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Earth Sciences & Geography - Geology | The Geology of Uganda

The Geology of Uganda

MacDonald, Robert (Ed.)

2016, 400 p. 70 illus., 50 illus. in color.

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  • About this book

  • Unique book covering Uganda's geology in full colour
  • Of great national and international interest
  • Includes a new 1:1 million scale geological map of Uganda
The book covers all geological and geoscience data produced to date in Uganda. In a regional and historical approach to the Geology of Uganda it includes references to the work of early geologists. Applied geoscience topics such as mineral deposits, environmental and engineering geology are included generally within the regional framework and are internally referenced.
Of particular interest are the new data on the Western (Albertine) Rift generated by the recent oil discoveries and the large number of papers produced on the nature of the crust and kinematics leading to the evolution of the unique Ruwenzori horst block. The book will also tap into the completed mapping coverage available from the inter-bank multinational geological programme operating in Uganda since 2005 and due for final reporting by mid-2012.
A new 1:1 million scale digital geological map of Uganda specifically matches terminology used in the book, and sets, together with the text, a standard for geological research.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Albertine Rift - Archean Craton - East Africa Geology - Geological Map of Uganda - Geology of Uganda - Karoo Supergroup - Pan-African Cycle - Ruwenzori

Related subjects » Geochemistry - Geology - Hydrogeology

Table of contents 

From the Contents: Introduction/Summary of the Geology of Uganda.- Archean Craton.- Nyanzian-Kavirondian.- Ruwenzorian Cycle/Buganda-Toro.- Kibaran Cycle/Karagwe-Ankolean.- Pan-African cycle: Karasuk Supergroup.- Pan-African cycle: Basement remobilizations.- Pan-African cycle: Aswa Shear Zone.- Pan-African cycle: Sedimentary basins.- Karoo Supergroup.- Volcanoes and carbonatites of Eastern Uganda.- Stratigraphy and biochronology of the Albertine Rift.- Plio-Pleistocene Volcanic formations of the Albertine Rift.- Kinematics, Crustal Structure & Seismology of the Albertine Rift.

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