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halokinetic potash-bearing salt Potash resource, 9 of 22 in Egypt country (in Africa)
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|Site type||drill hole|
|Deposit type||halokinetic potash-bearing salt|
|Evaporite basin||Red Sea|
|Basin type||marine rift basin|
|Geologic unit||Zeit Fm and (or) South Gharib Fm|
|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 unit||32.9154, 28.7246|
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|Average grade||27.6 (South Gharib Fm)% K2O|
|Comments||Located offshore in the Red Sea.|
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.