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WARTA GEOLOGI

NEWSLETTER of the GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF MALAYSIA



Jilid 40 No. 3-4

ISSN 0126 - 5539

JULY–DECEMBER 2014

Volume 40 No. 3-4 PP2509/07/2013(032786)

Warta Geologi Newsletter of the Geological Society of Malaysia PERSATUAN GEOLOGI MALAYSIA Geological Society of Malaysia Council 2014/2015 President : Dr. Mazlan Madon Vice President : Mr. Abd Rashid Jaapar Secretary : Mr. Lim Choun Sian Assistant Secretary : Mr. Nicholas Jacob Treasurer : Mr. Ahmad Nizam Hasan Editor : Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ng Tham Fatt Immediate Past President : Prof. Dr. Joy Jacqueline Pereira Councillors : Assoc. Prof. Askury Abd Kadir Dr. Meor Hakif Amir Hassan Mr. Mohd Badzran Mat Taib Dr. Nur Iskandar Taib Mr. Robert Wong Dr. Samsudin Hj Taib Mr. Tan Boon Kong Dr. Tanot Unjah

Editor-in-Chief Ng Tham Fatt (University of Malaya)

Managing Editor Ralph L. Kugler (University of Malaya)

Editorial Board Prof. Dr. Abdul Rahim Samsudin (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia) Prof. Dr. Azman A. Ghani (University of Malaya) Prof. Dr. Basir Jasin (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia) Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chow Weng Sum (Universiti Teknologi Petronas) Prof. Dr. Felix Tongkul (Universiti Malaysia Sabah) Prof. Emeritus Dr. H.D. Tjia (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia) Prof. Dato' Dr. Ibrahim Komoo (Universiti Malaysia Terengganu)

The Geological Society of Malaysia was founded in 1967 with the aim of promoting the advancement of geoscience, particularly in Malaysia and Southeast Asia. The Society has a membership of about 600 local and international geoscientists. Warta Geologi (Newsletter of the Geological Society of Malaysia) is published quarterly by the Society. Warta Geologi covers short geological communications and original research, as well as reports on activities and news about the Society. It is distributed free-of-charge to members of the Society. Further information can be obtained from: The Editor Geological Society of Malaysia c/o Department of Geology, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Tel: 603-79577036 Fax: 603-79563900 Email: [email protected]

Cover photo: Folded quartz veins in graphitic schist, Rawang, Selangor. T.F. Ng

Prof. Dr. J.J. Pereira (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia) Prof. Dr. John K. Raj (University of Malaya) Prof. Dr. Lee Chai Peng (University of Malaya) Prof. Dr. Mohd Shafeea Leman (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia) Mr. Tan Boon Kong (Consultant) Prof. Dr. Wan Hasiah Abdullah (University of Malaya) Dato' Yunus Abdul Razak (Minerals & Geoscience Department Malaysia)

Secretariat Anna Lim

CATATAN GEOLOGI GEOLOGICAL NOTES

Barremian-Aptian radiolaria from Chert-Spilite Formation, Kudat, Sabah Wan Nursaiedah Wan Ismail*, Sanudin Hj. Tahir & Basir Jasin Program of Geology, School of Science and Technology, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, 888999 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah *Email address: [email protected] Abstract: Radiolarian chert in study area is from ophiolitic rocks association and occurs as alternate thin layer with siliceous shale. The radiolaria were retrieved from their siliceous matrix with hydroflouric acid before analyzed using optical microscope and scanning electron microscope. Several species of radiolarian were identified and their age ranging from Barremian to Aptian (Early Cretaceous). Geochemical analysis of radiolarian chert shows very high silica content (>70%) followed by Fe2O3 as the second most abundant element. The result indicates that the radiolarian chert is from basalt association. The low content of CaO suggests that the chert were deposited below calcite compensation depth. Other elements such as Al2O3, TiO2, Na2O, K2O, MgO, MnO and P2O5 are less than 3%. The three major elements Fe2O3, Al2O3 and TiO2 are used for interpreting the environment of chert deposition based on diagram of Murray, which suggests that the chert was deposited on ocean crust and their occurrence as thinly bedded chert indicates that the material was episodically transported by weak turbidity current. Keywords: chert, radiolaria, micropaleontology, Sabah, Early Cretaceous

