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Africa-B 2001
Mineral Deposits of Southern & Central Africa
10 June - 5 July 2001 - In Two Separate Modules
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Volume 3 - Bushveld & Satellite Complexes

Overview
  • Geological Map of Section of Southern Africa showing the deposits to be visited.

  • Introduction to the Bushveld Complex; Vermaak C F, von Gruenewaldt G - 1986, in Anhaeusser C R, Maske S, (eds): Mineral Deposits of Southern Africa, v2, Geol. Soc. of South Africa, Johannesburg, pp 1021-1029.
  • The Bushveld Complex; Eales H V, Cawthorn R G, - 1996, in Cawthorn R G (ed), Layered Intrusions: Elsevier, pp 181-230.
  • Platinum-Group Metals; Viljoen MJ, Schürmann L W - 1998, in Wilson M G C, Anhaeusser C R, (eds), The Mineral Resources of South Africa: Council for Geoscience, Pretoria, pp 532-568.
  • Platinum-Group Elements Mineralization in the Bushveld Complex - A Critical Reassessment of Geochemical Models; Cawthorn R G - 1999, in South Africa Journal of Geology, v102, no.3, pp 268-281.
  • Permeability of the Footwall Cumulates to the Merensky Reef, Bushveld Complex; Cawthorn R G - 1999, in South Africa Journal of Geology, v102, no.3, pp 293-302.
  • The Effects of Weathering on the UG2 Chromitite Reef of the Bushveld Complex, with Special Reference to the Platinum-Group Minerals; Hey P V - 1999, in South Africa Journal of Geology, v102, no.3, pp 251-260.
  • Chromium; Schürmann L W, Grabe P-J, Steenkamp C J - 1998, in Wilson M G C, Anhaeusser C R, (eds), The Mineral Resources of South Africa: Council for Geoscience, Pretoria, pp 90-105.
  • Chromite Chemistry and Platinum-Group Element Distribution of the LG6 Chromitite, Northwestern Bushveld Complex; Teigler B - 1999, in South Africa Journal of Geology, v102, no.3, pp 282-285.
  • Vanadium; Schürmann L W, Marsh S - 1998, in Wilson M G C, Anhaeusser C R, (eds), The Mineral Resources of South Africa: Council for Geoscience, Pretoria, pp 659-665.
  • Nickel; Hammerbeck E C I, Schürmann L W - 1998, in Wilson M G C, Anhaeusser C R, (eds), The Mineral Resources of South Africa: Council for Geoscience, Pretoria, pp 471-482.
  • Terminology for Layered Intrusions; Irvine T N - 1982, Journal of Petrology, v23, Part 2, pp 127-162.
Rustenburg Section Platinum
  • The Nature and Origin of the Merensky Reef of the Western Bushveld Complex Based on Geological Facies and Geophysical Data; Viljoen M J - 1999, in South Africa Journal of Geology, v102, no.3, pp 221-239.
  • The Rustenburg Section of Rustenburg Platinum Mines Limited, with Reference to the Merensky Reef; Viljoen M J, Hieber R W - 1986, in Anhaeusser CR, Maske S, (eds): Mineral Deposits of Southern Africa, v2, Geol. Soc. of South Africa, Johannesburg, pp 1107-1134.
  • Potholes of the Merensky Reef at Brakspruit Shaft, Rustenburg Platinum Mines: Primary Disturbances in the Magnetite Stratigraphy; Ballhaus C G - 1988, Economic Geology, v83, no.6, pp 1140-1158.
  • The Morphology of Potholes in the UG2 Chromitite Layer and Merensky Reef (Pothole Reef Facies) at Union Section, Rustenburg Platinum Mines; Lomberg K G, Martin E S, Patterson M A, Venter J E - 1999, in South Africa Journal of Geology, v102, no.3, pp 209-220.
  • A Contribution on the Platinum-Group Mineralogy of the Merensky Reef at the Rustenburg Platinum Mine; Kingston G A, El-Dosuky B T - 1982, Economic Geology, v77, no.6, pp 1367-1384.
Elandsdrift Chromite
  • The Chromite Deposits at Kroondal Chrome Mine, Western Bushveld Complex; Worst B G - 1986, in Anhaeusser CR, Maske S, (eds): Mineral Deposits of Southern Africa, v2, Geol. Soc. of South Africa, Johannesburg, pp 1209-1215.

  • Note: Kroondal lies within the 50 km trend that embraces the Elandsdrift-Mooinooi-Millsell-Waterkloof mines, and is to the west of Elandsdrift.
Potgietersrust Platinum
  • The Geological Setting of the Platinoid and Base Metal Sulfide Mineralization in the Platreef of the Bushveld Complex in Drenthe, North of Potgietersrus; Gain S B, Mostert A B - 1982, Economic Geology, v77, no.6, pp 1395-1404.
  • The Role of Contamination in the Evolution of the Platreef of the Bushveld Complex; Barton J M, Cawthorn R G, White J A - 1986, Economic Geology, v81, pp 1096-1104.
  • The Potgietersrus Prospect - Geology and Exploration History; White J A - 1994, XVth CMMI Congress, Johannesburg, SAIMM, v3, pp 173-181.
Mapochs Vanadium-Iron
  • Vanadifierous Magnetite Deposits of the Bushveld Complex; Cawthorn R G, Molyneux T G - 1986, in Anhaeusser CR, Maske S, (eds): Mineral Deposits of Southern Africa, v2, Geol. Soc. of South Africa, Johannesburg, pp 1251-1266.
  • The Mineralogy and Ore Petrography of the Bushveld Titaniferous Magnetite-Rich Lyers; Reynolds I M - 1986, in Anhaeusser CR, Maske S, (eds): Mineral Deposits of Southern Africa, v2, Geol. Soc. of South Africa, Johannesburg, pp 1267-1286.
Palabora Copper, etc.
  • The Geology and the Economic Deposits of Copper, Iron and Vermiculite in the Palabora Igneous Complex: A Brief Review; Palabora Mining Company Limited Mine Geological and Mineralogical Staff - 1976, Economic Geology, v71, no.1, pp 177-192.
  • Phosphate in the Phalabowra Complex; Fourie P J, de Jager D H - 1986, in Anhaeusser CR, Maske S, (eds): Mineral Deposits of Southern Africa, v2, Geol. Soc. of South Africa, Johannesburg, pp 2239-2253.
  • Mineralisation of the Phalaborwa Complex and the Carbonatite Connection in Iron Oxide Cu-Au-U-REE Deposits; Harmer R E - 2000, in Porter TM (ed), Hydrotherml Iron Oxide Copper-Gold & Related Deposits: A Global Perspective, PGC Publishing, Adelaide, pp 331-340.
Nkomati Nickel
  • The Uitkomst Nickel-Copper Deposit, Eastern Transvaal; Kenyon A K, Attridge R L, Coetzee G L - 1986, in Anhaeusser CR, Maske S, (eds): Mineral Deposits of Southern Africa, v2, Geol. Soc. of South Africa, Johannesburg, pp 1009-1017.
  • Geology of the Ultrabasic to basic Uitkomst Complex, Eastern Transvaal, South Africa: An Overview; Gauert C D K, de Waal S A, Wallmach T - 1995, in Journal of African Earth Sciences, v21, no.4, pp 553-570.
  • The Basal Gabbro Unit and the Identity of the Parental Magma of the Uitkomst Complex, Badplaas, South Africa; de Waal S A, Gauert C D K - 1997, in Journal of African Earth Sciences, 1997, v100, no.4, pp 349-361.
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