oa South African Journal of Geology - Varswater formation of the Langebaanweg-Saldanha area, Cape Province - discussion

Volume 78 Number 3
  • ISSN : 1012-0750
  • E-ISSN: 1996-8590



Research on the phosphate-rich sediments of the SouthWestern Cape Coast has hitherto largely been concentrated on the off-shore deposits of the Agulhas Bank. Mr. Tankard's paper on the on-shore, phosphate-rich sediments therefore fills a notable gap in the published literature. My work on these on-shore, phosphate-rich sediments (Smith, 1971) was obviously not available to the author when he was preparing his paper. Mr. Tankard's views on the genesis of the "Varswater Formation" parallel mine. There are however a number of points on which I would appreciate his comments

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