Alkaline Rocks and Carbonatites of the World

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Egypt

Egypt

There is no full, general account of the alkaline rocks of Egypt but there are a number giving details of the main groups of 'ring complexes'. The fullest general description, which covers field relationships, petrography and petrochemistry of the alkaline rocks of the southeastern desert, is that of El Ramly et al. (1971) who describe 10 of the major complexes as well as many of the smaller occurrences. A useful compilation of chemical analyses of the igneous rocks of Egypt is that of Aly et al. (1983). Several papers list age data including those of Serencsits et al. (1979) (K-Ar), Hashad and El Reedy (1979) (Rb-Sr) and Omar et al. (1978) (fission-track).

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