Venue: Athens, Greece
Travel report by Carl Young
Thanks to a travel grants from Geoconferences (WA) Inc., through the JH Lord Travel Grants Scheme, and The University of Western Australia, I was able to attend the 7th Biennial Society of Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits Conference, held at the National Technical University of Athens from 24 to 28 August 2003.
The main reason to attend this conference was to present an oral paper entitles ” Sediment-hosted disseminated gold mineralization in the Palaeoproterozoic Ashburton Province, Western Australia: a new epizonal orogenic gold province related to Capricorn Orogeny?” The presentation provided some detail on the characteristics of gold mineralization in a Palaeoproterozoic province that, to date, has received relatively limited attention. The conference was an opportunity to present dome of my recent work and provide further information on a less-known gold province in Western Australia.
I benefited from attendance at the conference because there were a number of oral presentations given on recent research on Carlin-type deposits, which have particular relevance to my research. There were also some interesting presentations in the Orogenic Gold and Epithermal Systems Sessions.
The conference was a success and the exercise was a worthwhile venture. The presentation will be repeated on 30 October 2003 as part of a day of talks held at the Centre for Global Metallogeny and presented by the UWA Student Chapter of the Society of Economic Geologists, and Geoconferences (WA) Inc.