INTRODUCTION Radiolarian chert at Bukit Pangaraban, Kudat (Figure 1) is related to the ophiolite association. The ophiolite association is comprising of diabase, basalt, lava pillow and spilite overlain by radiolarian chert. The association represents oceanic crust sequence of basic and ultrabasic rocks. The radiolarian chert has been studied by previous researchers (Basir et al., 1985; Basir and Sanudin 1988; Basir, 1990). The aim of this paper is to review the taxa of radiolarian in the chert and to interpret the environment of deposition based on geochemical data. PALEONTOLOGY OF RADIOLARIA Five samples (K1-K5) were taken from a quarry at Bukit Pangaraban. The samples were crushed into 0.5 cm fragments. The radiolaria were retrieved from the rocks using hydroflouric acid technique (Pessagno and Newport, 1972). The residue was washed with hydrogen peroxide to remove the remaining matrix. The decanting and counting of fossils were done using an optical microscope and the microphotographs of their morphology were taken using a scanning electron microscope. The stratigraphic distribution of the radiolaria indicates that the cherts in Kudat are ranging from Barremian to Aptian in Early Cretaceous (124-113 Ma). The samples from Bukit Pangaraban yielded a number of individual taxa. The most common species are Thanarla ISSN 0126–5539

pacifica, Dictyomitra communis, Pseudoeucyrtis hanni and Podobursa typical. This indicates that the age of the cherts is ranging from Barremian to Aptian (Basir, 2000). Microphotographs of radiolaria are shown in Figure 2. GEOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS Major elements compositions of five chert samples (K1-K5) were analysed using X-ray fluorescence method. The results are shown in Table 1. Generally, all the samples contain a high percentage of SiO2 followed by Fe2O3 and Al2O3. Three primary elements (Fe2O3, Al2O3 and TiO2)

Figure 1: Sample locality in Kudat, Sabah. Warta Geologi, Vol. 40, No. 3-4, Jul–Dec 2014, pp. 59–61

Wan Nursaiedah Wan Ismail, Sanudin Hj. Tahir & Basir Jasin

Figure 2: Barremian-Aptian radiolarian from Chert-Spilite Formation, Bukit Pangaraban, Kudat. (scale bar is indicated in each microphotograph). 1Conosphaera tuberosa (Tan Sin Hok); 2-Dictyomitra communis (Squinabol); 3-Thanarla pulchra (Squinabol); 4-Sethocapsa orca (Foreman); 5-Thanarla brouweri (Tan Sin Hok); 6-Pseudodictyomitra carpatica (Lozyniack); 7-Xitus spicularius (Aliev); 8-Holocryptocanium barbui (Dumitrica); 9-Dictyomitra comminis (Squinabol); 10-Thanaria pulchra (Squinabol); 11-Hemicryptocapsa capita (Tan Sin Hok); 12-Pseudoeucyrtis hanni (Tan); 13-Archaeodictyomitra lacrimula (Foreman); 14-Hiscocapsa gruterinki (Tan Sin Hok); 15-Cryptamhorella conara (Foreman); 16-Thanarla pseudodecora (Tan Sin Hok)

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Barremian-Aptian Table 1: Major elements compositions   SiO2 Al2O3 Fe2O3 K1 91.50 2.30 2.97 K2 91.60 2.11 2.96 K3 92.52 2.55 1.80 K4 92.33 2.90 1.80 K5 92.19 2.98 1.72

radiolaria from

Chert-Spilite Formation, Kudat, Sabah

of chert samples K1-K5 from TiO2 MgO CaO 0.15 0.35 0.05 0.18 0.34 0.04 0.20 0.34 0.05 0.10 0.35 0.02 0.19 0.33 0.02

Kudat, Sabah. Na2O K2O 0.50 0.52 0.48 0.56 0.50 0.35 0.59 0.58 0.50 0.55

MnO 0.02 0.09 0.02 0.02 0.01

P2O5 0.01 0.01 0.03 0.04 0.03

LOI 1.60 1.80 1.81 1.80 1.90

Total 99.97 100.17 100.17 100.53 100.42

sample points are located on pelagic domain (Figure 3), suggesting that the depositional environment was deep oceanic environment near the spreading centre. The occurrence of siliceous beds of cherts indicates the presence of hemipelagic argillaceous material that was transported episodically by weak turbidity currents into the environment. CONCLUSION The age of radiolarian chert from Bukit Pangaraban, Kudat is ranging from Barremian to Aptian. The ophiolitic chert in the study area represents the oceanic crust that was formed during Early Cretaceous and this association represents the oldest rocks in Sabah. REFERENCES

Figure 3: Geochemical data of chert plot on Fe2O3/TiO2 vs Al2O3/(Al2O3+Fe2O3) discrimination diagram of Murray (1994).

are used to interprete the deposition environment for chert by Murray (1994). ENVIRONMENT OF DEPOSITION The ophiolitic rocks association and the geochemical data indicates that the chert from Kudat was deposited on oceanic crust. Geochemical data from the chert were plotted on the Fe2O3/TiO2 vs Al2O3/( Al2O3+ Fe2O3) discrimination diagram of Murray (1994). All

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Basir Jasin, 1990. Kajian radiolaria dan geokimia rijang di utara Sabah. Prosiding Persidangan Sains Bumi dan Masyarakat. Bangi: 244-256. Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. Basir Jasin, 2000. Geological significance of radiolarian chert in Sabah. Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. Basir Jasin & Sanudin Tahir, 1988. Barremian Radiolaria from the Chert-Spilite Formation, Kudat, Sabah. Sains Malaysiana, 18. 57-75. Basir Jasin, Sanudin Tahir & Abd Rahim Samsudin, 1985. Lower Creatceous Age of Radiolarian from the Chert-Spilite Formation, Kudat Sabah. Warta Geologi, 11(4):161-162. Murray, R.W., 1994. Chemical criteria to identify the depositional environment of chert: general principles and applications. Sedimentary Geology, 90(3-4) 213–232 Pessagno, E. A. & Newport, R. L. 1972. A technique for extracting Radiolaria from radiolarian cherts. Micropaleontology, 18(2), 231-234.

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Retirement Lecture No. 4 Groundwater contributions in times of drought – Role of JMG Mohammed Hatta B. Abd. Karim (Minerals and Geoscience Department, JMG) 13 August 2014 Department of Geology, University of Malaya The talk on Groundwater was presented by Sdr. Mohammed Hatta B. Abd. Karim (JMG) on 13th August, 2014, at Department of Geology, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. This talk is the 4th in the series of Retirement Lectures initiated in 2006, with the objective of capturing retirees/ imminent retirees to talk on their life-time work experience and expertise. Sdr Hatta presented a comprehensive view of JMG’s role in the investigations of groundwater resources in the country, and provisions of such resources in places that require them badly, especially in times of drought/dry seasons. Groundwater potential maps for all the states, detailed analyses and monitoring of water qualities, R&D including groundwater modelling, etc. are some of the various scopes of works conducted by JMG. These data base and publications are all accessible to the general public and other government agencies, such as the Water Works departments. As usual, lively discussions followed the presentation. We thank Sdr Hatta for his contribution to the Society’s activities, and in reactivating the Retirement Lectures series which has been dormant for a while. We also wish him joy and happiness in his retirement years ahead. Tan Boon Kong, Chairman, W/G on Engineering Geology, Hydrogeology & Environmental Geology

