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Structural features of Shamvaian Metasediments, Glendale

Grid Ref (WGS84 Lat/Long in decimal degrees)

-17.481002, 30.985577
-17.480267, 30.984390
Location: 
Bridge over Mazowe River on Harare-Bindura main road, just north of the Glendale turn-off.
Stratigraphy: 
Shamvian Supergroup
Description: 

Where the main road crosses the Mazowe River, There is an excellent exposure of Shamviain metasediments (1a - S17.481002, E30.985577) The rocks, mainly a metagreywacke, show well developed foliations. Deformation increases in a northerly direction, to the sheared contact with the Glendale Pluton (not exposed) (1b - S17.480267, E 30.984390). It is a favourite site for teaching students to take basic structural measurments.

Permission: 
Not Applicable
Further Reading: 
ZGS Bulletin 97 (Bindura) and 22 (Mazowe)
Author Credit: 
David Love
Contributed: 
04/05/2005
Updated: 
04/05/2005

Mazowe River.jpg

Photo Credit: 
David Love