Detailed Stratigraphy of the Neogene Sediments at Tinde and Other Localities in the Central Manonga Basin

  • Jacques Verniers
Part of the Topics in Geobiology book series (TGBI, volume 14)

Abstract

In 1990, during the initial field season of the Wembere-Manonga Paleontological Expedition (WMPE), the main characters of the structure, stratigraphy, paleoen-vironment, and geological history of the Neogene lake basin in the Manonga Valley were outlined. As only a small fraction of the extensive lake basin (covering approximately 10,000 km2) could be explored during this brief reconnaissance, lasting only about 15 days, geological work was concentrated at Tinde, and at neighboring paleontological sites in the center of the Manonga Valley. Preliminary results of this research have already been published by Harrison et al. (1993) and Harrison and Verniers (1993). More recently, during the summer of 1994, the author was able to study the stratigraphy in most of the outcropping areas in the Manonga Valley. As a consequence, a more detailed review of the stratigraphical results obtained from these two field seasons is presented in this chapter.

Keywords

Late Miocene Precambrian Basement Calcareous Nodule Precambrian Rock Neogene Sediment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jacques Verniers
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  1. 1.Vakgroep Geologie en Bodemkunde, Laboratorium voor PaleontologieUniversiteit GentGentBelgium

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