Alkaline Rocks and Carbonatites of the World

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Aikel

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Occurrence number: 
086-00-023
Country: 
Kuwait
Location: 
Longitude: 69.6, Latitude: 39.62

Aikel is a symmetrical intrusion of about 14 km2 lying near Lake Aikel. It is composed of subalkaline gabbroids (monzonites and syenodiorites) and syenites. It is traversed by approximately east-west-trending dykes of syenite aplite, syenite pegmatite, nepheline syenite (lujavrite) and leucite absarokite.

Age: 
Permian.
References: 
SHINKAREV, N.F. 1966. Upper Palaeozoic magmatism of Turkestan-Alay. Leningrad University Publishers, Leningrad. 152 pp.
Location: 
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