Geology Field Guides to

Africa and the Middle East

Virtual field guides and regional geology of Africa and the Middle East: Ethiopia, Kenya, Libya, Madagascar, Nabibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, UAE. Links to the sites with data describing the local geology of areas throughout Africa and Middle East

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Not only is fieldwork an essential part of the training of any geologist, it can also be fun for the family. The collecting of fossils can easily distract even the youngest of children for several hours. However, the safety aspects must be emphasised as many people get severely injured or killed on hills and around coastlines and cliffs every year. Some particular hazards include:

Unstable cliff tops; Rocks falling from cliffs or mountains

Rising tides; Large waves

It is also important to remember that the locations are not an infinite resource and should be treated in a manner that will allow future generations to have access to them.

The following sites give details regarding safety and fieldwork codes. These are UK guides, the first two of which are relevant worldwide.

Safety during Fieldwork - Including references

An introduction to Field Mapping

Geological Fieldwork Code



An essential quarterly reference series on all aspects of African Geoscience

A Geological and Geophysical information system for Eurasia, The Middle East and North Africa

Cretaceous-Paleogene basins of northeast Africa and Middle East - processes controlling their evolution

GeoAfrica - earth science professionals (geologists, geophysicists, etc.) exploration and mining companies, associations and products in Africa, listed by category

East African Geo-Science Network

African geology

Peritethyan paleogeography and paleotectonics

International Commission on Earth Sciences in Africa

North Africa Lithospheric Database

Map Showing Geology, Oil and Gas Fields and Geological Provinces of Africa

Bedrock geology of the Arabian Peninsula and selected adjacent areas

Global Seismic Hazard Assessment Program, Europe-Africa-Middle East

West and Central Africa Mining Forum



Mesozoic Vertebrates from the Upper Blue Nile Gorge, Ethiopia

Kenya Geology Photographs

Kenya, Mount Kenya Geology and Glaciology

Kenya, Museum, Geology

Facies Analysis of Early Tertiary Carbonates in Northeast Libya

Upper Cretaceous and Paleocene Paleontology and Stratigraphy of Madagascar

Namibia, GrundzŁge der Geologie von Namibien

Petrography of a volcanic sequence on the Jos Plateau (Nigeria)

Geologie Westafrikas und Nigeria (‹berblick)

Nigeria, Geology and Mineral deposits

South Africa, The first Dinosaur fossil discovered in South Africa: The Stegosaur Paranthodon africanus

The Geology of South Africa

The Geological Profile of South Africa

Geology of the Cape Peninsula, South Africa

South Africa, Sudwala Dinosaur Park

South Africa's Geological Top Ten

Kilimanjaro Volcano, Tanzania

Geology of the Eastern Highlands (Zimbabwe)


Middle East

Geology of the Middle East Oil Province

Introduction to the Geology of Israel

Jordan, Geology

Kurdistan, Geology and geomorphology

Lebanon, Regional Structural Geology of Lebanon

Lebanon, Paleogeographic maps

Lebanon, Dead Sea transform Fault

Lebanon, the Dead Sea Transform Fault

The Geology of Lebanon

Outline of the geology of Saudi Arabia

Izmit, Turkey: Introduction and Damage Survey

Turkey, Central Anatolian Crystalline Complex

Geology of the Biga Peninsula (Turkey)

Geology of the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.)

U.A.E., fossils