|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||23° 10' 55'' North , 9° 52' 46'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||23.18200,-9.87964|
|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|
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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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2050 - 2300 Ma
Age: Rhyacian (2050 - 2300 Ma)
Reference: Thiéblemont, D. (ed.). New edition of the 1:10,000,000 geological map of Africa. CGMW-BRGM. 
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.