Paleodreineringslyne in Die Wes-Transvaalse Karstgebied

The author describes the occurrence of what he calls paleodrainage lines in the western Transvaal karst area. These being represented by the occurrence of old river gravels on a dolomitic limestone surface at a height of more or less 5,000 feet above sealevel. Paleodrainage lines are understood to b...

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Published in: South African geographical journal Vol. 50; no. 1; pp. 101 - 109
Main Author: Cooks, J
Format: Journal Article
Language: Afrikaans
English
Published: Johannesburg Taylor & Francis Group 01-01-1968
South African geographical society
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Summary: The author describes the occurrence of what he calls paleodrainage lines in the western Transvaal karst area. These being represented by the occurrence of old river gravels on a dolomitic limestone surface at a height of more or less 5,000 feet above sealevel. Paleodrainage lines are understood to be old drainage lines which are not necessarily indicated by valleys, but mostly by remnant river gravels often found on higher levels. The age of the gravels is thought to be Tertiary. Three different river systems are mapped - two east of Ventersdorp trending south, and one west of Ventersdorp trending west. These river systems were separated by a north-south trending water divide.
ISSN: 0373-6245
2151-2418
DOI: 10.1080/03736245.1968.10559437