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Derek Rose

Name: Derek Rose
Location: 4126 John Orr Building Auckland Park Kingsway Campus
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Tel: +27 (0)11 559 6185


About Dr Derek Rose

Research interests

Geometallurgy, magmatic sulphide deposits, process mineralogy, Medical Geology

Teaching responsibilities

  • Fundamentals of Metallurgy
  • Geology 2 Field Techniques
  • Engineering Geology (Extraction Metallurgy stream)
Published papers  
  • Nwaila, G.T., Manzi, M.S.D., Kirk, J., Durrheim, R.J., Rose, D.H., Nwaila, P.C., Bam, L.C., and Khumalo, T. (2019). Recycling of paleoplacer gold through mechanical and postdepositional mobilization in the Neoarchean Black Reef Formation, South Africa. The Journal of Geology. V. 127(2). pp. 137-166.
  • Rose, D.H., Viljoen, K.S., and Mulaba-Bafubiandi, A. (2018). A mineralogical perspective on the recovery of platinum group elements from Merensky Reef and UG2 at the Two Rivers mine on the Eastern Limb of the Bushveld Complex in South Africa. Mineralogy and Petrology., V. 112. pp. 881-902.
  • Viljoen, F., Ramakoloi, N., Rose, D., and Reinke, C. (2015). Mineral chemistry of (Pt,Pd)-bismuthotellurides in the Platreef at Zwartfontein, Akanani Project, Northern Bushveld Complex, South Africa. Canadian Mineralogist. V. 53(6). pp. 1109-1127.
  • Rose, D., Viljoen, F., Knoper, M.W., Rajesh, H.M. (2011). Detailed assessment of platinum-group minerals associated with chromitite stringers in the Merensky reef of the eastern Bushveld Complex, South Africa. Canadian Mineralogist, V. 49. pp. 1385 -1396.
  • Viljoen, F., Knoper, M.W., Rajesh, H.M., Rose, D., Greeff D. (2011) Application of a field emission mineral liberation analyser to the in-situ study of platinum-group element mineralisation in the Merensky Reef of the Bushveld Complex, South Africa. In: Broekmans, MATM (editor), Proceedings, 10th International Congress for Applied Mineralogy (ICAM), 1-5 August 2011, Trondheim, Norway, pp. 757 – 764. ISBN-13: 978-82-7385-139-0,
Printed conference abstracts    
  • Rose, D.H., Viljoen, K.S., Mouri, H., and Mulaba-Bafubiandi, A. (2015). Geometallurgical characterization of Merensky reef and UG2 at the Two Rivers Platinum mine, Eastern Bushveld Complex, South Africa. ICAM 2015, 10 – 12 August, Istanbul,Turkey.
  • Rose, D.H., Viljoen, K.S., Mouri, H. (2014). A mineralogical characterisation of Eastern Bushveld Merensky and UG2 ore processed through an MF2 circuit. IMA 2014, 1-5 September, Sandton, South Africa.
  • Viljoen, K.S., Dzvinamurungu, T., Mishra, G., Rose, D., van der Merwe, F., Greeff, T., Knoper, M., Mouri, H., Rajesh H. (2013). Geometallurgical characterisation of Ni-PGE ores through automated mineralogy. In: Mineral Deposit Research for a High Tech World, 12th Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits Biennial Meeting 12-15 August 2013, Uppsala, Sweden, Proceedings, ISBN 978-91-7403-207-9, vol 1, pp. 376-378.
  • Rose, D.H., Viljoen, F (2012). Deportment of platinum-group elements, Cu and Ni in the rougher flotation circuit at the Two Rivers Platinum Mine, Mpumalanga, South Africa.Process Mineralogy 2012, 7-9 November, Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Rose, D.H., Knoper, M.W., Viljoen, F., Rajesh, H.M. (2011). The Merensky Reef interval at Dwarsriver 372KT, eastern Bushveld complex. Abstracts 23rd Colloquium of African Geology, Jan 8-14, 2011, Johannesburg, South Africa, second abstract volume supplement, p. 6.
  • Rose, D.H., Knoper, M.W., Rajesh, H.M, Viljoen, F. (2010). In-situ, MLA-based examination of Platinum Group Minerals associated with chromitite stringers in the Merensky Reef of the Eastern Bushveld Complex, South Africa. IMA2010, 21-27 August, Budapest, Hungary. Acta Mineralogica Petrographica Abstract Series, vol 6, p. 272.