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Archaean Gold '97
Archaean Gold & Related Ore Deposits of North America & Africa
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[At the Komati River crossing]
The Module 2 Group by the Komati River, in South Africa, returning from the Barberton Mountains Gold Field mines.   From left: Trevor Ireland (Normandy North Flinders, Australia), Paul Mazzoni (WMC Exploration, Australia), Lance Govey (Normandy Exploration, Australia), Greg Edwards (Normandy Exploration, Australia), Bradley Toms (Centaur Mining & Exploration, Australia).   Photograph by Mike Porter
  Following the conclusion of the North America module, some members of the group had completed their tour and departed to their home bases. The remainder departed via Montreal and London, where they took a rest day, and then onward to Johannesburg.
  The first day in South Africa involved a seminar arranged with the Geological Society of South Africa. The morning session involved a series of presentations by African experts on the geology and gold deposits of Africa. The afternoon was taken up with tour participants talking about Australian gold deposits and provinces with which they were familiar.

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