Queensland Chapter

Logging of Core for Mining Purposes Introducing the New CoalLog Manual

Joe Gough, Insite Geology

The course aims to (further) educate geotechnical / environmental engineers, geologists and geotechnicians who find themselves logging and/or interpreting soil and rock logs in a Mining Environment and more specifically a Coal Mining Environment. The content assumes that the participants already have a basic understanding of soil and rock logging. The course is particularly relevant to professionals starting their careers or exposing their career to the (Coal) Mining Industry. The course could also be useful for senior level professionals wanting to refresh their general soil/rock logging knowledge and get an Introduction to the newly developed CoalLog Manual.

Joe will start the proceedings with an overview of logging of soil and rock in accordance with AS 1726 followed by some key finer points of AS 1726. Following this brief overview Joe will take us through the new CoalLog manual and outline its development, objectives and applications throughout the current industry. After lunch, Joe will lead the practical session where participants work in small groups to apply the theory and log real samples under the guidance and instruction of experienced industry professionals. At the end of the course, results of each group’s logging will be reviewed against test result data, and the outcomes discussed amongst all participants.


Please Note – This Course is Strictly Limited to 25 People

What to Bring: Closed shoes, clothing suitable for a soils lab, (handouts and exercises will be provided).

Inclusions: Registration fee is GST inclusive and includes reception, morning tea, light lunch, afternoon tea and afternoon Drinks.

Engineers Australia members participating in AGS technical sessions can record attendance on their personal CPD logs. Members should refer to Engineers Australia CPD policy for details on CPD types, requirements and auditing guidelines.