African Basins by R. C. Selley

By R. C. Selley

Following on from the 1st 2 books within the sequence, Sedimentary Basins of the realm, which coated chinese language Sedimentary Basins (Volume 1) and South Pacific Sedimentary Basins (Volume 2), comes quantity three, on African Basins.Africa covers a bigger land quarter than the us, Europe, India and the ASEAN countries prepare. it's 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 publication brings jointly in a single quantity, concise stories of basins formerly documented in an unlimited array of diffuse literature. It additionally comprises many of the first precise bills of a number of 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 way of authors, and groups of authors, with nice wisdom and event of the basins that they describe.The 13 chapters are prepared in three components protecting North Africa, relevant Africa and Southern Africa and the publication is illustrated by way of maps, cross-sections, stratigraphic sections and seismic traces. each one bankruptcy incorporates a finished bibliography and the e-book concludes with a subject matter index.For educational geologists discovering the geology of Africa, and for business geologists looking traditional assets inside of African sedimentary rocks, this ebook is a useful resource of knowledge.

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They occur on an attenuated continental crust consisting of structural system which run parallel to the northeast African coast of Egypt and northeast Libya (El Hawat and Shelmani, 1993). As a part of this system, these basins are bound to the north by a subsurface structural high trending parallel to the coastline in the Mediterranean offshore (Fig. 1). They are also, separated from the intracratonic basins to the south by the subsurface Rayan-Nafsha and Farafra highs. The pericratonic sedimentary basins were generally affected by the same prevailing regional structural and tectonic conditions as the intracratonic basins.

III. Academic Press, London, pp. 1081-1094. Chapter 4 Sedimentary Basins of Egypt" An Overview of Dynamic Stratigraphy AHMED S. ' of process, history and geometry take center stage . . one of the most rewording questions that can be asked is 'So w h a t ? ' . N. Ginsburg (1982)- Seeking Answers INTRODUCTION Information and literature on the geology of Egypt has been gathered and published by Said (1962, 1971, 1990), summarized by E1-Shazly (1977) and an updated annotated geological bibliography was published by E1-Baz (1984).

Weathered post-Palaeocene basalt lava flow on the eastern edge of the Harouj al Aswad. C. S E L L E Y Fig. 13. The caldera and inner cone of the Waw an Namus Quaternary volcanic crater. For location see Fig. 11. S. M. Sbeta (Editors), 1996. The Geology of the Sirte Basin, Volume II. Elsevier, Amsterdam, 578 pp. J. A. Misallati and M. Sola (Editors), 1996. The Geology of the Sirte Basin, Volume III. Elsevier, Amsterdam, 380 pp. T. , 1972. Late Tertiary channel system in northern Libya and its implication on Mediterranean Sea level changes.

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