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Georgy Belyanin

Name: Georgy Belyanin
Location: ​C1 Lab 423 Auckland Park Kingsway Campus
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Tel: +27 (0)11 559 2629


About Dr Georgy Belyanin

Georgy graduated from the Moscow State University (Russia) with a diploma in Geochemistry and Petrology in 2007 and continued his studies at the University of Johannesburg where he obtained his PhD in Geology in 2011. After completing his 2-year tenure as a postdoctoral researcher, he was appointed as a Senior Research Fellow in 2014 at the University of Johannesburg. In 2019 Georgy switched to lectureship at the same university. His research interests include igneous and metamorphic petrology (particularly the high-grade Limpopo Complex) as well as applications of argon-argon geochronology in all aspects of geoscience.  

  • GLG01B01: Analytical mineralogy
  • GLG8X04: Chemical thermodynamics and metamorphic rocks


Hypatia research in the media


Recent publications
  • Oleg G. Safonov, Alexander S. Mityaev, Vasily O. Yapaskurt, Georgy A. Belyanin, Marlina Elburg, H.M. Rajesh, Maria A. Golunova, Vasily D. Shcherbakov, Valentina G. Butvina, Dirk D. van Reenen, Andre C. Smit (2020) Carbonate-silicate inclusions in garnet as evidence for a carbonate-bearing source for fluids in leucocratic granitoids associated with granulites of the Southern Marginal Zone, Limpopo Complex, South Africa. Gondwana Research, 77, 147-167.
  • H. Wabo, M.O. de Kock, G. Belyanin (2020) A 2058 Ma paleopole for the Kaapvaal Craton: Implications for late Rhyacian plate motion and duration of the Bushveld Complex. Precambrian Research, 342, 105654.
  • Toshiaki Tsunogae and Georgy A. Belyanin (2020) P-T and Ar–Ar age constraints on low- to high-grade metabasites from the Buhwa Greenstone Belt, southern Africa: Implications for Neoarchean to Paleoproterozoic thermal evolution along the Limpopo Complex–Zimbabwe Craton boundary. Journal of African Earth Sciences, 162, 103722.
  • Ashish Dongre, K.S. Viljoen, G. Belyanin, Petrus Le Roux, M. Malandkar (2020) Petrogenesis of the diamondiferous Pipe-8 ultramafic intrusion from the Wajrakarur kimberlite field of Southern India and its relation to the worldwide Mesoproterozoic (~1.1 Ga) magmatism of kimberlite and related rocks. Geoscience Frontiers, 11, 793-805.
  • Jeremie Lehmann, Grant Michael Bybee, Ben Hayes, Trishya Owen‑Smith, Georgy Belyanin (2020) Emplacement of the giant Kunene AMCG complex into a contractional ductile shear zone and implications for the Mesoproterozoic tectonic evolution of SW Angola. International Journal of Earth Sciences, 109, 1463-1685.
  • Fabien Humbert, Andrea Agangi, Malcolm Massuyeau, Marlina A. Elburg, George Belyanin, Albertus J.B. Smith, Linda M. Iaccheri, Louis L. Coetzee, Hervé Wabo (2020) Rifting of the Kaapvaal Craton during the early Paleoproterozoic: Evidence from magmatism in the western Transvaal subbasin (South Africa). Precambrian Research, 342, 105687.
  • H.M. Rajesh, M.W. Knoper, G.A. Belyanin, O.G. Safonov, C. Schmidt (2020) Petalite postdating spodumene in pegmatite as a consequence of the ~2.02 Ga meteorite impact in the Vredefort structure, southern Africa. Lithos, 376-377, 105760.
  • H.M. Rajesh, O.G. Safonov, G.A. Belyanin, C. Vorster (2020) A ~2.051 Ga anatectic event and peraluminous leucogranite from the Mahalapye Complex, northern edge of the Kaapvaal Craton: Record of an effect of Bushveld mafic magmatism. Lithos, 378-379, 105805.