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Re: Geology Quiz (RV)

Unread postby onewithnature » Mon Oct 11, 2010 3:53 am

Got to be in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, but where exactly not sure.
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Re: Geology Quiz (RV)

Unread postby Elzet » Sun Oct 17, 2010 9:56 pm

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Re: Geology Quiz (RV)

Unread postby Toko » Fri Oct 29, 2010 6:17 pm

Vaalpan: Place in the red dunes where the water is nice

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Re: Geology Quiz (RV)

Unread postby Elzet » Fri Oct 29, 2010 10:31 pm

Own, Kgalagadi indeed.

Toko, on the dot! IT! :clap: :clap: :dance: :dance:


Vaalpan: Eintlik maar net n brakholte in rooi duine wat spog met lekker water. / Place in the red dunes where the water is nice.
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Re: Geology Quiz (RV)

Unread postby Toko » Fri Oct 29, 2010 10:45 pm

:dance: :dance: :dance: Thanks Elzet

I am a 30m high sandstone hill with vertical cliffs and a flat top. A large deposit with layers of soil covers me.

The Karoo sedimentary system covers most of my environment with sandstone and conglomerate ridges, with valleys derived from the softer mudstones and shales.

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Re: Geology Quiz (RV)

Unread postby Elzet » Fri Oct 29, 2010 10:58 pm

Wild guess - Mapungubwe hill?
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Re: Geology Quiz (RV)

Unread postby Elzet » Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:02 pm

Mapungubwe Hill is a sandstone hill with vertical cliffs and a flat top approximately 30m high and 300, long. A substantial deposit with layers of soil covers it; remains of floors, burnt houses and household refuse.

In the south there are a few granite formations, but the Karoo sedimentary system covers most of the park in the form of sandstone and conglomerate ridges, with valleys derived from the softer mudstones and shales.

The soils vary from red-brown sandy loam to brown to dark-brown clay with high silt content. Sandy lime-rich soils occur over large areas. The region is punctuated by sandstone and conglomorate ridges and koppies. Thus the soils are generally nutrient poor, with a high salt content.

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Re: Geology Quiz (RV)

Unread postby Toko » Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:04 pm

Image Elzet

Excellent guess. 8)

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Re: Geology Quiz (RV)

Unread postby Elzet » Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:06 pm

Thanks, Toko, but not really... First I guessed the Rebunie Mountain. :lol: :redface: :roll:
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Re: Geology Quiz (RV)

Unread postby Toko » Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:10 pm

Elzet wrote:Thanks, Toko, but not really... First I guessed the Rebunie Mountain. :lol: :redface: :roll:

Roep my niet, Elzet, I want to go to that beautiful Karoo mountains, right now :D :D :D

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Re: Geology Quiz (RV)

Unread postby Elzet » Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:22 pm

'Roep my niet' faced by 'twaksakkie' (Hantam mountains). Awwww, if only. How about we meet each other there, in let's say 5? :lol: :roll:
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Re: Geology Quiz (RV)

Unread postby Toko » Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:29 pm

8) Will be there - what do you like for picnic?

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Re: Geology Quiz (RV)

Unread postby Elzet » Sat Oct 30, 2010 12:00 am

8) :lol: I'll PM you. :lol:
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Re: Geology Quiz (RV)

Unread postby bishop3006 » Mon Nov 08, 2010 12:23 pm

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Re: Geology Quiz (RV)

Unread postby Elzet » Wed Nov 10, 2010 5:59 am

Apologies for the delay... :redface: Having problems with access to the Forum too. :wall: :wall:

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Explain "Induced seismicity" or "man-made" seismicity, as well as dams in SA that were involved in this.
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