Archive | February, 2018

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The Genius of Tony Brink Volume 4, James Hutton and a Dinosaur

Ouch! I see that the two months have passed since my last email. Two common themes appear to be running through my newsletter, one of which of course being Tony Brink’s wonderful stuff, the other being an inability to get it out on a monthly basis. I will need to up my game. But as […]

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The Genius of Tony Brink Volume 3

I have been remiss once again. Almost another month down and I am behind on my writing. It is a fresh and bright morning here in Hilton the world is on its way to work – blue buses chugging past, pedestrians striding by, and the beautiful golden light of a winters morning casting long bars […]

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The Genius of Tony Brink Volume 2

Well, the nights are drawing in now and the mornings have a bit of a nip in the air so autumn is upon us, although the days don’t seem to be cooling down that much. I made a promise that I would write a monthly newsletter and my time has almost run out for March, […]

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The Genius of Tony Brink Volume 1

I was reading the Preface of Tony Brinks Engineering Geology of Southern Africa Volume 4 and am still astonished and in awe of the massiveness of the undertaking to produce those four ground-breaking volumes on the geology and geotechnical characteristics of Southern Africa. The scope and breadth of the undertaking is still breathtaking, and to […]

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Jennings Memorial Lecture & Instrumentation

Well, 2017 is in full swing and it has been a busy year so far here at the GeoZone.  We closed off last year on a high note – busy until the very last, and prices in for the upgrade of Kariba and the raising of the Clanwilliam Dam.  So we are looking forward to […]

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GeoZone GeoServices, Gerald Allan Davie, GeoZone, Rock Barring, Rock Engineering, Rock Mechanics, Geotechnics, Geotechnical, Geology, Engineering, Engineering Geology, Mining, Rock Fall Protection, Rock barring, making safe, mine safety, Mine Health and Safety, Slope Stability, Slopes, Instrumentation, Mineral Exploration, Remote Sensing, Geological Mapping, Structural Mapping, Geohazards,

Professor Soga and the Crossrail Link

What is it with this instrumentation thing?  I was in Pretoria last week listening to Professor Kenichi Soga talk about geotechnical monitoring.  Although now based at the University of California, Berkeley, he was previously based at Cambridge University for 22 years.  Californian sunshine apparently was the draw, certainly not the earthquakes.  Anyway, I was totally […]

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