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Orogenic Gold in Africa and Worldwide

Orogenic Gold in Africa and Worldwide
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This two-day short course on orogenic gold will be held the weekend prior to the Mining Indaba meeting. Focus will be on the geology of and exploration for orogenic gold deposits, the most widespread type of gold deposit globally. Leading experts will provide descriptions of the most important Precambrian and Phanerozoic examples of orogenic gold ores formed in the world's young accretionary orogens and old cratonic greenstone belts. Topics to be covered include tectonic and structural controls, geological characteristics, geochemical and geophysical signatures, geochronological relationships, and exploration strategies. A large component of the program will be the detailed description of gold metallogenesis and recent exploration successes throughout Africa. Other gold deposits with some overlapping features will be compared and contrasted to indicate what type of resources are the most favorable targets for the explorationist in various provinces. The course is aimed at geoscientists from both industry and academia, as well as students of economic geology who desire a comprehensive understanding of modern concepts on the geology of orogenic gold deposits.


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Bob Foster

UK-based consulting geologist who commenced his career in Zimbabwe and most recently spent 10 years as Chief Executive of AIM-listed Stratex International, focused on gold exploration and project development in Africa and Turkey.

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Richard J. Goldfarb

Research professor at Colorado School of Mines and China U. of Geosciences Beijing, as well as USA-based consulting geologist; spent 35 years as research geologist at USGS, specializing in the geology and geochemistry of orogenic gold.

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Lynnette N. Greyling

UK-based consulting geologist, previously lecturer and researcher at UCT, South Africa, with industry and research experience in gold and copper mineralization in West and Central Africa and currently working on orogenic gold mineralization hosted in African greenstone belts.



Early Deadline: Through January 15, 2020

  Early Regular
SEG Regular Member $895 $995
Non-member $995 $1,095
SEG Student Member $395 $445
Student Non-member $445 $495
All prices are in United States dollars (USD). SEG reserves the right to cancel this event should minimum attendance numbers not be met by January 15, 2020. Cancellation policy, event photography, dietary restrictions, and more are detailed in the SEG Terms and Conditions.

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2/1/2020 - 2/2/2020
The University of Cape Town Rondebosch SOUTH AFRICA