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Title: Structure of the Karoo-age Ellisras Basin in Limpopo Province, South Africa in the light of new airborne geophysical data
Authors: Fourie, CJS
Henry, G
Maré, LP
Keywords: Waterberg coalfield
Ellisras basin
Airborne geophysics
Half-graben
Karoo-age Ellisras basin
Coaltech research organisation
Magnetic data
Issue Date: Sep-2009
Citation: Fourie, CJS, Henry, G and Maré, LP 2009. Structure of the Karoo-age Ellisras Basin in Limpopo Province, South Africa, in the light of new airborne geophysical data. 11th SAGA Biennial Conference and Exhibition, Swaziland, 16-18 September 2009, pp 27-32
Abstract: The Waterberg Coalfield is destined to become the major source of energy for South Africa in the future. In 2008, Coaltech Research Organisation funded an airborne magnetic and radiometric survey over the Karoo-age Ellisras Basin in which the coalfield is developed. Interpretation of the magnetic data has provided a novel half-graben model for the structure of this basin. The northern boundary is the block-faulted Melinda Fault Zone, with the southern, less-faulted part of the basin sloping gently to the north. The thickness of the Karoo Supergroup reaches 1 500m in the eastern part of the basin, and decreases to the west. The new geophysical data has contributed much to the understanding of the geological evolution of this important coalfield.
Description: 2009 11th SAGA Biennial Conference and Exhibition, Swaziland, 16-18 September 2009
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/4024
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