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Sougy, J. – C. R. Acad. , Paris 272, 800–803; Paris. Botswana General Area: 581,730 km2 Population: 1,856,000 ( 2007 estimate) Summary of Geology Rocks of A rchean age predominate i n t he east a nd southeast o f B otswana. P roterozoic o rogenic b elts, mostly c oncealed b eneath K aroo ro cks, young progressively westwards away from the Archean rocks. Karoo s trata d eposited w ithin t he Ka lahari B asin underlie c entral B otswana, w hereas i n t he n orth and northwest rocks of Meso- a nd Neoproterozoic age occur.
Kaolin was mined on a small scale in the early 1970᾽s from deposits in Bengo, Huila, Huambo, Bie and Uige provinces. Despite the abundance of limestones, sands, sandstones and clays in Angola᾽s marine coastal basins, their production has been low. Angola Geohazards An inventory has not yet been made. Mining activities have caused pollution of aquifers and on the surface. Environmental p roblems app ly f or t he offshore exploration of hydrocarbons. Geosites An inventory has not yet been made, but t his large country offers many sites of scenic beauty, which are currently under consideration (Fig.
2 Orogenic Activity The final t hroes o f t he N eoproterozoic o rogenesis persisted into the lower Paleozoic until about 425 Ma. Anorogenic g ranitoid ma gmatism a nd u plift were widespread in the mobile belts. Low-grade tectonothermal activity was mostly localized, although epithermal alteration was ubiquitous in the orogens, facilitating subsequent weathering processes. Renewed major orogenesis in well-defined fold-thrust belts was confined to the southernmost tip and northwestern coastal zone of Africa.