“Geology of the colony of North Borneo” (1951): The first fundamental publication on the geology of Sabah


Authors : Mario M.A. WannierPublication : Bulletin of the Geological Society of MalaysiaVolume : 64Page : 93-99Year : 2017


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Bulletin of the Geological Society of Malaysia, Volume 64, December 2017, pp. 93 – 99

“Geology of the colony of North Borneo” (1951): The first fundamental publication on the geology of Sabah


Mario M.A. Wannier


Custodian Petroleum Geoscience, Technical Assurance and Capability,
Petronas Carigali Sdn. Bhd., Kuala Lumpur
Email address: mwannier@yahoo.com


Abstract: Our present-day understanding of the geological evolution of northeast Borneo has its foundations in Bulletin No. 1 of the “Geological Survey Department of the British Territories in Borneo”. Since it was published in 1951, fundamentally new geological concepts have been introduced and the penetration of geologists into what at the time was still largely a “terra incognita” has greatly advanced our comprehension of the Sabah geology. A review of the salient elements of this publication is presented here.


Keywords: Max Reinhard, Eduard Wenk, Geological Survey Department of the British Territories in Borneo, Danau Formation, circular basins, Mount Kinabalu granitoid