Prof Willem Van Der Westhuizen
nGAP Mentor
G 302
IB 52

Short CV

M.Sc. (Geology), University of the Free State (1977). Ph. D. (Geochemistry), University of the Free State.

Publications (Short List)

Henning, A., Van der Westhuizen, W.A., De Bruiyn, H. and Beukes, G.J. (1997). Hydrothermal Cu-Ni-Au-Ag mineralization in a granodiorite sill north of Cradock, Republic of South Africa. Mineralium Deposita, 32, 410-418.

De Bruiyn, H., Schoch, A.E., Van der Westhuizen, W.A. and Beukes, G.J. (1999). The chemical composition of xonotlite and associated inesite from the N`chwaning and Wessels Mines, Kalahari manganese field, South Africa. Neues Jahrbuch Mineralogie Monatschefte, 5, 212-222.

De Bruiyn, H., Beukes, G.J., Van der Westhuizen, W.A. and Nkhoma, J.E.S. (2000). A unique variety of pseudo-ixiolite from the Mperekezi pegmatite, Mzimba District, Malawi. Neues Jahrbuch Mineralogie Monatschefte, 4, 175-192.

De Bruiyn, H., Schoch, A.E., Van der Westhuizen, W.A. and Myburgh, C. A. (2000) Picrite from the Katse area, Leshotho: evidence for flow differentiation. Journal of African Earth Sciences, 31, 3 (in press).

Van der Westhuizen, W.A. and De Bruiyn, H. (2000). High temperature ash flow -wet sediment interaction in the Makwassie Formation, Ventersdorp Supergroup, South Africa. Precambrian Research, 101, 341 - 351.

Conference Proceedings:

JACOBSON, L., VAN DER WESTHUIZEN, W.A., OOSTHUYSEN, J. (2000). SARM 69 Ceramic1: a new pottery certified reference material for inter- and intra-laboratory calibration. In: Proceedings of the 31s t International Archaeometry Symposium. Budapest. In press.

JACOBSON, L., VAN DER WESTHUIZEN, W.A. (2000). XRF analysis of pastoralist pottery from the Riet River area, Northern Cape, South Africa. In Proceedings of the 31st International Archaeometry Symposium. Budapest. In Press.

JACOBSON, L., HUFFMAN, T.N., VAN DER WESTHUIZEN, W.A., REID, D.A.N.(2000). A comparative provenance study of pottery from Mapungubwe, South Africa and Toutswe and Break Pressure Tank, Botswana: some preliminary results. Paper presented to the 2000 Biennial Conference of the South African Association of Archaeologists, Univ. of the Witwatersrand.

Area(s) of Interest

Field of Research: 

  • Geology and geochemistry of ancient volcanic successions.
  • Mineralogy.
  • Mineral Resource Management.

Courses Presented

Post Graduate
GLG 693    Projects (part of)
GLG 673    Environmental Geochemistry
MRM program


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