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I will be in South Sudan next month and wondered if anyone knows of possible collecting sites between Juba and Bor Town...?

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Lennis Baggech MA LLP

Lennis@Baggech.com

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i think that is one of the more exotic requests we've had here. Good luck in all endeavors out there.

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I will be in South Sudan next month and wondered if anyone knows of possible collecting sites between Juba and Bor Town...?

Thanks

Lennis Baggech MA LLP

Lennis@Baggech.com

To help with finding any fossil sites in South Sudan, a geologic map of South Sudan is available at the following link:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a4/Southern_Sudan_Geology_Map-sr.svg (legend in Russian)

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I was curious to find out the translations for the Russian. Looks like the green is pre-cambrian, the yellow is cenozoic. and the red is mesozoic.

Then I moved on to the mesozoic sub-label "вулканске стене". When I dropped that into Google translate, it came up with "Vulcan moaning" :)

(I think I might have missed that Star Trek episode.)

Edited by Neophytus Elginian

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Neophytus Elginian wrote

“I was curious to find out the translations for the Russian.

Looks like the green is pre-cambrian, the yellow is cenozoic.

and the red is mesozoic.

Then I moved on to the mesozoic sub-label "вулканске

стене". When I dropped that into Google translate, it

came up with "Vulcan moaning"”

When I used Google Translate, it indicated that the language

is Serbian. Using Serbian, I obtained the following translation.

кенозоик = Cenozoic

алувијум = alluvium

глине, пескови = clay, sand

+++++++

мезозоик = Mesozoic

вулканске стене (базалт) = volcanic rocks (basalt)

+++++++

прекамбрија = Precambrian

гнајс, амфиболити = gneisses, amphibolites

мермер, микашист, кварцит = marble, micashist, quartzite

кристаласти шкриљци = crystalline schists

гранит = granite

There is a short chapter about the geology of Sudan,

before South Sudan existed, that contains a generalized

geologic map in:

Schluter, T., 2008, Geological Atlas of Africa: With Notes

on Stratigraphy, Tectonics, Economic Geology, Geohazards,

Geosites and Geoscientific Education of Each Country.

Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg

This map in the above book includes modern day South

Sudan. The generalized geologic map in Schluter (2008) is

overall consistent with the generalized geological map at

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a4/Southern_Sudan_Geology_Map-sr.svg .

The geology of South Sudan is shown in much more detail

as part of:

Anonymous (1981): Geological Map of the Sudan,

1:2,000,000.– Geological and Mineral Resources

Department (G. M. R. D. Khartoum), R. S. C. Jeddah,

B. R. G. M. Orleans. http://library.wur.nl/WebQuery/isric/19911

and jpg file at http://library.wur.nl/isric/kaart/origineel/afr_sd2001_ge.jpg

and

Awadalla Yassin, A., Khalil, F. A. & Gadir El Shafie, A.

(1984): Explanatory note to the geological map at

the scale of 1:2,000,000 of the Democratic Republic

of the Sudan.– Bull. Geol. Min. Res. Dept. 35, 1–19;

Khartoum. http://library.wur.nl/WebQuery/isric/7825

and PDF file at http://library.wur.nl/isric/fulltext/isricu_i7825_001.pdf

The search page for the web site is at:

http://www.isric.eu/content/search-library-and-map-collection

Yours,

Paul H.

Edited by Oxytropidoceras

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Thanks, Paul. I knew I was likely lost in translation somewhere there.

That search page you linked to is very helpful!

My sister and brother-in-law work relatively near Sudan in southern Chad.

I see some geological maps for Chad at the site you linked. I'll have to check those out.

Edited by Neophytus Elginian

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On 12/3/2013 at 7:46 PM, LRBaggech said:

I will be in South Sudan next month and wondered if anyone knows of possible collecting sites between Juba and Bor Town...?

Thanks

Lennis Baggech MA LLP

Lennis@Baggech.com

 

That is a bold move, especially if you're western. 

 

Stay safe. 

 

(never mind it's from 2014 :P. Wasn't quite as bad back then.) 

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