University of Adelaide. In 2002 Nick moved to work for Santos, starting as a development geologist working on the Cooper Basin. He retired in 2017 as Principal Sedimentologist, specialising in reservoir quality and depositional environment interpretation from core and cuttings.

The lecture will be preceded by a presentation by the 2024 Brian Daily prizewinners Hayden Michelotti and Lana Barone, on their experiences at the Pichi Richi field camp.

Members and visitors are warmly invited to attend. No booking requirement.
University policy is to close doors at 7.00 pm, so be sure to arrive punctually! The door will however be checked briefly for late arrivals immediately before the main lecture starts (around 7.10 to 7.15 pm). The FGC doorbell will no longer be available.
Refreshments will be served in the tea room following the meeting.

Please be warned that there is no wheelchair access to the lecture theatre.

Upcoming Workshop

Watch this space for the next workshop in 2024

10 Minute Topic

There will not be a 10-minute talk in June