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Volume 35, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0032-1400


As a general rule, this Journal does not aim to report on the occurrence or genesis of the platinum-group elements. None the less, the following account is published in the belief that it will interest many readers, and inform them of important platiniferous deposits about which little has been written in Western literature. During August and September, 1990, Professor G. von Gruenewaldt, Director of the Institute for Geological Research on the Bushveld Complex at the University of Pretoria, spent four weeks visiting platinum producing areas in the U.S.S.R. as a guest of that country’s Academy of Sciences; his report follows.


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