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Maropeng Mailula

MSc student
Name: Maropeng Mailula
Location: C1 Lab 415 Auckland Park Kingsway Campus
Department of Geology Postgraduate Students  Staff Members

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About Maropeng Mailula

Maropeng completed both Bachelors and Honours degrees at the University of Johannesburg and is currently undertaking a Masters degree. She has experience in being a practical demonstrator in the second-year Sedimentology course. She also has experience working as a lab apprentice in the heavy liquid separation lab and LA-ICP-MS lab, located in Spectrum Analytical Facility, UJ.

Project title:

Petrography and geochemistry of the intrusive units of the Leinster Deposit, Northern Cape


Dr Clarisa Vorster, Dr T Owen-Smith, Prof AJB Smith

Project outline:

  • To characterize the intrusive units of the Leinster Deposit according to their petrography and geochemistry.
  • To identify minerals suitable for geochronology and attempt to determine the age of the intrusive units. 

Research interests:

Igneous petrology, geochemistry and geochronology


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