CERAMAH TEKNIK TECHNICAL TALK Occurrence of Early Eocene to Middle Eocene planktic foraminifera from bedded shale at the Suang Pai quarry, Kudat, Sabah: A preliminary interpretation Junaidi Asis (UMS) Effects of moisture and clay minerals on the strength of soil along Kota Belud – Ranau Road, Tamparuli, Sabah Mohd Ali Yusuf (UMS) 16 May 2014, School of Science & Technology, UMS Technical talk series 1 (Sabah zone) was held on the 16th May 2014 at the Bilik Mesyuarat Utama (BMU), Faculty of Science and Natural Resources (FSSA-Fakulti Sains dan Sumber Alam), Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS), organized in collaboration with the Geological Society of Malaysia (GSM) and the FSSA, UMS. The technical talk was officiated by the Dean of FSSA, UMS, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Baba Musta, followed by opening from Mr. Rodeano Hj. Roslee, GSM-regional representative of Sabah zone. Technical talk series 1 (Sabah zone) is aimed to provide a platform for discussing the current geosciences research conducted in Sabah, Malaysia. This event attracted participants from various government agencies namely the Mineral and Geosciences Department of Malaysia (JMG), Meteorological Department of Malaysia (JMM), Department of environmental protection of Sabah (JAPAS), Kota Kinabalu City Hall (DBKK), Public Works Department of Sabah (JKR), Environment Department of Malaysia (JAS), as well as researchers, academicians and students from UMS. 62

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Two technical papers were presented by Sdr. Junaidi Asis (UMS) and Sdr. Mohd Ali Yusuf Mohd Husin (UMS). Sdr. Junaidi Asis has presented a paper entitled “Occurrence of Early Eocene to Middle Eocene planktic foraminifera from bedded shale at the Suang Pai quarry, Kudat, Sabah: a preliminary interpretation”. In this research, four samples of shale from the Suang Pai quarry, Kudat, Sabah have been collected and processed according to micropaleontological technique. Sdr. Junaidi found that all samples contain an abundance of planktic and benthic foraminifera. A total of sixteen taxa of planktic foraminifera have been identified and eleven selected species are used for age determination. He concluded that the planktic foraminiferal assemblage represents an age of Ypresian to Bartonian (Early Eocene to Middle Eocene). The age and characteristic of the shale unit can be interpreted as part of the Crocker Formation. Sdr. Mohd Ali Yusuf Mohd Husin has presented a paper entitled “Effects of moisture and clay minerals on the strength of soil along Kota Belud – Ranau Road, Tamparuli, Sabah”. The main objective of the study is to determine the effects of moisture, mineral and microstructure on the strength of soil. In this research, the soil samples were collected from the major road of Kota Belud – Ranau, Sabah. Moisture analysis was applied by using manipulation of Unconfined Compression Test by treating the samples with 5% of increment and decrement of moisture from the optimum moisture content. The analysis yielded the strength of soil ranges from 50.5 kPa to 131 kPa for optimum moisture, 20.5 kPa to 50 kPa for 5% increment and 98 kPa to 210.5 kPa for 5% decrement. He found that the sandy soil have a higher shear strength when subjected to less moisture and clay soil have a lower shear strength when more moisture is added. As a conclusion, this research shows that effect of moisture is characterize by the mineral and microstructure properties of the sample and it has a direct impact on the shear strength of soil. The presentation by the two speakers was followed by a question and answer session. The technical talks received a very good response from the 38 participants. Closing remarks and a summary of the technical talk were given by Mr. Rodeano Roslee. Besides that, token of appreciation were delivered to the presenters by Prof. Dr. Sanudin Hj. Tahir. Rodeano Roslee Regional Presentatives of GSM (Sabah zone), Universiti Malaysia Sabah

