Origin and Evolution of the Cape Mountains and Karoo Basin

  • Bastien Linol
  • Maarten J. de Wit

Part of the Regional Geology Reviews book series (RGR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-lxii
  2. Subsurface Geology and Geophysics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Bastien Linol, Naledi Chere, Thomas Muedi, Vhuhwavhohau Nengovhela, Maarten J. de Wit
      Pages 3-16
    3. Stephanie Scheiber-Enslin, Susan Webb, Musa Manzi
      Pages 17-26
    4. Lucien Bezuidenhout, Moctar Doucouré, Viera Wagener, Maarten J. de Wit
      Pages 27-32
  3. Structural Geology

  4. Magmatism and Metamorphism

  5. Stratigraphy and Sedimentary Systems

  6. Paleontology and Paleo-Environments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. Bruce S. Rubidge, Michael O. Day, Natasha Barbolini, P. John Hancox, Jonah N. Choiniere, Marion K. Bamford et al.
      Pages 141-149
    3. Johann Neveling, Robert A. Gastaldo, Sandra L. Kamo, John W. Geissman, Cindy V. Looy, Marion K. Bamford
      Pages 151-157
  7. Geodynamics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
    2. Bastien Linol, Maarten J. de Wit, Charles H. Kasanzu, Renata da Silva Schmitt, Francisco Jose Corrêa-Martins, Andre Assis
      Pages 183-192
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 193-193

About this book


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.


Cape Fold Belt Karoo Basin Cape Supergroup Mesozoic Break-up Southern Gondwana Karoo Basin Resources Cape Mountain Landscape

Editors and affiliations

  • Bastien Linol
    • 1
  • Maarten J. de Wit
    • 2
  1. 1.Nelson Mandela Metropolitan UniversityAEON-ESSRI Nelson Mandela Metropolitan UniversityPort ElizabethSouth Africa
  2. 2.Nelson Mandela Metropolitan UniversityAEON-ESSRI Nelson Mandela Metropolitan UniversityPort ElizabethSouth Africa

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