Dr Lynnette Greyling is a lecturer at the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Cape Town, and did her PhD at the University of the Witwatersrand and MSc and undergraduate studies at the then Rand Afrikaans University (now University of Johannesburg). Her main research focus is mineralization in orogenic gold systems with emphasis on West Africa, and sediment-hosted stratiform copper mineralisation in Central Africa. She worked as exploration geologist for Randgold Resources for several years in Tanzania, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali and Senegal. She has also worked as consulting geologist in South Africa. She is currently supervising several Honours students and a MSc student.


Greyling L., Harris C., Harbidge P., 2013. Fluid inclusion and oxygen isotope constrains on gold mineralization in the Senoufo Greenstone Belt, Côte d’Ivoire. Mineral deposit research for a high-tech world. Proceedings of the 12th Biennial SGA Meeting, 12-15 August 2013, Uppsala, Sweden, 1109-1112.

Huizenga J.M., Gutzmer J., Greyling L.N., Schaefer M., 2006. Carbonic fluid inclusions in Paleoproterozoic carbonate-hosted Zn-Pb deposits in Griqualand West, South Africa. South African Journal of Geology, 109, 55-62.

Huizenga J.M., Gutzmer J., Banks D., Greyling L.N., 2006. The Paleoproterozoic carbonate-hosted Pering Zn–Pb deposit, South Africa. II: fluid inclusion, fluid chemistry and stable isotope constraints. Mineralium Deposita, 40, 6, 686-706.

Greyling L.N., Robb L.J., Master S., Boiron M.C., Yao Y., 2005. The nature of early basinal fluids in the Zambian Copperbelt; a case study from the Chambishi deposit. Journal of African Earth Sciences, 42, 159-172.

Schaefer M.O., Gutzmer J., Beukes N.J., Greyling L.N., 2004. Mineral chemistry of sphalerite and galena from Pb-Zn mineralization hosted by the Transvaal Supergroup in Griqualand West, South Africa. South African Journal of Geology, 107 (3), 341-354.

Robb L.J., Master S., Armstrong R.A., Rainaud C.L., Greyling L.N., 2003. Timing of Cu-Co and Pb-Zn mineralization in the Central African Copperbelt: a link to Neoproterozoic glaciations? Transactions of the Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. 112 (2), pp. 164-166.


University of Cape Town

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 2011 - 2013

-        Geochemical characterisation of fluid pathways in the Senoufo Greenstone Belt related to orogenic gold mineralisation, northern Côte d’Ivoire, using stable isotope analysis and fluid inclusion microthermometry

-        Fluid inclusion and stable isotope study of the Mako Greenstone Belt, Senegal

-        Calibration and maintenance of Linkam THMSG600 microthermometry stage and Reynolds (USGS) fluid inclusion stage

PI: Chris Harris

University of the Witwatersrand

PhD Research

Thesis Research: Fluid evolution of the Zambian Copperbelt

Fluid inclusion microthermometry cathodoluminescence, stable isotope analyses were combined with Raman microspectroscopy, and laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry to characterize the P-T-V-X conditions of hydrothermal fluids.

Supervisors: Laurence Robb, Sharad Master, Yong Yao