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Pentafsiran sub-strata dan penentuan potensi akuifer dalam batuan sedimen Kumpulan Dent, Lahad Datu Sabah dengan menggunakan kaedah geofizik gunaan Hardianshah Saleh (UMS) 6 June 2014 School of Science & Technology, UMS Technical talk series 2 (Sabah zone) was held on the 6th June 2014 at the Bilik Seminar, Faculty of Science and Natural Resources (FSSA-Fakulti Sains dan Sumber Alam), Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS), organized in collaboration with the Geological Society of Malaysia (GSM) and the FSSA, UMS. The technical talk was officiated by the Mr. Rodeano Hj. Roslee, GSM-regional representative of Sabah zone. The aim of the technical talk is to provide a platform for discussing the current geosciences research conducted in Sabah, Malaysia. This event attracted participants from various government agencies, namely the Mineral and Geosciences Department of Malaysia (JMG), Meteorological Department of Malaysia (JMM), Department of environmental protection of Sabah (JAPAS), Kota Kinabalu City Hall (DBKK), Public Works Department of Sabah (JKR), Environment Department of Malaysia (JAS), as well as researchers, academicians and students from UMS. The technical talk was presented by Sdr. Hardianshah Salleh (UMS). Sdr. Hardianshah Salleh talk entitled “Pentafsiran sub-strata dan penentuan potensi akuifer dalam batuan sedimen Kumpulan Dent, Lahad Datu Sabah dengan menggunakan kaedah geofizik gunaan”. In this research, correlation of the interpreted VES, ERI, and IP with the lithologic logs from the borehole sections in the study area produced seven geo-electrical profiles and labelled as S1 (in Sebahat Formation area), G1, G2, G3, G4, G5 (in Ganduman Formation area) and T1 (in Togopi Formation area). He found that the Ganduman Formation consists of four different lithologic layers with variable thicknesses. The first layer representing topsoil, the second layer representing thick sandstone layer partly associated with clay and calcareous lenses, the third layer representing mudstone layer and the fourth layer representing sandstone layer. Meanwhile, the Togopi Formation consists of topsoil layer, followed by clay and sandstone layers with fractured limestone blocks. Results of the study indicate that the Sebahat Formation dominated by aquitard and aquiclude layers. As conclusions, a good aquifer layers was interpreted was formed in thick sandstone layer in Ganduman Formation and limestone with sandy layer in Togopi Formation. The presentations were followed by a question and answer session. The technical talks were well received and attended by 35 participants. Closing remarks and a summary of the technical talk were given by Mr. Rodeano Roslee. Besides that, token of appreciation was also delivered to the presenters by him. Rodeano Roslee Regional Presentatives of GSM (Sabah zone), Universiti Malaysia Sabah

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PERSATUAN GEOLOGI MALAYSIA NATIONAL GEOSCIENCE CONFERENCE 2015 The Geological Society of Malaysia (GSM) is pleased to announce that the National Geoscience Conference 2015 th (NGC 2015), 28 in the annual conferences, will be held at the Perdana Hotel, Kota Bharu, Kelantan from 31 July to 1 August 2015. The Conference is the premier geoscientific event in Malaysia, which is well-attended by geoscientists from academia as well as the public and private sectors. NGC 2015 is co-organised by Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK), the Department of Mineral and Geoscience (JMG) Malaysia, and Perbadanan Menteri Besar Kelantan (PMBK).

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UPCOMING EVENTS April 15-17 2015: SEAPEX 2015: For the Industry: By the Industry, Singapore. Contact: [email protected] petrofac.com or [email protected] Website: www.seapexconf.org April 16 - 17 2015: AAPG Fractured Reservoirs: Geological, Geophysical and Engineering Tools to Crack Them. Sicily, Italy. https://europeevents.aapg.org/ ehome/94905/sicily2015/AbstractSubmission/ April 27 - 29 2015: AIPG 2015 - The Expanding Wolrd of Uncoventional Shale Hydrocarbon Resources. Worthington, Ohio. http://www.aipg.org/ April 29 2015: Global Mining Water Management Congress 2015. Denver, Colorado, USA. http://www. cim.org/en/News-and-Events/Events/EventsList/2015/4/ GlobalMiningWaterManagementCongress2015.aspx May 10 - 13 2015: CIM - Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurey and Petroleum Annual Convention, Montreal, Quebec. http://convention.cim.org/ May 10 - 13 2015: International Society for Rock Mechanics (ISRM) 13th International Congress on Rock Mechanics: Innovations in Applied and Theoretical Rock Mechanics, Montreal, Canada. http://www. isrm2015.com/ May 11 - 15 2015: 36th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment “Observing the Earth, Monitoring the Change, Sharing the Knowledge”. Berlin, Germany. http://www.isrse36.org/ May 17-19 2015: 18th Asia Oil & Gas Conference. Contact: email: [email protected] May 19 - 21 2015: Global Soil Security Symposium, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA. https://www.soils.org/meetings/global-soil-security May 25 - 28 2015: Asia Mining Congress. Suntec City, Singapore. http://www.cim.org/en/News-and-Events/ Events/EventsList/2015/5/AsiaMiningCongress2015. aspx

