Dr. Lynnette Greyling


Economic Geology

Room 304
Department of Geological Sciences​
Ph:  +27 (0)21 650 4886
Fax:  +27 (0)21 650 3783

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  • Orogenic gold mineralisation hosted in greenstone belts (West Africa)
     -  Structural and fluid evolution of southern Mali
     -  Hydrothermal fluid pathways and gold mineralisation, northern Côte   d’Ivoire
    ​​ -  Regional fluid evolution of the Mako Greenstone Belt, eastern Senegal
  • Stratiform copper mineralisation (Central African Copperbelt)
  • Epigenetic lead-zinc Mississippi Valley type mineralisation


Greyling L., Harris C., Harbidge P., 2013. Fluid inclusion and oxygen isotope constrains on gold mineralization in the Senoufo Greenstone Belt, Côte d’Ivoire. Mineral deposit research for a high-tech world.Proceedings of the 12th Biennial SGA Meeting, 12-15 August 2013, Uppsala, Sweden, 1109-1112.

Huizenga J.M., Gutzmer J., Greyling L.N., Schaefer M., 2006. Carbonic fluid inclusions in Paleoproterozoic carbonate-hosted Zn-Pb deposits in Griqualand West, South Africa.South African Journal of Geology, 109, 55-62.

Huizenga J.M., Gutzmer J., Banks D., Greyling L.N., 2006. The Paleoproterozoic carbonate-hosted Pering Zn–Pb deposit, South Africa. II: fluid inclusion, fluid chemistry and stable isotope constraints. MineraliumDeposita, 40, 6, 686-706.

Greyling L.N., Robb L.J., Master S., Boiron M.C., Yao Y., 2005.The nature of early basinal fluids in the Zambian Copperbelt; a case study from the Chambishi deposit.Journal of African Earth Sciences, 42, 159-172.

Schaefer M.O., Gutzmer J., Beukes N.J., Greyling L.N., 2004. Mineral chemistry of sphalerite and galena from Pb-Zn mineralization hosted by the Transvaal Supergroup in Griqualand West, South Africa. South African Journal of Geology, 107 (3), 341-354.

Robb L.J., Master S., Armstrong R.A., Rainaud C.L., Greyling L.N., 2003. Timing of Cu-Co and Pb-Zn mineralization in the Central African Copperbelt: a link to Neoproterozoic glaciations? Transactions of the Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. 112 (2), pp. 164-166.



PhD, University of the Witwatersrand, 2009.
MSc, Rand Afrikaans University (now University of Johannesburg), 2000.
BSc Hons, Rand Afrikaans University (now University of Johannesburg), 1998.


  • Lecturer, University of Cape Town, Geological Sciences. 2014-
  • Exploration and Project Geologist,RandGold Resources, Ltd. 2006-2011
  • Consulting Geologist, Shango Solutions Geological Consulting. 2005-2006
  • Associate Researcher, University of Witwatersrand. 2003-2005

Professional Associations

  • Society of Economic Geologists
  • Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits – Regional Vice President (2014, South Africa)
  • Geological Society of South Africa
  • Geological Society of Namibia