|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||18° 0' 59'' North , 43° 42' 4'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||18.01639,43.70111|
|Other regions containing this locality:||Arabian Peninsula|
|Köppen climate type:||BWh : Hot deserts climate|
VMS type deposit in the Tathlith-Najran belt, 80 km northwest of Najran.
A polymetallic deposit producing copper, zinc, gold and silver with a goal of 500,000 tons/year production of ore (1985).
Initial mining was 1200 years ago (malachite)
12 valid minerals.
Rock Types Recorded
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Entries shown in red are rocks recorded for this region.
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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|Permian - Carboniferous|
252.17 - 358.9 Ma
541 - 1000 Ma
|Neoproterozoic sedimentary rocks|
Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 Ma)
Lithology: Sedimentary 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.