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Talk Online - Expanding our knowledge of melting and metal enrichment in the cratonic basement of Zimbabwe - Lot Koopmans

On Thursday 6 July 2023, Lot Koopmans of Oxford University presented a talk online with the title ‘Expanding our knowledge of melting and metal enrichment in the cratonic basement of Zimbabwe’

 

The talk can be viewed via the following link:

Online Talk - Magmatic and magmatic-hydrothermal transition evolution of the Razi & Chilimanzi granite suites: Insights from the mineralogical & petrographic record - Godfrey Chagondah

On Friday 9th June 2023 Dr. Godfrey Chagondah presented a talk online with the title ‘Magmatic and magmatic-hydrothermal transition evolution of the Razi & Chilimanzi granite suites: Insights from the mineralogical & petrographic record

 

Please find a copy of the presentation below

 

Passing of Collins Mwatahwa

It is with the saddest regret that I have to announce the untimely death of Collins Mwatahwa on the night of the 11th May 2023.

We desire on behalf of the Geological Society of Zimbabwe Committee to express the deep sense of loss that we have sustained, and our sincere sympathy with the members of  Collins family.

Please see the obituary below.

AGM 2023

The 2023 AGM of the Geological Society of Zimbabwe was held on 24 February 2023 at The Country Club, Highlands,  Harare
 
AGENDA
 
1. CONVENING OF THE MEETING
2. OBITUARIES
3. APOLOGIES
4. MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING
4.1 Consideration and approval of the minutes
4.2 Matters arising not covered elsewhere in the agenda
5. CHAIRMAN’S STATEMENT
6. TREASURER’S REPORT
8. ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE NEXT COMMITTEE 2023 – 2024
9.

Trip to Magondi Area

On the Saturday after the 2022 Summer Symposium,  Dr Sharad Master led a trip to the Chinhoyi Area to see rocks of the Magondi Supergroup.

 

The trip was well attended with about 40 members and a bus load of MSU students present.

 

Please find the guide attached below.

Visit to Eureka Mine

On Saturday 12 November 18 members of the Society visited Eureka Mine which has been reopenned in the last few months and is producing 120kg from 100,000t of ore processed per month.

 

Please find the presentation below:-

Macgregor Memorial Lecture - Geological Evolution and Metallogeny of the Palaeoproterozoic Magondi Belt, Zimbabwe and Botswana - Sharad Master

The 12th A.M. Macgregor Memorial Lecture titled 'Geological Evolution and Metallogeny of the Palaeoproterozoic Magondi Belt, Zimbabwe and Botswana'  was delivered by Dr. Sharad Master in the Innovation Hub Auditorium, University of Zimbabwe on 21st October 2022 and attended by 120 members, guests and students.
 
The lecture was also presented in Bulawayo at the Zimbabwe School of Mines on 24th October 2022
 
The presentation can be found in two parts below:-

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