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New promotions in the Geology Department!
Congratulations to our new Associate Professors Emese Bordy and Johann Diener. Job well done!
New giant dinosaur found in South Africa!
Scientists from the University of Cape Town (UCT), University of the Witwatersrand, Oxford University, and the South African National Museum have described a plant-eating dinosaur that was the largest land animal on Earth, nearly 200 mya.
Workshop on orogenic gold - register today!
A two-day workshop focusing on the geology and exploration for orogenic gold deposits will be held at the University of Cape Town from February 2 to 3, 2019, the weekend prior to the Mining Indaba meeting.
Blue diamonds from the Earth's lower mantle
UCT Prof Steve Richardson and colleagues show that boron-bearing diamonds carry previously unrecognized mineral assemblages whose high-pressure precursors were stable in metamorphosed oceanic lithospheric slabs reaching the lower mantle.
Geological ‘barcodes’: a unique way to date rocks
Using magnetostratigraphy to get to grips with the age of the Elliot Formation.

 

 

 
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Tuesday, 20 November 2018
Geological Adventures in the fairest Cape

Ever wondered about the rocks and strata that make up the stunning Western Cape landscape? In his new book, Geological Adventures in the fairest Cape: unlocking the Secrets of its Scenery, John Rogers sheds invaluable light.

Publication Date:
Monday, November 12, 2018 - 19:30
American Geophysical Union 2018

The AGU 2018 Fall Meeting will mark another dynamic year of discovery in Earth and space science, serve as the advent of AGU’s Centennial year, and provide a special opportunity to share our science with world leaders in Washington, D.C.

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Messengers of the Mantle Exhibit at the GeoCongress 2018
Mantle rocks visit the GeoCongress 2018!

Messengers from the Mantle exhibition makes a splash at the GeoCongress week

VISIT EXHIBIT LINK HERE

The Messengers from the Mantle: Diamonds and Craton Roots exhibition was featured at the GeoCongress meeting, at the University of Johannesburg’s Kingsway Campus Main Library in Auckland Park in July 2018. The exhibition was developed from 2014 to 2016 by a team led by UCT Emeritus Professor and famed exploration geologist John Gurney and was first put on display at the International Geological Congress in Cape Town in August 2016, to widespread acclaim.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 13:30
Dr. Robyn Pickering wins a NSTF-South32 award for emerging researchers

Dr. Robyn Pickering has won a NSTF-South32 award for emerging researchers for outstanding contributions to science, engineering,  technology (SET) and innovation.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, July 4, 2017 - 11:15

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