The West African Orogens and Circum-Atlantic Correlatives

The West African Orogens and Circum-Atlantic Correlatives

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The West African Orogens and Circum-Atlantic Correlatives by R.D. Dallmeyer

This is the first synthesis on the West African Craton (sensu largo) presenting the Precambrian to Late Paleozoic evolution in light of its origin as a part of Gondwanaland. Furthermore, correlations with such Circum-Atlantic orogens as Iberian, Appalachian, Brazilian are eluci- dated. The belts surrounding the late Archean - early Proterozoic West African Craton are described according to their stratigraphy, sedimentology, deformation, metamorphism, magmatism, and recent geochronological data.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783642841552
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 04/14/2012
Series: IGCP-Project 233
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1991
Pages: 405
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 10.63(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction.- 2 Geophysics and the Crustal structure of West Africa.- Geophysics and the Crustal structure of West Africa.- 3 Crystalline Basement of the West African Craton.- Crystalline Basement of the West African Craton.- 4 Cover Sequences of the West African Craton.- Cover Sequences of the West African Craton.- 5 The West African Orogens.- The Pan-African Trans-Saharan Belt in the Hoggar Shield (Algeria, Mali, Niger): A Review.- The Dahomeyide Orogen: Tectonothermal Evolution and Relationships with the Volta Basin.- The Rokelide Orogen.- The Bassaride Orogen.- The Mauritanide Orogen and Its Northern Extensions (Western Sahara and Zemmour), West Africa.- The Moroccan Hercynides.- 6 Circum-Atlantic Correlations.- Terranes within the Iberian Massif: Correlations with West Africa Sequences.- Central-Western Europe: Major Stages of Development During Precambrian and Paleozoic Times.- Late Proterozoic and Early Paleozoic Tectonothermal Evolution of the Eastern Alps.- Northern Appalachians: Avalon and Meguma Terranes.- Exotic Terranes in the Central-Southern Appalachian Orogen and Correlations with West Africa.- Crustal Evolution and the Brasiliano Orogeny in Northeast Brazil.

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