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Occurrence of Karroo System Sediments in Ethiopia

Nature volume 199, page 1086 (14 September 1963) | Download Citation

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THE continental sediments which comprise the Karroo System of southern Africa are formed by thick, dominantly clastic rocks deposited throughout the Palæozoic–Mesozoic transition in a period of general epeirogenic uplift and accompanying cratonic subsidence. Sediments belonging to the Karroo System have previously been recognized as occurring as far north as coastal Kenya, where they are termed the Duruma Sandstone, an essentially continental series of shales and sandstones unconformably overlain by the Mesozoic transgressive marine sediments.

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    • P. A. MOHR

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