|April 22-May 1|
Title: Gold Deposits in the Birimian of Ghana
Location: Ghana, West Africa
This will be No. 17 in the continuing series of SEG Foundation (SEGF)-sponsored student field trips. The itinerary includes visits to active open-pit and underground operations, including Damang, Iduapriem, Nkran/Esaase, Obuasi, Prestea-Bogosu, and Wassa, as well as possible exploration projects, all within the Birimian of southwest Ghana. The geology and mineralization of these deposits will be studied, focusing on their similarities and differences, ore reserves, deposit models, and exploration methods. The strong structural control on most of the deposits will be highlighted. Variations in mining methods and process streams will also be presented.
Application Deadline: January 2, 2018