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Dawa Ale

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Occurrence number: 
054-00-016
Country: 
Ethiopia
Location: 
Longitude: 41, Latitude: 12.78

Dawa Ale is a rhyolitic volcano, probably of peralkaline composition, of flows, domes, ignimbrites and tuffs. There is a well developed caldera and peralkaline microgranite feeder dykes for the volcanics have been observed.

References: 
BARBERI, F., CHEDEVILLE, E., FAURE, H., GIGLIA, G., MARINELLI, G., SANTACROCE, R., TAZIEFF, H. and VARET, J. 1973b. Geology of Northern Afar (Ethiopia) (with a geological map, scale 1:500,000). Revue de Geographie Physique et de Geologie Dynamique, Paris, 15: 443-89.
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