publication . Article . 1993

Geologic setting of the St. Catherine basement rocks, Sinai, Egypt

Abdel Maksoud, M. A. [محمد علي عبدالمقصود]; Khalek, M. L. Abdel; Oweiss, K. A.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 1993
  • Publisher: Qatar University
  • Country: Qatar
St. Catherine area, some 900 km in size, is dominated by basement rocks Encompassing old continental gneisses, metasediments, greenstone belt, calc-alkaline granites (G-II-granites), rift-related volcanics (RV), and anorogenic within plate granites (G-III-granites). The greenstone belt is composed of subduction-related volcanics (SV) intercalated with metasediments. These volcanics split into older group (moderately metamorphosed) and younger group (slightly metamorphosed). The calc-alkaline granites were formed during collision and partial melting of the lower crust. Probably mantle materials were incorporated in the melt. The rift-related volcanics (RV), and t...
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