Recent publications

2017

  • Kovaleva, E., Harlov, D., Klötzli, U. 2017. Complicated secondary textures in zircon record evolution of the host granitic rocks: Studies from Western Tauern Window and Otztal-Stubai Crystalline Complex (Eastern Alps, Western Austria). Lithos 284-285: 381-400.
  • Rodler, A.S., Frei, R., Gaucher, C., Korte, C., Rosing, S.A., Germs, G.J.B. 2017. Multiproxy isotope constraints on ocean compositional changes across the late Neoproterozoic Ghaub glaciation, Otavi Group, Namibia. Precambrian Research 298: 306-324.
  • Giebel, R.J., Gauert, C.D.K., Marks, M.A.W., Costin, G., Markl, G. 2017. Multi-stage formation of REE minerals in Palabora Carbonatite Complex, South Africa. American Mineralogist 102: 1218-1233.
  • Dixon, R., Schouwstra, R. 2017. The role of forensic geology in the illicit precious metals trade. Episodes 40: 132-140.
  • Kovaleva, E., Klötzli, U., Habler, G., Huet, B., Guan, Y., Rhede, D. 2017. The effect of crystal-plastic deformation on isotope and trace element distribution in zircon: Combined BSE, CL, EBSD, FEG-EMPA and NanoSIMS study. Chemical Geology 450: 183-198.
  • Huber, M.S., Koeberl, C. 2017. Accretionary lapilli from the Sudbury impact event. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 52: 1257-1276.
  • Kovaleva, E., Austrheim, H.O., Klötzli, U.S. 2017. Interpretation of zircon coronae textures from metapelitic granulites of the Ivrea-Verbano Zone, northern Italy: two-stage decomposition of Fe-Ti oxides. Solid Earth 8: 789-804.
  • Colliston, W.P., Schoch, A.E., Cole, J. 2017. The Grenvillian Namaqua fold belt adjacent to the western Kaapvaal Craton: 2. Archaean Craton and supercontinent connections. Precambrian Research 300: 289-314
  • Adorno, R.R., do Carmo, D.A., Germs, G., Walde, D.H.G., Denezine, M., Boggiani, P.C., Sousa e Silva, S.C., Vasconcelos, J.R., Tobias, T.C., Guimaraes, E.M., Vieira, L.C., Figueirdo, M.F., Moraes, R., Caminha, S.A., Suarez, P.A.Z., Rodrigues, C.V., Caixeta, G.M., Pinho, D., Schneider, G., Muyamba, R. 2017. Cloudina lucianoi (Beurlen & Sommer, 1957), Tamengo Formation, Ediacaran, Brazil: Taxonomy, analysis of stratigraphic distribution and biostratigraphy. Precambrian Research 301: 19-35
  • Kovaleva, E., Klotzli, U. 2017. NanoSIMS study of seismically deformed zircon: Evidence of Y, Yb, Ce, and P redistribution and resetting of radiogenic Pb. American Mineralogist 102: 1311-1327
  • Scheepers, R., O'Brien, R., Schoch, A.E. 2017. An occurrence of bavenite in the Cape Granite Suite, southwestern Cape Province, South Africa, and its implications on the formation of the host pegmatite. South African Journal of Geology 120(2): 223-230
  • Schoch, A.E., Scheepers, R. 2017. The Saldanha Bay Volcanic Complex: Clarifying the Cambrian geology of the Postberg-Saldanha area, West Coast, South Africa: Comment. South African Journal of Geology 120(2): 271-272
  • Cornell, D.H., Meintjes, P.G., Van der Westhuizen, W.A., Frei. D. 2017. Microbeam U-Pb zircon dating of the Makwassie formation and underlying units in the Ventersdorp Supergroup of South Africa. South African Journal of Geology 120(4): 525-540

