Our review of the four platiniferous dunite pipes was primarily directed at presenting an overview of the principal geological features of these intriguing features, all of which are located in the eastern limb of the Bushveld Complex, South Africa (Scoon and Mitchell, 2004a). The comment by Cawthorn (2005) is directed at only one component of our review, namely a historical reconstruction of their discovery. This is unfortunate as the geology of the mineralized pipes is poorly known, in part because recent contributions have focussed on detailed mineralogical investigations without the field control of the original descriptions by Percy...

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