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BSc Honours 2017

Aaron Vardi

Thesis Title:  Oxygen isotopes for olivine phenocrysts: a review and analysis of four ocean islands

Supervisor/s:  Dr Petrus Le Roux and Professor Chris Harris

Why I love geology: We live on this big rock. Why not find out more about it?

 

 

 

 


Akhil Rampersadh

Thesis Title:  Dinosaur footprints in a remote area of Lesotho: A multidisciplinary study on  dinosaur  behaviour in a dynamic Early Jurassic palaeo-ecosystem (Upper Elliot Formation).

Supervisor/s:  Dr's Emese Bordy and Lara Sciscio

Email:  rmpakh001@myuct.ac.za

Why I love geology: I grew up reading books about dinosaurs and developed a fascination towards ancient life and the Earth’s mysteries. Studying rocks gives me a glimpse of the mysteries that shaped the Earth and a history of life  and death in my hands.


Chad Peel

Thesis Title: Mineral chemistry of Saltpeterkop megacrysts

Supervisor/s: Dr Phil Janney

Email: plxcha003@myuct.ac.za

Why I love geology: I love being able to look at a rock and understand the millions (if not billions) of years of history. It feels like a superpower.

 


Guy Salomon

Thesis Title: The factors affecting seismological and geodetic estimates of earthquake stress drops

Supervisor/s: Dr Alastair Sloan

Email: g101salomon@gmail.com

Why I love geology: I love that we have the opportunity to go out in the field and see new places.

 


Jorgina Akushika

Thesis Title: Geochemistry of the Skorpion zinc deposit, Eccles Ridge, Southern Namibia

Supervisor/s: Dr Lynnette Greyling

Email: aksjor001@myuct.ac.za

Why I love geology: What is more precious than studying the most beautiful creation granted to us.

Organisations: Society of Economic Geologists (SEG) , Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits (SGA)  and Namibian Student Society (NAMSOC UCT)


Lorena Tafur

Thesis Title: Feasibility of water-fluxed melting in continental crust

Supervisor/s: Dr Johann Diener

Email: tfrlor002@myuct.ac.za

Why I love geology: Because when life gives you rocks, you can make schist happen.

Organisations: Geological Society of South Africa (GSSA)

 

 


Maposholi Mokhethi

Thesis Title: Palaeo-climatic signature of the Cana fossil site in the upper Elliot Formation of Lesotho

Supervisor/s: Dr's Emese Bordy and Lara Sciscio

Email: mkhmap003@myuct.ac.za

Why I love geology: Maybe one day, after all the pressure I'm enduring, I'll turn into a diamond.

Organisations: Society of Economic Geologists (SEG), Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits (SGA)


Rivoningo Chauke

Thesis Title: Quaternary depositional history on the continental slope offshore Cape Town, South Africa

Supervisor/s: Professor John Compton and Dr. Eugene Bergh

Email: chkriv003@myuct.ac.za

Why I love geology: There is a mine at my backyard

 

 

 

 

 

 


Jahman Bopape

Thesis Title: Mineral equilibria modeling of fluid source related to gold mineralization at Tongon mine, Birimian Senoufo Greenstone Belt of northern Côte d'Ivoire   

Supervisor/s: Dr's Johann Diener and Lynnette Greyling

 Why I love geology: Because I am passionate about understanding the Earth and how it first became a pleasant place for humans to live in and how to manage it and sustain its resources.


Xolamzi Mqhayi

Thesis Title: Comparing the nature and host rock of the copper deposit of the Kansanshi mine to that of the Zambian Copper-belt

Supervisor/s: Dr Lynnette Greyling

Email: mqhxol002@myuct.ac.za

Why I love geology:From an early age I was fascinated with how rocks change from place to place, and wanted to know why. Secondly I wanted to know why we have Gold in Gauteng but I do not have it in my home. Why can’t I dig a hole and find gold if its underground? These were the questions that attracted me to this field. I love geology because rocks and their association are like history books of the geological past

 


Siyanda Mabaso

Thesis title: The mineral chemistry study of the Olivine Melilitite in Saltpeterkop

Supervisor/s: Dr Phil Janney

Email: mbssiy006@myuct.ac.za


Andri Ntema

Thesis title: The geochemistry of marine sediments from the sand piper project off Walvis Bay, Namibia, and their potential oxygen demand during marine phosphate mining

Supervisor/s: Professor John Compton

Email: antema29@gmail.com

Why I love geology: Live, Laugh, Love Geology