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Passing of Maarten de Wit

We regret to announce that one of our Honorary Members, Maarten de Wit, passed away on Wednesday, April 15.
In 2000,  Maarten delivered  Macgregor Memorial Lecture to the Geological Society of Zimbabwe titled    "Old rocks act lies: that's why it is so difficult to reconstruct what Earth looked like long ago” 
Professor Maarten de Wit  was one of Africa’s most distinguished earth scientists whose research interests spanned geodynamics, tectonics and stratigraphy, early earth processes and the evolution of the Gondwana supercontinent. 

AGM 2020

The 2020 AGM was held at 1700 hours on 28th February 2020 at Kia Ora Lodge, 60 Knightsbridge Road, Newlands, 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

Talk - Pegmatites – questions and answers? - Judith Kinnaird

Judith Kinnaird,   SEG Regional Vice President Lecturer 2019,  delivered a talk titled 'Pegmatites – questions and answers?' to approximately 30 members of the Society at 530pm on Thursday 23 January 2020 in the Kramers room,  Geology Depatment  -  UZ.
Please see the presentation attached below:-

Summer Symposium 2019

The Summer Symposium was held at the Geology Department UZ on 29th November 2019 and attended by 75 members
Welcome - Nevison Chikandiwa-  Geological Society Chair
Official Opening - Forbes Mugumbate -  Director of the Geological Survey
Summary Of The Petroleum Exploration Completed In The Mzarabani Project By Invictus Energy - Brent Barber
Sijarira surprise!

Trip - Arcadia Lithium Project

On 7th June 2019 Prospect Resources hosted 25 members of the Geological Society of Zimbabwe at their Arcadia Lithium Project.
Arcadia lies 38km east of Harare in the Harare Greenstone Belt
Roger Tyler and Adam Moodley, our hosts explained how drilling of 12 000m of diamond core and more than 15 000m of reverse circulation has revealed multiple stacked, flat-lying pegmatites with little surface outcrop.