Magmatism in Extensional Structural Settings

The Phanerozoic African Plate

  • A. B. Kampunzu
  • R. T. Lubala

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXVIII
  2. East African Rift Volcanism

  3. West African Magmatism

  4. Ring Complexes and Related Structures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 269-269
    2. B. Déruelle, C. Moreau, C. Nkoumbou, R. Kambou, J. Lissom, E. Njonfang et al.
      Pages 274-327
    3. C. Moreau, G. Rocci, W. L. Brown, D. Demaiffe, J.-B. Perez
      Pages 328-352
  5. African Kimberlites

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 487-487
    2. R. T. Lubala
      Pages 488-494
    3. J. J. Gurney, R. O. Moore, M. L. Otter, M. B. Kirkley, J. J. Hops, T. E. McCandless
      Pages 495-536
    4. D. Demaiffe, M. Fieremans, C. Fieremans
      Pages 537-559
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 561-637

About these proceedings


The African continent is unique in that it has escaped widespread orogenic activity after the Pan African orogenic event. Therefore, the African Plate provides the world's best example of the relationship between extensional magmatism and structural setting. This first complete and up-to-date review, written by leading scientists, discusses the evolutionary model and offers a new and reliable basis for scientists working on plate tectonics and extensional areas in other continents.


Erdkruste alkaline rock carbonatite classification formation geochemistry geology mineral mineralogy petrogenesis petrography petrology plate tectonics remote sensing tectonics

Editors and affiliations

  • A. B. Kampunzu
    • 1
    • 2
  • R. T. Lubala
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Pétrologie, Département de GéologieUniversité de LubumbashiLubumbashiZaïre
  2. 2.Laboratoire de Pétrologie MagmatiqueUniversité d’Aix-Marseille IIIMarseille Cedex 13France

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-73968-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-73966-8
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