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Geo-Spatial Mapping of the Northern Bushveld Rustenburg Layered Suite (RLS) in South Africa

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DOI: 10.4236/ojg.2016.65026    1,996 Downloads   2,548 Views

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The focus of this paper is on determination of the geometry and stratigraphic contact pattern of the Rustenburg Layered Suite (RLS) in the Northern Bushveld Complex area using available borehole data and trend surface analysis technique. This technique was used to analyse over one hundred borehole log data in the Northern Bushveld Complex in order to describe the geometric pattern and trends of the RLS rocks. The results demonstrate the usefulness of this technique in identifying structural features. Regional trends of each of the stratigraphic units reveal the presence of regional structures that were not obvious at the surface. This first part of the paper focused on the Northern Bushveld Complex, while the second and the third part focused on the eastern and western Bushveld limbs respectively.

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Bamisaiye, O. , Eriksson, P. , Rooy, J. , Brynard, H. and Foya, S. (2016) Geo-Spatial Mapping of the Northern Bushveld Rustenburg Layered Suite (RLS) in South Africa. Open Journal of Geology, 6, 302-313. doi: 10.4236/ojg.2016.65026.

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