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The Messengers from the Mantle: Diamonds and Craton Roots exhibition features specimens from the “Mantle Room” research collection at the University of Cape Town, which is one of the most extensive collection of deep Earth samples in the world.

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Cape Town Geology

An appreciation of the magnificent sea and mountain views of the "fairest cape" can be enriched by knowledge of its geological foundations.

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Earth Science Literacy Initiative (ELSI)

The Earth Science Literacy Initiative (ESLI), funded by the National Science Foundation (USA), has gathered and codified the underlying understandings of Earth sciences into a succinct document that will have broad-reaching applications in both public and private arenas.

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History of the UCT Mantle Room

The University of Cape Town houses a collection of upper mantle-derived materials that is most likely the largest of its kind.

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Human Evolution Research Institute (HERI)

The Human Evolution Research Institute (HERI) at the University of Cape Town, South Africa supports leading-edge human origins research, student skills development, and generating positive social change through palaeoanthropological research

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