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Summer Symposium 2019

Friday, 29 November, 2019

The Summer Symposium will be held at the Geology Department UZ on 29th November 2019

Registration (incl teas and lunch) Z$300 for members (non-members should join)                    
07:45 Registration
08:00 Welcome - Nevison Chikandiwa-  Geological Society Chair
08:20 Official Opening - Forbes Mugumbate -  Director of the Geological Survey
08:40 Summary Of The Petroleum Exploration Completed In The Mzarabani Project By Invictus Energy - Brent Barber
09:00 Tea
09:20 Sijarira surprise! Preliminary age data on detrital zircons from the Sijarira Group, western Zimbabwe, reveals an unexpected Antarctica connection - Sharad Master
10:15 Superplume versus far-field stress as geodynamic controls on Witwatersrand sedimentation and Ventersdorp LIP magmatism: new insights from south-retreating and north-advancing orogens of 3.1-2.5Ga Kalahari Supercontinent  - Mark Tsomondo
11:00 The Great Dyke of Great Treasures and Great Mysteries - Forbes Mugumbate
11:20 A new Late Triassic fossil vertebrate assemblage from Zimbabwe - Key to the understanding of the origin of Dinosaurs - Chris Griffin as read by Tim Broderick
11:50 The Geology and Historical Importance of the Abanab Vanadium Mine in the Otavi MountainLand (Namibia) - Mark Watts
12:10 Some Observations on Pegmatites - Tony Martin
12:40 Structural Footprint of Gold Mineralisation in Zimbabwe Greenstone Belts; A case study of Pickstone Peerless Deposit - George Rusike
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Tantalite Production in Post Colonial Zimbabwe, 1980 – 2018: Challenges and Prospects - Tafadzwa Gwini
14:20 The Geo-Metallurgy of the Arcadia Pegmatite Swarm - Adam Moodley
14:40 An Interpretation Of Magnetic, Gravity And Magnetotelluric Measurements Over The Magondi Circular Magnetic Anomaly Of Zimbabwe - Tenyears Gumede
15:00 Tea
15:15 ScanIT – Optimizing core logging data acquisition - Megan du Plooy
15:35 Microseismic monitoring based approach to effective ground control management in unstable underground mines - Paul Matshona
15:55 Summary - Tony Martin