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Geological Map of Africa

Mercator projection
Scale 1: 10 000 000
Size: 100 x 115 cm
Copyright CCGM-BRGM 2016
Authors:  D. Thiéblemont (Editor, BRGM), J-P. Liégeois, M. Fernandez-Alonso, A. Ouabadi, B. Le Gall, R. Maury, M. Jalludin, M. Vidal, C. Ouattara Gbélé, R. Tchaméni, A. Michard, P. Nehlig and P. Rossi . Frédéric Chêne, GIS & geomatics

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A new edition of the Geological Map of Africa at the 1:10 million scale was published on the occasion of the 35th International Geological Congress (Cape Town, 29 August-2 September 2016) under the direction of the Commission of the Geological Map of the World, with support from UNESCO and the Geological Society of Africa, and the technical and scientific coordination of BRGM (French Geological Survey).  This new maps is largely based on the geological data of the map Geology and ore deposits of Africa published at the same scale on the occasion of the 20 Colloquium on African Geology (Orleans, 2-7 June 2004), updated and supplemented by works published in the last ten years.

In line with most recent developments in geological cartography, this new edition follows the time parameter and uses, with minor modifications, the color code recommended by CGMW.  What stands out at first sight is the organization in major domains (basins, orogeny) of different ages, the use of overprints making possible the differentiation between the various types of rocks in each domain.

Within the constraints imposed by a synthesis at small scale of this vast region of the world, this new edition is committed to make easily understandable the geological organization of Africa in its entirety in order to achieve a broad overview at the continental scale.

  • Length 115 cm
  • Width 100 cm
  • Weight 0.160 kg
  • Scale 1:10 000 000