A huge contribution was made by the field trip leaders towards making the 45 diverse field trips so enjoyable and memorable for the over 750 delegates that took part in these excursions. Participants were able to undertake 21 one-day trips within South Africa, 17 multi-day excursions across this region, and 6 excursions that visited Namibia, Tanzania, Angola and Zimbabwe.

The field trip leaders contributed superb guidebooks that are all high quality, specialized records that fill a gap between the many journal publications referenced and popular media. Due to the many requests received for copies of the guidebooks, the 35IGC Legacy Fund has invested in the re-editing and publication of many of the guidebooks that will serve as a long-term record of the 35th IGC.

The printed guidebooks are held in stock by the Geological Society of South Africa, and other retailers. Should demand warrant the release of all the guidebooks in digital format on a memory stick, this will be considered.


35th IGC field trip Title Author ISBN Number
OD Pre-5 Robben Island John Rogers 978-0-99470872-4
Pre-3 The Permo-Triassic boundary in the Karoo Johann Neveling 978-0-99470873-1
OD Post-4 Zevenwacht Wine Estate and Tin Mine Doug Cole 978-0-99470874-8
OD Pre-8 / OD Post-1 The Building Stones of Cape Town Doug Cole 978-0-99470875-5
ExSA Post-2 Northern Tanzania RN Scoon 978-0-99470870-0
Pre-7 Eastern limb of the Bushveld Complex RN Scoon 978-0-99470871-7
Pre-8 Craton Traverse Herman van Niekerk
OD Pre-11 On the trail of Charles Darwin and John Herschel: The Cape in the 1830s INHIGEO; Gregory Good, Brian Warner, Barry Cooper, John Compton
Pre-14 Orange River geology by canoe David Reid 978-0-99470878-6
ExSA_Pre-2 Namibia — Nama Group geology and Ediacaran fossils Pat Vickers-Rich et al.
Post-11 Southern Cape Geology: Evolution of a rifted margin Jean Malan, Jurie Viljoen
OD Pre-1 Geology and palaeontology of the Cape West Coast: Langebaan Lagoon and West Coast Fossil Park Hayley Cawthra 978-0-99470876-2
Pre-6 Alluvial Diamond Deposits Mike de Wit, Gary Dorkin, Dave Morris
ExSA_Pre-5 Namibia—Namib Desert Roger Swart, John Ward
OD Post-03 The Geology and Seismicity of the Southwestern Cape C. de Beer and N. Flint
ODPre-3 The Magaliesberg Cableway Morris Viljoen
Pre-11 Cape Fold Belt Chris J. H. Hartnady, Michael I. H. Hartnady, Dylan Blake, and Rowena Hay

Trip leader: Chris Jackson

Post-7 Geology of the Barberton Greenstone Belt Christoph Heubeck 978-0-99470877-9
Post-2 Processes on the Early Earth: Eastern Bushveld, KNP, Escarpment Morris Viljoen 978-0-99470879-3


35th IGC field trip Title Author ISBN Number
OD Pre-2 Central Witwatersrand gold Morris Viljoen
Post 6 Archean Stromatolites and their Depositional Environments Wlady Altermann
Post 4 Eastern Bushveld and Nkomati Christoph Gauert