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Zimbabwe Mineral Resources Conference - 2020

Wednesday, 24 June, 2020


DATES : Pre-conference Field Trip : 23 June 2020
               Conference (Harare) : 24- 25 June 2020
               Post –conference Field trip : 26 June 2020
Conference Objectives
The 2020 Zimbabwe Mineral Resources Conference and associated field trips will:-
• Highlight the exploration and mining potential in the country.
• Bring together geologists working in research, exploration
 projects and operational mines to share ideas for more
 effective exploration.
 • Foster the interest of young geologists.
Oral & Poster Presentations
Twenty minutes will be allowed for each oral presentation including five minutes for questions
and discussion.
Posters can cover any subject on geology, mining or exploration and be up to AO in size. 
Students at both local and international universities are encouraged to participate.
Short and Extended Abstracts  
Abstracts for oral and or poster presentation are invited from interested contributors.

The abstract should be submitted in Microsoft Word initially , then PDF for final version and
up to one single A4 page long.The main text, like the author names should use Times New
Roman font, 14 point for the Author names and 12 point for the remainder of the abstract.
Paragraphs are justified (straight-edged) on both left and right. Use single-line spacing and
leave a line gap between paragraphs. Authors will be advised of the status of their abstracts
by the 15 February 2020
Extended abstracts will be required for all papers and posters accepted for presentation to
be published in the Conference Proceedings.
There is no fee for the submission of an abstract, but if you do not register and pay the outstanding 
registration fee in full by the deadline of 15 March 2020, the abstract will not appear
in the programme.
Conference Advertising and Exhibition
Limited exhibition space will be available through out the conference to suppliers and service
providers to the mining industry and exploration .
Important Dates to note:
30 November 2019 – 2nd Circular and final call for papers
31 January 2020 – Submission of abstracts and end of early registration
31 March 2020 – Notification of acceptance of papers/posters
31 April 2020 – Third and Final Circular
Registration for Conference
Membership Category      Early Registration Before           
                                         31 January 2020                           After 31 January 2020
 G.S.Z members               ZWL$3000                                     ZWL$3750
Non- Members                 ZWL$3750                                     ZWL$4500
Students                           ZWL$750                                       ZWL$900
Foreigners                        US$200                                          US$250
Field Trips
Two field trips are currently being planned subject to sufficient interest being expressed.
 Timing                                           Dates                       Trip Cost
                                                                                       (Locals)                  (Foreigners)
1 Day Pre-Conference Platinum    23 June  2020          ZWL750                       US$50
1 day trip to the Great Dyke,
including Zimplats operations –
(Hartley Complex) and interesting
1 day Post Conference Lithium    26 June  2020            ZWL750                       US$50
1 day trip to a Lithium Project
(Arcadia Lithium Project) and
surrounding geology                                                   
Please note all fees are subject to change depending on economic developments in the country
at the time. The fees include all teas and lunches.
Banking Details
Geological Society of Zimbabwe                                       OR      Ecocash
First Capital Bank                                                                         Merchant Number 82758
Kurima House Branch
 Account Number 2157-6533195
 Swift Code BARCZWHX
Organising Sub-committee
The Geological Society of Zimbabwe 2020 Conference organising sub – committee consists of
the following people:
Chairman:                                              Ellah Muchemwa
Secretary, Treasurer and venue            Julie Kuhn
Sponsorship and advertising                 Kudzai Musiwa
Papers, abstracts, publications             Houda Bouammar
Fieldtrips & Website                              Andrew du Toit and Steve Duma
EX- Officio (Current GSZ Chairman)    Nevison Chikandiwa

Interested contributors and/or participants are requested to submit abstracts of their proposed
papers and/or any enquiries to the Chairman of the Organising Committee at
ellah.muchemwa@outlook.com or geol.soc.zimbabwe@gmail.com