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The final new Gondwana map will be an evolution of a series of drafts that are produced during this 7 year-project. These drafts will be constantly updated to this website with the information about their features, release/publication date, meeting where they were presented, and other important description issues.

The maps are exclusively produced at the GDCG by the Gondwana team at UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil).

  • GONDWANA GEOLOGICAL MAP – DRAFT 2.0

    Published: 20 August/2016

    This draft was presented at the 35th International Geological Congress in Cape Town (South Africa) and further also at the 48th Brazilian Geological Congress in Porto Alegre (Brazil). The geographic coordinated system was datum WGS-84. The polygons are classified with age and type of rock. Colors represent formation ages of the geological units according to the Geological Time Scale of IUGS with modifications suggested by the Gondwana Project. The pattern represents basic lithology groups. In the case of igneous rocks, the symbol also represents the chemical group (acid/intermediate/basic/ultrabasic/alkaline) The color of the pattern in the metamorphic units represent the age of the major/last tectonic event. The reconstruction was built using G-Plates, but the fit of the Gondwana fragments was modified according to several authors, listed in the draft. The configuration is for 183 Ma.

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  • GONDWANA GEOLOGICAL MAP – DRAFT 1.3

    Published: 22-26 June/2015

    This draft was presented at the Rio Gondwana Workshop. It is with polyconic projection. The polygons are classified with age and type of rock. Colors represent formation ages of the geological units according to the Geological Time Scale of IUGS. The pattern represents basic lithology groups. The reconstruction was built using G-Plates and its configuration for 150 Ma (Seton et al., 2012).

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  • GONDWANA GEOLOGICAL MAP – DRAFT 1.2

    Published: 14-18 July/2014

    This draft was presented at the Gondwana 15 – North meets South, in Madrid (Spain). It is with polyconic projection. The polygons are classified with age and type of rock. Colors represent formation ages of the geological units according to the Geological Time Scale of IUGS. The pattern represents basic lithology groups. The reconstruction was built using G-Plates and its configuration for 150 Ma (Seton et al., 2012).The fit was exported to Shapefile. It is only an approximation and first draft of what would be the new Gondwana Map. The country of Brazil is compiled from Bizzi et al. (2003) in a different scale (1:1M) that needs to be simplified.

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  • GONDWANA GEOLOGICAL MAP – DRAFT 1.0

    Published: February/2014

    This draft was presented at the CGMW meeting at UNESCO (Paris, France). It is with polyconic projection. The polygons are classified with age and type of rock. Colors represent formation ages of the geological units according to the Geological Time Scale of IUGS. The pattern represents basic lithology groups. The reconstruction was built using G-Plates and its configuration for 150 Ma (Seton et al., 2012).The fit was exported to Shapefile. It is only an approximation and first draft of what would be the new Gondwana Map.

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  • GONDWANA GEOLOGICAL MAP – PRE-DRAFT

    Published: 25-27 November/2013

    This pre-draft was presented at Geosur/2013 – International Geological Congresso On the Southern Hemisphere – Viña del Mar (Chile). It is with polar Stereographic projection. The polygons are classified with age of the rock. Colors represent formation ages of the geological units according to the Geological Time Scale of IUGS. The pattern represents basic lithology groups. The reconstruction was built according to configuration for 150 Ma of Seton et al. (2012), but modified based in Leinweber & Jokat (2012), Nürnberg & Müller (1991) and Moulin et al. (2010). The fit was exported to Shapefile.

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  • GONDWANA GEOLOGICAL MAP – PRE-DRAFT – DE WIT´S

    Published: 25-30 September/2011

    This pre-draft was presented at Gondwana 14 – Reuniting Gondwana: the East meets the West -Búzios (Brazil). It is the reconstruction of Gondwana to 150Ma with digital compilation of the geological data of De Wit´s et al map of 1988

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