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An integrated marine GIS bathymetric dataset for KwaZulu-Natal.
Bathymetry forms the basis for studies in marine geology, biology and oceanography and is essential for the Extended Continental Shelf Claim (ECSC), a legal framework established by the United Nations (UN) to encourage ...
Mineralogy and geochemistry of detrital rutile from the Sibaya Foundation, KwaZulu-Natal.
Rutile, although not a major component of detrital heavy mineral deposits, is a valuable source of titanium oxide. Theoretically rutile is pure titanium dioxide (TiO2) and should form white or colourless tetragonal crystals ...
Characterisation of geotechnical, geochemical and metallurgical properties for mine-to-mill optimisation at Sandsloot open pit platinum mine, South Africa
Sandsloot open pit mine extracts platinum, copper and nickel from the Platreef orebody in the Northern Limb of the Bushveld Complex. At present, it is the world's largest open pit platinum mine, but it is one of the smaller ...
Impact of alluvial gold mining on surface water quality in the Revue basin-Manica District, Mozambique.
The upper part of the Revue basin in the Manica District, Mozambique is located in a mountainous area underlain by rocks of the Manica greenstone belt. This greenstone belt has alluvial gold deposits in the Revue river ...
Evolution of the northern KwaZulu-Natal coastal dune cordon : evidence from the fine-grained sediment fraction.
Abstract available in PDF file.
Tectonic evolution of western central Moçambique.
This thesis examines the geological history of western central Mocambique, with a particular emphasis on the enigmatic relationships between the Umkondo Group and the Frontier Formation. In the region the geological units ...
The structural, metamorphic and tectonic context of selected sub-economic veining in the Natal thrust front and Natal Nappe zone, Northern KwaZulu-Natal.
The eastern portion of the Namaqua-Natal Mobile Belt, the Natal Metamorphic Province is divided into four main tectonostratigraphic units. These units comprise two accreted island arcs: the Mzumbe and Margate Terranes; ...
Rock mass rating and slope stability analysis of quarry faces within the dywka [i.e. dwyka] tillite of KwaZulu-Natal.
Dwyka tillite quarries in the Province of KwaZulu-Natal have shown remarkable stable slopes faces even though some of them were quarried over 30 years ago. This can be attributed to their resistance to weathering, the ...
The Mgeni Estuary pre- and post Inanda Dam Estuarine dynamics.
The funnel-shaped Mgeni Estuary, at the mouth of the fourth largest river along the KwaZulu- Natal coast, discharges into the Indian Ocean in the northern suburbs of Durban. This system is under considerable anthropogenic ...
The development and application of a 3D geotechnical model for mining optimisation Sandsloot open pit platinum mine South Africa.
Detailed geological knowledge is often a major unknown factor in open pit mining and design, and therefore poses a significant risk in the mining venture. As the knowledge of the geology improves so the risk of unforeseen ...