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Jebel Bou-Agrao, Tamazeght Mountain Range, Khénifra Province, Béni Mellal-Khénifra Region, Morocco

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 32° 36' 35'' North , 4° 31' 41'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 32.61000,-4.52833
Other regions containing this locality:High-Atlas Mountains, Morocco
Atlas Mountains, North Africa
Köppen climate type:BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Jebel Bou-Agrao

Jebel Bou-Agrao is a 18 x 6 km large alkaline-peralkaline complex of volcanic to plutonic mass of Middle Eocene age located in the Tamazeght Moutain Range on the northern Central High Atlas flanks, between the populations of Zebzate and Ait Labbes, approx. 20 km southwest of Midelt.

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68 valid minerals.

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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145 - 201.3 Ma

ID: 1382725
Jurassic sedimentary rocks

Age: Jurassic (145 - 201.3 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

Reference: Geological Survey of Canada. Generalized geological map of the world and linked databases. doi:10.4095/195142. Open File 2915d. [18]

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Kadar, M. (1964): Minéralogie et implications peétrologiques des pegmatites de syénites néphéliniques du massif alcaline du Tamazeght (Haut Atlas de Midelt, Maroc). Unpublished Thesis, Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse. 146 p.
Khadem Allah, Bouchra (1993): Syénites et pegmatites néphéliniques de complex alcaline du Tamazeght (Haut Atlas de Midelt, Maroc). Unpublished Thése Doctorat (Ph.D Thesis), Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse. 240 p.
KHADEM ALLAH, B., FONTAN, F., KADAR, M., MONCHOUX, P. & SØRENSEN, H. (1998): Reactions between agpaitic nepheline syenitic melts and sedimentary carbonate rocks, exemplified by the Tamazeght complex, Morocco. Geokhimiya 7, 643-655.
Salvi, S., Fontan, F., Monchoux, P., Williams-Jones, A. E., & Moine, B. (2000). Hydrothermal mobilization of high field strength elements in alkaline igneous systems: evidence from the Tamazeght Complex (Morocco). Economic Geology, 95(3), 559-576.
Marks, M. A. W., J. Schilling, I.M. Coulson, T. Wenzel and G. Markl (2008): The alkaline-peralkaline Tamazeght Complex, High Atlas Mountains, Morocco: Mineral chemistry and petrological constraints for derivation from a compositionally heterogeneous mantle source. Journal of Petrology, 49, 1097-1131.
Schilling, J., Marks, M.A.W., Wenzel, T. & Markl, G. (2009): Reconstruction of magamatic to subsolidus processes in an agpaitic system using eudialyte textures and compositions: a case study from Tamazeght, Morocco. Canadian Mineralogist 47, 351-365.
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