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Geology of Western Gondwana: Pan-African-Brasiliano Aggregation of South America and Africa

By: R Trompette

A A Balkema

Hardback | Dec 1994 | #35260 | ISBN: 9054101652
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In considering the geology of Western Gondwana, this text covers: the Pan-African-Brasiliano cratons; the Pan-African-Brasiliano fold belts; and amosaic of Pan-African-Brasiliano mini-cratons and mino-fold belts: Northeast Brazil and the Central-Western portion of Africa.


Part 1 The Pan-African-Brasiliano cratons: the basement or infrastructure of the Pan-African-Brasiliano cratons; late Early-Middle Proterozoic cover and metasedimentary sequences. Part 2 The Pan-African-Brasiliano fold belts: definition, presentation; the Trans-Sahara mega-orogen; the West-Congo-Aracuai and Ribeira fold belts; the Brasilia fold belt - the collision between the Congo-Sao Francisco and Amazon plates; the Dom Feliciano, Kaoko (Atlantic Damara), Gariep and Malmesbury fold belts; the Damara (S.L.) fold belts - the internal and the Atlantic or Kaoko branches; the Woubanguide-Sergipe mega-orogen; the festoon of West-African Trans South-American fold belts. Part 3 Amosaic of Pan-African-Brasiliano mini-cratons and mino-fold belts - Northeast Brazil and the Central-Western portion of Africa: Northeast Brazil and its African continuation - structure and involved materials; conclusions and discussions; the amalgamation of Western Gondwana (-600 Ma) - its suturing (-500 Ma) with Eastern Gondwana.

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