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Geology of the Cape Town area

Geology of the Cape Town area

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Published by Republic of South Africa, Dept. of Mineral and Energy Affairs, Geological Survey in Pretoria .
Written in English

    Places:
  • South Africa,
  • Cape Town Region.
    • Subjects:
    • Geology -- South Africa -- Cape Town Region.

    • Edition Notes

      Other titlesCape Town.
      Statementby J.N. Theron ... [et al.].
      ContributionsTheron, J. N., Geological Survey (South Africa)
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQE325 .G48 1992
      The Physical Object
      Paginationv, 140 p. :
      Number of Pages140
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1192366M
      ISBN 100621142840
      LC Control Number94183636
      OCLC/WorldCa29362925


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Geology of the Cape Town area book Mineral and Energy Affairs, Geological Survey, (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, National government publication: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: J N Theron; Geological Survey (South Africa).

springs occurring in the Cape Peninsula within or near the high rainfall area (up to 77 inches:!:) yield Geology of the Cape Town area book fresh water, while the Van Riebeck Spring which yields the water with dissolved salts so prized for its medicinal value issues in an area where the rainfall is only from 20 to 25 inches.

Display a geological map of the Cape Peninsula. The late-Precambrian Malmesbury Group is the oldest rock formation in the area, consisting of alternating layers of dark grey fine-grained greywacke sandstone and shale, seen along the rocky Sea Point and Bloubergstrand shorelines.

The Geology of the Cape Peninsula View of Geology of the Cape Town area book Bay and the Sentinel Rock on left looking North towards Cape Town The images below show the basic topography of the Cape Peninsula from Table Bay looking south over Cape Town and Table Mountain towards the Cape of Good Hope.

Article: The Geology of Table Mountain; Eight hundred million years ago, beneath deep waters, sediments and ocean deposits began to form a continental shelf made of shale.

Hot Magma from within the earth's core intruded into this shale around million Geology of the Cape Town area book ago, and Geology of the Cape Town area book to form hard granite. City of Cape Town Nature Reserves Icons used in this booklet These icons will guide you to the activities and facilities you can enjoy in the reserves.

Please contact the reserve management for more details and remember to enjoy responsibly. Malgaslelie (Ammocharis longifolia) Bird Hide Birdwatching Boating Braai Area Camping Environmental File Size: 3MB.

Without these vital elements the area would would not have attracted human settlement. So our story of Cape Town begins by looking back in geological time to understand the birth of Table Mountain.

Only then can we turn to the evolution of the Cape's fauna and flora and set the scene for the arrival of man. This is the print book version of Compton's richly illustrated guidebook to the scenic landscapes and geology of the greater Cape Town area - suitable for locals and visiting outdoor print book can be posted airmail out of Cape Town, South Africa for.

The Rocks and Mountains of Cape Town. John S. Compton. The book really helped me a lot in terms of understanding the geological structure of south afica.

accumulate acidic African continent alien plants beach sands biodiversity Cape Flats Cape Fold Belt Cape Granite Cape Peninsula Cape Supergroup Cape Town area Cedarberg Chapman's Peak /5. This richly illustrated book provides a clear and accessible guide to the spectacular exposures of rocks and mountains in the Cape Town area.

On the scale of features observable from space down to. The main focus of the book is on the deep, geologic time of the rocks and mountains, but I have also integrated the story of the relationship of the landscape, plants and people to the rocks.

In this way this book ties into the number of The emphasis is on the greater Cape Town area, but easily accessed. Buy The Geology of the Cape Town area by (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : Unknown Binding. Address: Pretoria St, Silverton, Pretoria, Phone & Email: [email protected] Let your voice be heard: Report any fraud, corruption and unethical behaviour. The Gran Sasso Quarry is a Malmesbury slate (Hornfels) production surface operation. The major source of stone aggregate in the mining area consists of both hornfels, a dense hard rock that occurs within the zone of thermal metamorphism close to contacts with the intrusive granites of the Cape Granite Suite and, in the Tygerberg Hills, quartzitic argillaceous sandstone of the Late Precambrian.

Geology The oldest rock formation in the broader study area is a metamorphic coarse-grained granite layer, of the Cape Peninsula Pluton.

This pluton underlies almost the entire Peninsula, and is the result of the collision of the African and South American continental plates during a mountain-building period known as the Saldanian Orogeny. The Geology of Table Mountain The Geology of Table Mountain.

Eight hundred million years ago, beneath deep waters, sediments and ocean deposits began to form a continental shelf made of shale. Hot Magma from within the earth's core intruded into this shale around million years ago, and cooled to form hard granite.

This is the ebook (PDF) version of Compton's richly illustrated guidebook to the scenic landscapes and geology of the greater Cape Town area - suitable for locals and. Marine geology of the Cape Peninsula and False Bay.

The Cape Peninsula is a peninsula that juts out into the Atlantic Ocean at the south-western extremity of the African continent. At its tip is the Cape of Good Hope. The peninsula forms the west side of False Bay.

