Pre-conference Workshops

We are offering two Pre-Conference Workshops in association with the 2021 Biennial Meeting to be held in the CSIRO ARRC Building in Perth on Monday 1st Nov.

1. Geochemical thermodynamics for Critical Minerals: data, tools and applications


Convenors: Yuan Mei (CSIRO) and Evgeniy Bastrakov (GA)


Time: Monday, 1st November, 2021, 9am – 3pm
Venue: CSIRO ARRC building (Room TBC), (26 Dick Perry Avenue, Kensington, WA 6151 Australia)

This half-day workshop will review thermodynamic modelling tools currently available for our work, and currently in use with us, with a focus on the application/limitation of the thermodynamic tools and data in the critical minerals modelling. We will also share hands-on experience on the below:

  • What’s software tools and datasets for critical elements are available, what you/we use

  • What are the current limitations?

  • What should be done (if we can influence the development, or keep developing something in-house like GeoTPD or any utilities complimenting the major programs)

Further info and to register interest: email 

2. Using ‘pyrolite’ for Geochemical Data Analytics: An Introduction


Convenor Morgan Williams (CSIRO).

pyrolite is an open-source Python package for working with geochemical data which aims to help geoscientists new to coding get off the ground quickly. It contains a variety of functionality for the processing, transformation and visualisation of geochemical and mineralogical data (see for more information). This hands-on workshop will introduce Python and the Jupyter ecosystem, showcase some of pyrolite’s key features and demonstrate a series of geochemical data analytics workflows. This workshop will run throughout the morning, with some time for exploration and open discussion in the early afternoon. No previous experience with programming or Python is necessary. Participants should bring their own laptops, but the workshop will largely be conducted via web browser, so no software installation will be necessary.

Workshop content is accessible here.

Further info and to register interest: email

Registration fee for each: ($60 TBC), catering (lunch + tea break) included

Transport to Yallingup (the SGMMP conference venue): Bus is organised by the conference, departure at 3:30pm Monday afternoon. Fees not included here. Please check upon your registration.