June 9 - 10 2015: International Workshop on Supporting Future Earth with Geo-information, Beijing, China. http://ngcc.sbsm.gov.cn/article/isprs_cn/ June 10 - 12 2015: ISFOG 2015 - 3rd International Symposium on Frontiers in Offshore Geotechnics (ISFOG), Oslo, Norway. http://www.ngi.no/en/Selectedtopics/ISFOG-2015---Oslo/ June 11 - 13 2015: Hard Rock Aquifers: Up to date concepts and practical applications. La Roche-sur-Yon, Vendee, France. http://www.cfh-aih.fr/soclevendee2015/ index.php/en/ June 14 - 19 2015: AGU: Chapman Conference on the Evolution of the Asian Monsoon and its Impact on Landscape, Environment and Society: Using the Past as the Key to the Future. Hong Kong, Hong Kong. http:// chapman.agu.org/monsoon/ June 20 - 26 2015: International Conference on Groundwater in Karst, Birmingham, United Kingdom. http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/generic/kgatb/index.aspx June 28 June - 1 July 2015: American Rock Mechanics Association - 49th US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium. San Francisco, California, USA. http:// www.armasymposium.org/ July 7 - 10 2015: GI_Forum 2015 – Geospatial Minds for Society, Salzburg, Austria. www.gi-forum.org July 19 - 21 2015: 5th Conference on Geology and Geophysics (ICGG 2015), Shanghai, China. http://www. engii.org/ws/Home.aspx?id=615 July 19 -23 2015: STRATI2015 - 2nd International Congress on Stratigraphy, sponsored by the IUGS Commission on Stratigraphy. Graz, Austria. http:// strati2015.uni-graz.at August 7 - 15 2015: XVIII International Congress on Carboniferous and Permian. Kazan, Russia. www. iccp2015.ksu.ru

May 25 - 29 2015: International conference on groundwater vulnerability, Ustron, Poland. http://khgi. wnoz.us.edu.pl/vulnerability.html

August 17 - 20 2015: International Soil Conference on Sustainable Uses of Soil in Harmony with Food Security. Phetchaburi, Thailand. http://www.ldd.go.th/ WEB_ISC2015/Index.html

May 31 - 3 June 2015: AAPG 2015 Annual Convention & Exhibition. Denver, Colorado, USA. http://ace.aapg. org/2015

August 17 - 22 2015: International Geographical Union (IGU) Regional Conference, Moscow, Russia. http:// www.igu2015.ru/

June 2-4, 2015: Asian Oil, Gas & Petrochemical Engineering Exhibition, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Website: www.oilandgas-asia.com

August 24 - 26 2015: 11th International Symposium on Rock Fragmentation by Blasting, Sydney, Australia. http://fragblast11.org/

June 8 - 9 2015: Water Management for Shale and Tight Gas Resources. Perth, Western Australia. http://www. iah.org.au/events/watershale2015/

September 13 - 16 2015: AAPG 2015 International Conference & Exhibition. Melbourne, Australia. http:// ice.aapg.org/2015

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September 13 - 17 2015: XVI ECSMGE 2015 “Geotechnical Investigation for Infrastructure and Development”, International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE), 16th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Edinburgh, United Kingdom. http://xvi-ecsmge-2015.org.uk/

Kyushu, Japan. http://jgskyushu.jp/xoops/ uploads/15ARC/

September 20 - 25 2015: 8th Hutton Symposium on Granites and Related Rocks. Florianopolis, Brazil. http://www.hutton8.com.br/

May 10 - 12 2016: 7th In-Situ Rock Stress Symposium 2016 - an ISRM Specialised Conference, Tampere, Finland. http://www.isrm.net/conferencias/detalhes. php?id=3297&show=conf

