Alkaline Rocks and Carbonatites of the World

Funded by HiTech AlkCarb - New geomodels to explore deeper for Hi-Tech critical raw materials in Alkaline rocks and Carbonatites

Ol Kokwe And Parmalok Islands, Lake Baringo


Occurrence number: 
Longitude: 36.07, Latitude: 0.12

Ol Kokwe and the three other smaller islands in Lake Baringo constitute a volcanic complex that may be considered as a southerly outpost of the Korosi volcano (No. 085-00-034). Ol Kokwe consists mainly of coalescing basaltic scoria cones but the most southerly part is built of trachytes, which also form the island of Parmalok.

DUNKLEY, P.N., SMITH, M., ALLEN, D.J. and DARLING, W.G. 1993. The geothermal activity and geology of the northern sector of the Kenya rift valley. British Geological Survey, Research Report. International Series SC/93/1: 1-185.HACKMAN, B.D. 1988. The geology of the Baringo-Laikipia area. Report, Geological Survey of Kenya, 104: 1-47.
Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith