UG: Earth Science Department organizes 5th colloquium of International Geoscience Programme

The Department of Earth Science of the University of Ghana has organized the 5th Colloquium of the International Geoscience Programme, IGCP 638. This feat sets Ghana as the first-ever anglophone west African country to hold the top-level conference. The past four episodes were held, first in Dakar (Senegal) in December 2016, followed by Casablanca (Morocco) […]

22′ ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE GHANA INSTITUTION OF GEOSCIENTISTS

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE GHANA INSTITUTION OF GEOSCIENTISTS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, THAT THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2022 HAS BEEN SCHEDULED FOR WEDNESDAY THE 30TH OF NOVEMBER, 2022. VENUE:         GGSA SEISMIC OBSERVATORY/ZOOM MEETING ROOM Topic: ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE GHANA INSTITUTION OF GEOSCIENTISTS Time: Nov 30, 2022 10:00 AM Universal Time UTC Join […]

Legon-Job Fair 2022

PROGRAM LINEUP # Time Activity 1 09:00-09:40 Registration and booth setup 2 09:40-10:00 Opening address from the HoD, Department of Earth Science 3 10:00-10:10 Message from the Deam, School of Physical and Mathematical Science, UG 4 10:10-10:25 Message from the Ghana Institution of Geoscientists 5 10:25-11:25 Address from companies present (10 minutes each to present) […]

28th Colloquium of African Geology (CAG28)

Dear colleagues, The council of the Geological Society of Africa (GSAf) decided to hold the 28th Colloquium of African Geology (CAG28) online due to concerns about health, travel conditions and the international context that make organizing the event physically risky. GAC28 will be held over two or three days in July 2022. We will inform […]

#ONLYONEEARTH

A Practical Guide to living sustainably in harmony with nature, developed for World Environment Day 2022. Climate change, nature and biodiversity loss, and pollution and waste –evidence that Earth is “code red” is all around us and growing more ominous every day. The way out of this dilemma is to transform our economies and societies […]

Kinross sells Chirano gold mine in Ghana to Asante in $225m deal

Chirano is an open-pit and underground gold mine in southwestern Ghana. (Image courtesy of Kinross Gold.)

Kinross Gold (TSX: G) (NYSE: KGC) is selling its 90% interest in the Chirano mine in Ghana to fellow Canadian Asante Gold (CSE: ASE) in a cash and shares deal worth $225 million. The open-pit and underground mining operation in southwestern Ghana produced 154,668 gold-equivalent ounces in 2021, compared to 166,590 in 2020 and is located immediately south […]

Mexico nationalizes lithium mining

Andrés Manuel López Obrador. (Image courtesy of Mexican President’s Office.)

Andrés Manuel López Obrador. (Image courtesy of Mexican President’s Office.) The bill elevates lithium to the category of “strategic mineral”, declaring the exploration, exploitation, and use of lithium to be the exclusive right of the state. It also includes a clause allowing the state to take charge of “other minerals declared strategic” by Mexico. The executive […]

Company Plans to Dig World’s Deepest Hole to Unleash Boundless Energy

The geothermal startup Quaise Energy has raised $63 million in funding to tap Earth’s deep subterranean power. ABSTRACT breaks down mind-bending scientific research, future tech, new discoveries, and major breakthroughs. See More → A company that plans to drill deeper into Earth than ever before, creating holes that would extend a record-shattering 12 miles under […]

Was plate tectonics operating on the Paleoarchean Earth?

Geological Society of Africa Seminar Series March Edition The Paleoarchean (/ˌpeɪlɪ.oʊ.ɑrˈkiːən/; also spelled Palaeoarchaean (Formerly known as early Archean)) is a geologic era within the Archaean. It spans the period of time 3,600 to 3,200 million years ago—the period being defined chronometrically and not referenced to a specific level in a rock section on Earth. […]