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Transfusion in Petrogenesis*

Nature volume 143, pages 649650 (15 April 1939) | Download Citation



THIS memoir is probably the most instructive contribution to modern petrology since Brögger published his description of the Oslo area (1931)1. It describes the north-eastern (British) part of the Birunga lava-field—a region of Tertiary and Recent vulcanism which produced ‘alkali’ lavas of basic to intermediate composition. The field extends along, and partly across, the Western Rift depression for some fifty miles north and north-east of Lake Kivu.

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    , "Der Grosse Hurumvulkan. Die Eruptivgesteine des Oslogebietes", (5) Videns. Skrift. (1), Math.-Nat. Kl., No. 6 (1931).

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    , "Die Jungvulkanischen Gesteine des Kiwusee-Gebietes". Wiss. Ergebn. Deutsch. Zentral-Africa-Exped., 1907–1908, 1 (1) (1912).

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