|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||30° 20' 21'' North , 30° 23' 12'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||30.33935,30.38678|
|Köppen climate type:||BWh : Hot deserts climate|
Umm Risha Lake (also Um Risha Lake) is a shallow lake with pinkish brown water and has been explored for halite salt production.
The salt flats are coloured white, off-white, brown and pink.
Regions containing this locality
|African Plate||Tectonic Plate|
|Sahara Desert, North Africa||Desert|
Select Mineral List TypeStandard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements
Detailed Mineral List:
| ⓘ Halite|
Reference: Salem, S.M., Sayed Ahmed El Gammal, El. (2018) Salt Minerals at Wadi El Natrun Saline Lakes, Egypt. New Implications from Remote Sensing Data. European Chemical Bulletin, 7(2), 72-80. [DOI: 10.17628/ecb.2018.7.72-80].
List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification
|Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES|
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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0 - 2.588 Ma
|Cenozoic sedimentary rocks|
Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 Ma)
Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. 
|Pleistocene - Paleogene|
0.0117 - 66 Ma
2.588 - 5.333 Ma
Age: Pliocene (2.588 - 5.333 Ma)
Reference: Asch, K. The 1:5M International Geological Map of Europe and Adjacent Areas: Development and Implementation of a GIS-enabled Concept. Geologisches Jahrbuch, SA 3.