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The Geology of Africa publications and resources



Petroleum systems, the Afar Triple Junction and Gondwana Large Igneous Provinces, Africa has a range of geological settings. See the variety of titles below for further reading.


The Boundaries of the West African Craton


Tectonics of the Western Mediterranean and North Africa


The Afar Volcanic Province within the East African Rift System


Deformation of the Continental Crust: The Legacy of Mike Coward


West Gondwana: Pre-Cenozoic correlations across the South Atlantic region

 Petroleum Geoscience of the West Africa Margin

Petroleum Geoscience of the West Africa Margin

Magmatic Rifting and Active Volcanism

Magmatic Rifting and Active Volcanism


Useful Content available in the Lyell Collection

Thematic set: Tectonics and petroleum systems of East Africa

Why is Africa rifting?    

Formation of bifurcating chromitite layers of the UG1 in the Bushveld Igneous Complex, an analogy with sand volcanoes

Mesozoic evolution of NW Africa: implications for the Central Atlantic Ocean dynamics

Insight into the Eastern Margin of Africa from a new tectonic model of the Indian Ocean

Towards a better understanding of African topography: a review of passive-source seismic studies of the African crust & upper mantle

Gondwana Large Igneous Provinces: plate reconstructions, volcanic basins and sill volumes

Magma-dominated rifting in the Afar triple junction

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