2016

  • Beukes, J.J., Gauert, C.D.K., Giebel, R.J. 2016. Cryptic mineral variation and PGE distribution in the Merensky Reef and its discontinuous mela-gabbronorite hanging wall (“Brown Sugar Norite” – BSN) at Two Rivers Platinum Mine, Eastern Bushveld Complex, South Africa. South African Journal of Geology 119: 243-272.
  • Claassen, J.O. 2012. Application of manufacturing management and improvement methodologies in the southern African mining industry. The Journal of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy 116: 139-148.
  • Claassen, J.O. 2012. Testing for heterogeneity in complex mining environments. The Journal of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy 116: 181-188.
  • Claassen, J.O., Laurens, P.G. 2012. Mineral resource management: Evaluating mineral resource throughput management. South African Journal of Business Management 47: 9-20.
  • Erasmus, E., Claassen, J.O., Van der Westhuizen, W.A. 2016. Catalytic wet peroxide oxidation of formic acid in wastewater with naturally-occurring iron ore. Water SA 42: 442-448.
  • Gauert, C., Schannor, M., Hecht, L., Radtke, M., Reinholz, U. 2016. A comparison of in situ analytical methods for trace element measurement in gold samples from various South African gold deposits. Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research 40: 267-289.
  • Killick, D., Miller, D., Thondhlana, T.P., Martinon-Torres, M. 2016. Copper mining and smelting technology in the northern Lowveld, South Africa, ca. 1000 CE to ca. 1880 CE. Journal of Archaeological Science 75: 10-26.
  • Kovaleva, E., Klötzli, U., Habler, G. 2016. On the geometric relationship between deformation microstructures in zircon and the kinematic framework of the shear zone. Lithos 262: 192-212.
  • Losiak, A., Golebiowska, I., Ferriere, L., Wojciechowski, J., Huber, M.S., Koeberl, C. 2016. WIP: A Web-based program for indexing planar features in quartz grains and its usage. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 51: 647-662.
  • Losiak, A., Wild, E.M., Geppert, W.D., Huber, M.S., Joeleht, A., Kriiska, A., Kulkov, A., Paavel, K., Pirkovic, I., Plado, J., Steier, P., Valja, R., Wilk, J., Wisniowski, T., Zanetti, M. 2016. Dating a small impact crater: An age of Kaali crater (Estonia) based on charcoal emplaced within proximal ejecta. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 51: 681-695.
  • Mielke, C., Muedi, T., Papenfuss, A., Boesche, N.K., Rogass, C., Gauert, C.D.K., Altenberger, U., De Wit, M.J. 2016. Multi- and hyperspectral spaceborne remote sensing of the Aggeneys base metal sulphide mineral deposit sites in the Lower Orange River region, South Africa. South African Journal of Geology 119: 63-76.
  • Rodler, A.S., Frei, R., Gaucher, C., Germs, G.J.B. 2016. Chromium isotope, REE and redox-sensitive trace element chemostratigraphy across the late Neoproterozoic Ghaub glaciation, Otavi Group, Namibia. Precambrian Research 286: 234-249.
  • Mangwegape, M., Roelofse, F., Mock, T., Carlson, R.W. 2016. The Sr-isotopic stratigraphy of the Northern Limb of the Bushveld Complex, South Africa. Journal of African Earth Sciences 113: 95-100.
  • Tredoux, M., Zaccarini, F., Garuti, G., Miller, D.E. 2016. Phases in the Ni-Sb-As system which occur in the Bon Accord oxide body, Barberton greenstone belt, South Africa. Mineralogical Magazine 80: 187-198.

2015

  • Colliston, W.P., Cornell, D.H., Schoch, A.E., Praekelt, H.E. 2015. Geochronological constraints on the Hartbees River Thrust and Augrabies Nappe: New insights into the assembly of the Mesoproterozoic Namaqua-Natal Province of South Africa. Precambrian Research 265:150-165
  • Roelofse, F., Mulder, K. 2015. Die invloed van verpoeiering op die kwikinhoud van verskeie gesertifiseerde verwysingsmateriale. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Natuurwetenskap en Tegnologie 34(1) Art 1290
  • Roelofse, F., Ashwal, L.D., Romer, R.L. 2015. Multiple, isotopically heterogeneous plagioclase populations in the Bushveld Complex suggest mush intrusion. Chemie der Erde 75:357-364
  • Mielke, C., Boesche, N.K., Rogass, C., Kaufmann, H., Gauert, C. 2015. New geometric hull continuum removal algorithm for automatic absorption band detection from spectroscopic data. Remote Sensing Letters 6:97-105
  • Claassen, J.O. 2015. Application of systemic flow-based principles in mining. The Journal of the South African Institute for Mining and Metallurgy 115:747-754
  • Hansen, R.N. 2015. Contaminant leaching from gold mining tailing dams in the Witwatersrand Basin, South Africa: A new geochemical modelling approach. Applied Geochemistry 61:217-223
  • Clark, J.H.A., Tredoux, M., van Huyssteen, C.W. 2015. Heavy metals in the soils of Bloemfontein, South Africa: concentration levels and possible sources. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 187: 439
  • Netshitungulwana, R., Yibas, B., Gauert, C., Vermeulen, D., Novhe, O., Motlakeng, T. 2015. Investigation of the metal contamination in the Upper Olifants Primary Catchment by using stream sediment geochemistry, Witbank Coalfield, South Africa. In: Heininger, P., Cullmann, J. (eds) Sediment Matters 169-186
  • Kovaleva, E., Klotzli, U., Habler, G., Wheeler, J. 2015. Planar microstructures in zircon from paleo-seismic zones. American Mineralogist 100:1834-1847
  • Gomez-Arias, A., Castillo, J., Welman-Purchase, M., Posthumus, J., van Heerden, E. 2015. Evidences of effective treatment of alkaline mine drainage with BaCO3. In: Brown et al. (eds.) Proccedings of the 10th International Conference on acid rock drainage & IMWA annual conference
  • Castillo, J., Gomez-Arias, A., Posthumus, J., Welman-Purchase, M., van Heerden, E. 2015. Geochemical study of the interaction of acid and alkaline mine drainage with BaCO3. In: Brown et al. (eds) Proccedings of the 10th International Conference on acid rock drainage and IMWA annual conference
  • Giebel, R.J., Gauert, C., Costin, G. 2015. Rare earth minerals in the lower part of the Palabora Carbonatite Complex, South Africa. In: Andre-Meyer et al. (eds.) Proceedings of the 13th biennial SGA meeting: 1009-1012

