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The Geological Society Newsletter is published three times a year and is available either by e-mail or by postage to all paid up members of the Society. Please feel free to request back copies (for a fee) or send comments to our Newsletter Editor. Contributions to the newsletter on any topic related to geology are always welcome

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:-

Summer Symposium 2022

The Summer Symposium was held in the Innovation Hub Auditorium, University of Zimbabwe on 21st October 2021 and attended by 80 members and 40 students.
 
Copies of the presentations can be found below:-
 
Welcome - Kennedy Mtetwa -  Geological Society Chair
Official Opening - Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr.

Africa’s oldest known dinosaur - 230-million-year-old fossil found in Zimbabwe

Africa’s oldest known dinosaur  - 230-million-year-old fossil found in Zimbabwe.

The relatively small sauropod ancestor is helping reveal how dinosaurs first spread across ancient Earth.

See the link to the National Geographic article below:-

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/article/fabulous-230-million...

 

Passing of Philip Dewhurst

We regret to announce that Philip Dewhurst passed away in Tunbridge Wells in August 2022

Phil, a geology graduate from UZ, worked for Rio Tinto and Mobil and was a director of Reunion Mining before retiring and then moving to the UK in 2010.  During his retirement, he continued to keep up with mining industry developments while writing reports for minerals industry researchers, Roskills.  

Online Talk - Quantification of the impacts of rock mass quality on stope width control and pillar stability in a hard rock narrow reef mine - Omberai Mandingaisa

On Tuesday 17 May 2022 Omberai Mandingaisa delivered an online talk titled:-
 
'Quantification of the impacts of rock mass quality on stope width control and pillar stability in a hard rock narrow reef mine'
 
 
 Please find a copy of the presentation below

AGM 2022

AGM 2022
 
The 2022 AGM was held at 1800 hours on 25th February 2022 at Tayana Conference Centre, Mt. Pleasant, Harare
 
 The following agenda was dicussed:
 1. Convening of the Meeting
2. Obituaries
3. Apologies
4. Minutes of the Previous Meeting
5. Chairman’s Statement  -Renias Tirivabaya
6. Treasurer’s Report - Collins Mwatahwa
8. Announcement of the Next Committee 2022 – 2023 - Kennedy Mtetwa
9. Professional Registration  - Kennedy Mtetwa
10.

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