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Kapatagni (Kaptagni)

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Occurrence number: 
085-00-018
Country: 
Kenya
Location: 
Longitude: 36.2, Latitude: 1.62

Kapatagni forms a flat, featureless plateau of about 130 km2 which ends to the east in scarps defining the rift, while a faulted inlier is obscured eastwards by basalts of the Emuruangogolak volcano. The succession includes trachyte lavas, welded tuffs, crystal and pumice tuffs and in one area some basaltic lavas.

References: 
KEY, R.M. 1987b. Geology of the Maralal area. Report, Geological Survey of Kenya, 105: 1-93.
Location: 
Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith