|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||20° 25' 40'' North , 15° 29' 30'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||20.42780,-15.49170|
|Köppen climate type:||BWh : Hot deserts climate|
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Regions containing this locality
|African Plate||Tectonic Plate|
|Sahara Desert, North Africa||Desert|
|West Africa||UN Subregion|
|Northwest Africa Meteorites||Meteorite Fall Location|
Select Mineral List TypeStandard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements
Commodity ListThis is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.
1 valid mineral.
Rock Types Recorded
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Detailed Mineral List:
| ⓘ Quartz|
Reference: Mauritanian Geological Survey (1995) database
List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification
|Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides|
List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification
|Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks|
|Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with  coordinated Si|
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
2500 - 2800 Ma
|Archean crystalline metamorphic rocks|
Age: Neoarchean (2500 - 2800 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.