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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 ...
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 physical volcanology and geochemistry of the Nsuze group, Pongola supergroup, of northern KwaZulu-Natal and southeastern Mpumalanga.
The Nsuze Group forms the lower, predominantly volcanic succession of the Pongola Supergroup. The 2.9Ga Nsuze Group outcrops in southeastern Mpumalanga, northern KwaZulu-Natal and Swaziland. The volcanic rocks ...
A combined sedimentological-mineralogical study of sediment-hosted gold and uranium mineralization at Denny Dalton, Pongola Supergroup, South Africa.
The ~2.98 - 2.87 Ga Pongola Supergroup in South Africa is subdivided into the lower volcano-sedimentary Nsuze Group, and the upper sedimentary Mozaan Group, the latter comprising a several kilometres thick succession of ...
The marine geology of the Northern KwaZulu-Natal continental shelf, South Africa.
This study proposes that the submarine canyons of the northern Kwazulu-Natal continental margin formed contemporaneously with hinterland uplift, rapid sediment supply and shelf margin progradation during the forced ...
The mineralogy, petrology and PGE geochemistry of the UG2 cyclic unit at Lebowa Platinum mine (ATOK), North-Eastern Bushveld complex.
This project is an investigation of the UG2 cyclic unit of the Upper Critical Zone at Lebowa (Atok)