By André Michard, Omar Saddiqi, Ahmed Chalouan, Dominique Frizon de Lamotte
Morocco is among the such a lot attention-grabbing lands on the earth from the viewpoint of its geological constitution and evolution. Our wisdom at the geology of the rustic has been drastically better over the last a long time, in accordance with a variety of seismic profiles and boreholes, seismological research of focal mechanisms, seismic tomography, gravimetric/geodetic modelling and, nevertheless, in response to an incredible nationwide application of Geological Mapping together with smooth geochemical analyses (trace components) and trustworthy isotopic datings (39Ar-40Ar, U-Pb zircon, Sm-Nd, etc). additionally, a couple of educational experiences were played in relation with the expanding variety of Moroccan universities.
Accordingly, there has been an utmost urgency to adopt a brand new treatise of Moroccan geology that may alternative for the classical Eléments de géologie marocaine, released in 1976 via A. Michard within the Notes et Mémoires du provider géologique du Maroc (re-edited two times seeing that 1976, with greater than 6000 copies bought, and… translated in jap for engineers!). a brand new treatise has been ready among April 2006 and July 2007 less than the coordination of A. Michard, assisted via O. Saddiqi, and A. Chalouan, by way of a large panel of authors from Morocco, France or Belgium the most effective connoisseurs of the rustic. so one can emphasize the overall curiosity of the booklet, we eventually continue the next name: Continental Evolution: The Geology of Morocco. constitution, Stratigraphy, and Tectonics of the Africa-Atlantic-Mediterranean Triple junction.
The modifying and creation of this booklet was once supported via the subsequent organisations:
The Geological Society of France (SGF)
The nationwide workplace of Hydrocarbons and Mines of Morocco (ONHYM)
The overseas Lithosphere software (ILP)
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1, Fig. 4). Each inlier corresponds to a structural culmination of the Variscan fold belt (Chap. 3), but crops out frequently at elevations lower than the overlying, less easily eroded Cambrian sediments, which explains their traditional name “boutonni`eres” (Fig. 2). The exhumation of the Precambrian antiformal boutonni`eres in the Anti-Atlas axis occurred through erosion of their Paleozoic cover during the Late Carboniferous-Permian, just after the Variscan orogeny, then during the TriassicJurassic, when the Anti-Atlas formed the shoulder of the Atlantic and Atlas rifts, and eventually during the Late Eocene-Pleistocene, contemporaneously with the uplift of the Atlas belt itself.
2000), Ennih et al. (2001), Ennih & Li´egeois (2001, 2008), 38 D. Gasquet et al. Benziane et al. (2002), Walsh et al. (2002), Gasquet et al. (2004), Soulaimani & Piqu´e (2004), Barbey et al. (2004), Benziane (2007). A review of the EburnianTransamazonian belt was published by Bertrand & Jardim de S´a (1990). Other references concerning this belt in the Reguibat Shield are given in Chap. 1. The basement units of the Anti-Atlas Precambrian massifs south of the AAMF include both metamorphic and magmatic rocks, referred to as “PI” or “XI” on geological maps.
Continental Evolution - The Geology of Morocco - Structure, Stratigraphy, and Tectonics of the Africa-Atlantic-Mediterranean Triple Junction by André Michard, Omar Saddiqi, Ahmed Chalouan, Dominique Frizon de Lamotte