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Re: Geology Quiz (RV)

Unread postby Imberbe » Thu Apr 23, 2009 7:56 pm

Name one warm water spring in the KNP?
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Unread postby onewithnature » Thu Apr 23, 2009 8:12 pm

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Re: Geology Quiz (RV)

Unread postby Imberbe » Mon Apr 27, 2009 6:31 pm

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Re: Geology Quiz (RV)

Unread postby bishop3006 » Mon Apr 27, 2009 8:38 pm

:wall: Seeing no one wants to answer, I looked through an old 1981 Kruger Park Guide, and they talk about the Shipale and Tshalungwa warm water springs, seen/visited on the Nyalaland Trail. Does that wilderness trail still exist?
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Re: Geology Quiz (RV)

Unread postby Imberbe » Wed Apr 29, 2009 2:15 am

Did not know about those two ... interesting. Lets find some more info!

The trail is still active.

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Unread postby bishop3006 » Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:24 am

See, that's why I bumped my head - now I must come up with a question again! :tongue: Will hit the books tonight.

I'll also see what the little book says about these two springs, but I don't think it is a lot. Think they're close to the trail camp. I've also got another book on the National Parks or such (can't remember the name, only got it recently from my brother when he went overseas) so will look in there if there's something.

BTW, you say you didn't know those two - then which ones did you have, and where are they? Maybe their names changed?
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Re: Geology Quiz (RV)

Unread postby Imberbe » Thu Apr 30, 2009 12:57 am

I've PMed someone regarding those two. Maybe we can find out more?

I know about Matiyovila, a fountain in the Fayini Creek north of woodlands.
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Unread postby bishop3006 » Thu Apr 30, 2009 1:28 pm

Unfortunately I didn't get to the books last night, and we're only back on Sunday. Anybody else wants to post that's 8) else I'll see if I can get something on Sunday. Will have to go to the books as I don't really know anything about geology. Might ask my oldest son (14) if he's got a question for me :hmz: But still on Sunday only.
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Re: Geology Quiz (RV)

Unread postby bishop3006 » Thu Apr 30, 2009 2:14 pm

Some searching brings up interesting things on the net, including here off the forums.

http://www.emagameni.co.za/Transvaal%20 ... 0Names.pdf (Handy document it seems)

(Doesn't know about Shipale)
Tshalungwa: N N/E of Punda Maria in the Kruger National Park; a Venda name with no meaning. On old maps it is shown as Siafa (for Siyafa) the nick name of Ranger Lamont.


viewtopic.php?p=707204#p707204
" Siafa " discovered Tshalungwa, the hot mineral spring near the Madzaringwe Spruit while digging the Klopperfontein well. It was also known as Siasa fountain.


Kruger National Park By N. Dennis, Bob Scholes, Nigel Dennis

This is possible only where there are faults that penetrate to great depth, such as in the northern part of the Park, where several hot springs occur. The best known are the Matiyovila and Tshalungwa springs, which produce water just warmer than body temperature.


I see Shipale mentioned as just a normal, not a hot water spring? :hmz:

Hope your source can give us more.


OK, all this searching has brought me to a question.

What is the geological formations around Punda Maria, and what is a unique characteristic of this area.
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Re: Geology Quiz (RV)

Unread postby Timepilot » Fri May 01, 2009 4:47 am

Bishop, would this be the sandstone formations which have ended up in creating the sandveld in the region?
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Re: Geology Quiz (RV)

Unread postby bishop3006 » Thu May 07, 2009 10:12 pm

Realised this afternoon that I'm actually owing some answers...

Yes TP, that's correct. Punda Maria Sandveld on Waterberg Sandstone

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Re: Geology Quiz (RV)

Unread postby Timepilot » Fri May 08, 2009 5:41 am

There were two relatively important gold strikes in the old Transvaal, both of which had major impacts on the development of South Africa. These being the Pilgrims Rest and Witwatersrand development. Pilgrims Rest transport riders outposts and camps are scattered through the southern part of KNP.

What are the two geological formations in which the gold was found?
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Re: Geology Quiz (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Sun May 10, 2009 12:41 am

quartzite and granite?
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Re: Geology Quiz (RV)

Unread postby Timepilot » Mon May 11, 2009 2:24 am

OWN, quartzite is correct for Pilgrims Rest - the gold was alluvial gold from quartzite deposits, but granite is not really the answer I was after for the Witwatersrand. I'm looking for the reef type?
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Re: Geology Quiz (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Mon May 11, 2009 2:39 am

Okay, working on it ... :hmz:
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