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Al Bahr al Ahmar, Eastern Desert, Red Sea, Egypti
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Al Bahr al Ahmar- not defined -
Eastern DesertDesert
Red SeaGovernorate
EgyptCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 26° 6' 45'' North , 34° 16' 36'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 26.11266,34.27689
GeoHash:G#: su8kecxtj
Köppen climate type:BWh : Hot deserts climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Al Quşayr24,653 (2018)0.9km


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African PlateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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5 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Anhydrite
Formula: CaSO4
Reference: Schnellmann, G.A. (1959) Formation of sulfur by reduction of anhydrite at Ras Gemsa, Egypt. Economic Geology: 54(5)(August, 1959): 889-894.
Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Habit: Eucrystalline rosettes
Reference: Schnellmann, G.A. (1959) Formation of sulfur by reduction of anhydrite at Ras Gemsa, Egypt. Economic Geology: 54(5)(August, 1959): 889-894.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Youssef, E.L. & Sayed, A.A. (1988) Journal of the Japan Association of Mineralogists, Petrologists and Economic Geologists, 83, 296-307.
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Youssef, E.L. & Sayed, A.A. (1988) Journal of the Japan Association of Mineralogists, Petrologists and Economic Geologists, 83, 296-307.
Sulphur
Formula: S8
Description: Occurs in cavities in anhydritic dolomite.
Reference: Youssef, E.L. & Sayed, A.A. (1988) Journal of the Japan Association of Mineralogists, Petrologists and Economic Geologists, 83, 296-307.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Sulphur1.CC.05S8
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Aragonite5.AB.15CaCO3
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anhydrite7.AD.30CaSO4

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Sulphur1.3.5.1S8
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anhydrite28.3.2.1CaSO4
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Aragonite-CaCO3

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C AragoniteCaCO3
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O AnhydriteCaSO4
O AragoniteCaCO3
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
SSulfur
S SulphurS8
S AnhydriteCaSO4
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca AnhydriteCaSO4
Ca AragoniteCaCO3

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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Quaternary
0 - 2.588 Ma



ID: 3306573

Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary

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

Stenian - Ectasian
1000 - 1400 Ma



ID: 3184746
Mesoproterozoic volcanic and intrusive rocks

Age: Mesoproterozoic (1000 - 1400 Ma)

Lithology: Mafic-intermediate undivided volcanic rocks

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]

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