Talk on geology work

2017-11-14 06:00

The Friends of Iziko South African Museum will host a public lecture by Dr John Rogers on Wednesday 29 November at 18:00 at the museum, 25 Queen Victoria Street.

Before he retired from the department of Geological Sciences at UCT, Rogers co-led annual field trips to a study area between Laingsburg and Rooinek Pass.

Over fifteen years, he and his colleagues trained second-year students to map faulted and folded sedimentary rocks at the top of the Cape supergroup (Rooinek Pass) and the base of the Karoo supergroup (from Rooinek Pass to the Cape Town to Johannesburg railway line). The Witteberg group, capping the Cape supergroup, was found in Rooinek Pass overlain by the Dwyka, Ecca and Beaufort groups of the Karoo supergroup.

The talk will be illustrated to show the finer geological details. Mention will also be made of the flood of 1981, the flora and fauna of this area and some of the resilient inhabitants of the southern Karoo.

Entry is free to members and costs R30 for non-members.

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