Alkaline Rocks and Carbonatites of the World

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Gabillema

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Occurrence number: 
054-00-033
Country: 
Ethiopia
Region: 
Main Ethiopian Rift
Location: 
Longitude: 41.27, Latitude: 11.07

This is a complex rhyolitic volcano overlying older basaltic flows. The rhyolites form a thick sequence of short flows towards the centre. No petrographical or chemical data have been traced but there may be alkaline rocks in the sequence.

References: 
VARET, J. 1978. Geology of Central and Southern Afar (Ethiopia and Djibouti Republic). Editions du Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris. (Explanation accompanying Geological map of central and southern Afar. 1:500,000).
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