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Ol Kokwe And Parmalok Islands, Lake Baringo

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Occurrence number: 
085-00-035
Country: 
Kenya
Location: 
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.

References: 
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.
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