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An airborne survey in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique, to enhance knowledge of geology and tectonicsNormal access

Authors: Danta Marizana Rosse, Manuel Senos Matias and Elsa Cristina Ramalho
Journal name: First Break
Issue: Vol 36, No 8, August 2018 pp. 45 - 48
Special topic: Near Surface Geoscience
Language: English
Info: Article, PDF ( 4.45Mb )
Price: € 30

Airborne geophysical surveys are very useful in Africa, since large areas can be covered in a short period of time, enhancing interpretation and models that otherwise could not be possible to achieve and triggering the plan of more specific forward studies. This study uses airborne spectrometric and magnetic data to investigate the geology and tectonics of Block 5 in Cabo Delgado Province, North of Mozambique (Figure 1). The area under investigation extends from 11°S to 13°S and from 38°E to 40°E, and covers an area of about 5000 km2. Few scientific studies exist on the geology of this region, despite its recognized mineral and economic potential. In fact, the scarce information so far published consists of a general description and approach of the geology of northern and northeastern Mozambique (Jamal et al., 1999).

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