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Teller, J.T. and Lancaster, N. 1986. History of sediments at Khommabes, central Namib Desert. Madoqua , 14(4): 409-420


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History of sediments at Khommabes, central Namib Desert.

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Sediments of the Khommabes depression provide evidence for a varied history of deposition and secondary alternation during the Quaternary. During a period or wetter dimate, fluvial sediments, probably deposited on a former flood-plain of the Kuiseb River, were cemented by calcite to form a calcrete. The lower part or this calcrete was later altered to dolomite. Subscquently, aeolian sand, possibly derived from the flood-plain, was deposited at the basin. Keywords: Aeolian dunes, Precambrian bedrock, Precambrian Salem granite, Kuiseb schist, Tsondab Sandstone Formation, Carbonate-cemented Karpfenkliff Conglomerate, Deposition, Pedogenesis, Erosion, Pleistocene hydraulic ponding, Bedrock weathering.

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