Rock types in Africa...Any Geologists Here?

Are there any rock types in Africa that can be found in large formations anywhere within the continent? What are some common types? I'm looking for specific inorganic compounds... Also, are there any unusual properties of the rocks/soil over there that aren't in the U.S.?

If you don't know, pointing me to a book or website would be nice. I haven't had too much luck with Google on this today.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Relating MODIS-derived surface albedo to soils and rock types over ...

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    window of the year in Northern Africa and the Arabian peninsula, ... the maps are based on the age of rock and in some cases the type of ...

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    Igneous Rocks | Pictures of Intrusive and Extrusive Rock Types

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    Sedimentary Rocks | Pictures, Characteristics, Textures, Types

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    Field Guide to Rocks and Minerals of Southern Africa

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    Africa :: Rock types and structural evolution -- Britannica Online ...

    Africa, Rock types and structural evolution, Britannica Online Encyclopedia, The oldest rocks consist of gneisses, granites, metasediments, and metavolcanic rocks ...

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    Rock Art - African-American History Through the Arts

    Rock Art of Africa - African-American History Through the Arts ... As is the case with many types of precious historical objects found in nature, ...

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    Kimberlite - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Kimberlite is a type of potassic volcanic rock best known for sometimes containing diamonds. It is named after the town of Kimberley in South Africa, where the discovery of an 83.5 carats (16.7 g) diamond in 1871 spawned a diamond rush, eventually creating the Big Hole.

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  • 1 decade ago

    <<Are there any rock types in Africa that can be found in large formations anywhere within the continent?>>

    Of course there are. The continent is essentially, as with any other continent, built from rock with other stuff being the icing on the cake.

    <<What are some common types?>>

    Much the same as anywhere else. Loads of granite, for example.

    <<I haven't had too much luck with Google on this today.>>

    There can be several reasons for that. It may be an enquiry is so obscure that hardly anybody has information on it. On the other hand, it could also be that there's something wrong with the enquiry.

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