Australian Institute of Geoscientists Bulletin No. 26, 1999. Abstracts from the conference, held in Mildura, Victoria, 2123 April 1999. The Murray basin mineral province is now being recognised as a major resource for the next millennium. Mineral sands is the focus of this conference but the challenge lies with our Geoscience colleagues as to what else may be discovered below the sand cover. The Committee is made up of the Geological Survey of Australia, Victorian, Division, the Australian Institute of Geoscientists, New South Wales Division and the Central Victoria Branch of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. The organising Committee has targeted this topic that will develop interest and stimulate advances in this aspect of mineral development. The committee believes that the papers in this volume create a benchmark for the development of mineral sand province located within the fragile environment of the Murray-Darling Basin, a minerals province unique in its setting, frozen in time in strand lines and ancient beaches. A volume of this nature will contribute to the greater understanding of the potential in the Murray Basin. May by this combined effort our three professional groups be seen to be formulating goodwill and endeavours to assist development of our great nations mineral resources in a responsible manner for the benefit of the industry professionals, academics and the laymen alike.
Stewart R. 1999. Murray Basin Mineral Sands: Extended Abstracts. New South Wales Department of Mineral Resources. Bulletin No. 26. pp 259.