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Proterozoic tectonic provinces of southern Africa

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Journal
Precambrian Research
0301-9268
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
25
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DOI: 10.1016/0301-9268(84)90034-2
Disciplines
  • Earth Science

Abstract

Abstract Recent investigations in southwestern Africa, i.e., the NW Cape Province and Namibia, require a consistent hierarchy of tectonic provinces, subprovinces (belts) and terranes in order to provide an adaptable framework (Table I and Fig. 1) for further progress in crustal evolution studies. The Proterozoic continental crust of southwestern Africa originated during three major orogenic cycles, known elsewhere in Africa as the Eburnean, Kibaran, and Pan-African episodes.

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