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In February 2020, three of us (Alain Chauvet, Jérémie Lehmann and Laurine Travers) went to Malolotja in Swaziland, in the (comparatively poorly known) Southern portion of the Barberton Greenstone belt. The goal was to understand the structural context of quartz and carbonate veins, and possibly of gold mines.

This was part of Laurine’s MSc (M2) work in Montpellier. Laurine has meanwhile obtained a PhD grant from Univ Montepplier (well done !) and will carry on on this project, as a “cotutelle” between Montpellier and Johannesburg.

Laurine’s work is closely related to a new MSc project at UJ by Biran Mapingere, undergoing similar studies in the Mwanesi Greenstone Belt of Zimbabwe.

Model for the formation of mineralized veins in Southern BGB. (c) Laurine Travers, 2020.

A. Chauvet, J. Lehmann, L. Travers. Feb. 2020

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