Alkaline Rocks and Carbonatites of the World

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Western Ghurfa

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Occurrence number: 
049-00-022
Country: 
Egypt
Location: 
Longitude: 34.13, Latitude: 24.48

An annular ridge 0.5 km in diameter is composed of sanidine trachytes and cut by arcuate dykes of the same composition. A dyke of phonolite runs along the northern part of the ridge. Small outcrops of the country rock Nubian sandstones and basalt are found within the ring.

References: 
EL RAMLY, M.F., BUDANOV, V.I. and HUSSEIN, A.A.A. 1971. The alkaline rocks of south-eastern Egypt. Geological Survey of Egypt, Paper, 53: 1-111.
Location: 
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