April 20, 2015
Monday Geology Picture: Conglomerate Near Oudtshoorn, South Africa
Posted by Evelyn Mervine
A couple of weeks ago I spent part of a weekend staying near Oudtshoorn, South Africa. During a hike, I walked by and, at times, across a beautiful Cretaceous age conglomerate. Here’s one image of the conglomerate, taken when I hiked across it. I’ll share some more pictures in another post.
Nice. There is some fantastic stuff around Oudtshoorn.
Are those conglomerates related to the Enon Formation further east?
Let me know if/when you are ever around Port Elizabeth btw.
Yes, I believe that they are related to Enon… see my latest post!
I was just in PE! I’ll let you know next time I’m there…
Yes… All the conglomerates seen around Oudshoorn belongs to the Enon formation, 1 of three formations known as the Uitenhage Group deposited in the Gamtoos basin. These deposits were all laid down in fault controlled miogeosynclines with flysch and molasse type deposits being the most common