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Journal: International Journal of Civil Engineering and Technology (IJCIET) (Vol.10, No. 6)

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Page : 194-214

Keywords : Kettara; Geodiversity; popularization; Evaluation; Scientific value;

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This study is built around the triptych; Knowledge, Evaluation, and Valuation. The knowledge component (popularization of fundamental knowledge) remains the initial pillar on which we based our inventory of geosites and evaluate their scientific value, with the aim of enhancing their value in the service of teaching and learning earth sciences. The Jbilet massif is one of the Moroccan geological sites which is of particular importance for understanding the geological history of the Earth. It has been able to preserve its turbulent geological history, which has also enabled it to possess various landforms and varieties of geological formations that contribute to its geodiversity. Thus, we have chosen to study the Kettara sector, which is part of this massif and offers, on a national scale of a wide variety of geosites. In a bid to account for the geosites of scientific interest in Kettara, a bibliographical synthesis of the geological data and fundamental knowledge resulting from the scientific work carried out in the Central Jbilet massif was used, as well as an inventory sheet based on the work of several researchers using six (6) criteria. The selected geosites were then evaluated according to the criteria of scientific value. This work has enabled us to identify three geosites in the Kettara sector that are of high scientific value. They are characterized by mineralogical, magmatic, petrographic, metamorphic and structural features, which can be used for scientific and educational purposes in the service of earth sciences. The popularization and evaluation of this geodiversity leads to the geoheritage presentation of these geosites.

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