Aug 1st, 2000


Upcoming Activities

Executive Council Meeting in Puerto Varas, Chile.

Preparations are now almost complete for the next MAP Executive Council Meetings to take place in scenic Puerto Varas, Chile and hosted by SERNAGEOMIN. The MAP meetings, from August 2 to 4, will follow the MAP Symposium at the IX Chilean Geological Congress on August 1. The meetings will be held at the Offices of SERNAGEOMIN in Puerto Varas:

SERNAGEOMIN: Avenida La Paz - 406 Tel: (56-65) 23 38 56 Fax: (56-65) 23 22-02

MAP Manager, Dr. Catherine Hickson, Administrator, Mr. Mike Ellerbeck, and Electronic Publishing Technician, Mr. Otto Krauth will be in Chile to attend the meetings. They will be staying at: Hotel Cabañas del Lago:Tel: (56-65) 23 22 91, Fax: (56-65) 23 27 07 until August 6 after which they will be staying at Hotel Sheraton, Rio de Janeiro: Tel: (55-21) 274-1122, Fax: (55-21) 239-5643 while attending the International Geological Congress. During this period please direct inquiries regarding MAP to Dr. Jennifer Getsinger at (604) 666-0528 or email: [email protected].

Telephone Number change at SERGEOMIN, Bolivia

As of July 10, 2000 the contact phone number for the MAP Project Leader at
SERGEOMIN will be changed to: (591-2) 31 27 45.

Verifiable Indicators Reminder

Verifiable Indicators are needed for the final MAP report. This report will summarize all MAP activities and Project impacts that have occurred during the 5 years of the project.

MAP Multimedia Database under development

A multimedia database is under development that will summarize all MAP activities, pictures and reports through the 5 years of the project. The searchable database will include items such as: MAP newsletter articles, yearly activity reports, publications, and digital images of MAP activities. A CD-Rom of the database will be available at the end of the project. The database will be demonstrated during the Executive Council Meeting in Puerto Varas.

II International Congress of Prospectors and Explorationists


ProEXPLO 2001, an event specially designed for geologists, prospectors and investors, is currently organized by Peruvian Institute of Mining Engineers. This will prove a unique opportunity to get a closer look at Latin America's vast mining potential, some of the region's most important projects, investment opportunities and cutting edge technology.

ProEXPLO 2001, the II International Congress of Prospectors and Explorationists, will take place in Lima, Peru, from April 24 to 27, with the motto "Exploration: The Future of Mining".

The program includes a number of interesting activities for both professionals and companies engaged in prospecting and mining.


· Keynote Sessions
· Lunch Conferences
· Round Table on Prospecting
· Meeting of Latin American
Geological Surveys
· Project Promotion
· Technical Exhibition
· Core Shack
· Short Courses
· Field Trips

XIV Bolivian Geological Congress


The college of geology of Bolivia is pleased to announce the upcoming XIV Bolivian Geological Congress to take place in La Paz, November 14th to 18th, 2000.

The technical sessions will include the presentation of unpublished papers from the following fields:

Environmental Geology
Plate tectonics
Historical Geology
Structural Geology
Metallogeny and Mineral Deposits
Petroleum Geology
Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
Geotechnical sessions and more

For more information please consult the web page at:





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