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Namibian rocks point to reorganisation of the marine calcium cycle
UCT Lecturer Rosalie Tostevin and colleagues have uncovered isotopic changes in rocks from southern Namibia that suggest a reorganization of the marine calcium cycle, just as animals were starting to build skeletons for the first time.
Phosphate availability in Mesoproterzoic seas
UCT Lecturer Rosalie Tostevin and colleagues studied 1300 million year old sediments from Australia, and provide strong evidence that phosphate was readily available in Mesoproterozoic seas, and did not present a barrier to microbial ecosystems...
Rock stars! Rock stars! Rock stars!
Mhairi Reid, Emese Bordy, Wendy Taylor and colleagues from Stellenbosch, Cambridge and Cincinnati reconstructed an Early Devonian seabed! Dig up their articles here doi.org/10.2110/palo.2018.048 and doi.org/10.1093/gigascience/giy156
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.
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.

 

 

 
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Tuesday, 10 December 2019
HERI on EKSE on Cape Town TV!

HERI's Dr Robyn Pickering and Nomawethu Hlazo at EKSE on Cape Town TV

Publication Date:
Wed, 24 Jul 2019 - 09:45
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:
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 - 19:30
Million year old monkey

Dr Pickering, a lead researcher involved in the discovery of an extinct monkey species in the Dominican Republic.

Publication Date:
Fri, 18 Sep 2015 - 12:15
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:
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 - 13:30

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