The West African Orogens and Circum-Atlantic Correlatives

  • R. D. Dallmeyer
  • J. P. Lécorché

Part of the IGCP-Project 233 book series (IGCP 233)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Chapter 1

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. R. D. Dallmeyer, J. P. Lécorché
      Pages 3-5
  3. Chapter 2

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. J. Roussel, A. Lesquer
      Pages 9-28
  4. Chapter 3

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. G. Rocci, G. Bronner, M. Deschamps
      Pages 31-61
  5. Chapter 4

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Janine Bertrand-Sarfati, Alexis Moussine-Pouchkine, Pascal Affaton, Roland Trompette, Yves Bellion
      Pages 65-82
  6. The West African Orogenes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. P. Affaton, M. A. Rahaman, R. Trompette, J. Sougy
      Pages 107-122
    3. S. J. Culver, H. R. Williams, R. Venkatakrishnan
      Pages 123-150
    4. M. Villeneuve, J. P. Bassot, B. Robineau, R. D. Dallmeyer, J. F. Ponsard
      Pages 151-185
    5. J. P. Lécorché, G. Bronner, R. D. Dallmeyer, G. Rocci, J. Roussel
      Pages 187-227
    6. A. Pique, J.-J. Cornee, J. Muller, J. Roussel
      Pages 229-263
  7. Circum-Atlantic Correlatives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 265-265
    2. C. Quesada, F. Bellido, R. D. Dallmeyer, I. Gil-Ibarguchi, J. T. Oliveira, A. Perez-Estaun et al.
      Pages 267-293
    3. J. D. Keppie, R. D. Nance, J. B. Murphy, J. Dostal
      Pages 315-333
    4. R. Caby, A. N. Sial, M. Arthaud, A. Vauchez
      Pages 373-397
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 399-405

About this book


In December, 1987, Project 233 of the International Geological Correlation Pro­ gram hosted an international conference in Nouakchott, Mauritania. Discussions were focused on the "Tectonothermal Evolution Of The West Mrican Orogens And Circum-Atlantic Terrane Linkages". A wealth of new information was pre­ sented during the conference, and it was apparent that the time was appropriate to prepare a systematic volume dealing with the geology of northwest Mrica. The present volume is an outgrowth of this conference, but is not merely a compilation of the papers presented in Nouakchott. Instead, it represents a coordinated vol­ ume designed to present a balanced, comprehensive view of our present under­ standing of West Mrican geology and potential correlations in other Circum-At­ lantic Paleozoic orogens. We sincerely appreciate the efforts of all the reviewers whose comments have greatly helped to improve the quality of this volume. We also thank the various contributors for their diligence and perseverance in manuscript preparation. The calibre of the present volume is a reflection of their labor. Athens/Marseille, Autumn 1990 R. D. DALLMEYER J. P. LECORCHE Contents Chapter 1 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 R. D. DALLMEYER and J. P. LECORCHE Chapter 2 Geophysics and the Crustal structure of West Africa 9 J. ROUSSEL and A. LESQUER Chapter 3 Crystalline Basement of the West African Craton . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . 31 .


Craton Deformation Late Paleozoic Orogen Pan-African Terranes West Africa evolution formation geophysics metamorphism sediment sedimentology stratigraphy

Editors and affiliations

  • R. D. Dallmeyer
    • 1
  • J. P. Lécorché
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of GeologyUniversity of GeorgiaAthensUSA
  2. 2.Laboratoire de Géophysique et Géodynamique, Faculté des Sciences et Techniques de St. JérômeUniversité d’Aix-Marseille 3Marseille Cedex 13France

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-84155-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-84153-8
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