John Keeling


John Keeling is currently senior principal geologist and program coordinator of the Mineral Systems Footprints team at the Geological Survey of South Australia with the Department of the Premier and Cabinet. He has an MSc in Industrial Mineralogy from the University of Hull (UK) and over 40 years experience in applied mineralogy related principally to the evaluation of industrial minerals projects and in refining techniques for mineral exploration.

Why are you excited about participating in IMA2018?
An international mineralogy conference in Australia is the ideal opportunity to reinforce the importance of mineralogical research in understanding geological processes and the significance of our mineral resources endowment.


Session: D.C. Bear McPhail Memorial Symposium – a celebration of Bear’s legacy as a scientist and mentor

Prof. Bear McPhail left us suddenly on March 12, 2017. This session celebrates Bear’s extensive scientific contribution to the broader field of geochemistry (experimental geochemistry; regolith; groundwater; and so many others). We in particular welcome contributions by students and colleagues celebrating Bear’s legacy as a mentor and inspiration. Vale Bear.