Ken Preston and Dick Sanders were awarded the 2021 Leichhardt Award during the 2021 Bowen Basin Symposium Dinner, hosted at The Big Shed in Mackay, Queensland. The award dinner followed the second day’s proceedings of the 2021 Bowen Basin Symposium, held at the Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre on 28-30 March 2022.
Ken Preston and Dick Sanders developed an equation to estimate the density of coal more accurately, which has become part of the industry’s lexicon known as the Preston-Sanders equation.
Ken & Dick’s Leichhardt award citations can be viewed by clicking on the links below.
Don’t miss out on your opportunity to partipate in the 2021 Bowen Basin Symposium
Coal will continue to be used for many years but how it is used will evolve. Carbon is an essential element which will be used in innovative ways to meets society’s demands. The 2021 BBS is a great opportunity to reflect on where we have come from, share where we are now, and consider what the future holds.
Glencore & the BBGG would like to invite you to the final BBGG meeting of 2019 at Rolleston Mine.
WHERE: Rolleston Mine DATE: Thursday 31 October 2019 TIME: Approximately 10:30 am til 3:30 pm PPE: Please bring your own long sleeve high-vis shirt, long pants, safety boots, hard hat and safety glasses.
Registration is limited to 45 people.
A preliminary agenda (taking into consideration flights & travel time to/from Emerald) is as follows:
10:30 – 11:00 Arrival at Rolleston Mine, visitor sign-in/registration 11:00 – 13:00 Site Welcome/Induction, Technical Presentations 13:00 – 13:30 Lunch 13:30 – 15:00 Pit tour 15:00 – 15:30 Final business & depart from site
When organising travel to site, please consider car pooling to assist wtih parking arrangements for visitors to Rolleston Mine.
New Hope Group & the BBGG would like to invite you to the third BBGG meeting of 2019, for the final chance to see operations at Jeebropilly Mine.
WHERE: Rosewood Golf Club (Karrabin Rosewood Road, Rosewood) DATE: Wednesday 11 September 2019 TIME: Approximately 9:00 am til 5:00 pm PPE: Please bring your own long sleeve high-vis shirt, long pants, safety boots, hard hat and safety glasses.
New Hope Group are looking into options for bus transportation from/to Brisbane CBD. Please register your interest in using this service when you reserve your place for this meeting. Registering your interest in a seat on the bus is not confirmation at this stage; further seat confirmation requirements will be advertised at a later date.
Registrations are limited to 50 people.
A preliminary agenda is as follows:
09:00 – 09:30 Arrival at Rosewood Golf Club, visitor sign-in/registration 09:30 – 10:30 Welcome messages, site induction/familiarisation etc. 10:30 – 11:00 Morning Tea 11:00 – 12:30 Technical Presentations 12:30 – 13:30 Lunch 13:30 – 16:30 Pit tour (includes quick site visit to Oakleigh then Jeebropilly) 16:30 – 17:00 Return to Rosewood Golf Club, final business and departure
The BBGG hosted the 2019 BBGG-ACARP Meeting at the CQU Rockhampton North campus on 3-4 July 2019.
The event provided an opportunity for industry and research to collaborate on projects being completed through ACARP: the Australian Coal Association Research Program. Research presented throughout the day is available for BBGG members to peruse on the 2019 BBGG-ACARP Meeting page.
The event was covered in the media:
WIN News: unfortunately all we have is a camera recording of the TV, but better than nothing!