Geology Media Offered by Penn State Media Sales


The Bushveld Complex
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Examines the mineralogy, petrology, and geologic development of southern Africa's Bushveld Igneous Complex, the world's largest and best-preserved layered intrusion. Beginning with the filling of the Transvaal Basin and the extrusion of the Rooiberg Felsite, the film demonstrates the emplacement of the main igneous bodies, the development of the metamorphic aureole, and the formation of deposits of chromite, platinum, and other minerals. Introductory comments by E.M. Cameron of the University of Wisconsin. From the Geology of Southern Africa series.
The Geology of Southern Africa
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An overview of the principal tectonic units and the geologic development of the southern third of Africa, starting with the oldest rocks so far discovered, which date back 3.8 billion years. Highlights include the Barbeton Mountainland, the Witwatersrand, Transvaal and Great Karroo Basins, the Limpopo Mobile Belt, the Great Dike of Zimbabwe, and the Bushveld Igneous Complex. Introductory comments by Brian J. Skinner of Yale University. From the Geology of Southern Africa series.
The Witwatersrand Basin
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A detailed geologic history of the development of the lower Proterozoic basin in southern Africa and the deposition of the famous gold- and uranium-bearing quartz-pebble conglomerates. Offers examples of sedimentary environments from different parts of the world to demonstrate deposition of the clastic sediments that now fill the basin. Introductory and closing remarks by Brian J. Skinner of Yale University. From the Geology of Southern Africa series.


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