Original Research

A Summary of the Precambrian Granitoid Rocks of the Kruger National Park

J.M. Barton, J.W. Bristow, F.J. Venter
Koedoe | Vol 29, No 1 | a518 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/koedoe.v29i1.518 | © 1986 J.M. Barton, J.W. Bristow, F.J. Venter | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 27 November 1986 | Published: 27 November 1986

About the author(s)

J.M. Barton, Rand Afrikaans University, South Africa
J.W. Bristow, University of Cape Town, South Africa
F.J. Venter, Kruger National Park, South Africa

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Precambrian granitoid rocks underlie approximately 60 percent of the Kruger National Park. They occur primarily in the western portion of the park and comprise a wide variety of rock including granites, granodiorites, tonalites, trondhjemites and syenites spanning more than 1 500 Ma from the Archaean to the Proterozoic. Remnants of old greenstone belts are also found.


Archaean, Proterozoic, granite, gneiss, tonalite, igneous, metamorphic, carbonatite, greenstone, geochronology.


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