Another PGC International Study Tour
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Iron 2010
Major Iron Deposits of Southern Africa and Brazil
19 to 30 April, 2010
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Image:   Iron ore train in the Quadrilatero Ferrifero, Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Iron transport
Module 1 of the Iron 2010 International Study Tour will visit a representative selection of the major iron deposits in South Africa and Brazil, illustrating a range of different ore styles, during late-April, 2010.

Participants will have the option of taking either the full tour module -or- any block of 3 or more days up to the full tour module as suits their availability and interest.

Those commencing at the beginning of the tour module should assemble in Johannesburg, South Africa, by 6:30 pm on the evening of Sunday 18 April, at the meeting point advised by Porter GeoConsultancy (PGC) approximately two weeks prior to the start of the tour.

The tour module technical program will end in Marabá, Pará, Brazil on the evening of Friday 30 April, 2010.

For those who take less than the full tour module, start and end points and dates will be advised on confirmation of their registration.   Alternate start and/or end points include Johannesburg in South Africa, Belo Horizonte and Marabá in Brazil.

Each participant will be responsible for all of their own accommodation and travel arrangements and costs to get to the start point, and from the end point of the block of days or full tour module nominated by the participant.

PGC will arrange all surface travel and book all scheduled airline flights between the start and end points of the block of days or full tour nominated by the participant.

The Tour Fees include the cost of all surface travel from when each participant joins the tour to when they leave, all costs associated with the tour, namely development, organisation, escorting the tour, mine visits, seminars/workshops, venues, technical translators/geologists, expert consultants time & expenses, background literature, tour packs, introductory dinners, etc.

Air Fares for scheduled airline flights booked by PGC and flown by each participant between when the participant joins and leaves the tour will be an additional charge.

The Tour Fees and Air Fares should be paid to PGC within two weeks of official confirmation of registration on the tour, but not less than one month before the commencement of the Tour. In the event of late registration, fees and fares must be received before the commencement of the block of days or full tour nominated by the participant. Air fares will be charged at cost, and paid at the same time as the Tour Fees.

All accommodation reservations for each participant between the start and end dates/times of their tour will be made by PGC. However, all accommodation costs must be paid by the participants on checkout during the tour and NOT by PGC. Participants will also be responsible for paying for their meals (except the Introductory Dinner) and other personal incidentals while on tour.

As part of the tour, each participant will receive a comprehensive collection of literature to read prior to commencement or during the tour. These papers cover the regional geology and distribution of mineralisation in the areas being considered, as well as descriptions of the individual deposits to be studied and other selected examples in the regions visited.

Approximately two weeks prior to the commencement of the tour, participants will also be provided with a detailed itinerary with accommodation information, including the street and e-mail address, phone and fax numbers and tariff for each hotel. All they need bring are their field gear, personal affects, and credit card/travellers cheques, ATM cards or cash to pay for accommodation and meals.

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This tour was designed, developed, organised, managed and escorted by
T M (Mike) Porter of Porter GeoConsultancy Pty Ltd.

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