By Maarten J. de Wit, François Guillocheau, Michiel C. J. de Wit
This publication summarizes the geomorphology, geology, geochronology, geophysics and mineral assets of the Congo Basin, one of many world’s such a lot enigmatic and poorly understood significant intra-continental sedimentary basins, and its flanking parts of vital Africa. It offers an up-to-the-minute research of the massive region’s starting place and evolution. The book’s nineteen chapters take the reader throughout the whole basement historical past, in addition to the Basin’s ca. seven hundred million years of canopy sequences. ranging from its Archean cratons and Proterozoic cellular belts, and continuing during the Phanerozoic sequences, together with the latest Cenozoic successions, the publication additionally explores the current drainage platforms and the delicate yet advanced topography of the Congo Basin. It additionally offers and evaluates new basin versions and comparable dynamic tactics, in addition to revised correlation schemes with its Gondwana opposite numbers in South the USA, all of which offer key insights into its wealthy diamond deposits and different mineral wealth, that are documented within the ultimate chapters.
A particular function of this publication is its synthesis, played by way of groups of lively specialists, of an unlimited quantity of geoscientific information formerly basically recorded in examine experiences, corporation studies, survey announcements, and scattered magazine articles and books.
The sheer dimension of the Congo Basin (ca.1.8 million km2, or simply lower than part the realm of the ecu) and vital Africa (some 7 million km2, or greater than 70% of the world of the us) will make this a sought-after resource of data and proposal in this distinct region.
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