Gondwana Memory Center

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  • The CMG was initially formed from the materials used during the project. The collection consists of two parts, one digital and one physical, both based at the Gondwana Laboratory. The digital part of the collection is integrated with the Gondwana Digital Geoprocessing Center (CDGG). Included in this collection are the files collected in the bibliographic compilation: the maps used during the process of creating the final Gondwana map; The base articles used, the articles produced within the project, and the data collected to assemble the final map. The physical part of the collection consists of original donated maps, printed maps during the project, reference books in the area, rock samples, minerals, fossils, ores from all present continents that made up Gondwana 200 million years ago available for the specialized and lay public to know the ancient history of our territory and its evolution.
  • Among the various projects under development are the stowage and cataloging; acquisition of the collection and the Gondwana oral memory project. Whose focuses are: actions that seek to facilitate the access of researchers to the material and its preservation. Complete the collection with specimens related to Gondwana through donations and field collections. Gather not only the experience within the project but also other interesting information and especially the knowledge of several scientists.
  • The Museum of Geodiversity at the UFRJ has a large collection of Brazilian specimens of rocks, minerals and fossils. The CMG will have a space destined to the exhibition of the testimonies of the existence of Gondwana next to the Institute of Geociências of UFRJ, in the Museum of Geodiversity. Note in the image the surprising sample of amethyst from the south of Brazil collected in the Serra Geral Formation, the great magmatic province formed shortly before the beginning of the formation of the crust of the South Atlantic Ocean. On the African continent occurs especially in Namibia on the volcanic rocks of Ethendeka.
  • Soon opening of the gondwana exbition: land in motion, at museum of geodiversity, on 14th March/2018.