Publications

Publications during the last decade:


  • Barnett, W., Jelsma, H., Watkeys, M., Freeman, L and Bloem, A.  (2013). How structure and stress influence kimberlite emplacement.  In: Pearson, D.G., Grütter, H.S., Harris, J.W., Kjarsgaard, B.A., O’Brian, H., Rao, N.V.C., and Sparks, S (eds).  Proceedings of the 10th International Kimberlite Conference. Springer. Vol.  2, 51-55.
  • Hastie, W.H., Watkeys, M.K. and Aubourg, C. (2013).  Characterisation of grain-size, shape and orientation of plagioclase in the Rooi Rand dyke swarm, South Africa. Tectonophysics, 583, 145-157.
  • Huffman, T.N., Elburg, M. and Watkeys, M.  (2013). Vitrified cattle dung in the Iron Age of southern Africa.  Journal of Archaeological Science, 40, 3553-3560.
  • Wiles, E, Green, A., Watkeys, M., Jokat, W. and Krocker, R.  (2013).   The evolution of the Tugela canyon and submarine fan: a complex interaction between margin erosion and bottom current sweeping, southwest Indian Ocean, South Africa.  Marine and Petroleum Geology, 44, 60-70.
  • Neukirch, L.P., Tarduno, J.A., Huffman, T.N., Watkeys, M.K., Scribner, C.A. and Cottrell, R.D.  (2012). An archaeomagnetic analysis of burnt grain bin floors from ca. 1200 to 1250 AD Iron-Age South Africa.  Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 190-191, 71-79.
  • Hastie, W., Aubourg, C. and Watkeys, M.K.  (2011).   When an ‘inverse’ fabric is not inverse: an integrated AMS-SPO study in MORB-like dykes.  Terra Nova, 23, 49-55. 
  • Hastie, W.H., Watkeys, M.K. and Aubourg, C. (2011). Significance of magnetic and petrofabric data in Karoo feeder dykes, northern Lebombo.  Tectonophysics, 513, 96-111.
  • Uenzelmann--Neben, G., Watkeys, M.K. Kretzinger, W., Frank, M. and Heuer, L.  (2011). Palaeooceanographic interpretation of a seismic profile from the southern Mozambique Ridge, south western Indian Ocean.  South African Journal of Geology, 114, 449-458,
  • Tarduno, J.A., Cottrell, R.D., Watkeys, M.K., Hofmann, A., Doubrovine, P.V., Mamajek, E.E., Liu, D., Sibeck, D.G., Neukirch, L.P. and Usui, Y. (2010).  Geodynamo, solar wind and magnetopause 3.4 to 3.45 billion years ago.  Science, 327, 1238-1240.
  • Uenzelmann-Neben, G., Watkeys, M.K. Kretzinger, W., Frank, M. and Heuer, L.  (2010). Palaeooceanographic changes identified using seismic and radiogenic isotope data from the Mozambique Ridge, SW Indian Ocean.  Geo-Temas, 7, 163-164.
  • Ovechkina, M. N, Watkeys, M.K. and Kretzinger, W.R (2009).  Nannoplankton in the manganese deposits of the Mozambique Ridge and Mozambique Basin, SW Indian Ocean.  Palaeontologica Africana, 44, 126-128.
  • Ovechkina, M. N, Watkeys, M.K. and Mostovski, M.B. (2009).  Calcareous nannofossils from the stratotype section of the Mzamba Formation, Eastern Cape, South Africa.  Palaeontologica Africana, 44, 129-133.
  • Usui, Y., Tarduno, J.A., Watkeys, M.K., Hofmann, A., Cottrell, R.D., (2009). Evidence for a 3.45-year-old magnetic remanence: Hints of an ancient geodynamo from conglomerates of South Africa. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 10, Q09Z07, doi: 10.1029/1029/2009GC002496
  • Jourdan, F., Féraud, G., Bertrand,H., Watkeys,M.K. and Renne, P.R. (2008). 40Ar/39Ar ages of the sill complex of the Karoo large igneous province: implications for the Pliensbachian-Toarcian climate change. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 9, Q06009, doi:10.1029/2008GC001994, 2008.
  • Jourdan, F., Féraud, G., Bertrand, H., and Watkeys, M. K. (2007). From flood basalts to the inception of oceanization: Example from the 40Ar/39Ar high-resolution picture of the Karoo large igneous province. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 8, Q02002, doi.10.1029/2006GC001392
  • Jourdan, F., Féraud, G., Bertrand, H., Watkeys, M. K. and Renne, P.R. (2007). Distinct brief major events in the Karoo large igneous province clarified by new 40Ar/39Ar ages on the Lesotho basalts. Lithos, 98, 195-209.
  • Paulsen, T.S., Encarnacion, J., Grunow, A.M., Layer, P.W., and Watkeys, M.K.  (2007).   New age constraints for a short pulse in Ross orogen deformation triggered by East-West Gondwana suturing.  Gondwana Research, 12, 417-427.
