PROGRAM

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Underwater Mining Institute:

NEW PERSPECTIVES ON SEABED MINERAL DEPOSITS

13-18 November 2002
Te Papa, Wellington, New Zealand

13 November 2002 (Wednesday)
WELCOMING RECEPTION AND REGISTRATION
West Plaza Hotel (Cornish Room)
110-116 Wakefield Street
8:00 to 9:30 PM

14 and 15 November 2002 (Thursday and Friday)
TECHNICAL SESSIONS I, II, AND III
Te Papa (Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa)
Cable Street, Wellington
Rangimarie Room
8:30 AM TO 5:00 PM

WELCOME

Call to Order
Charles L. Morgan, UMI Chair

Host Overview
Alexander Malahoff, CEO, Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences

Sponsor Overview
James R. Hein, President, International Marine Minerals Society

 

 

SOUTHWESTERN PACIFIC SUBMARINE HYDROTHERMAL DEPOSITS, WITH AN EMPHASIS ON VOLCANIC ARCS
Cornel de Ronde, Session Chair

Exploring the Third Dimension of an Active Seafloor Hydrothermal System Hosted by Felsic Volcanic Rocks: ODP Leg 193 at PACMANUS, Papua New Guinea
Raymond A. Binns
CSIRO Exploration and Mining, Australia

Comparative Investigations on Submarine Hydrothermal Mineralization in the S.W. Pacific and Eastern Caribbean
David S. Cronan
Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, London

The Kermadec Arc: A Hot Prospect for Gold-rich Massive Sulfide Deposits?
Cornel E.J. de Ronde
Institute for Geological & Nuclear Sciences, New Zealand

An Exotic Au- and Ag-enriched Massive Sulfide Deposit from Mt. Jourdanne, Southwest Indian Ridge--Composition and Genetic Implications
Peter E. Halbach
Free University, Berlin, Germany

Continental Margin Hydrothermal Mineralization: Southern California Borderland
James R. Hein
U.S. Geological Survey
Menlo Park, California USA

Kuroko-type Deposits from the Izu-Ogasawara (Bonin) Arc, Japan
Kokichi Iizasa
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan

Exploring Submarine Volcanic Arcs from the Hydrothermal Plume Perspective
Gary J. Massoth
Institute for Geological & Nuclear Sciences, New Zealand

Investigations of Seafloor Hydrothermal Mineralization in Volcanic Arcs, Back Arcs and Continental Shelf Settings in SW Pacific and SE Asia
Timothy F. McConachy
Division of Exploration and Mining, CSIRO, Australia

The Japan/SOPAC Co-operative Deep-sea Mineral Resources Study Project -- Report on Results of Activities Between 2000 to 2002, with an Emphasis on Results of Marine Drilling in the North Fiji Basin, Fiji's EEZ
Nobuyuki Okamoto et al.
SOPAC (South Pacific Applied Geoscience Commission), Fiji

 

 

ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS OF INTEREST TO THE
DEVELOPMENT OF SEABED MINERALS

Charles L. Morgan, Session Chair

Assessment of the Rehabilitation of the Sea-bed Following Marine Aggregate Dredging
Sian Boyd
The Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Essex, United Kingdom

Number 8 Wire Technology -- Keeping the Costs Down
Keith Gordon
SeaROV Technologies Ltd., Whangarei, New Zealand

Development of a Virtual Reality Model Focusing on Reducing the Environmental Impact of Deep-Sea Mining
Jayne Holden
Mining Research Centre
The University of New South Wales, Australia

A Geologic Survey of the Near-shore Regions Around White Island, New Zealand; Sidescan Imagery, Rock and Gas Samples from the 1995 MMTC-WIS Survey
Gregory J. Kurras
Department of Geology & Geophysics
University of Hawai‘i, USA

Examining Extraction Options for Mining Seafloor Massive Sulphide Deposits Cameron Rees
Mining Research Centre
The University of New South Wales, Australia

 

 

OTHER TOPICS OF INTEREST TO
MARINE MINERALS DEVELOPMENT AND STUDY

Development of an Oceans Policy for New Zealand: A Perspective
Mac Beggs
GeoSphere Exploration Ltd, Lower Hutt, New Zealand

Correlation Between Mineralogical and Chemical Compositions of the Micro-Textures in Manganese Nodules
Hunsoo Choi
Petroleum and Marine Resources Division
Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources, Korea

A Chemical Evaluation of Ilmenite from Chavara and Manavalakurichi Deposits, Southwest Coast of India
K.T. Damodaran
Department of Marine Geology
Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi, India

Nature and Origin of the Vani Manganese Deposit, Milos, Greece
Geoff P. Glasby
Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Gas Hydrates of the West Coast of India
Subramanian Rajendran
Department of Marine Geology
Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi, India

Fine-scale Dating and Chemical Profiles of Deep-sea Ferromanganese Crusts in the Western and Central Pacific
Akira Usui1 and Ian Graham2
1National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan
2Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences, New Zealand

 

 

15 November 2002 (Friday)
BANQUET
Duxton Hotel Wellington
170 Wakefield Street
Duxton II and III
6:00 to 9:00 PM

 

16 to 18 November 2002 (Saturday - Monday)
GEOTECHNICAL TOUR OF WHITE ISLAND
16 November
     Bus tour from Wellington to Lake Taupo then onto the Waiotapu geothermal field; overnight in Whakatane
17 November
     White Island Tour (5-hour tour includes morning tea, surface transportation, 2-hour guided tour on the island, and lunch); overnight in Rotorua
18 November
     Return to Wellington

Cost: US$160 prepaid by 30 September 2002. This includes surface transportation and White Island Tour only. Reservations for lodging in Whakatane and Rotorua will be made by the UMI, but participants will cover their expenses directly with the motel proprietor. Meals and incidentals will be on each participant's own. Please complete the Motel Registration Form. Number of Persons: 20 min., 25 max.

For More Information, Contact:

Ms. Karynne Chong Morgan, Conference Coordinator
Underwater Mining Institute, Hawai‘i Undersea Research Laboratory
University of Hawai‘i, 1000 Pope Road, MSB 303, Honolulu, HI 96822 USA
Phone: 808.956.6036 Fax: 808.956.9772 Email: karynnem@hawaii.edu