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Umm Risha Lake, Wadi El-Natrun depression (Wadi El Natroun), Beheira, Egypti
Regional Level Types
Umm Risha LakeLake
Wadi El-Natrun depression (Wadi El Natroun)Depression
BeheiraGovernorate
EgyptCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 30° 20' 21'' North , 30° 23' 12'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 30.33935,30.38678
GeoHash:G#: stmse7ngx
Locality type:Lake
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 PlateTectonic Plate
Sahara Desert, North AfricaDesert

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


1 valid mineral.

Detailed Mineral List:

Halite
Formula: NaCl
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 Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 3 - Halides
Halite3.AA.20NaCl

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Halite9.1.1.1NaCl

List of minerals for each chemical element

NaSodium
Na HaliteNaCl
ClChlorine
Cl HaliteNaCl

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.

Click on geological units on the map for more information. Click here to view full-screen map on Macrostrat.org

Quaternary
0 - 2.588 Ma



ID: 3188831
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 Ma)

Lithology: Sandstone-siltstone

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. [154]

Pleistocene - Paleogene
0.0117 - 66 Ma



ID: 3306828

Age: Cenozoic (0.0117 - 66 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary

Reference: Thiéblemont, D. (ed.). New edition of the 1:10,000,000 geological map of Africa. CGMW-BRGM. [190]

Pliocene
2.588 - 5.333 Ma



ID: 3137053
Pliocene undifferentiated

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. [147]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

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Salem, S.M. and El Gammal, El Sayed Ahmed (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].


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