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Geofísica internacional

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NDOUGSA-MBARGA, Théophile; YUFENYIU LAYU, Donatus; YENE-ATANGANA, Joseph Quentin  y  TABOD TABOD, Charles. Delineation of the northern limit of the Congo Craton based on spectral analysis and 2.5D modeling of aeromagnetic data in the Akonolinga-Mbama area, Cameroon. Geofís. Intl [online]. 2014, vol.53, n.1, pp.5-16. ISSN 0016-7169.

Aeromagnetic data of the Akonolinga-Mbama region are analyzed in order to elucidate the subsurface geology of the area. The available data in the form of a residual aeromagnetic map is interpreted as a vast magnetically quiet region, and complex zones which do not correlate with the surface geology of the region. Within the magnetically quiet zone, a high negative circular elongated anomaly zone seems to represent an intrusion of a plutonic rock into the metamorphic formations of the region. Spectral analysis and two-and-a-half dimensional (2½-D) modeling are used to estimate the depth of the causative bodies and determine the source rocks along three profiles crossing the suspected areas. Models from various zones of granitic intrusions are obtained, thereby proposing some shallow fault lines along zones of contact. This permits us to mark out the northern margin of the Congo Craton, thus enabling us to distinguish the cratonic formations from the Pan African fold belt. Part of the belt has been thrust over the northern portion of the Congo Craton in Cameroon.

Palabras llave : aeromagnetic data; residual anomaly; spectral analysis; 2½-D modeling; Pan African; Congo Craton; faults; intrusion; Cameroon.

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