Regional Geology Reviews

The Archaean Geology of the Kaapvaal Craton, Southern Africa

Editors: Kröner, Alfred, Hofmann, Axel (Eds.)

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  • Provides cutting-edge information on the oldest part of the craton
  • Is a multidisciplinary resource featuring information on geology, tectonics, geochemistry, and geochronology
  • Presents a compilation of the latest information regarding mineral deposits in this region
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This book provides a comprehensive overview of the evolution of one of the oldest and best-exposed Archaean cratons on this planet. There is currently a renewed interest in the early Earth, and the Kaapvaal craton has long served as a model for early crustal evolution. This unique multidisciplinary resource features information on geology, tectonics, geochemistry, and geochronology. It offers a wealth of new data on various aspects of the craton as well as contributions on the various crustal units by international specialists.


About the authors

Alfred Kröner is Professor emeritus at Mainz University, Germany, and visiting Professor at the Beijing SHRIMP Centre, Institute of Geology, Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences. He is a field geologist with interest in tectonics and geochronology and has mainly worked on aspects of crustal evolution in Africa, specifically the Kaapvaal craton of southern Africa. He has published more than 400 scientific papers and was editor or was on the editorial board of several international earth science journals. 

Axel Hofmann is Associate Professor at the University of Johannesburg. He combines field-based studies of volcano-sedimentary successions with trace element and stable isotope geochemistry for the understanding of Archaean surface processes, early life and sediment-hosted mineral deposits. The Kaapvaal craton with its unique record of more than 3-billion-years old strata of low metamorphic grade is the focus of his research.


Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Archaean Crystalline Rocks of the Eastern Kaapvaal Craton

    Pages 1-32

    Kröner, Alfred (et al.)

  • Archaean Granitoid–Greenstone Geology of the Southeastern Part of the Kaapvaal Craton

    Pages 33-54

    Hofmann, Axel (et al.)

  • Palaeo- Meso- and Neoarchaean Granite-Greenstone Basement Geology and Related Rocks of the Central and Western Kaapvaal Craton, South Africa

    Pages 55-81

    Anhaeusser, Carl R.

  • Granitoids and Greenstone Belts of the Pietersburg Block—Witnesses of an Archaean Accretionary Orogen Along the Northern Edge of the Kaapvaal Craton

    Pages 83-107

    Laurent, Oscar (et al.)

  • The Mesoarchaean Basement Complex of the Vredefort Dome—A Mid-Crustal Section Through the Central Kaapvaal Craton Exposed by Impact

    Pages 109-132

    Gibson, Roger L.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Archaean Geology of the Kaapvaal Craton, Southern Africa
Editors
  • Alfred Kröner
  • Axel Hofmann
Series Title
Regional Geology Reviews
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-78652-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-78652-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-78651-3
Series ISSN
2364-6438
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 302
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