The Bushveld Complex in South Africa is thelargest igneous intrusion on Earth and the world’s leading source of strategic metals of the platinum elements group (PGE). This project will test a promising new concept of how the intrusion was assembled: repeated intrusions of a crystal-rich magma "slurry" from an external magma chamber.
The focus is on a continuous, ca. 2700-m long drill core profile through the Main Zone of the complex, which will be investigated with a combination of geochemical, geophysical and microtextural methods.
Duration of project: 2020 - 2023
Link: For further information about this project please follow the link: http://bushveld.icdp-online.org