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Chewore Trip 2018

38 Members participated in a  4 day trip to the Maunde Ophiolite in the Chewore Inliers and to the Ntumbe dinosaur footprints from the 7th to 10th September 2018

Summer Symposium 2018

The Summer Symposium was held on 6th September 2018 at the Geological Department at the University of Zimbabwe.  The event was well supported with some 75 members in attendance.
 
The program was as follows and presentations can be uploaded from the list below:
 
Steve Duma:-  Geological Society Chair:-  Welcome
 
Mku T Ityokumbul,  UZ-Zimplats Professor, School of Earth and Mineral Sciences:-  Official Opening and Introduction to new School of Earth and Mineral Sciences
 
Lewis Ashwal:-  2018,  GSSA AL du Toi

Talk - Petrogenesis of Cr-enriched chromites from Prince Mine, Mashava Igneous Complex - Jeff Chaumba

On Friday 1st June 2018,  2016 Jeff Chaumba, a graduate of University of Zimbabwe and now with the University of North Carolina at Pembroke,  gave a talk entitled:-
 
'Petrogenesis of Cr-enriched chromites from Prince Mine, Mashava Igneous Complex'
 
The talk centred on results of microprobe anlayses of a series of chromitite samples collected in 1969 on a trip led by Jim Wilson and stored in the USA since then.  Jeff's data suggest a convergent margin boundary rather than a layered mafic intrusion origin for the Mashava Igneous Complex.
 

AGM 2018

The 2018 AGM was held at 1700 hours on 9th MArch 2018 at The Country Club (CFX) Brompton Road, Highlands, Harare
 

Cam and Motor Mine - Trip

On Saturday 2nd December 2017,  25 members participated in a post Summer Symposium Field trip to Cam and Motor Mine.
 
The group was shown the open pit and there was lots of discusion of structural setting and lithological controls.
 
Thanks to Jonathan Nyagumbo and his team for an excellent trip  and the generous tea and lunch that they laid on.

Summer Symposium 2017

The Summer Symposium was held on 1st December 2017 at the Geological Department at the University of Zimbabwe.  The event was well supported with some 60 members in attendance.
 
The program was as follows and abstracts can be uploaded from the list below:
 
Maideyi Meck -  Geological Society Chair:- Welcome & Official Opening
 
Farai Mutondoro:- Transparency in the Mining Sector: Addressing corruption risks and vulnerabilities in the awarding of mining claims in Zimbabwe
 
Branko Corner:- Southern Africa

Workshop - Professional Registration of Zimbabwean Geologists

On Friday 14th July 2017 approximately 40 members of the society met at the Geology Department,  University of Zimbabwe to discuss the issues around professional registration of Zimbabwean geologists.  The Workshop was facilitated by Brent barber.

The presentation used to guide the discussion is attached below.

Talk - Geoheritage in the Sahara and Sahel - Sharad Master

On Thursday 18th May 2017 Sharad Master from EGRI,  School of Geosciences,  University of Witwatersrand gave a talk entitled 'Geoheritage in the Sahara and Sahel'
 
The talk was attended by approximately 40 members and students and focused on many of the sites covered in the recently published book,  Africa's Top Geological Sites,  (publishers - Struik Nature 2016)

Talk - Modern versus ancient controls on sedimentary systems the present is not always the key to the past - Poppe de Boer

On Friday 31st March 2017 Poppe de Boer , from Utrecht University gave a talk entitled 'Modern versus ancient controls on sedimentary systems - the present is not always the key to the past'
 
The talk was attended by approximately 30 members and students.
 
Please find a copy of his presentation below.

Talk - Geneses of Magmatic MineralDeposits: Special reference to Cr and Pt mineralization - Yasushi Watanabe

On Monday 27th March 2017 Yasushi Watanabe, from the Graduate School of International Resource Sciences, Akita University  gave a talk entitled 'Geneses of Magmatic MineralDeposits: Special reference to Cr and Pt mineralization'
 
The talk was attended by approximately 45 members and students.
 
Please find a copy of his presentation below.

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