Mineralogical Association of South Africa


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An abstract concerning mineralogy (applied, straight or otherwise), petrology and/or geochemistry is to be sent through to by the 30th June 2017. Any format is acceptable with a maximum of 1000 words. Whilst not compulsory, a full paper may be submitted which the MINSA executive will attempt to assist in publishing in either the Journal of the Geological Society of South Africa or an IMA related publication (as per its mandate for “promoting the study and application of mineralogy, petrology and geochemistry” – section 1.3 MINSA constitution). Presentations will be between 15 to 25 minutes.


The two winners (Honours and Masters) of the MINSA bookprize for 2017 will be the keynote presenters at no cost for the symposium. Half an hour will be allotted for their presentations.


What: MINSA Symposium

When: Wednesday, 23rd August 2017

Time: 09h00 – 17h00 (followed by society’s AGM)

Price: R50 (MINSA members, speakers & students); R200 (non-members)

Where: Cnr of Rustenburg and Carlow Roads, Melville, Johannesburg (new

GSSA head offices).