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    I have a number of geological books and maps from my collection for sale (in the process of decluttering). Send me a PM and I will send you the link to the lists.

    Many of the maps are 1:250,000 scale which also shows the roads and farms (based on trig survey maps), so could be used for trip planning as well (imagine having the geology handy at the same time). They also show the major faults, which can come in handy when siting boreholes for water. Some of the books are Africana already, and collectable. I just do not have the space to keep all of them.
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    This post to publicly thank you for donating the old 1955 Barberton maps to me.
    Imagine, that predates the discovery of the Komatiites by the Viljoen twins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoelfleRoux View Post
    This post to publicly thank you for donating the old 1955 Barberton maps to me.
    Imagine, that predates the discovery of the Komatiites by the Viljoen twins.
    ... wel ...
    Geo s used to walk the veld, pick in hand
    but nowdays
    isnt it mainly screen-time, mouse in hand ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BushNomad View Post
    ... wel ...
    Geo s used to walk the veld, pick in hand
    but nowdays
    isnt it mainly screen-time, mouse in hand ?
    Both...
    When you get stuck into resource definition, then lots of computer modeling and stats. But without lots of fieldwork, there is nothing to model or analyze.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BushNomad View Post
    ... wel ...
    Geo s used to walk the veld, pick in hand
    but nowdays
    isnt it mainly screen-time, mouse in hand ?
    Here where I am the “field season” is being planned. Lots and lots of geologists and prospectors are going to be on the tundra between end of June and end of September. At the more advanced projects the diamond drillers are going to work 24/7 and the geologists are going to be flown between drill sites to check core, design new holes and fly the core back to camp. Here and there some blasting will take place for bulk samples and there may even be two adits planned. Some of the exciting projects we can’t wait for are a Wits-like sediment that has been found last season and may be mapped and explored this season, a couple of Barberton type areas, several diamond showings in a Kimberlite swarm, a massive high grade iron ore find and some VHMS occurrences. Exciting times, going to spend a lot of time on the land and can’t wait for the season to be over and getting to read all the reports.

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    I don't spend as much time in the field as I would like, but simply driving to my office every day is like doing fieldwork. Click image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ouarzazate View Post
    I have a number of geological books and maps from my collection for sale (in the process of decluttering). Send me a PM and I will send you the link to the lists.

    Many of the maps are 1:250,000 scale which also shows the roads and farms (based on trig survey maps), so could be used for trip planning as well (imagine having the geology handy at the same time). They also show the major faults, which can come in handy when siting boreholes for water. Some of the books are Africana already, and collectable. I just do not have the space to keep all of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam16 View Post
    Here where I am the “field season” is being planned. Lots and lots of geologists and prospectors are going to be on the tundra between end of June and end of September. At the more advanced projects the diamond drillers are going to work 24/7 and the geologists are going to be flown between drill sites to check core, design new holes and fly the core back to camp. Here and there some blasting will take place for bulk samples and there may even be two adits planned. Some of the exciting projects we can’t wait for are a Wits-like sediment that has been found last season and may be mapped and explored this season, a couple of Barberton type areas, several diamond showings in a Kimberlite swarm, a massive high grade iron ore find and some VHMS occurrences. Exciting times, going to spend a lot of time on the land and can’t wait for the season to be over and getting to read all the reports.
    ... look forward to the bankable feasibilities ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BushNomad View Post
    ... look forward to the bankable feasibilities ...
    First you have to get it through the environmental and impact assessment boards, endless meetings going nowhere fast, and then it must get past the Inuit associations, by that time most exploration companies have lost interest or changed hands. Projects that I worked on twenty years ago are only getting on line now - and there are so many good prospects that have fallen by the wayside!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam16 View Post
    First you have to get it through the environmental and impact assessment boards, endless meetings going nowhere fast, and then it must get past the Inuit associations, by that time most exploration companies have lost interest or changed hands. Projects that I worked on twenty years ago are only getting on line now - and there are so many good prospects that have fallen by the wayside!
    ... yes ... !
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoelfleRoux View Post
    This post to publicly thank you for donating the old 1955 Barberton maps to me.
    Imagine, that predates the discovery of the Komatiites by the Viljoen twins.
    This to confirm that the maps were delivered to my office today.

    It is much appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoelfleRoux View Post
    This to confirm that the maps were delivered to my office today.

    It is much appreciated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by janvg View Post
    Kannie wag dat oom ons gaan wys nie.
    Hehe...
    Jy weet by nou al dat dit saam met n lang lesing in geologie kom nę?

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    Only a pleasure, Roelf, old maps get thrown away these days, except when people like us rescue them! You and I know how much blood, sweat and tears would have gone into the making of these maps in the Barberton mountainland with its serious topographic and dense vegetation challenges. Good way of honoring those guys is to put their maps on display.

    Looking forward to one day coming by and see them on your wall.

    Sorry I cannot join in on the geological excursion ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoelfleRoux View Post
    This to confirm that the maps were delivered to my office today.

    It is much appreciated.
    Do you have large scale scanning facilities?
    I have access to a A0 high definition scanner, if you don't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ouarzazate View Post
    Only a pleasure, Roelf, old maps get thrown away these days, except when people like us rescue them! You and I know how much blood, sweat and tears would have gone into the making of these maps in the Barberton mountainland with its serious topographic and dense vegetation challenges. Good way of honoring those guys is to put their maps on display.

    Looking forward to one day coming by and see them on your wall.

    Sorry I cannot join in on the geological excursion ...
    I hinted to my team this morning that once this map is nicely mounted, it could be a nice farewell gift for when I retire shortly.
    As for the excursion:
    Morris' health took a dip and the recce was postponed by a few weeks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4eTouareg View Post
    Do you have large scale scanning facilities?
    I have access to a A0 high definition scanner, if you don't.
    Thanks Gerhard,
    But I think we have that covered.
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    Looks good, you have it covered, and that is a seriously old map! I once had the opportunity to get into the Nababeep-Okiep copper mines' rooms of old maps in Nababeep, wanted Metrofile to come scan them all just in case the buildings burn down, but unfortunately project was not approved. You would have enjoyed to see all those old mine drawings, geological maps, with water-colours and all!

    I think those mines started in 1853, and were the first proper, commercial mining ventures in SA.

    Something must be done to properly preserve this stuff for posterity
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ouarzazate View Post
    Looks good, you have it covered, and that is a seriously old map! I once had the opportunity to get into the Nababeep-Okiep copper mines' rooms of old maps in Nababeep, wanted Metrofile to come scan them all just in case the buildings burn down, but unfortunately project was not approved. You would have enjoyed to see all those old mine drawings, geological maps, with water-colours and all!

    I think those mines started in 1853, and were the first proper, commercial mining ventures in SA.

    Something must be done to properly preserve this stuff for posterity
    The sole purpose of us acquiring that big expensive scanner was to capture/preserve all the old maps and drawings.
    Most of the old survey, sampling and geology data has been captured into our 3D modeling package. Quite an achievement considering the mine is 135 years old.

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