A mineralogical and geochemical study of alteration associated with the Ventersdorp Contact Reef in the Witwatersrand Basin, South Africa.
The Ventersdorp Contact Reef(VCR) is a major gold-bearing reef in the Witwatersrand Basin. It occurs between the overlying Klipriviersberg Group lavas and the underlying Central Rand Group sediments, and was strongly altered by hydrothermal fluids circulating in the Witwatersrand Basin. A detailed study of the mineralogy, geochemistry of rocks and minerals, physicochemical conditions, stable isotopes and ages of hydrothermal alteration zones associated with the VCR were carried out at Western Deep Levels South Mine, South Africa. ( Abbreviation abstract)
A thesis submitted to the Faculty of Science, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy,
Geochemistry -- South Africa -- Witwatersrand. , Geology, Structural -- South Africa -- Witwatersrand. , Gold ores -- Geology -- South Africa -- Witwatersrand.