Cameroon’s Geology

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Cameroon’s geological history begins with the Archaean era between 3.5 and 2.5 billion years (Ga) ago. Its different phases of development are illustrated by geological masses formed during successive orogenic cycles characterized by the formation of mountain ranges, and subsequent extension phases by the splitting of the continental crust.

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Cameroon's GeologyCameroon's geological history begins with the Archaean era between 3.5 and 2.5 billion years (Ga) ago. Its different phases of development are illustrated by geological masses formed during successive orogenic cycles characterized by the formation of mountain ranges, and subsequent extension phases by the splitting of the continental crust.Cameroon is generally acknowledged to have experienced three orogenic cycles:1. The Liberian cycle, exemplified by the Ntem complex, which dates from the Archaean era, and is about 2.5 billion years old2.The Eburnean or Transamazon

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