Exploration for Paleogene deposits in old localities of Bandundu discovered by 1940-1948’s Belgian expeditions

Long missions done by J. Lepersonne in Bandundu between 1940 and 1945 have allowed him to locate numerous deposits he considered as Paleogene. From September to November 1948 he explored the South of Bandundu in more detailed and took notes of his observations in four notebooks. We used them for a second expedition of the PalEurAfrica team in September 2016. By this way, we re-located, prospected, and sampled the magnificent Lukwila Canyon and other localities with a small team of geologists and palaeontologists from RMCA, RBINS, and CRGM.