Alkaline Rocks and Carbonatites of the World

Setup during HiTech AlkCarb: an online database of alkaline rock and carbonatite occurrences

Wadi Antar

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Occurrence number: 
049-00-025
Country: 
Egypt
Location: 
Longitude: 34.28, Latitude: 24.4
Carbonatite: 
No

A ring-dyke about 1 km in diameter, with other irregular intrusions inside it, occurs on the northern side of Wadi Antar cutting Nubian basalts and sandstones. The dykes are latites and syenite porphyries, but it is not clear from the description whether these are peralkaline.

References: 
EL RAMLY, M.F., BUDANOV, V.I. and HUSSEIN, A.A.A. 1971. The alkaline rocks of south-eastern Egypt. Geological Survey of Egypt, Paper, 53: 1-111.
Location: 
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