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View of Chikonyora Ridge, Mpinge Section

Grid Ref (WGS84 Lat/Long in decimal degrees)

-16.795885, 30.821837
A road-side stop on the Gurungwe Gap Road (to Tengenenge) off the road from Mvurwi to Guruve
Great Dyke Erosion Surfaces

A road-side stop between Mvurwi and Guruve to view the ridge of Chikonyora hill from the west side.

Note the following:

1.       This stop shows, in the distance, the (several tens of metres) thick, wooded silica cap of the Upper African Surface on the ca. 3km-long Chikonyora ridge with intermittently exposed cliffs of horizontally-fractured serpentinite at a lower elevation. The ridge is terminated at its northern end by the north northeast-trending, dextral Gurungwe fault.

Field Guide:-

Further Reading: 
1) Zimbabwe Geological Survey Bulletin 90 - The Erosion Surfaces of Zimbabwe, L.A Lister 1987. 2) Landscape Evolution, Regolith Formation and Nickel Laterite Develoment in the Northern part of the Great Dyke, Zimbabwe, M.D. Prendergast. South African Journal of Geology, v. 116, i. 2, p. 219-240, December 2013
Author Credit: 
Martin Prendergast