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I tagged this for cleanup because it is a dense, impenetrable tract of text. Please add a bit of order, with perhaps sub-headings for geology, geological history, etc. Use the format of Yilgarn craton as inspiration perhaps. Rolinator 00:21, 30 October 2006 (UTC)


I had a quick read of the craton Kalahari article, I cannot see much that needs to be altered from that as an expert Geology and Africa in some part, structures and petrology, although some details may be a little heavy on emphasis, it is good standard Geology, not mining trash, not environmental politics; agreed it could do with some illustrations, I never worked out how to put any in, but there must be some from real experts around. I thought for a change for wiki geology it made a good item, some are awful. At least it is science and real. MD Stagg BScWales 1969 UCW Geology hydrology soils

Result: Thorough as far as feasible at date and well referenced. If anybody has the time free ??!!, maybe some more would be good. I appreciate the effort already put in by those authors at all, this is difficult work to explain clearly. Perhaps it will expand in small parts as they become available. A rich vein source of intelligent ability compared to the lack of materials published on Africa, mostly being improved by African peoples, which is our usual starting point. Mike —Preceding unsigned comment added by MikeHydro (talkcontribs) 10:16, 12 May 2010 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

Kalahari cratonKalahari Craton – caps are appropriate for a proper name such as this, a specific geographical entity and for consistency across WP - as discussed at WP geology — Preceding unsigned comment added by Geopersona (talkcontribs) 19:41, 3 May 2013‎ (UTC)

Copyright issue[edit]

This article was created by a contributor with an unfortunate history of copying content from other sources. I'm sorry to say that this seems to have tainted this article as well. For one example, compare the following:

1.1–1.0 Ga granitoid orthogneisses within Pan-African belts along the northern and eastern craton margins are associated in one area with a 1.4 Ga ophiolite/arc terrane. The orthogneisses form part of an extensive region north of the Kalahari craton and east of the Congo craton that includes large amounts of 1.15–1.0 Ga arc-type rocks containing juvenile crustal components. This region may represent one of the main convergent zones active during Rodinia assembly, although its original relations are obscured by intense Pan-African overprinting.

This comes from here.

The article still says:

Pan-African belts along the northern and eastern craton margins are associated in one area with a 1.4 Ga ophiolite/arc terrane. The orthogneisses form part of an extensive region north of the Kalahari craton and east of the Congo Craton that includes large amounts of 1.15–1.0 Ga arc-type rocks containing juvenile crustal components. This region may represent one of the main convergent zones active during Rodinia assembly, although its original relations are obscured by intense Pan-African overprinting.

Other lines bring back matches to other academic publications, some of which are behind pay walls.

In accordance with our copyright policies (see Wikipedia:C and WP:CV), the article should be rewritten to eliminate all text added by the original contributor, unless we are able to verify that certain texts are not copied. This is difficult to do, I'm afraid. --Moonriddengirl (talk) 15:02, 8 September 2013 (UTC)