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The African continent preserves a protracted geological list that covers nearly seventy five% of Earths background. The Pan-African orogeny (c. 600500 Ma) introduced jointly previous continental kernels (West Africa, Congo, Kalahari and Tanzania) to shape Gondwana and for that reason the supercontinent Pangaea through the overdue Palaeozoic. The break-up of Pangaea because the Jurassic and Cretaceous, essentially via starting of the vital Atlantic, Indian, and South Atlantic oceans, together with the complex subduction heritage to the north, progressively formed the African continent. This quantity includes 18 contributions that debate the geology of Africa from the Archaean to the current day. It celebrates African geology in methods: first, it highlights multidisciplinary Earth technology learn via viewing the formation and evolution of Africa from 18 diversified angles; moment, it celebrates the paintings of Kevin Burke and Lewis Ashwal and portrays the big variety of pursuits and learn angles that experience characterised those scientists all through their careers, operating in Africa, and learning African geology. The Geological Society of LondonFounded in 1807, the Geological Society of London is the oldest geological society on the earth, and one of many biggest publishers within the Earth sciences.The Society publishes quite a lot of fine quality peer-reviewed titles for lecturers and pros operating within the geosciences, and enjoys an enviable overseas acceptance for the standard of its work.The many parts during which we put up in include:-Petroleum geology-Tectonics, structural geology and geodynamics-Stratigraphy, sedimentology and paleontology-Volcanology, magmatic reports and geochemistry-Remote sensing-History of geology-Regional geology courses

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L. & McElhinny, M. W. 1990. Classification of the reversal test in palaeomagnetism. Geophysical Journal International, 103, 725– 729. Meert, J. G. & Torsvik, T. H. 2003. The making and unmaking of a Supercontinent: Rodinia revisited. Tectonophysics, 375, 261– 288. Morgan, G. E. 1985. The palaeomanetism and cooling history of metamorphic and igneous rocks from the Limpopo Mobile Belt, southern Africa. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 96, 663– 672. Morgan, G. E. & Briden, J. C. 1981. Aspects of Precambrian palaeomagnetism, with new data from the Limpopo mobile belt and Kaapvaal Craton in Southern Africa.

A) Selected palaeomagnetic poles from the Kaapvaal and Zimbabwe (only Mashonaland Sills) cratons from c. 2060 to 1875 Ma. Phalaborwa Complex pyroxenite, Phalaborwa dykes and Bushveld dykes are from this study (see text and Table 3 for other references). The outline of the Kalahari Craton (in green) and mean sampling positions for all poles are also shown. Note that some 95% confidence ‘ovals’ are reported as A95 circles (blue squares/star) whilst others are dp/dm ovals (red squares). 5. Orthographic projection.

McFadden, P. L. & Lowes, F. J. 1981. The discrimination of mean directions drawn from Fisher distributions, Geophisical Journal of Royal Astronomical Society, 67, 19– 33. McFadden, P. L. & McElhinny, M. W. 1990. Classification of the reversal test in palaeomagnetism. Geophysical Journal International, 103, 725– 729. Meert, J. G. & Torsvik, T. H. 2003. The making and unmaking of a Supercontinent: Rodinia revisited. Tectonophysics, 375, 261– 288. Morgan, G. E. 1985. The palaeomanetism and cooling history of metamorphic and igneous rocks from the Limpopo Mobile Belt, southern Africa.

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