Geology of the Al Hamra 1:100 000 map sheet, 100-14, United Arab Emirates

Merritt, J.W.; Farrant, A.R.; Merritt, J.E.; Jordan, C.J.; Price, S.; Leslie, A.. 2012 Geology of the Al Hamra 1:100 000 map sheet, 100-14, United Arab Emirates. Nottingham, UK, British Geological Survey, 30pp.

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This Sheet Description describes the Quaternary geology of the Al Hamra 1:100 000 scale geological map. About 70 observation points were made throughout the Al Hamra district, which covers 2500 km2 of country in the south-east corner of the UAE. No pre-Quaternary bedrock exposures were identified in the district, which contains a variety of active, aeolian sand deposits in different morphological forms, including fields of high barchans, sand sheets and low dunes. High dune ridges separated by elongate sabkha pans extend a few kilometres westwards across the eastern boundary of the sheet. Madinat Zayed Formation (MZ) aeolianites crop-out within small, deep interdune hollows within the extensive sand sea that dominates most of the district. The area has no known economic mineral deposits.

Item Type: Publication - Book
Programmes: BGS Programmes 2010 > BGS Corporate
ISBN: 9780852727249
Funders/Sponsors: Ministry of Energy United Arab Emirates
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NORA Subject Terms: Earth Sciences
Date made live: 01 Aug 2012 13:42

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