Metallogenesis, Tectonics & Surface Evolution of West African Craton – Senegal Conference
Date: 17 & 18 September 2015
Location: Dakar Senegal
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
This event highlighted the outcomes of the recently completed AMIRA International Project P934A West African Exploration Initiative Stage 2 (WAXI), together with results from other key researchers working in the region.
The conference presented a first look at a new series of Craton wide syntheses of geochemistry, geochronology, tectonics, mineralisation and landform evolution, that has been collected to support the mineral industry.
The overall aim of WAXI is to enhance the exploration potential of the West African Craton (WAC) through an integrated program of research and data gathering into its “anatomy”, and to augment the capacity of local institutions to undertake this form of work.
WAXI Conference Day 1 Thursday 17th September
Alan Jones A magnetotelluric traverse across Burkina Faso and Ghana: first results
Ousmane Wane Geochemical characterisation of paleoproterozoic plutonic rocks from the Massigui region (southern Mali): geodynamic significance
WAXI Conference Day 2 Friday 18th September
Howard Bills Geology and mineralisation of the Mako gold deposit, eastern Senegal
Dominique Chardon The 50 Ma evolution of the West African landscape
Asinne Tshibubudze Integrated strato-tectonic, U-Pb geochronology and metallogenic studies of the Oudalan-Gorouol volcano-sedimentary Belt (OGB) and the Gorom-Gorom granitoid terrane (GGGT), Burkina Faso and Niger, West Africa