The West African fold belt (Sougy 1962 b), has generally been presented as including the Mauritanide, Bassaride and Rokelide orogens (Fig. 1). In this paper we shall consider the Mauritanide belt sensu stricto, that is to say the “Akjoujt-Bakel bow” and its northern, poorly known, extensions in the Western Sahara and Zemmour. The orogen is bordered on the west by unconformably overlying Mesozoic and Cenozoic sedimentary sequences of the Senegal-Mauritanian and El Ayoun coastal basins. Large segments of the orogen are covered by Quaternary sand dune complexes.
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- The Mauritanide Orogen and Its Northern Extensions (Western Sahara and Zemmour), West Africa
J. P. Lécorché
R. D. Dallmeyer
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg