The Roy Miller Symposium



The Roy Miller Symposium

"A conference to recognise a lifetime of service to the geological sciences in Namibia"



Windhoek, Namibia, 18th-20th August 2014


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The Geological Society of Namibia is arranging a conference in honour of Dr Roy Miller, patron of our society and former Director of the Geological Survey and Technical Manager of NAMCOR.

Roy’s contributions to geology in Namibia are immense, beginning with his studies of Damara granites in the 1960’s and progressing from there to include a wide range of rock types and geology. He has worked and published on topics ranging from the Kalahari to carbonatites to meteorite impact craters to offshore petroleum exploration, and everything in between. He has been involved in over 100 publications on Namibian geology, most notably editing the Damara volume of the Geological Society of South Africa (and its associated map) and recently compiling the definitive 3 volume work on the geology of Namibia. As director of the Survey he also was responsible for the planning and compilation of the 1:1 million geological map of Namibia.

It is therefore fitting that the Society acknowledges these contributions by inviting friends, colleagues and admirers to present the results of their work that they feel would be of interest to Roy at a conference in Windhoek, Namibia. The conference would follow a normal meeting format with 20-25 minute presentations and question time. If there is sufficient interest the Society will organise the publication of a set of papers from the meeting.

Although field trips would not be typical for a meeting of this nature we have invited Roy to lead a trip through the Damara as part of this meeting.

The conference is planned for 18th-20th August 2014 in Windhoek. If you are interested in attending please contact the organisers at