Geology Walk

Join Steve Spottiswoode for a 2 hour walk in Kloofendal Nature Reserve to explore the geology of the reserve, how the intersection of two major geological faults (Rietfontein and Witpoortjie faults) created geological complexity that brought gold, ultimately leading to the establishment of Johannesburg.

This event is hosted by Steve Spottiswoode.

The following PDF file has much more detail than the map above and has photographs taken at different sites to illustrate particular geological features:

  • Dipping strata & bedding planes
  • Crossbedding
  • Fault planes
  • Slickensides
  • Folding in Shale
  • A Boudinage
  • Quartz veins (some of many)
  • Fault Breccia
  • Dyke outcrop
  • Schist
  • A slate quarry
  • Ferricrete
  • Boxwork structures in magnetic shale