|31ST MAY 2015||Additional symposium proposals must now be submitted directly to the theme champions (Please be sure to include the name of the proposer, seconder and short motivation).|
1ST JULY 2015 -
31ST JANUARY 2016
|Call for abstracts|
|31ST MARCH 2016||Notifications of acceptance|
Economic geologists have played a pivotal role in the discovery and routine mine planning of most of the world’s superlative ore deposits. Africa is host to many of these deposits, which include the palaeo-placer ‘reefs’ of the Witwatersrand Goldfields, the layered platinum group and chromite seams of the Bushveld Igneous Complex, the strata-bound copper-cobalt deposits of the Copper Belt Province of Central Africa, the Archaean vein-type, greenstone, gold deposits of Zimbabwe and the kimberlite and associated alluvial diamond deposits of southern Africa.
The “Mine Geology and Earth Resource Engineering” theme aims to showcase these and many of the other, major ore bodies in Africa and elsewhere in the world. To succeed in this endeavour, your participation as a presenter of whichever aspect of mining geology and earth resource engineering you believe will be pertinent to the theme, and the conference of geoscientists in general, is important.
The following symposium proposals have already been submitted: