Browsing Archive: March, 2018

Visit to Mineral Services and the Exhibition “Messengers From The Mantle”

Posted by Site Moderator Webmaster on Thursday, March 29, 2018,


By kind invitation of Professor John Gurney, 25 club members visited Mineral Services on 24th February to see his exceptional exhibition “Messengers from the Mantle”. This irreplaceable collection of kimberlites was initially created for the 35th International Geological Congress at the Cape Town International Convention Centre in September 2016, and was displayed again at the 11th International Kimberlite Conference in Gaborone, Botswana in Septembe...


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Field Trip to Yzerfontein

Posted by Site Moderator Webmaster on Thursday, March 29, 2018,
Sunday, 18th March

Pictures speak louder than words.


Brunsvigias alongside the West Coast road


24 members learning about an example of gabbro


Coastal erosion from the winter storms of 2017


An igneous breccia dyke


A 70,000 year old archaeological midden


Inspecting rocks on Schaapen Eiland


Iron pyrites


Inclusions of gabbro in the breccia dyke


Inclusions of chilled wall rock in the monzonite

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