By R. C. Selley
Following on from the 1st 2 books within the sequence, Sedimentary Basins of the realm, which lined chinese language Sedimentary Basins (Volume 1) and South Pacific Sedimentary Basins (Volume 2), comes quantity three, on African Basins.Africa covers a bigger land region than the united states, Europe, India and the ASEAN international locations prepare. it really is wealthy in usual assets, together with oil, gasoline, coal and approximately each metalliferous mineral. but Africa remains to be one of many least explored continents.This booklet brings jointly in a single quantity, concise studies of basins formerly documented in an enormous array of diffuse literature. It additionally comprises a few of the first distinct bills of numerous basins that have by no means prior to been defined in such intensity. those contain the onshore Owambo, Iullemmeden, and Sudanese rift basins, and the offshore basins of southern Africa.The contributions are by means of authors, and groups of authors, with nice wisdom and adventure of the basins that they describe.The 13 chapters are prepared in three elements overlaying North Africa, critical Africa and Southern Africa and the ebook is illustrated through maps, cross-sections, stratigraphic sections and seismic traces. each one bankruptcy contains a finished bibliography and the e-book concludes with an issue index.For educational geologists discovering the geology of Africa, and for business geologists looking ordinary assets inside African sedimentary rocks, this ebook is a useful resource of data.
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These are broadly comparable in facies to those of the Murzuk basin, as described in detail in the previous chapter. Bellini et al. (1991) recognised three units of continental Mesozoic sediments. The lowest is composed of typical fluvial sands and shales. They apply the Algerian term "Continental Post-Tassilian" to these sediments, and suggest a "Permian to Jurassic" age, citing the existence of a rich Permian pollen assemblage in borehole samples. This is overlain by a curious silicified limestone, that they term the 25 Chieun Formation.
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