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Lithostratigraphy of the Hammamat–Um Seleimat District, Eastern Desert, Egypt

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DETAILED mapping of the Hammamat–Ura Seleimat district (1,145 km2, scale 1 : 40,000 and 1 : 20,000) along the Qift–Quseir road, leading from the Nile Valley to the Red Sea (Fig. 1), has now revealed the most complete succession of rock units yet known in the basement complex of the Eastern (Arabian) Desert of Egypt. The sequence of rock units is presented briefly in Table 1. The naming and subdivision of the Arabian Desert Supergroup and Hammamat Group comply with the Code of Stratigraphic Nomenclature.

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AKAAD, M., NOWEIR, A. Lithostratigraphy of the Hammamat–Um Seleimat District, Eastern Desert, Egypt. Nature 223, 284–285 (1969). https://doi.org/10.1038/223284a0

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