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Dr Andy Moore

Pr. Nat. Sci.

Research Associate, Dept of Geology, Rhodes University
Vice-President (Exploration, Diamonds), African Queen Mines Ltd. (TSX-V: AQ)

MBA, Ph.D., B.Sc. (Hons), B.Sc. University of Cape Town (RSA)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Kimberlite petrology and mineralogy; Links between continental tectonics, alkaline volcanism and landscape development in southern Africa; Influence of landscape and drainage evolution on plant and animal evolution and distribution.

PREVIOUS LIFE

  • 1980- present: Diamond Exploration in Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Madagascar and South Africa. Established and managed two private diamond exploration companies (AMPAL (Pty.) Ltd. in Botswana and Somabula Explorations in Zimbabwe).
  • 1971-1979: Lecturer, University of the Western Cape

PUBLICATIONS

1. Moore AE (1976).   Controls of post-Gondwana alkaline volcanism in southern Africa. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 31, 291-296.

2. Marchant JW and Moore AE (1978).  Geochemistry of the Table Mountain Group II:  Analysis of two suites of western Graafwater rocks.  Transactions of the Geological Society of South Africa. 81, 353-357.

3. Moore AE and Erlank AJ (1979).  Unusual olivine zoning: evidence for complex physico-chemical changes during the evolution of olivine melilitite and kimberlite magmas.   Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 70, 391-405.

4. Moore AE (1981). Unusual perovskite textural relationships in olivine melilitites from Namaqualand-Bushmanland, South Africa.  Mineralogical Magazine, 44, 147-150.

5. Moore AE and Marchant JW (1981).  A preliminary note on two trilobites from the Soom member, Table Mountain Group. Transactions of the Geological Society of South Africa,  84, 87-89.

6. Moore AE (1983).  A note on the occurrence of melilite in olivine melilitites and kimberlites.   Mineralogical Magazine, 47, 404-406.

7. Haggerty SE, Moore AE and Erlank AJ (1985).  Macrocryst Fe-Ti oxides in olivine melilitites from Namaqualand-Bushmanland, South Africa. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 91, 163-170.

8. Moore AE and Verwoerd WJ (1985).  The olivine melilitite - "kimberlite" - carbonatite suite of Namaqualand and Bushmanland, South Africa.   Transactions of the Geological Society of South Africa,. 88, 281-294.

9. Moore AE (1987). A model for the origin of ilmenite in kimberlite and diamond: implications for the genesis of the discrete nodule (megacryst) suite.  Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 95, 245-253.

10. Moore AE (1988).  Plant distribution and the evolution of the major river systems in southern Africa.   South African Journal of Geology, 91, 346-349.

11. Moore AE (1988).  Olivine: a monitor of magma evolutionary paths in kimberlites and olivine melilitites.   Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 99, 238-248.

12. Moore AE and Dingle R (1998). Evidence for fluvial sediment transport of Kalahari sands in central Botswana.   South African Journal of Geology, 101, 143-153.

13. Moore AE and Attwell CAM (1999). Geological controls on the distribution of woody vegetation in the central Kalahari, Botswana.  South African Journal of Geology, 102, 350-362.

14. Moore AE (1999). A reappraisal of epeirogenic flexure axes in southern Africa.   South African Journal of Geology, 102, 363-376.

15. Moore AE and Lock NP (2001).   The origin of mantle-derived megacrysts and sheared peridotites – evidence from kimberlites in northern Lesotho - Orange Free State, South Africa and Botswana pipe clusters.   South African Journal of Geology, 104, 23-38.

16. Moore AE and Larkin PL (2001).   Drainage evolution in south-central Africa since the break-up of Gondwana.   South African Journal of Geology,  104, 47-68.

17. Moore AE and Blenkinsop T (2002).   The role of mantle plumes in the development of continental-scale drainage patterns: the Southern African example revisited.    South African Journal of Geology, 105, 353-360.

18. Darrell Plowes and Andy Moore (2003).  Another look at the pink Protea asymmetrica Beard.  Veld and Flora, 89, 28-29.

19. Moore, JM and Moore, AE (2004).   The roles of primary kimberlitic and secondary Dwyka glacial sources in the development of alluvial and marine diamond deposits in southern Africa.   Journal of African Earth Sciences, 38, 115-134.

20. Moore, AE and Belousova, E. (2005).   Crystallization of the Cr-rich and Cr-poor megacryst suites from the same (host kimberlite) magma: Implications for mantle structure and the generation of kimberlite magmas.   Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 149, 462-481.

21. Moore, Andy (2006).   Retyping Acacia   Veld and Flora, June 2006, 72-73.

22. Andy Moore and Tom Blenkinsop (2006).  Scarp retreat vs pinned drainage divide in the formation of the Drakensberg escarpment, southern Africa.   South African Journal of Geology 109: 599-610.

23. Moore, Andy and Moore, John (2006).   A glacial ancestry for the diamondiferous gravels at Somabula, central Zimbabwe.  South African Journal of Geology, 109, 625-636.

24. Andy E. Moore, Fenton P.D. (Woody) Cotterill, Mike P.L. Main and Hugh B. Williams (2007).  The Zambezi River.   In: Avijit Gupta (ed.) Large Rivers.  Geomorphology and Management, Wiley, 311-332.

25. Andy Moore, Tom Blenkinsop and Fenton (Woody) Cotterill (2008).   Controls on post-Gondwana alkaline volcanism in southern Africa.   Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 268: 151-164 .

26. Andy Moore (2008).   Comments on the paper “Megacryst suites from the Lekkerfontein and Uintjiesberg kimberlites, southern Africa: evidence for a non-cognate origin”.  South African Journal of Geology 111, 462-464.