2014

  • Zaccarini, F., Tredoux, M., Miller, D.E., Garuti, G., Aiglsperger, T., Proenza, J.A. 2014. The occurrence of platinum-group element and gold minerals in the Bon Accord Ni-oxide body, South Africa. American Mineralogist 99: 1774-1782
  • Tredoux, M., Roelofse, F., Shukolyukov, A. 2014. A Cr isotopic study of the Bon Accord NiO body in the Barberton greenstone belt, South Africa. Chemical Geology 390: 182-190
  • Mielke, C., Boesche, N.K., Rogass, C., Kaufmann, H., Gauert, C., de Wit, M. 2014. Spaceborne mine waste mineralogy monitoring in South Africa. Applications for modern push-broom missions: Hyperion/OLI and EnMap/Sentinel-2. Remote Sensing 6: 6790-6816
  • Colliston, W.P., Schoch, A.E., Cole, J. 2014. The Grenvillian Namaqua-Natal fold belt adjacent to the Kaapvaal craton: 1. Distribution of Mesoproterozoic collisional terranes deduced from results of regional surveys and selected profiles in the western and southern parts of the fold belt. Journal of African Earth Sciences 100: 7-19
  • Bindi, L., Tredoux, M., Zaccarini, F., Miller, D.E., Garuti, G. 2014. Non-stoichiometric nickel arsenides in nature: The structure of orcelite, Ni5-xAs2 (x=0.25), from the Bon Accord oxide body, South Africa. Journal of Alloys and Compounds 601:175-178
  • Harris, C., Holngwane, W., Gule, N., Scheepers, R. 2014. Origin of tanzanite and associated gemstone mineralization at Merelani, Tanzania. South African Journal of Geology 117: 15-30
  • Killick, D., Miller, D. 2014. Smelting of magnetite and magnetite-ilmenite iron ores in the northern Lowveld, South Africa, ca. 1000 CE to ca. 1880 CE. Journal of Archaeological Science 43: 239-255

