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Restless life of magma chambers is key to generating giant ore deposits

When: Wednesday, 18 October 2017 - Wednesday, 18 October 2017
Where: Braamfontein Campus East
Senate Room, 2nd Floor, Solomon Mahlangu House
Start time:18:00
Enquiries:

Rechelle.Tsunke@wits.ac.za / (011) 717-1193 

Professor Rais Latypov from the School of Geosciences in the Faculty of Science will present his inaugural lecture.

Abstract: Mafic-ultramafic intrusions are ‘fossilised' magma chambers that host the lion's share of our planet's endowment of industrially and environmentally crucial metals, including chromium, nickel and platinum-group elements. What makes them so exceptionally rich in these metals is a question that has occupied the minds of the world's petrological elite for nearly a century. This lecture will reflect on this long-standing challenge using the three most prominent examples of ore-bearing intrusions on Earth. 

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