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Mozambique can be divided into three major hydrogeological provinces (DNA 1987). These are:  
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Mozambique can be divided into three major hydrogeological provinces (DNA 1987). These are:  Sedimentary Basins; Volcanic (and other igneous) terrains; and Basement Complex. A fourth province is unconsolidated aquifers, which are sometimes in hydraulic continuity with underlying bedrock aquifers.  
   
 
* ''Sedimentary rock basins'';
 
* ''Volcanic (and other igneous) terrains''; and  
 
* ''Basement Complex''.  
 
  
A fourth province is ''unconsolidated aquifers'', which are sometimes in hydraulic continuity with underlying bedrock aquifers.  
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The sedimentary  basins comprise mainly Cretaceous-Tertiary rocks, with small outcrops of older Mesozoic-Palaeozoic rocks, mainly Karoo-type. The most significant sedimentary basin is the Mozambique Sedimentary Basin to the south of the Save River, in southern Mozambique. Other, smaller sedimentary basins are the Mozambique Sedimentary basin to the north of the Save River; the Northern/Rovuma Sedimentary Basin, with  which has a narrow linear outcrop in the northeast of the country; the Middle Zambeze Sedimentary Basin, in the centre-west of the country; and the Maniamba Sedimentary Basin, which has a very small outcrop in the northwest of the country. The sedimentary rocks form variably local/discontinuous to regional/continuous aquifers, typically with a mixture of intergranular (porous) and fracture/fissure permeability.  
  
The sedimentary  basins comprise mainly Cretaceous-Tertiary rocks, with small outcrops of older Mesozoic-Palaeozoic rocks mainly of Karoo-type. The most significant sedimentary basin aquifer is the Mozambique Sedimentary Basin to the south of the Save River, in southern Mozambique. Other, smaller sedimentary basins are the Mozambique Sedimentary basin to the north of the Save River; the Northern/Rovuma Sedimentary Basin, with  which has a narrow linear outcrop in the northeast of the country; the Middle Zambeze Sedimentary Basin, in the centre-west of the country; and the Maniamba Sedimentary Basin, which has a very small outcrop in the northwest of the country. The sedimentary rocks form variably local/discontinuous to regional/continuous aquifers, usually with a mixture of intergranular (porous) and fracture/fissure permeability.
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Large areas of the country are overlain by unconsolidated sediments, particularly in valleys, dune fields and the coastal plain. These form variably local/discontinuous to regional/continuous aquifers. The unconsolidated aquifers are described separately below, but where they overlie bedrock aquifers, they can be in hydraulic continuity with the underlying aquifer. This is particularly the case for consolidated sedimentary aquifers, but can also occur over basement and igneous aquifers.  
 
 
Large areas are overlain by unconsolidated sediments, particularly in valleys, dune fields and the coastal plain. These form variably local/discontinuous to regional/continuous aquifers. The unconsolidated aquifers are described separately in the table below, but where they overlie bedrock aquifers, they can be in hydraulic continuity with the underlying aquifer. This is particularly the case where they overlie consolidated sedimentary rock aquifers, but can also occur over basement and igneous aquifers.  
 
  
  

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