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Morna Mathias

Frances Celia Morna Mathias, English-born South African petrologist and geochemist (20 May 1913 -
Nee Frances Celia Morna Cameron-Swan being granddaughter of physicist and chemist Joseph Wilson Swan


With J.J. Gurney, J.C. Siebert & G. Moseley. Kyanite  eclogites from the Rietfontein kimberlite pipe, Mier Coloured Reserve, Gordonia, Cape Province. Contr. Mineral. Petrol. 30:46-52, 1971

With J.C. Siebert & P.C. Rickwood. Some aspects of the mineralogy and petrology of ultramafic xenoliths in kimberlite. Contr. Miner. Petrol. 26:75-123, 1970

With P.C. Rickwood. Diamondiferous eclogite xenoliths in kimberlite. Lithos 3:223-5, 1970

With P.C. Rickwood. Ultramafic xenoliths in the Matsoku kimberlite pipe, Lesotho. Spec. Publ. Geol. Soc. South Africa 2:358-69, 1969

With P.C. Rickwood & J.C. Siebert. A study of garnets from eclogite and peridotite xenoliths. Contrib. Mineral. Petrol. 19:271-07, 1968 

A disharmonious granite: the Spitzkop granite, South West Africa. Trans. Geol. Soc. South Africa 65(1):281-92, 1962

With H. Martin & E.S.W. Simpson. The Damaraland sub-vulcanic ring complexes in South-West Africa (1960)

The geochemistry of the Messum igneous complex, S.W. Africa. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 12:29, 1957

Petrology of Messum Joneous complex. Trans. Geol. Soc. South Africa LIX:1-35, 1956

A note on two actinolites and a chlorite from Prieska District, C.P. Trans. Geol. Soc. South Africa 55:13-18, 1953

An unusual cordierite rock from Upington, Cape Province. Miner. Mag. 29:936-45, 1952

Two olivines from South Africa melilite-basalts. Mineral Mag. 28(204):486-91, 1949

With F. Walker. Petrology of two granite-slate contacts at Cape Town. Geol. Soc. London Quart. J. 102(1-4):499-521, 1947

Contribution to the Petrology of Namaqualand (1943). Thesis

A comparative study of the Namaqualand granites. Trans. Geol. Soc. S. Africa XLIII:175-203, 1940

Occurrence of barite in a iron ore deposit in Namaqualand (1940)

Application of pedological methods to the study of some weathered Mahnesbury Agrillitites of Cape Peninsula. Trans. Royal Soc. South Africa 21


Mathiasite Haggerty, Smyth, Erlank, Rickard & Danchin 1983 (Mineral)