Zeit Bay

halokinetic potash-bearing salt in Egypt

Geologic information

CountryEgypt
Location:33.4131, 27.9248
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Site typedrill hole
Deposit typehalokinetic potash-bearing salt
Evaporite basinRed Sea
Basin typemarine rift basin
Geologic unitZeit Fm and (or) South Gharib Fm
Age
Cenozoic
Neogene
Miocene
Minimum:Cenozoic-Neogene-Miocene
Maximum:Cenozoic-Neogene-Miocene
Commodities
Minerals
Potassium minerals:
Other minerals:
Lithology
Notes:Sylvite and polyhalite are present in the top salt of the younger Zeit Fm; lower South Gharib Fm contains a number of thick halite beds with significant potash intervals in the 5th and lower salt units; sylvinite and langbeinite are the primary minerals.
Geologic map unit33.4131, 27.9248
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Economic information

Average grade27.6 (South Gharib Fm)% K2O
Production
StatusNone

Reference information

References

Hassan, Fekri, and El-Dashlouty, Sayed, 1970, Miocene evaporites of the Gulf of Suez region and their significance: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 54, no. 9, p. 1686-1696.
Hite, R.J., and Wassef, A.S., 1983, Potential potash deposits in the Gulf of Suez, Egypt: Annals of the Geological Survey of Egypt, v. 13, p. 39-54.