As Dr. Cole correctly deduces, the primary intention of the article was to document the first definitive identification of detrital gold in the heavy mineral deposits of the Vryheid Formation (Ecca Group) near Muden. This discovery was an unexpected facet of a larger on-going study into the source of the economically important modern beach placer deposits on the KwaZulu-Natal coast (Dunlevey and August, 2010) The study also indicated that heavy minerals are much commoner in the Vryheid Formation that indicated by previous publications (McIver, 1976; Wilson 1976; Ryan and Whitfield 1979; Behr, 1986)...

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