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Kitete

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Occurrence number: 
163-00-014
Country: 
Tajikistan
Location: 
Longitude: 35.98, Latitude: -3.22

Among the extensive basalt lavas on the rift valley floor in the Kitete area nephelinite lavas are recorded (Pickering, 1965), and they are also found several kilometres further east (Dawson and Pickering, 1964).

Age: 
Two basalts from the Kitete Escarpment K-Ar dated by MacIntyre et al. (1974) gave 0.8(0.4 and 1.2(0.06 Ma.
References: 
DAWSON, J.B. and PICKERING, R. 1964. Monduli. Geological Survey of Tanganyika, Quarter Degree Sheet, 54.MACINTYRE, R.M., MITCHELL, J.G. and DAWSON, J.B. 1974. Age of fault movements in Tanzanian sector of East African rift system. Nature, London, 247: 354-6.PICKERING, R. 1965. Ngorongoro. Geological Survey of Tanzania, Quarter Degree Sheet, 53.
Location: 
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