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Occurrence of Karroo System Sediments in Ethiopia

Naturevolume 199page1086 (1963) | Download Citation



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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  1. Department of Geodesy and Geophysics, University of Cambridge

    • P. A. MOHR


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