An AMF-PGC International Study Tour
Developed & Managed by Porter GeoConsultancy
FeOx 2000
Iron Oxide Copper-Gold Deposits
7 to 13 December, 2000
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This tour was developed, organised and managed by Mike Porter of Porter GeoConsultancy Pty Ltd (PGC), as a joint venture with the Australian Mineral Foundation Inc. (AMF).

The tour comprised just seven days, starting and ending in Adelaide, South Australia, but involved over 4500 km of travel in three States/Territories of Australia, utilising three fast, pressurised chartered Cessna Conquest aircraft.

Participants had to make and pay for their own arrangements to be in Adelaide by 5:30 pm on Wednesday 6 December, 2000 to start the tour. They  assembled at that time in the lobby of the hotel at which the AMF had reserved a room for each for that night. The address and other details of the hotel were advised approximately two weeks prior to this date.

The tour ended at Adelaide airport at 9:00 pm on Wednesday 13 December, 2000, although on request, the AMF also arranged accommodation for those who wished to stay over in Adelaide for the night.

Participants were responsible for arranging and paying for their own travel and accommodation to the startpoint, and home from end point of the tour.

The AMF arranged all travel between these start and end times and dates, including all ground and air travel. The cost of this on tour travel was covered by the AMF Tour Fees which had to be paid to the AMF within two weeks after confirmation of registration on the tour.  Registration closed on midnight, Sunday 19 November, 2000.

All accommodation reservations were made by the AMF at group discount rates between the start and end dates/times as specified above. However all accommodation costs had to be paid by the participants on checkout during the tour and NOT by the AMF. Participants were also responsible for paying for their ownmeals and other personal incidentals while on tour.

As part of the tour, participants received a comprehensive collection of literature to read prior to departure or during the trip. This covered the regional geology and distribution of mineralisation in the districts encompassed by thetour, as well as descriptions of the individual deposits visited and those for which specimens are studied at the AMF-AMIRA Data Metallogenica Centre in Adelaide.  Prior to their departure to join the tour, participants were also be given a detailed itinerary with accommodation information, including postal, phone and fax numbers andcosts.  All they needed bring was their field gear, personal affects, and a credit card/travellers cheques to pay for accommodation and meals.

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This was another of the International Study Tours designed, developed, organised and escorted by T M (Mike) Porter of Porter GeoConsultancy Pty Ltd (PGC) in joint venture with the Australian Mineral Foundation (AMF).  While the reputation and support of the AMF contributed to the establishment of the tours, after it ceased trading at the end of 2001, PGC has continued to develop, organise and manage the tour series.

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