This is an elliptical intrusion of 7x4.5 km which has a positive relief of 500 m; it is emplaced into Precambrian granites and migmatites of the Hassi-el-Fogra series (Bonin and Lameyre, 1978). Nordmarkite forms the core of the intrusion and is surrounded by an annular body of ditroite. Nordmarkite also forms arcuate intrusions along the western and, particularly, the eastern margins with an intrusion of foyaite lying between the nordmarkite and ditroite in the northeast. All rock types are cut by dykes of riebeckite granite. The nordmarkites consist of microperthite, aegirine, arfvedsonite, biotite and either nepheline or quartz. The foyaites comprise microperthite, nepheline, cancrinite, aegirine and arfvedsonite with the ditroites being distinguished by the presence of sodalite and biotite, instead of arfvedsonite.