Sep 22-26 2015: International congress on “Geoheritage Inventories: Challenges, Achievements and Perspectives” (GEO INV 2015), National Museum of Natural history of Toulouse (France). [email protected] marie-toulouse.fr. September 24 - 25 2015: Workshop on Volcanic Rocks and Soils - an ISRM Specialised Conference, Isle of Ischia, Italy. http://www.wvrs-ischia2015.it/ Sep 26-27, 2015: 10th Asian Regional Symposium of IAEG, Kyoto, Japan. “Geohazard and Engineering Geology” http//www.jseg.or.jp/2015ars/ Email: [email protected] September 27 - 30 2015: Society of Economic Geologists (SEG/CODES) 2015 Conference: WorldClass Ore Deposits: Discover to Recovery. Hobart, TAS, Australia. http://www.seg2015.org/ October 5 - 7 2015: 10th workshop of the International Lithosphere Programme task force on Sedimentary Basins Sedimentary Basins, Tokyo, Japan. email: [email protected] October 7 - 10 2015: EUROCK 2015 - ISRM European Regional Symposium - the 64th Geomechanics Colloquy, Salzburg, Austria. http://www.eurock2015. com/en/ October 16 - 21 2015: 15th Water Rock Interaction, Evora, Portugal. http://www.wri15portugal.org/ October 26 - 31 2015: SEG International Exposition and 84th Annual Meeting. Denver, Colorado, USA. www. seg.org/web/annual-meeting-2014/overview

November 15 - 18 2015: VIII Pan American Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Buenos Aires, Argentina. http://conferencesba2015. com.ar/website/viii-south-american-congress-on-rocksmechanics/welcome/

May 25 - 27 2016: GEOSAFE: 1st International Symposium on Reducing Risks in Site Investigation, Modelling and Construction for Rock Engineering - an ISRM Specialized Conference, X’ian, China. http://www.isrm.net/conferencias/detalhes. php?id=3289&show=conf June 19 - 22 2016: AAPG 2016 Annual Convention & Exhibition, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. http://www. aapg.org/events/conferences/ace/announcement/ articleid/5662/aapg-2016-annual-convention-exhibition August 27 - September 5 2016: The 35th International Geological Congress: Cape Town, South Africa. Danie Barnado, Secretary-General: 35th IGC. [email protected] geoscience.org.za; http://www.35igc.org August 29 - 31 2016: EUROCK 2016 - The 2016 ISRM International Symposium - Rock Mechanics & Rock Engineering: From Past to the Future, Ürgüp-Nevşehir, Turkey. http://eurock2016.org/ October 1 2016: ARMS 9 - the 9th Asian Rock Mechanics Symposium - ISRM Regional Symposium, Bali, Indonesia. http://www.isrm.net/conferencias/ detalhes.php?id=3268&show=conf October 16 - 18 2016: Recent Advances in Rock Engineering - RARE 2016 - an ISRM Specialised Conference, Bangalore, India. http://www.isrm.net/ conferencias/detalhes.php?id=3312&show=conf

Oct 27-29 2015: International Conference on Engineering Geology in New Millennium, New Delhi, India. Email: [email protected] November 2 - 4 2015: 6ICEGE - 6th International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, Christchurch, New Zealand. http://www.6icege.com/ November 3 - 5 2015: Australian Groundwater Conference 2015. Canberra, Australia. http://www. groundwater.com.au/pages/australian-groundwaterconference-2015 November 9 - 13 2015: The 15th Asian Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering - New Innovations and Sustainability, 70

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KANDUNGAN (CONTENTS) CATATAN GEOLOGI (Geological Notes) Wan Nursaiedah Wan Ismail, Sanudin Hj. Tahir & Basir Jasin: Barremian-Aptian radiolaria from Chert-Spilite Formation, Kudat, Sabah

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Technical Talk: Junaidi Asis- Occurrence of Early Eocene to Middle Eocene Planktic Foraminifera from Bedded Shale at The Suang Pai Quarry, Kudat, Sabah; & Mohd Ali Yusuf: Effects of Moisture and Clay Minerals on the Strength of Soil Along Kota Belud – Ranau Road, Tamparuli, Sabah

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Technical Talk: Hardianshah Saleh- Pentafsiran sub-strata dan penentuan potensi akuifer dalam batuan sedimen Kumpulan Dent, Lahad Datu Sabah dengan menggunakan kaedah geofizik gunaan

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