Alkaline Rocks and Carbonatites of the World

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Occurrence number: 
049-00-009
Country: 
Egypt
Location: 
Longitude: 33.48, Latitude: 27.88

A chemical analysis of a riebeckite-aegirine granite from the Ras Zeit range is given by Schurmann (1926) and located in Schurmann (1966).

Age: 
Rb-Sr gave an age of 582 Ma (Stern and Hedge, 1985, Table 4).
References: 
SCHURMANN, H.M.E. 1926. Die Alkaligesteine der ostlichen arabischen Wuste Agyptens. Geologische Rundschau, 17a: 544-54.SCHURMANN, H.M.E. 1966. The Pre-Cambrian along the Gulf of Suez and the northern part of the Red Sea. E.J. Brill, Leiden. 404 pp.STERN, R.J. and HEDGE, C.E. 1985. Geochronologic and isotopic constraints on late Precambrian crustal evolution in the eastern desert of Egypt. American Journal of Science, 285: 97-127.
Location: 
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