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The Cretaceous coal-bearing facies of North and West Africa are directly related to the breakup of Africa and North and South America, global sea-level fluctuations, and the resulting marine transgressive and regressive cycles. In the Cretaceous, the coals of North Africa formed near the equator in a warm and humid climate, in contrast to the North American temperate coals. Lower Cretaceous coal-bearing facies have been reported in North Africa in Algeria, Egypt, Ethiopia, Libya, Mauritania, and Senegal. Upper Cretaceous coal has been reported in Benin, Egypt, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, and Sudan. A better understanding of Cretaceous facies relationships and...

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