Alkaline Rocks and Carbonatites of the World

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Eritrea

Eritrea

Having only comparatively recently gained independence most accounts of Eritrean geology will be found under 'Ethiopia'. Thus, Mohr's "The geology of Ethiopia" (1962) covers Eritrea and the most useful geology map is probably the 'Geological map of Ethiopia and Somalia' on a scale of 1:2,000,000 with its accompanying general description (Merla et al., 1979). Most of the country is underlain by Precambrian metamorphic rocks but in the southeast it extends into the Afar Depression so that the volcanoes of Jalua and Alid, lying at the northern end of the Danakil Depression, comprise a small part of the huge Afar igneous province which is mainly in Ethiopia and Djibuti.

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