Geochemistry and origin of explosive alkaline volcanism in the early Rukwa Rift, southwestern Tanzania

Lawrence, Leigh (2021) Geochemistry and origin of explosive alkaline volcanism in the early Rukwa Rift, southwestern Tanzania. PhD thesis, James Cook University.

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Leigh Lawrence studied the nature and origin of early rift magmatism in the Western Branch of the East African Rift. He discovered and modelled an entirely new mechanism of explosive volcanism and provided new insights into the geodynamic evolution of continental rift segments in sub-equatorial Eastern Africa.

Item ID: 69871
Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Keywords: Carbonatite, Mineral inclusions, Oligocene, Peralkaline tuff, Rukwa Rift, Titanite
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For this thesis, Leigh Lawrence received the Dean's Award for Excellence 2022.

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Chapter 2: Lawrence, L., Spandler, C., Roberts, E.M., and Hilbert-Wolf, H.L. (2021) Mineralogy and origin of the alkaline Nsungwe Formation tuffs of the Rukwa Rift Basin, southwestern Tanzania. Lithos, 380-381. 105885.

Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2021 04:17
FoR Codes: 37 EARTH SCIENCES > 3705 Geology > 370505 Mineralogy and crystallography @ 35%
37 EARTH SCIENCES > 3705 Geology > 370512 Volcanology @ 35%
37 EARTH SCIENCES > 3703 Geochemistry > 370399 Geochemistry not elsewhere classified @ 30%
SEO Codes: 25 MINERAL RESOURCES (EXCL. ENERGY RESOURCES) > 2503 Mineral exploration > 250307 Titanium minerals, zircon, and rare earth metal ore (e.g. monazite) exploration @ 50%
28 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 2801 Expanding knowledge > 280107 Expanding knowledge in the earth sciences @ 50%
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