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Dr Hervé Wabo

Dr Hervé Wabo
Department of Geology ​Support Staff​
Research Associate at CIMERA

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C1 Lab 332A
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​Dr. Hervé Wabo is a Research Associate at CIMERA, based in the UJ Paleomagnetic Laboratory. He was previously a Post-Doctoral fellow at UJ (with NRF Freestanding Grant in 2014 and 2015), after a PhD entitled <Paleomagnetism of post-Transvaal sill complexes, selected dykes and the Uitkomst Complex - Relation to the Bushveld Complex> from the same institution (2013), and an MSc from the University of Yaoundé in Cameroon (2004). Prior to his arrival at UJ, Dr. Wabo worked in industry from 2003 to 2009 as Field Geologist involved in various geophysical mapping and exploration projects in Central Africa (Cameroon, Gabon, Chad, Nigeria, etc…).

His scientific interest at CIMERA mainly focuses on the characterization of the ancient geomagnetic field recorded by Archaean to Precambrian-aged rock units (e.g. Barberton BIFs, Bushveld marginal sills, Uitkomst Complex, mafic dyke swarms). This information, combined to rock-magnetic data, geochemistry and radiometric ages is used to constrain the position of the Kaapvaal Craton within ancient supercontinents (Rodinia, Columbia, etc.), with implications for paleo environmental reconstitutions and mineral deposit targeting.

Recent scientific publications

Wabo, H., Maré, L.P. (submitted) Thermomagnetic evaluation of the paleothermal variation across the Manzimnyame jaspilite of the ~3.25 Ga Fig Tree Group in the central Barberton Greenstone Belt, Geophysical International Journal.

Wabo, H., Humbert, F., De Kock, M.O., Belyanin, G., Söderlund, U., Maré, L.P., Beukes, N.J. (in press) Constraining the chronology of the Mashishing dykes from the eastern Kaapvaal craton in South Africa. Book chapter in the IDC-7 volume “Dyke Swarms of the World - A Modern Perspective”

Wabo, H., Maré, L.P., Beukes, NJ., Kruger, S.J., Humbert, F., De Kock, M.O., 2018. Mineral transformations during thermal demagnetization of sideritic jasper mesobands in jaspilites of the ~3.25 Ga Fig Tree Group in the Barberton Greenstone Belt, Kaapvaal Craton (South Africa). South African Journal of Geology. doi:10.25131/sajg.121.0010

Humbert, F., Sonnette, L., De Kock, M.O., Robion, P., Horng, C.S., Cousture, A., Wabo, H., 2017. Palaeomagnetism of the early Palaeoproterozoic, volcanic Hekpoort Formation (Transvaal Supergroup) of the Kaapvaal craton, South Africa, Geophysical Journal International 209, 842–865.
 
Wabo, H., de Kock, M.O., Klausen, M.B., Söderlund, U., Beukes, N.J., 2016. Paleomagnetism and chronology of B-1 marginal sills of the Bushveld Complex from the eastern Kaapvaal Craton, South Africa, GFF, 138:1, 133-151. doi: 10.1080/11035897.2015.1099566

Wabo, H., Olsson, J.R., de Kock, M.O., Humbert, F., Söderlund, U., Klausen, M.B., 2016. New U–Pb age and paleomagnetic constraints from the Uitkomst Complex, South Africa: clues to the timing of intrusion, GFF, 138:1, 152-163. doi: 10.1080/11035897.2015.1098726

Beukes, N.J., Swindell, E.P.W., Wabo, H., 2016. Manganese deposits of Africa, Episodes 39, 285-317. doi: 10.18814/epiiugs/2016/v39i2/95779


Nono, A., Likeng, J.D.H., Wabo, H., Taboue Youmbi, G., Biaya, S.M.O. 2009. Influence de la nature lithologique et des structures géologiques sur la qualité et la dynamique des eaux souterraines dans les Hauts plateaux de l’Ouest – Cameroun. International Journal of Biological and Chemical Sciences 3(2): 218-239.

 

Conference abstracts


Djeutchou, C., Wabo, H., De Kock, M.O. 2018. New paleomagnetic results from mafic dykes in the Badplaas area in the Mpumalanga Province. Abstracts volume GeoCongress 2018 (18-20 July, Johannesburg – South Africa)

Luskin, C., De Kock, M.O., Wabo, H. 2018. Paleomagnetic results of volcanics of the Pongola Supergroup, Kaapvaal Craton. Abstracts volume GeoCongress 2018 (18-20 July, Johannesburg – South Africa)

Luskin, C., De Kock, M.O., Djeutchou, C., Wabo, H. 2018. Multiplot: A Program for Visualizing and Diagramming Paleomagnetic Data. Abstracts volume GeoCongress 2018 (18-20 July, Johannesburg – South Africa) 

Wabo, H., Mare, L.P., Beukes, N.J. 2018. Application of magnetic geothermometer in Archean rocks: An example from the Barberton Greenstone Belt in South Africa. Abstracts volume GeoCongress 2018 (18-20 July, Johannesburg – South Africa)

Wabo H, Belyanin G, de Kock, M.O., Humbert, F., Söderlund, U., Maré, L.P., Kramers, J., Beukes, N.J., 2016. Geochronological, geochemical and paleomagnetic clues for existence of a ~2.1 Ga dyke generation in the Mashishing area, South Africa, IDC-7 (Beijing, China) 18-20 August 2016.

Wabo, H., Maré, L.P., Beukes, N.J., Kruger, S., Humbert, F., De Kock, M.O., 2015. Temperature dependent magnetic properties of magnetite-rich bands of the ~3.25 Ga Fig Tree Group from Barb4 drill core, Abstracts volume GSA 2015 (Baltimore, USA)

Wabo, H., Beukes, N.J., Mare, L.P., Humbert, F. and De Kock M.O., 2015. Magnetic study of jaspers of the Fig Tree Group from Barb4 drill core. Abstracts volume Goldschmidt 2015 (Prague, Czech Republic) p 3294
 
Wabo, H., De Kock, M.O., Rajesh, H.M and Beukes, N.J. 2011 Paleomagnetism and geochemistry of Bushveld-related intrusions, eastern Kaapvaal craton. Abstracts volume AGU 2011 (5-9 Dec, San Francisco – USA)

Nono, A., Wabo, H. 2004. Influence de la lithologie et de la fracturation sur la dynamiqueet la chimie des eaux souterraines sur socle panafricain à l’Est du Cameroun. Cas de la localité d’Abong-Mbang, abstracts volume CAG20 (2-7 June, Orleans -France) p 317.

Nono, A., Wabo, H., Biaya Selambe, M.O. 2004. Influences comparées de la lithologie et de la tectonique sur la dynamique et la chimie des eaux souterraines sur les hauts plateaux volcaniques de l’Ouest et sur le socle panafricain à l’Est du Cameroun. abstracts volume CAG20 (2-7 June, Orleans - France) p 318.