Regional Geology Reviews

Geology and Resource Potential of the Congo Basin

Editors: de Wit, Maarten J., Guillocheau, Francois, de Wit, Michiel C.J. (Eds.)

  • Unique book as there is NO other synthesis of geology and resources of this region
  • Area under scrutiny by many exploration companies and academic institutions; new and unpublished data made available for the first time
  • Large number of new coloured maps and sections, and re-analysed seismic/borehole information
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About this book

This book summarizes the geomorphology, geology, geochronology, geophysics and mineral resources of the Congo Basin, one of the world’s most enigmatic and poorly understood major intra-continental sedimentary basins, and its flanking areas of Central Africa. It provides an up to date analysis of the large region’s origin and evolution. The book’s nineteen chapters take the reader through the entire basement history, as well as the Basin’s ca. 700 million years of cover sequences. Starting from its Archean cratons and Proterozoic mobile belts, and proceeding through the Phanerozoic sequences, including the most recent Cenozoic successions, the book also explores the present drainage systems and the subtle but complex topography of the Congo Basin. It also presents and evaluates new basin models and related dynamic processes, as well as revised correlation schemes with its Gondwana counterparts in South America, all of which provide key insights into its rich diamond deposits and other mineral wealth, which are documented in the final chapters.

A specific feature of this book is its synthesis, performed by teams of active experts, of a vast amount of geoscientific data previously only recorded in research reports, company reports, survey bulletins, and scattered journal articles and books.

The sheer size of the Congo Basin (ca.1.8 million km2, or just under half the area of the EU) and Central Africa (some 7 million km2, or more than 70% of the area of the USA) will make this a sought-after source of information and inspiration on this unique region.

 

Reviews

“In this monograph, 42 authors attempt to synthesize the work to date … and thereby stimulate new research. … This book is likely to become the single most valuable reference for geoscientists seeking an overarching entrée in English into the geology of the Congo Basin. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Graduate students, researchers/faculty, and professionals/practitioners.” (B. M. Simonson, Choice, Vol. 53 (3), November, 2015)


Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • The Upper Mantle Seismic Velocity Structure of South-Central Africa and the Seismic Architecture of Precambrian Lithosphere Beneath the Congo Basin

    Raveloson, Andriamiranto (et al.)

    Pages 3-18

  • Precambrian Basement of the Congo Basin and Its Flanking Terrains

    Wit, Maarten J. (et al.)

    Pages 19-37

  • Overview of the Neoproterozoic Sedimentary Series Exposed Along Margins of the Congo Basin

    Delpomdor, Franck (et al.)

    Pages 41-58

  • Sedimentology and Sequence Stratigraphy of the Late Precambrian Carbonates of the Mbuji-Mayi Supergroup in the Sankuru-Mbuji-Mayi-Lomami-Lovoy Basin (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

    Delpomdor, Franck (et al.)

    Pages 59-76

  • Probable Fungal Colonization and Carbonate Diagenesis of Neoproterozoic Stromatolites from South Gabon, Western Congo Basin

    Kolo, Kamal (et al.)

    Pages 77-96

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-642-29482-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-29481-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 18, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-662-50951-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Geology and Resource Potential of the Congo Basin
Editors
  • Maarten J. de Wit
  • Francois Guillocheau
  • Michiel C.J. de Wit
Series Title
Regional Geology Reviews
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-29482-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-29482-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-29481-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-50951-7
Series ISSN
2364-6438
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XLII, 417
Number of Illustrations and Tables
30 b/w illustrations, 184 illustrations in colour
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