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An Overview of the Soutpansberg Sedimentary and Volcanic Rocks

J.W. Bristow
Koedoe | Vol 29, No 1 | a520 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/koedoe.v29i1.520 | © 1986 J.W. Bristow | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 27 November 1986 | Published: 27 November 1986

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J.W. Bristow, University of Cape Town, South Africa

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Abstract

Volcanic and sedimentary rocks occupy a faulted graben within the previously uplifted and eroded high-grade gneiss terrain of the Limpopo Mobile Belt. The rocks comprise the Soutpansberg Group and represent an important sequence of Proterozoic rocks. Their general geology and volcanology is summarised in this paper.

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Proterozoic, igneous, metamorphic, basalt, sedimentary, pyroclastic, ash-flow, rift.

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