Miocene and Pliocene Diatomaceous Lacustrine Sediments of the Tugen Hills, Baringo District, Central Kenya Rift
Published:January 01, 2000
R. Bernhart Owen, Robin W. Renaut, 2000. "Miocene and Pliocene Diatomaceous Lacustrine Sediments of the Tugen Hills, Baringo District, Central Kenya Rift", Lake Basins Through Space and Time, E. H. Gierlowski-Kordesch, K. R. Kelts
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The central Kenya Rift extends from about 1"N to0010'N and is bounded by the Elgeyo fault scarp in the west and the Laikipia fault scarp 70 km to the east (Figure1). Within this semi-arid region, there are a series of geographically and temporally distinct fault-bounded basins with fluvial and lacustrine sediments that have developed and been destroyed because of combined tectonic, volcanic, and climatic controls. These Neogene basins have tended to shift eastward with time as rift extension has progressed (Chapman and Brooke,1978; Chapman et al., 1978). Their sediments include the Miocene Kimwarer and Tambach Formations along the Eigeyo...
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