Another PGC International Study Tour
Developed & Managed by Porter GeoConsultancy
Super Porphyry 2003-04
The Super Porphyry Cu/Au Deposits of the World
October 2003 & April-May 2004
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Image:   On the margins of the Los Bronces Pit, Chile.   
Los Bronces view
ORGANISATIONAL DETAILS

The Super Porphyry 2003-04 International Study Tour was divided into two modules.

Participants on Modules 1 or 2 had the option of taking either the
full module  -or-  any block of 5 or more consecutive days up to the total number of days on the Module.

Module 1, was successfully completed over a 14 day period, from 12 to 25 October, 2003 and focussed on a selection of the giant porphyry deposits of South America, in the Andes of Chile and Peru.   For details click on   Module 1.

Module 2, was run in April-May 2004, and visited major deposits in Australasia, the South-east Asian Archipelago and East Asia.

Those commencing at the beginning of Module 2, made and paid for their own travel arrangements to be in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, by 6:00 pm on Friday 23 April, 2004, where they assembled for the introductory meeting and dinner at the hotel reserved for them by Porter GeoConsultancy (PGC) for that night, the details of which were provided approximately 2 weeks prior to the start of the tour.   All 'on tour' accommodation and travel were arranged by PGC from that point.

The Module 2 technical program ended on return to Orange, NSW, Australia on the afternoon of Tuesday 11 May.   An evening flight was booked to Sydney arriving at around 5:45 pm on Tuesday 11 May, 2004.   Those arriving at Sydney, Kingsford Smith domestic terminal on that flight were responsible for all travel and accommodation from that time, date and location.

For those who took less than the full module, a start and end point was advised on confirmation of their registration.   Each participant was responsible for travel to the start point and from the end point thus advised.

PGC arranged all travel from when each participant joined the tour until they left it, including all surface (land and sea), scheduled airline travel and air charter.   The cost of this travel was covered by the Tour Fees and by additional Air Fares charges.   The Tour Fees and Air Fares had to be paid to PGC within two weeks after confirmation of registration.   The air fares were charged at cost, as listed later in this document, and were paid at the same time as the Tour Fees.   Participants were responsible for their own travel to the start point and from the end point of their tour.

All accommodation reservations were made by PGC between the start and end dates/times of each participant's tour.   However all accommodation costs were paid by the participants on checkout during the tour and NOT by PGC.   Participants were also responsible for paying for their meals (except the Final Tour Dinner) and other personal incidentals while on tour.

As part of the tour, participants received a comprehensive collection of literature to read prior to commencement and during the tour.   These papers covered the regional geology and distribution of mineralisation in the provinces being considered, as well as descriptions of the individual deposits visited.

Approximately two weeks prior to the commencement of the tour, participants were also given a detailed itinerary with accommodation information, including the street address, phone and fax numbers and tarrif for each hotel.   All they needed bring was their field gear, personal affects, and credit card/travellers cheques to pay for accommodation and meals.

This tour was being developed, organised and managed by Mike Porter of Porter GeoConsultancy Pty Ltd (PGC).



Module 1, ran for 14 days, from 12 to 25 October, 2003 and focussed on a selection of the Super Porphyry deposits of South America, in the Andes of Chile and Peru. It immediately followed the 10th Chilean Geological Congress (from 6 to 10 October 2003).

Attendance of that conference and its two day seminars on "Andean Metallogenesis" and "The Giant Porphyry Copper Deposits of the Andes" was recommended to provide a valuable context to what participants would see on tour.

Participants on Module 1 had the option of taking the
full 14 days of the itinerary -or- any block of 5 or more consecutive days up to the full 14.

Those commencing at the beginning of Module 1, made and paid for their own travel arrangements to be in Santiago, Chile, by 6:30 pm on Saturday 11 October, 2003, where they assembled for the introductory meeting and dinner at the hotel reserved for them by Porter GeoConsultancy (PGC) for that night, the details of which were provided approximately 2 weeks prior to the start of the tour. All on tour accommodation and travel were arranged by PGC from that point.

The Module 1 technical program ended on return to Huaraz, Peru in the late afternoon of Saturday 25 October. Accommodation was booked for that night in Huaraz, before an early morning air charter to Lima arriving at around 9:00 am on Sunday 26 October, 2003. Those who arrived at Lima airport on this charter were responsible for all travel and accommodation from that time, date and location.

For those taking less than the full module, a start and end point was advised on confirmation of their registration. Each participant was responsible for travel to the start point and from the end point thus advised.

PGC arranged all travel from when each participant joined the tour until they left it, including all surface, scheduled airline travel and air charter. The cost of this travel was covered by the Tour Fees and by additional Air Fares charges. The Tour Fees had to be paid to PGC within two weeks after confirmation of registration. The air fares were charged at cost, as listed later in this document, but had to be paid at the same time as the Tour Fees. Participants were responsible for their own travel to the start point and from the end point of their tour.

While it was cheaper for local participants to book their own airline flights on tour if they so nominated on their registration form, it was ESSENTIAL that all of the tour party travel together on the same flights between mine visits.

All accommodation reservations were made by PGC between the start and end dates/times of the individual participant's tour. However all accommodation costs were paid by the participants on checkout during the tour and NOT by PGC. Participants were also responsible for paying for their meals (except the Introductory Dinner) and other personal incidentals while on tour.

As part of the tour, participants received a comprehensive collection of literature to read prior to commencement or during the tour. These papers covered the regional geology and distribution of mineralisation in the provinces being considered, as well as descriptions of the individual deposits to be visited. Approximately two weeks prior to the commencement of the tour, participants were also be given a detailed itinerary with accommodation information, including the street address, phone and fax numbers and tarrif for each hotel. All they needed bring were their field gear, personal affects, and credit card/travellers cheques to pay for accommodation and meals.

This tour was developed, organised and managed by Mike Porter of Porter GeoConsultancy Pty Ltd (PGC).

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For more information contact:   T M (Mike) Porter, of Porter GeoConsultancy   (mike.porter@portergeo.com.au)

This tour was designed, developed, organised, managed and escorted by
T M (Mike) Porter of Porter GeoConsultancy Pty Ltd.

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