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The Cambrian in Israel and Jordan-The Feather Edge of the Mediterranean Region

TitleThe Cambrian in Israel and Jordan-The Feather Edge of the Mediterranean Region
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsGeyer, G, Landing, E
EditorAcenolaza, GF, Peralta, S
Book TitleCambrian From the Southern Edge.
Series TitleMiscelanea
Series Volume6
Pagination98-101
PublisherInstituto Superior de Correlacion Geologica (INSUGEO), Universidad Nacional de Tucuman
KeywordsArabo-Nubian Shield, Cambrian, Israel, Jordan
Abstract

The Cambrian of Israel and Jordan belongs to the relatively poorly known regions of Cambrian rocks. The outcrops cover small areas in the southernmost part of Israel, from about 50 km north of Eilat to almost the Red Sea, and areas in the southwestem part of Jordan. The best outcrops are found in the Timna area of Israel, which includes the legendary copper mines of King Solomon, at the eastern shore of the Dead Sea, in the Petra area, and in the Wadi Ram region of Jordan. They belong to a thick blanket of Cambrian through Cretaceous clastics which drapes the northern margin of the Arabo-Nubian Shield and was formerly termed the "Nubian sandstone".

URLhttp://insugeo.org.ar/publicaciones/docs/misc-06-24.pdf