Alkaline Rocks and Carbonatites of the World

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

Amreit (Amreit-Akab El Nugum)


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Longitude: 34.62, Latitude: 23.23

The Amreit complex (Robertson et al., 1990) comprises peralkaline granite and quartz syenite at Gebel Amreit and, to the south, granite and gabbro at Gebel Akab El Nugum. These rocks are intruded into late Proterozoic volcanic, ophiolitic and plutonic calc-alkaline igneous rocks and cross-cut Nubian sandstone. The granite contains arfvedsonite (Robertson et al., 1990) and grades into syenite and quartz syenite in which an unspecified amphibole is described as the sole mafic mineral. However, Romani et al. (1990) describe the syenite as containing up to 15% pyroxene, although again its nature is not specified.


ROBERTSON, S., O’CONNOR, E.A. and NASR, B.B. 1990. The Amreit-Akab el Nugum alkali granite-gabbro complex, Southeastern Desert, Egypt. Occasional Publication, International Center for Training and Exchanges in the Geosciences, 1990/22: 181-4.ROMANI, R.F., O’CONNOR, E.A., JOHNSTON, T.P., OMAR, M.E.D. and MOHAMED, G. 1990. The Amreit granitoid complex: a re-appraisal of Phanerozoic intrusives in the Bernice District, Southeastern Desert, Egypt. Annals of the Geological Survey of Egypt, 16: 97-101.

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