Analysis of aerial photographs of the Mpanda mine district shows that the pattern of lineaments (mainly representing fractures or fracture complexes) in exposed crystalline basement rocks is similar to that in the cover of lower Paleozoic Bukoban sediments, suggesting that repeated movement has occurred along old lines of weakness, or alternatively that the fracturing is post-Bukoban. Certain preferred trends, lying between 285 degrees and 345 degrees , are probably related to rift faulting.

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