Project title: Investigating the controls on mineralization at the Rosh Pinah deposit and implications for regional exploration
Researcher: Halleluya Naantu Ekandjo
There is a long-term demand growth for base metals to match the growth rate of economies in developing countries. My research combines geological and metallurgical knowledge to add to the existing understanding of the Rosh Pinah deposit, which will ultimately assist with exploration, mining, and metal recoveries. This research project will focus on understanding the mineralogy and geochemistry of the Neoproterozoic Rosh Pinah Zn-Pb deposit in Namibia. Facies variability mapping and structural analysis both at deposit and regional scale will be carried out.
1) The detailed mineralogy and geochemistry of the ore types, protolith, detailed alteration to help us understand the direct environment of formation.
2) How and where barite is formed and how the sulphide mineralisation is associated with it.
3) The influence of folding, shearing and faulting on ore bodies and mineralisation.
4) Association (spatial, temporal & genetic) of mineralisation with the rhyolites if any.
5) Local driver/heat source of the mineralisation.