Alkaline Rocks and Carbonatites of the World

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

Saba Syenite

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Occurrence number: 
054-00-003
Country: 
Ethiopia
Location: 
Longitude: 40.25, Latitude: 13.93
Carbonatite: 
No

Aegirine syenite and aegirine phonolite form small intrusions and sills.

Age: 
Tertiary.
References: 
ARKIN, Y., BEYTH, M., DOW, D.B., LEVITTE, D., TEMESGEN, H. and TSEGAYE, H. 1971. Geological map of Mekele sheet area ND 37-11 Tigre Province. 1:250,000. Ministry of Mines, Geological Survey of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa.
Location: 
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