Information asymmetries and transparency – the leaking faucet of the mining industry

By: Mary Barton Principal Geoscientist, Odikwa GeoServices, Namibia   Most often, the mining industry is viewed as a social activity with the inherent goal of upgrading the societies in which the mining occurs. This is, in fact, wrong. Mining is an economic activity with the goal of creating profits for the shareholder or the investor.  Apart from investors, mining is closely associated with a core group of stakeholders that play a major role in the success of the venture, namely the government and the community. Historically,…

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29th Colloquium of African Geology – 26 – 29 September 2023 | Windhoek, Namibia

CAG29 First Circular (Download the full call:  CAG29)MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AFRICA (GSAf)The Colloquium of African Geology (CAG) is a major biennial meeting, held under the auspices of the Geological Society of Africa, where earth scientists from around the globe have the opportunity to present their research on topics of African geology to an international forum of their peers. It also offers an opportunity to initiate, develop and implement projects which promote interaction between Academia, Industry and Society. The 28th…

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Rare and overlooked, but mighty: Developing triple oxygen isotopes for the paleoclimate toolkit

Dear all, Kindly make it convenient to attend the Spl lecture to be delivered by Prof. Naomi Levin, on 28th April at India time 6.30 p.m.   ________________________________________________________________________________ Microsoft Teams meeting Join on your computer, mobile app or room device Click here to join the meeting<> Meeting ID: 418 616 151 222 Passcode: ExXsz9 Download Teams<> | Join on the web<> Learn More<> | Meeting options<>  

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GEO@EAIFR webinar

The East African Institute for Fundamental Research (EAIFR) and the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) wish to inform those who may be interested of a GEO@EAIFR webinar. This seminar will take place on April 18, 2023 and will be broadcast live on ZOOM. It will also be recorded and later posted on the ICTP-EAIFR YouTube channel, where one can find the previous recorded GEO@EAIFR webinars. Below all the details: Speaker: David Bercovici, Frederick William Beinecke Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Yale University, USA. Title: Generation of plate tectonics from…

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Joint Conference: International Dyke Conference (IDC 8)-Large Igneous Provinces (LIPs 8)-Rodinia 2023


conference website: (dates 29th May to 16th June 2023 in Morocco (timing includes both pre- mid- and post-conference field trips) Lead organizer: Prof. Nasrrddine YOUBI  Co-Lead organizer: Prof. Hassan IBOUH   Conference History  International Dyke Conference (IDC 8) The Eighth International Dyke Conference (IDC8) will concentrate on mafic dyke swarms and related igneous associations, e.g., sills, kimberlites, syenites, carbonatites, volcanics, etc., with a special emphasis on paleogeographic reconstruction based on geological comparison and paleomagnetic studies. The IDC8 continues the every-five-year tradition started in Toronto, Canada in 1985 by Prof. Henry…

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29th Colloquium of African Geology – September 26th to 29th , 2023


29th Colloquium of African Geology ( The Colloquium of African Geology (CAG) is a major biennial meeting organized under the auspices of the Geological Society of Africa (GSAf). Professor W. Q. Kennedy, assisted by Dr. Tom Clifford, convened the very first CAG at the University of Leeds, England, in March 1964. There was a pulse of excitement that electrified the assembled audience from Africa, Europe, North and South America, Australia and New Zealand when Prof. Kennedy announced his new concept of a ‘Pan-African thermo-tectonic event’.…

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