Volcanics from the walvis ridge

Type Article
Date 1972
Language English
Author(s) Hekinian Roger
Source Nature Physical Science (Macmillan Journals), 1972 , P. 245-
Mot-Clé(s) Histoire Ifremer
Abstract THE Walvis Ridge is a non-continuous aseismic feature in the south-eastern Atlantic Ocean with a general trend north-east/ south-west. Close to the principal interruptions of the ridge is a north-south topographiç lineation shown on Simpson's map (Fig. 1). The ridge appears to be attached at its northeast end to the shelf of Angola and South-west Africa and at its south-west end to the east flank of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge through two volcanic islands, Tristan da Cunha and Gough (Fig. 1). These two islands are made up of recent alkalibasalt-trachyte suite². . The geology of the Walvis Ridge has remained relatively unknown. [NOT CONTROLLED OCR]
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