Regional Geology Reviews

Origin and Evolution of the Cape Mountains and Karoo Basin

Editors: Linol, Bastien, de Wit, Maarten J. (Eds.)

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  • Describes the geological, biological, and geomorphic evolution of the Cape Mountains and the Karoo Basin
  • Offers the latest observations regarding the synthesis with state-of-the-art graphics and maps
  • Discusses the shale-gas potential in the light of conservation concerns
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This book describes the latest research on the geological, geochemical, geochronological, biological, and geomorphic evolution of the unique and relatively pristine landscape of the Cape Mountains and the Karoo Basin, a region in South Africa that is currently being targeted for shale gas exploration and development. With up-to-date graphics, maps, drill-core and seismic data, it offers the latest observations and synthesis, and highlights areas of ongoing research. The work presented also considers a wider connection of the Cape-Karoo system to other basins in Central Gondwana, including South America, thus following in the footsteps of A. L. du Toit. Clearly, there is still much to be learned before shale gas development can be considered, and this book provides some timely perspectives.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)
  • Deep Borehole Lithostratigraphy and Basin Structure of the Southern Karoo Basin Re-Visited

    Pages 3-16

    Linol, Bastien (et al.)

  • Seismic Imaging of Dolerite Sills in the Karoo Basin, with Implications for Shale Gas Potential

    Pages 17-26

    Scheiber-Enslin, Stephanie (et al.)

  • Ambient Noise Tomography (Passive Seismic) to Image the Cape-Karoo Transition Near Jansenville, Eastern Cape

    Pages 27-32

    Bezuidenhout, Lucien (et al.)

  • New Structural Data and U/Pb Dates from the Gamtoos Complex and Lowermost Cape Supergroup of the Eastern Cape Fold Belt, in Support of a Southward Paleo-Subduction Polarity

    Pages 35-44

    Miller, Warren (et al.)

  • An Overview of Cape Fold Belt Geochronology: Implications for Sediment Provenance and the Timing of Orogenesis

    Pages 45-55

    Blewett, Scarlett C. J. (et al.)

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eBook $139.00
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Hardcover $179.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Origin and Evolution of the Cape Mountains and Karoo Basin
Editors
  • Bastien Linol
  • Maarten J. de Wit
Series Title
Regional Geology Reviews
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-40859-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-40859-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-40858-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-82203-7
Series ISSN
2364-6438
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
LXII, 193
Number of Illustrations
25 b/w illustrations, 65 illustrations in colour
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