Reconstruction of the geodynamic evolution of the felsic magmatism associated with critical mineralization in the Great Lakes area of Central Africa

01 January 2018 → Ongoing
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Other chemical sciences
    • Geochemistry
    • Geology
    • Other biological sciences
Felsic magmatism geodynamic reconstruction critical mineralization Central Africa Rwanda Karagwe-Ankole belt mineralogy petrology geochemistry geochronology
Project description

The project is centered on the felsic magmatism associated with critical element mineralization, (eg. Nb-Ta-Sn-W-Li-Be) in Central Africa. The goal is to understand the link between the regional geodynamic evolution, felsic magmatism and mineralization. In addition to the use of fieldwork, petrographic and geochemical techniques, this project will lead to analytical developments for radiometric dating at the UGhent.