Professor Marlina Elburg

Marlina Elburg is Associate Professor of Igneous Petrology at the University of Johannesburg, who did her undergraduate degree at Utrecht University (The Netherlands), and her PhD at Monash University (Melbourne, Australia). The petrology and (isotope) geochemistry of igneous rocks is her main research area, with a focus on granitoids and arc volcanics. Geochronology, radiogenic isotope geochemistry and archaeometry are some of her other scientific interests. She has worked at various universities and institutes in Australia (Monash, Adelaide University), Europe (Max-Planck-Institute Mainz, Free University Amsterdam, Ghent University) and South Africa (UKZN), where she supervised a number of MSc and PhD students. Her academic efforts have been documented in more than 70 peer-reviewed publications in international journals.


Elburg, M.A. (2012). Geochronological Dating. In: F. Vanhaecke and P. Degryse (eds.). Isotopic Analysis: Fundamentals and Applications Using ICP-MS, p. 235-274. ISBN: 978-3-527-32896-3. WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.


Andersen, T., Elburg, M., Erambert, M. (in press). Extreme peralkalinity in delhayelite- and andremeyerite-bearing nephelinite from Nyiragongo volcano, East African Rift. Lithos.

Heilimo, E., Elburg, M.A., Andersen, T. (2014). Crustal growth and reworking during Lapland-Kola orogeny in northern Fennoscandia: U-Pb and Lu-Hf data from the Nattanen and Litsa-Aragub-type granites. Lithos 205, 112-126.

Van Wilderode, J., El Desouky, H., Elburg, M.A., Vanhaecke, F., Muchez, Ph. (2014). Metal sources for the Katanga Copperbelt deposits (DRC): insights from Sr and Nd isotope ratios. Geologica Belgica 17, 137-147.

Weisheit, A., Bons, P.D., Danisik, M., Elburg, M. (2014). Crustal-scale folding: Palaeozoic deformation of the Mt. Painter Inlier, South Australia. In: Llana-Fúnez, S., Marcos, A. & Bastida, F. (eds) Deformation Structures and Processes within the Continental Crust. Geological Society London Special Publication 394, 53-77.

Elburg, M., I. Smet, E. De Pelsmaeker (2014). Influence of source materials and fractionating assemblage on magmatism along the Aegean Arc, and implications for crustal growth. In: Zellmer, G., Straub, S., Gomez-Tuena, A.: Orogenic Andesites and Crustal Growth. Geological Society Special Publication 385. 137-160.

Huffman, T., Elburg, M., Watkeys, M. (2013). Vitrified Cattle Dung in the Iron Age of Southern Africa. Journal of Archaeological Science, 40, 3553-3560.

Fontijn, K., Elburg, M.A., Nikogosian, I.K., van Bergen, M.J., Ernst, G.G.J. (2013). Petrology and geochemistry of Late Holocene felsic magmas from Rungwe volcano (Tanzania), with implications for trachytic Rungwe Pumice eruption dynamics. Lithos 177, 34-53.

Elburg, M., Andersen, T., Bons, P.D., Simonsen, S.L., Weisheit, A. (2013). New constraints on Phanerozoic magmatic and hydrothermal events in the Mt Painter Province, South Australia. Gondwana Research 24, 700-712.


Elburg, M.A., Bons, Bons, P.D. (2014). Why microgranitoid enclaves resemble their granitic host. IMA conference, Johannesburg, September 2014.

Elburg, M.A., Smet, I. (2014). Backstripping differentiation to detect primary geochemical trends along the Aegean arc. EGU conference Vienna, April 2014

Elburg, M.A., Andersen, T., Bons, P.D. (2013). Creating hyperaluminous rocks by desilication of granites and mafic dykes. GV-DMG Conference, Tübingen, Germany, September 2013.

Elburg, M.A., Andersen, T., Jacobs, J. Läufer, A., Ruppel, A., Lucka, N. Damaske, D. (2013). Geochronological and geochemical constraints on the position of the Sør Rondane Mountains within East Antarctica. EGU conference, Vienna, April 2013.

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