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Minenhle Maphumulo

MSc student
Name: Minenhle Maphumulo
Location: C1 Lab 438 Auckland Park Kingsway Campus
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Tel: +27(11) 559 4738


About Minenhle Maphumulo

Project title:

Mineralogical and geochemical characterisation of mineralised and regular pegmatites of the NYF family from the Namaqualand Pegmatite Belt, Northern Cape, South Africa

Prof. M.A. Elburg
Dr. C. Ballouard

Project outline:

  • To characterise mineralised and regular pegmatites in terms of field appearance, mineralogy, chemical evolution, age and source.
  • To document the magmatic-hydrothermal evolution of pegmatites so as to understand if there is any difference between mineralised and regular NYF- pegmatites or is it a continuum of the same fractionating system

Research interests:

Igneous petrology, geochemistry, pegmatites and granitoid rocks

Scientific achievements:

I have presented at the Igneous and Metamorphic studies group (IMSG) 2019

I have completed the Nature Masterclass: Scientific writing and publishing online course, 2019