By R. C. Selley
Following on from the 1st 2 books within the sequence, Sedimentary Basins of the area, 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 zone than the united states, Europe, India and the ASEAN countries prepare. it truly is wealthy in typical assets, together with oil, fuel, 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 stories of basins formerly documented in an unlimited array of diffuse literature. It additionally includes many of the first special bills of a number of basins that have by no means sooner than been defined in such intensity. those comprise 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 event of the basins that they describe.The 13 chapters are prepared in three components protecting North Africa, important Africa and Southern Africa and the booklet is illustrated through maps, cross-sections, stratigraphic sections and seismic traces. every one bankruptcy features a accomplished bibliography and the booklet concludes with a topic index.For educational geologists discovering the geology of Africa, and for business geologists looking normal assets inside of African sedimentary rocks, this e-book is a useful resource of data.
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Right: Map of the Sirte basin to show the major tectonic features, and the locations of the cross-sections in Figs. 8 and 10. Abbreviations: Ho Gr: Hon graben, Ze/Ta Tr: Zella/Tagrifet trough, Da-Ho PI: Dahra-Hofra platform, Ra-Sa PI" Raguba-Samah platform, Ze-De PI" Zelten-Defa platform, Ja PI: Jahama platform, Ag/Br Tr: Agedabia/Brega trough, Am/Gi H: Amal/Gialo High, Ma/Ha Tr: Marada/Hagfa trough. < THE SIRTE BASIN OF LIBYA A South West 33 B North West 575 km - Zella trough Dahfra Hofra platform Hagfa Jamama trough platform Agedabia trough Cyrenaica platform sea sea level Iev e l depth (km) key ~ shale ~ carbonates // assorted super& sub-Sirte unconformity sandstones largely continental age Cambro-Ordovician to mid Cretaceous Precambrian basement evapo ri t es Fig.