Alkaline Rocks and Carbonatites of the World

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Kaltungo

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Occurrence number: 
122-00-046
Country: 
Nigeria
Location: 
Longitude: 11.27, Latitude: 9.83

Some 200 km2 of Precambrian basement rocks are exposed within the Cretaceous sediments of the Benue Trough in the Kaltungo area. The Precambrain rocks are principally of an ‘older’ Pan-African suite but younger arfvedsonite peralkaline granites and microgranites also occur.

References: 
MAURIN, J.C. 1985. Occurrence of alkaline granites in the granitic uplift block of Kaltungo area, Upper Benue (Nigeria). Journal of African Earth Sciences, 3: 276. (Abstract)
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Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith