„How was the Bushveld Complex assembled?“


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.

Project details

Duration of project: 2020 - 2023

Funding: DFG

Link: For further information about this project please follow the link: http://bushveld.icdp-online.org

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