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Petrochemical characterization of dolerites and their influence on coal in the Witbank Highveld Coalfield, South Africa
(University of the Free State, 2008-08)
A study was firstly conducted on the mineralogy and geochemistry of the dolerites, secondly on sedimentological controls (syngenetic) on coal deposition and diagenesis to gain a better understanding of the environment of ...
The relationship between geological structures and dolerite intrusions in the Witbank Highveld Coalfield, South Africa
(University of the Free State, 2008-05)
English: The study forms part of the COALTECH 2020 research program, a collaborative study which aims to ensure the continued viability of the South African Coal Mining Industry well beyond the year 2020. It participates ...
The seismo-deformation of Karoo aquifers induced by the pumping of a borehole
(University of the Free State, 2003-09)
The research unequivocally showed that pump-induced seismo-deformations exist, especially in boreholes equipped with electric and diesel pumps. Central to seismo-deformations are the mechano- and the geo-acoustic effects ...
A proposed method to implement a groundwater resource information project (GRIP) in rural communities, South Africa
(University of the Free State, 2005-07)
English: Groundwater forms an essential part of water supply in the Limpopo Province, South Africa. However, at planning level this message seems to be skewed and misinterpreted. Although a vast number of water supply ...
Aspects of the hydrogeochemistry of the Karoo sequence in the Great Fish River basin, Eastern Cape Province, with special reference to the groundwater quality
(University of the Free State, 1978-12)
The aim of the study was to examine some of the major aspects responsible for the chemical quality of the groundwater in the Great Fish River Basin and its influence on the irrigation water. Approximately 18 000 ha of land ...
The parageneses of sulphide minerals in transgressive carbonatite of the Palabora Carbonatite Complex, South Africa
(University of the Free State, 2019-03)
The Palabora Complex, also known as the Palabora Carbonatite Complex, is situated in the Limpopo Province, next to the town of Phalaborwa. The complex intruded the Kaapvaal Craton in early Proterozoic times. The centre of ...
Investigation of the possibility of platinum-group element clusters in magmatic systems, using synthetic sulphide melts
(University of the Free State, 2014-01-28)
The behaviour of platinum-group elements (PGE: Ir, Os, Rh, Ru, Pd and Pt) on a nano level may be the key to the enrichment of PGE in mafic ore bodies, like the Bushveld complex. Temperature controlled sulphide melts were ...
Mineralogical study and melt-fluid evolution of the Noumas I pegmatite, Northern Cape, South Africa
(University of the Free State, 2013-06)
Abstract not available
The geochemistry of the dykes in the Carletonville Goldfield
(University of the Free State, 2009-11)
Numerous dykes traverse the Witwatersrand Supergroup rocks in the Carletonville Goldfield. The aim of this study was to investigate a classification system for the dykes. Samples were obtained from Tau Tona and Mponeng ...
A new perspective on the geohydrological and surface processes controlling the depositional environment at the Florisbad archaeozoological site
(University of the Free State, 2009-04)
English: The Florisbad Quaternary Research Station and archaeozoological site is located 45 km north-west of Bloemfontein, Free State Province, South Africa (28° 46` 05.4”S, 26° 04` 10.7”E), and is sited around a series ...