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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2015/02/01 Full-length article DOI: 10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2014.10.016
Journal: Journal of African Earth Sciences
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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