Geochemistry of sandstones from the Pliocene Gabir Formation, north Marsa Alam, Red Sea, Egypt: Implication for provenance, weathering and tectonic setting
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Highlights•The study deals with geochemistry and tectonic provenance of the Gabir sandstones.•Proterozoic granites, metagabbros and metavolcanics are the sources.•They were deposited in an active continental margin of a synrift basin.•CIA values indicate low to moderate weathering, in cold and/or arid climate.•Also, their deposition constrained the beginning of the faulting.

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