The Rocks and Mountains of Cape Town, Double Storey Books, pp. –, has a geologic map that also shows the geographical extent of the Peninsular Formation but his map does not extend as far as Port Elizabeth. Compton’s map on p. 17 shows the geographical extent of the Cape Supergroup which compares well with McCarthy & Rubidge’s.

Geology of Cape Town and environs. Pretoria: Dept. of Minerals and Energy Affairs, Geological Survey: Obtainable from the Govt. Printer, © (OCoLC) Cape Town Mossel Bay Polokwane East London Bloemfontein Johannesburg Graaff-Reinet Beaufort West Port Elizabeth Pietermaritzburg 26° 18° 20° 22° 24° 26° 28° 30° 32° 34° 32° 28° 24° 22° 16° 18° 20° 28° 30° 32° 22° 24° 26° 28° 30° 32° 34° I N D I A T N G A O C E A N L A N G T I C O C E f A N 22° 24° 26° 14° DOMINANT.

On map 2, the southern orange star is the location of Cape Town, and the northern blue star represents the West Coast Fossil Park. The subset region 3 is expanded to show the present sea level conditions (3A) and the situation million years ago, when sea level was ~ 30 meters higher than present (3B).

Much of the Cape Town landscape has been altered to accommodate the demands of man, and the unique biota of the region has also suffered major changes.

But stand in the incessant wind at Cape Point, looking over the gloriously rugged landscape towards Table Mountain, and you realise that over much of the Cape Peninsula, geology and nature still.

Geology Table Mountain (m) was exposed by erosion over millions of years. Since Gondwana split up million years ago, the Cape Flats has seen great changes, from high sea levels in the last few million years (which joined Table Bay to False Bay), to low sea levels as recently as 20 years ago (the Last Ice Age) when Robben Island.

In addition, Cape Town has a region called Cape Flats. This area is a flat, low-lying area to the southeast of the city center. 5) As ofCape Town had population of 3, and a population density of 3, persons per square mile (1, persons per square kilometer).Author: Amanda Briney.

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In Cape Town a number of million year old dolerite dykes mark the event. They are pillars of black rock that slice through the bedrock Malmesbury rocks and Cape granite, and the sandstone. At Kirstenbosch, a dolerite dyke crops out on the m contour path just north of the Nursery Ravine path.

Formation of modern dolomite in hypersaline pans of the Western Cape, South Africa. Sedimentol (DOI: /jx). Biography. The geology of Cape Cod is astonishingly complex for a spit of land that seems so simple. It would have been impossible for Oldale to describe all the details in a book of reasonable length.

So for the seriously interested reader, the numerous references to other books, maps and Cited by: The Geology of the Cape Peninsula Blue Peter 22 Stadler Rd, Bloubergstrand, Cape Town,South Africa Get Directions Get Directions.

The Cape Fold Belt is a fold and thrust belt of late Paleozoic age, which affected the sequence of sedimentary rock layers of the Cape Supergroup in the southwestern corner of South Africa. It was originally continuous with the Ventana Mountains near Bahía Blanca in Argentina, the Pensacola Mountains (East Antarctica), the Ellsworth Mountains (West Antarctica) and the Hunter-Bowen.

Cape Town’s oldest rocks Deep intrusion of Cape Granite magma Uplift and erosion: deep earth exposed An enormous pile of sand The Cape Fold Belt: collision and. deformation on a large scale Pangaea breakup and the Great Escarpment Youthful cover on a very old surface Langebaan Lagoon The oldest rocks in the Cape Town area, South Africa, are part of the Malmesbury Group, 1 named after the town of Malmesbury, 60 km north-west of Cape Town.

The Malmesbury Group covers a large area around Cape Town: km to the north and km to the east. Structural and geomechanical modelling of the evolution of structures in the Warm Zand area, Kakamas terrane, Northern Cape Province, South Africa.

A study of the structural geology of an area between the neusspruit shear zone and the brakfontein shear zone Dr. Kevin Pietersen. Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books.

The geology of the Western Cape region is dominated by the Ordovician to Lower Devonian Cape Supergroup (CSG). This originally consisted of as much as 10,m of layered sandstones and shales, deposited in a rift valley on a subsiding continental margin, and lying unconformably on top of Precambrian basement sandstones, siltstones and thick.

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Prof Yongxin Xu pdf works in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of the Western Cape in South Africa and, and he is the UNESCO Chair in Geohydrology. Yongxin does research.Cape Ann Complex of Goldsmith and others () and used on download pdf Massachusetts State Geologic Map (Zen and others, ) is revised and renamed the Cape Ann Granite.

The name is changed primarily because this rock assemblage does not fit the definition of a complex as defined in the North American Stratigraphic Code ().Cape Town (Afrikaans: Kaapstad [ˈkɑːpstat]; Xhosa: iKapa;) is the second ebook populous city in South Africa ebook Johannesburg and also the legislative capital of South uially named the Mother City, it is the largest city of the Western Cape province and forms part of the City of Cape Town metropolitan Parliament of South Africa sits in Cape pality: City of Cape Town.