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Summer Symposium 2016

The Summer Symposium was held on 25th November 2016 at the Geological Department at the University of Zimbabwe.
 
Isaac Kwesu,  CEO of Chamber of Mines of Zimbabwe Official Opening  offically opened the symposium.
 
The program was as follows and abstracts can be uploaded from the list below:-
 
Isaac Kwesu -  CEO of Chamber of Mines:- Official Opening    
 
Temba Hawadi (Director of ZGS) - Zimbabwe Geological Survey’s Japanese assisted project
 
Jan Kramers (Keynote Speaker):- Adrift again

Murehwa Batholith - Trip with Mark Tsomondo

On Saturday 26th November 20 members participated in a post Summer Symposium Field trip to the western margin of the Murehwa batholith to discuss alternative models of Chilimanzi granite emplacement, emphasizing regional tectonic controls versus vertical tectonics.

Lots of interesting discussion around the outcrops before heavy rain cut the trip short.

Find the field guide attached

Passing of Professor Keith Viewing

We regret to announce that one of our Honorary Members,  Professor Keith Viewing,  passed away on Saturday 3rd September. He had cancer of the pleura. We understand that Keith was suffering and this is a relief for him
 
The funeral service will be held on Thursday 8th September at 15h00.
The parish of Sacrofano, :
Parrocchia SS Giovanni Battista e Biagio
Piazza S.

Macgregor Memorial Lecture 2016 - Martin Prendergast

On Friday 5th August 2016,  Martin Prendergast delivered the 2016 Macgregor Memoral Lecture to 40  people including members of the Society and the public. The event was held in the Geology Department lecture hall at the University of Zimbabwe.  

The talk was titlted Nickel laterite deposits of the northern part of the Great Dyke: Geomorphology, regolith stratigraphy, geochemistry, mineralogy, distribution and genesis.   

The presentation can be downloaded below.

 

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