Australian Clay Minerals Society

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Australian Clay Minerals Society

The ACMS is an exploratory society whose point is to assist the investigation of mud minerals and associated substances:-

by encouraging the trading of data among individuals from the Society, and, by and large, every one of those inspired by dirt minerals;

by giving offices to perusing and examination of papers on the techniques and aftereffects of exploration on dirt minerals and associated subjects;

by fortifying enthusiasm for dirt mineralogy; and,

by empowering the viable utilizations of mud mineral exploration.

The point of the Society should be to advance the investigation of dirt minerals and unified substances by:-

a) encouraging the trading of data among individuals from the Society, and, all in all, each one of those inspired by dirt minerals;

b) giving offices to perusing and talk of papers on the strategies and consequences of examination on dirt minerals and unified themes;

c) fortifying enthusiasm for mud mineralogy;

d) empowering the commonsense uses of dirt mineral examination;

e) such different means as the Committee may every once in a while think ideal.

The thought to frame an Australian Clay Minerals Society developed amid the 1950-s in the ripe seed beds of the Macaulay Institute in Edinburgh and at Rothamsted in Kent. George Walker was the prime mover, most likely after the case of the British Clay Minerals Group, and he enthused Keith Norrish and Jim Quirk with the idea.

On their arrival to Australia the Society came to fruition with George as President and Jack Hosking, Jim Quirk and Richard Thompson as Vice Presidents. Alan Posner was the Secretary, Keith Norrish and John Hutton were likewise on the Committee. George drafted Rules for the Society, and these structure the premise of our present Rules.

The inaugural meeting of the Society was at the University of Melbourne in February 1962. There were 56 registrants (see photo), and 24 papers were conveyed over the two days of the gathering, at the restful rate of two 60 minutes. The move call of creators is really a's Who of Australian dirt science.

After 5 biennial gatherings, the fourth as a one-day meeting amid the ninth International Conference of Soil Science and the fifth in conjunction with the Fourth Australian Ceramic Conference, the following decade was much calmer for the Society. Fred Loughnan sorted out the 6th as a Symposium of the International Geology Congress in Sydney, before Bill Cole reignited the oven with a meeting in Melbourne at the CSIRO Division of Building Research in 1980. The Society has held gatherings around at regular intervals from that point forward, including facilitating the eleventh International Clay Conference (which was likewise the thirteenth ACMS Conference)

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