GEOLOGY TOUR OF THE CAPE PENINSULA:

  • From: October 19, 2013     To: April 21, 2014
GEOLOGY TOUR OF THE CAPE PENINSULA:

Have you ever wondered why Table Mountain looks like it does? Are you aware it wasn’t ‘born’ in its present position, but ‘hatched’ 1 500 kilometers south of Cape Town, close to the South Pole?

Why are the black rocks along the Sea Point beach front aligned the way they are? Do you know they were laid down about 200 kilometers west of their present location? How did the many large granite boulders dotted about at various places on the Peninsula get there and why are they so rounded?

If you’d like answers to these and other (geology) questions, you can either Google them or learn ‘at the feet of the master’ by joining us on Saturday 19 October on a geological tour of the peninsula, led by Dr Roger Smith, the Curator of Karoo Palaeontology at Iziko and an international authority on sedimentology, stratigraphy and geology.

We guarantee a very interesting and informative experience.

Date: 19 October2013
Time: Meet at the South African Museum 08:45 for a 09:00 departure by bus, returning at 17:00 and bring a picnic lunch.
Cost: Members: R200 per person; Non-members R250 per person 

For enquiries or bookings contact: Maxine Davis

Phone: 021 481 3913 Fax: 021 481 3993 E-mail: samfriends@iziko.org.za

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