Alkaline Rocks and Carbonatites of the World

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Waw An Namus

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Occurrence number: 
097-00-006
Country: 
Libya
Location: 
Longitude: 17.75, Latitude: 24.83

This volcano has a 5 km wide crater with a central cone which is also cratered. Several smaller volcanoes lie to the north and northwest. Little is known of the petrology of the rocks but Goudarzi (1970) describes them as generally being 'nepheline basalts'.

References: 
GOUDARZI, G.H. 1970. Geology and mineral resources of Libya - a reconnaissance.United States Geological Survey, Professional Paper, 660: 1-104.
Location: 
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