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The EIG Committee are pleased to announce  the next EIG 1 day technical meeting  will take place on Wednesday 21st June 2017.  The meeting is likely to focus on Exploration, Investigations and Monitoring.
 More information will be posted shortly. If you have any questions or would like to assist in the organisation of the 1 day technical meeting please contact Geoff Walton via email at: geoffw@dustscan.co.uk

Recognising the 50th Anniversary of the Aberfan Disaster at the EIG 2016

At this year's EIG conference the Ansel Dunham lecture was presented by Dr Alan Cobb. The topic was regarding the Aberfan Disaster and was titled "The Aberfan disaster and its continuing relevance 50 years on".  The EIG felt it important to recognise the 50th Anniversary of the  Aberfan Disaster and its implications to the many professionals that attend EIG meetings as they deal regularly with the consequences in the form of the legislation that came out of the act and regulations following the disaster. 

Moreover the EIG is well aware of the need for continued vigilance in these matters since several serious near misses have occurred fortunately without loss of life or injury.  Dr Cobb was extremely well suited to talk on the subject being one of the few people involved in detailed materials testing of tip materials in the NCB funded research work that followed the disaster in the early 1970’s and who has continued to be involved with coal and coal measure geotechnics ever since. The synopsis to Dr Cobb's lecture at the EIG 2016 can be read by clicking the link below:

The Aberfan disaster and its continuing relevance 50 years on

EIG Birmingham 2016 - Video Round Up

Follow the link below and watch a summary of this years conference held at the University of Birmingham in September. 


Thanks to the following for their hard work and support in helping to organise the 19th EIG Conference - 2016:

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What are EIG Conferences?



The Extractive Industry Geology (EIG) Conferences are renowned as a series of highly successful conferences held every 2 years that provide a unique scientific and technical shop window for the non-petroleum extractive industry.

It is run by geo-professionals working within the industry, with the aim of delivering a focused training event for people working in this sector.

The EIG Conference is an essential training event for all earth scientists associated with the extractive minerals sector, helping them to keep abreast of current and future trends, innovation and best practice.

In particular it will appeal to those involved in the following fields:

  • Geology
  • Hydrogeology
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Quarry Development Design and Planning
  • Restoration and After Use
  • Reserve and Resource Estimation and Reporting

Previous delegates have typically included:

  • Governmental and Non-Governmental organisations (e.g. BGS, SEPA, EA, SNH, EH etc)
  • Technical teams working for mineral operators
  • Consultants supplying services to the non-petroleum extractive industry
  • Those involved in research and development for the industrial minerals sector


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