27. Andy Moore Fenton (Woody) Cotterill, Tim Broderick and Darrel Plowes (2009). Landscape evolution in Zimbabwe from the Permian to present, with implications for kimberlite prospecting.   South African Journal of Geology, 112, 65-88, doi: 10.2113/gssajg.112.1.65

28. Andy Moore (2009).   Type II diamonds: Flamboyant megacrysts.   South African Journal of Geology, 112, 23-38, doi: 10.2113/gssajg.112.1.23

29. Andy Moore, Thomas Blenkinsop and Fenton (Woody) Cotterill (2009).   Southern African topography and erosion history: plumes or plate tectonics.   Terra Nova 21, 310-315,  doi:10.1111/j.1365-3121.2009.00887x

30. Andy Moore and Woody Cotterill (2010).  Mosi-oa-tunya – the smoke that thunders. In: Piotr Mignon (ed.) Geomorphological Landscapes of the World.   Springer Verlag (Germany), 143-153

31. Andy Moore and Woody Cotterill (2011).  The Acacia retypification debate: Perspectives of African amateur botanists.   Taxon, 28, 1-2.

32. Andy Moore (2012).  The case for a cognate, polybaric origin for kimberlitic olivines. Lithos, 128, 1-10.

33. Moore, A.E,   Cotterill, F.D.P and Eckardt, F.D. (2012). The evolution and ages of Makgadikgadi palaeo-lakes: consilient evidence from kalahari drainage evolution. South African Journal of Geology, v.115, 385-413.

34. Andy Moore, Tom Blenkinsop and Fenton (Woody) Cotterill (2012).   Dynamic Evolution of the Zambezi-Limpopo Watershed, Zimbabwe.    South African Journal of Geology 115: 551-560.

35. Blenkinsop T., and Moore A. (2013) Tectonic Geomorphology of Passive Margins and Continental Hinterlands. In:John F. Shroder (ed.) Treatise on Geomorphology, Volume 5, pp. 71-92. San Diego: Academic Press.

36. Moore, A.E. (2013).   Anatomy of a distal kimberlite indicator mineral (KIM) anomaly in the Central Kalahari, Botswana.  South African Journal of Geology, 116: 69-80.

37. Moore, A.E. (2014).    The origin of large irregular gem-quality Type II diamonds and the rarity of blue Type IIb varieties.   South African Journal of Geology, 117: 233-250.

38.  Key, R.M., Cotterill, F.P.D. and Moore A.E. (2015).   The Zambezi River: an archive of tectonic events linked to the amalgamation and disruption of Gondwana and subsequent evolution of the African Plate.   South African Journal of Geology, 118: 425-438.

39. Julian, B.R., Foulger, G., Hartfield, O., Jackson, S.E., Simpson, E., Einbeck, J. and Moore, A.E. (2015).  Hotspots in Hindsight.  In: Foulger, G.R., Lustrino, M and King, S.D.  (eds).Geological Society of America Special Paper 514, and American Geophysical Union Special Publication 71.The Interdisciplinary Earth: A volume in honour of Don L. Anderson, pp 105-121.

40. Andy Moore, Fenton P.D. Cotterill, Christiaan W. WInterbach, Hanlie E. K. Winterbach, Agostinho Antunes and Stephen J. O’Brein (2016).  Genetic evidence for contrasting wetland and savannah habitat specializations of different populations of lions (Panthera leo). Journal of Heredity, 102: 101-103  doi:10.1093/jhered/esv097.

41. Andy Moore and Gelu Costin (2016).   Kimberlitic olivines derived from the Cr-poor and Cr-rich megacryst suites.  Lithos: 258-259: 215 - 227.

42 Andy Moore, Tyrel Flügel, Trish Hutton-Squire, Martin Hutton-Squire and Glynis Humphrey (2016). Size distribution of baobabs on Kubu Island, Sowa Pan, northern Botswana: implications for palaeoclimate and geomorphic evolution. South African Journal of Geology, 119: 535 - 544.

43. Andy Moore (2016).  Victoria Falls and Gorges.   Landscape of the Angels. In: Africa’s top geological sites. Richard Viljoen, Morris Viljoen, Carl Annhauser (eds.) Penguin Random House, South Africa, pp 16-20.

44. Andy Moore (2017).  Quantitative modelling of the apparent decoupling of Mg# and Ni in kimberlitic olivine margins: Comment on “Cordier et al., Metasomatism of the Lithospheric mantle…” (Journal of Petrology, 56, 1775-1796, 2015).  Journal of Petrology, 58: 385 390.

45. Moore, Andy, Cotterill, F.P.D. and Key, R.M. (2017).  A geomorphic and geological framework for the interpretation of species diversity and endemism in the Eastern (Manica) Highlands of Zimbabwe. Kirkia, 19: 54-69.

46. Moore, Andy (2017). Falconbridge discovery of the Gope (Go-25) kimberlite, central Kalahari, Botswana.   Botswana Journal of Earth Sciences, in press.

47. Nestola, F., Korolev, N., Kopylova, M, Rotiroti, N., Pearson, D.G., Pomato, M.G., Alvaro, M., Gurney, J.J, Moore, A.E., Davidson, J. (2018). CaSiO3-perovskite in diamond indicates the recycling of oceanic crust into the lower mantle. Nature, 555: 237-241.

 

POPULAR ARTICLES PUBLISHED

  • Andy Moore (1995). The glitter of diamonds in the wilderness. Out There 1, 107-109.
  • Andy Moore (1996). Okavango Canter. Out There 6, 49-53.
  • Andy Moore and Basher Attwell (1996). Carnival of the animals. Out There 8, 76-82.

 

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