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The boundaries of the West African craton.


The boundaries of the West African craton.

Ed. by Nasser Ennih and Jean-Paul Liegeois.

Geological Society Pubg. House


533 pages



Geological Society special publication; no.297


Ennih (El Jadida U., Morocco) and Liegeois (Royal Museum for Central Africa, Belgium) present 25 papers resulting from the UNESCO International Geological Correlation Program 485 on "Cratons, metacratons and mobile belts; keys from the West African craton boundaries: Eburnian versus Pan-African signature, magmatic, tectonic, and metallogenic implications." The program brought together African, European, And American geologists to conduct research on the boundaries of the West African craton (the old and stable part of the continental crust). The papers are organized into sections on the Palaeoproterozoic terranes from the West African craton and their reworking, the Pan- African orogeny along the boundaries of the West African craton, the late Neoproterozoic--early Paleozoic extension along the West African craton and the Peri-Gondwanan terranes, the Variscan orogeny along the West African craton, and the Cenozoic situation along the boundaries of the West African craton. This series is included in the Lyell Collection: Distributed in the US by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.

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