The Archaean Geology of the Kaapvaal Craton, Southern Africa

  • Alfred Kröner
  • Axel Hofmann

Part of the Regional Geology Reviews book series (RGR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Alfred Kröner, J. Elis Hoffmann, Jean M. Wong, Hong-Yan Geng, Kathrin P. Schneider, Hangqiang Xie et al.
    Pages 1-32
  3. Axel Hofmann, Carl R. Anhaeusser, John Dixon, Alfred Kröner, Lopamudra Saha, Allan Wilson et al.
    Pages 33-54
  4. Andrea Agangi, Axel Hofmann, Benjamin Eickmann, Johanna Marin-Carbonne
    Pages 171-184
  5. Dirk D. van Reenen, C. Andre Smit, Alexei L. Perchuk, Jan M. Huizenga, Oleg G. Safonov, Taras V. Gerya
    Pages 185-224
  6. Casey Luskin, Allan Wilson, Digby Gold, Axel Hofmann
    Pages 225-254
  7. Hartwig E. Frimmel
    Pages 255-275

About this book


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.


Barberton Greenstone Belt Gneiss-granite-greenstone Terrane Witwatersrand Gold Transvaal Supergroup Limpopo Belt

Editors and affiliations

  • Alfred Kröner
    • 1
  • Axel Hofmann
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für GeowissenschaftenUniversity of MainzMainzGermany
  2. 2.Department of GeologyUniversity of Johannesburg Auckland ParkSouth Africa

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