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Seen 32 1. INTRODUCTION with different eyes and possibly with additional information, the previous interpretation will probably be modified. For although the data used in a study are accepted as valid and the methods of employment of this data are scientific, the interpretations arrived at by different geologists may not be the same. There is inevitably a certain element of subjective and imaginative thinking in the formulation of interpretations, and were it not so, the earth sciences would stagnate and the discovery of hydrocarbon and mineral deposits would be retarded.

The sequence of events that gave rise to the origin of the oceans and that shaped the development of landmasses can only be surmised, but it seems not unreasonable to assume, as Stewart (1972) has done, that during the Precambrian zones of tension within the crust produced widening fractures which were filled along their margins with wedges of sediment. A similar concept was expressed by Anhaeusser et al. (1969) to explain the origin of greenstone belts within Precambrian shields. Both concepts conceive the development of linear depressions in the crust formed by tensional rifts.

It is axiomatic that sedimentary basins develop where they do, not necessarily because they are filling topographic depressions but because the underlying basement is subsiding at a rate compatible with the rate of sedimentation and the degree of compaction of the sediments. To what extent the weight of the pile of sediments causes the basement to sink, commonly by means of faulting, is arguable. The fact is, the relationship CLASSIFICATION OF SEDIMENTARY BASINS 25 obtains, signifying the importance of structural framework to the growth of sedimentary basins.

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