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Electrical and magnetic investigations of deep aquifers in North Matabeleland, ZimbabweNormal access

Authors: T. Dahlin, D. Glatz, N. Persson, P. Gwaze and R. Owen
Event name: 5th EEGS-ES Meeting
Session: Hydrogeology
Publication date: 06 September 1999
DOI: 10.3997/2214-4609.201406455
Organisations: EEGS
Language: English
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Geophysical investigations are being carried out in North Matabeleland, Zimbabwe, with the aim of finding suitable aquifers to provide the city of Bulawayo with water. In this part of the study an attempt has been made to map the hydrogeology in an area around the railway siding Sawmills. The investigated area is covered by basalt that is mostly weathered on the surface. Outside the Umguza River valley Kalahari Sands overlie the basalt. The basalt rests on the Upper Karoo sandstone, which is the target aquifer. (MacDonald 1970; Stagman 1978)

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