|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||31° 46' 38'' North , 35° 17' 52'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||31.77737,35.29796|
|Köppen climate type:||Csa : Hot-summer Mediterranean climate|
Clefts in Upper Cretaceous limestones exposed along the Jerusalem-Jericho road. These limestones belong to the Hatrurim Formation (qv), metamorphosed by endogenous heating (mud volcano).
Located about 5 km NW of the Nabi Musa hill.
Note: Although chromatite's type locality is given in some references as in Jordan, and the area was technically part of Jordan when chromatite was described, the West Bank is now Palestine and is no longer claimed by Jordan.
20 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.
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E. Sokol, I. Novikov, S. Zateeva, Ye. Vapnik, R. Shagam and O. Kozmenko (2010): Combustion metamorphism in the Nabi Musa dome: new implications for a mud volcanic origin of the Mottled Zone, Dead Sea area. Basin Resarch 22, 414-438.
Sokol, E.V., Gaskova, O.L., Kokh, S.N., Kozmenko, O.A., Seryotkin, Y.V., Vapnik, Y., Murashko, M.N. (2011): Chromatite and its Cr3+- and Cr6+-bearing precursor minerals from the Nabi Musa Mottled Zone complex, Judean Desert. American Mineralogist 96, 659-674.