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AGM 2017

The 2017 AGM was held at 1700 hours on 24 th February 2017 at The Country Club (CFX) Brompton Road, Highlands, Harare
 
The following agenda was dicussed:
 
1. Convening of Meeting
2. Obituaries  and Minute of Silence
3. Apologies
4. Minutes of Previous AGM
   -Consideration and approval of the minutes
   -Matters arising not covered  elsewhere in the agenda
5. Chairman’s Statement – Brent Barber
6. Treasurer’s report – Collins Mwatahwa
7.

Talk - Evolution of the Southern Appalachians, USA - Jeff Chaumba

On Friday 16th December 2016 Jeff Chaumba, a graduate of University of Zimbabwe and now with the University of North Carolina at Pembroke,  gave a talk entitled

'A brief outline of the geologic evolution of the Southern Appalachians, USA, and some of its associated metals mineralization'

The talk was attended by 40 members.

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.

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