Bulletin of the Geological Society of Malaysia
Volume 48 June 2004
Edited by Lee Chai Peng, Mohd. Shafeea Leman, Joy J. Pereira & T.F. Ng
The Annual Geological Conference 2004 is the 18th in the series organised by the Geological Society of Malaysia since 1986. It is a historical precedence in a sense because this is the fIrst time it is being held in Pedis thus completing the unwritten aim of the Society to rotate the conference venues until all the states have played host to this important event in the Society`s annual calendar. Members of the Society look forward to the Conference each year as a time to present their geological discoveries and discuss their fIndings with their peers to enhance their knowledge so that we can all become better geoscientists.
A total of 55 papers have been offered for presentation in both oral and poster sessions, which would be held from 4 to 6th June 2004 at the Putra Palace in Kangar, Pedis. They are from the various disciplines within the broad range of geological topics such as environmental geology, engineering geology, hydrology, petrology, geochemistry, sedimentology, stratigraphy, paleontology, structural geology, geophysics and geoscience tools and techniques.
This Bulletin 48 contains reviewed papers that will be presented at the Conference. Due to shortage of time, only the most substantial papers from each theme which required minimal editing after review were selected for this Conference Issue. The other papers presented would be sent back to the authors for revision before being considered for future publication in the Society\'s Bulletin or Newsletter.