  • Perritt, S. and Watkeys, M.K.  (2007). The effects of environmental controls on the metal content in ferromanganese encrustations and nodules from the Mozambique Ridge and in the Mozambique Basin, southwestern Indian Ocean.  South African Journal of Geology, 110, 295-310.
  • Tarduno, J.A., Cottrell, R.D., Watkeys, M.K. and Bausch, D.  (2007). Geomagnetic field strength 3.2 billion years ago recorded by single silicate crystals. Nature, 446, 657-660.
  • Cawthorn, R.G., Eales, H., Walraven, F., Uken, R and Watkeys, M.K. (2006).  The Bushveld Complex.  In: Johnson, M. R, Anhaeusser, C.R.  and Thomas, R. (eds.) The Geology of South Africa.  Geological Society of South Africa and Council for Geoscience, 261-281.
  • Jourdan, F., Féraud, G., Bertrand,H., Watkeys,M.K., KampunzuA.B., and Le GallB. (2006). Basement control on dyke distribution in Large Igneous Provinces: dyke case study of the Karoo triple junction. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 241, 307-322.
  • Riley, T.R., Curtis, M.L., Leat, P.T., Watkeys, M.K., Duncan, R.A., Millar, L. and Owens, R.H.  (2006). Overlap of Karoo and Ferrar magma types in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Journal of Petrology, 47, 541-566.
  • Watkeys, M.K. (2006). The break-up of Gondwana: a South African perspective.  In: Johnson, M.R, Anhaeusser, C.R. and Thomas, R. (eds.) The Geology of South Africa.  Geological Society of South Africa and Council for Geoscience, 531-539.
  • Basson, I.J., Watkeys, M.K. and Phillips, D.  (2005).   Structural evolution and tectonic context of the Mfongosi Group, Natal Thrust Front, Tugela Terrane, South Africa. Journal of African Earth Sciences, 43, 415-432.
  • Clarke, B.M., Uken, R., Watkeys, M.K. and Reinhardt, J.  (2005).   Folding of the Rustenberg Layered Suite adjacent to the Steelpoort pericline: implications for syn-Bushveld tectonism in the eastern Bushveld Complex.  South African Journal of Geology, 108, 395-410.
  • Jourdan, F., Féraud, G., Bertrand, H., Kampunzu, A.B., Tshoso, G., Watkeys, M. K. and Le Gall, B. (2005). The Karoo large igneous province: Brevity, origin, and relation with mass extinction questioned by new 40Ar/39Ar age data. Geology, 33, 745-748.
  • Basson. I.G., Perritt, S.H., Watkeys, M.K. and Menzies, A.H.  (2004) Geochemical correlation between metasediments of the Mfongosi Group of the Natal Sector of the Namaqua-Natal Metamorphic Province, South Africa and the Ahlmannryggen Group of the Grunehogna Province, Antarctica. Gondwana Research, 73, 57-73.
  • Gerya, T.V., Uken, R., Reinhardt, J., Watkeys, M.K., Maresch, W.V. and Clarke, B.M.  (2004). “Cold” diapirs triggered by intrusion of the Bushveld Complex: insight from two-dimensional numerical modeling.  In: Whitney, D.L., Teyssier, C and Siddoway, C.S. (eds) Gneiss Domes in Orogeny.  Geological Society of America Special Paper, 380, 117-127.
  • Riley, T.R., Millar, L., Watkeys, M.K., Curtis, M.L., Leat, P.T., Klausen, M.B. and Fanning, C.M. (2004).  U-Pb zircon (SHRIMP) ages for the Lebombo rhyolites, South Africa: refining the duration of Karoo volcanism.  Journal of the Geological Society of London, 161, 547-550.
  • Basson, I.J. and Watkeys, M.K. (2003).  Tectonic implications of the Mfongosi Group metasediments, Natal Metamorphic Province, South Africa.  South African Journal of Geology, 106, 265-280.
  • Gerya, T.V., Uken, R., Reinhardt, J., Watkeys, M.K., Maresch, W.V. and Clarke, B.M. (2003).  Cold fingers in a hot magma: country rock diapirs triggered by the Bushveld layered intrusion, South Africa.  Geology, 31, 753-756.
  • Harris, N., McMillan, A., Holness, M., Uken, R., Watkeys, M.K., Rogers, N. and Fallick, A.  (2003). Melt generation and fluid flow in the thermal aureole of the Bushveld Complex.  Journal of Petrology, 44, 1031-1054.
  • Perritt, S. and   Watkeys, M.K.  (2003). Implications of late Pan-African shearing in western  Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica.   In:Storti, F, Holdsworth, R.E. and Salvini, F. (eds)  Intraplate Strike-slip Deformation Belts.  Special Publication of the Geological Society of London, 210, 135 -143.
  • Watkeys, M.K. (2002).  Development of the Lebombo rifted volcanic margin of SE Africa.  In: Menzies, M.A., Baker, J., Ebinger, C. and Klemper, S. (eds) Magmatic Rifted Margins. Geological Society of America Special Paper, 362, 27-46.