2013

  • Claassen, J.O. 2013. Yield improvement at a mid-sized coal mine. The Journal of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy 113: 761-768.
  • Colliston, W.P., Schoch, A.E. 2013. Wrench shearing during the Namaqua Orogenesis – Mesoproterozoic late stage deformation effects during Rodinia assembly. Precambrian Research 233: 44-58.
  • Gauert, C.D.K., Van der Westhuizen, W.A., Claassen, J.O., Viljoen, S., Grobler, J. 2013. A progress report on ultra-high-pressure waterjet cutting underground: the future of narrow reef gold and PGE mining. The Journal of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy 113: 441-448.
  • Helmy, H.M., Ballhaus, C., Fonseca, R.O.C., Wirth, R., Nagel, T., Tredoux, M. 2013. Noble metal nanoclusters and nanoparticles precede mineral formation in magmatic sulphide melts. Nature Communications 4:2405.
  • Lehloenya, P.B., Roelofse, F. 2013. Mercury distribution amongst co-existing silicates within the Bushveld Complex. Chemie der Erde 73: 261-266.
  • Mathur, R., Gauert, C.D.K., Ruiz, J., Linton, P. 2013. Evidence for mixing of Re-Os isotopes at <2.7 Ga and support of a remobilised placer model in Witwatersrand sulfides and native Au. Lithos 164-167: 65-73.
  • Prinsloo, H.B., Claassen, J.O. 2013. The use of change management and behaviour-based training in an improvement project aimed at creating organisational sustainability in a multicultural mining environment in Zambia. The Journal of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy 113: 747-759.
  • Roelofse, F. 2013. Comments on the paper ‘Mineralogical and geochemical analyses of the healing elements in clayey soils from Isinuka traditional spa in Port St Johns, South Africa’. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa 68(3): 175-176.
  • Roelofse, F., Saunders, I. 2013. A first report on meteor-generated seismic signals as detected by the SANSN. South African Journal of Science 109(5/6): Art. #0022.
  • Coetzee, H., Kotoane, M., Atanasova, M., Roelofse, F. 2013. Interactions between dolomite and acid mine drainage in the Witwatersrand basin – Results of field and laboratory studies and the implications for natural attenuation in the West Rand Goldfield; in: Reliable Mine Water Technology Volume 1. Brown, A., Figueroa, L., Wolkersdorfer, C. (eds.) Publication Printers, Denver, Colorado: 307-312
  • Gauert, C.D.K., Kotze, E., Beukes, J.J., Giebel, H. 2013. Reef disturbances of Critical Zone rocks of the eastern Bushveld Complex in the vicinity of the Steelpoort fault, South Africa – petrogenetic implications; in: Mineral Deposit Research for a High-tech World Volume 3. Jonsson, E. et al. (eds.) Proceedings of the 12th biennial SGA meeting, Uppsala, Sweden: 989-992.
  • Guenther, C., Gauert, C.D.K. 2013. The spatial distribution and geochemical characteristics of the talc-carbonate alteration of the Uitkomst Complex; in: Mineral Deposit Research for a High-tech World Volume 3. Jonsson, E. et al. (eds.) Proceedings of the 12th biennial SGA meeting, Uppsala, Sweden: 993-996.

2012

  • Colliston, W.P., Schoch, A.E., Praekelt, H.E. 2012. Stratigraphy of the Mesoproterozoic Aggeneys terrane, Western Namaqua Mobile Belt, South Africa. South African Journal of Geology 115(4): 449-464.
  • Roelofse, F., Ashwal, L.D. 2012. The lower Main Zone in the Northern Limb of the Bushveld Complex - A >1.3 km thick sequence of intruded and variably contaminated crystal mushes. Journal of Petrology 53(7): 1449-1476
  • Zintwana, M.P., Cawthorn, R.G., Ashwal, L.D., Roelofse, F., Cronwright, H. 2012. Mercury in the Bushveld Complex, South Africa and the Skaergaard intrusion, Greenland. Chemical Geology 320-321: 147-155
  • Tredoux, M. 2012. The mixed blessing of large mineral resources. In: Terra, edited by A. Lamprecht and I. Powel. Cape Town: SoSo Press: 96-109
  • Roelofse, F. 2012. Mineralogical and isotopic constraints on the evolution of the lower Main Zone and Platreef on the Northern Limb of the Bushveld Complex. Bulletin 141. Pretoria: Council for Geoscience

2011

  • Rantzsch, U., Gauert, C.D.K., Van der Westhuizen, W.A., Duhamel, I., Cuney, M. 2011. Mineral chemical study of U-bearing minerals from the Dominion Reefs, South Africa. Mineralium Deposita 46: 187-196.
  • Reisberg, L., Tredoux, M., Harris, C. 2011. Re and Os distribution and Os isotope composition of the Platreef at the Sandsloot-Mogolakwena mine, Bushveld Complex, South Africa. Chemical Geology 281: 352-363
  • Roelofse, T., Roelofse, F. 2011. On the occurrence of loughlinite (Na-sepiolite) in pans of the Northern Cape Province, South Africa. South African Journal of Geology 114:201-206
  • Sommer, H, Gauert, C.D.K. 2011. Hydrating laterally extensive regions of continental lithosphere by flat subduction. A pilot study from the North American Cordillera. Journal of Geodynamics 51: 17-24

2010

  • Douglas, R.M., Holmes, P.J., Tredoux, M. 2010. New perspectives on the fossilisation of faunal remains and the formation of the Florisbad archaeozoological site, South Africa. Quaternary Science Reviews 29: 3275-3285
  • Haschke, M., Ahmadian, J., Murata, M., McDonald, I. 2010. Copper mineralisation prevented by arc-root delamination during Alpine-Himalayan collision in central Iran. Economic Geology 105:855-865

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