OJG  Vol.5 No.8 , August 2015
Petrology and Geochemical Characteristic of the Younger Gabbros of Wadi Shianite Area, Southeastern Desert, Egypt
Author(s) Magdy S. Basta
ABSTRACT
The present work is a petrological study of the gabbroic rocks of wadi Shianite Southeastern Desert of Egypt. Chemical analyses for major and trace elements showed that there are 3 main gabbro types. These are: 1) pyroxene hornblende gabbronorite; 2) hornblende gabbro; and 3) anorthosite. The opaque minerals study of the gabbroic rocks showed that they composed mainly of ilmenite, magnetite and sulphides. The present gabbroic rocks work are related to calc-alkaline magma type, similar to the younger gabbros in other areas in the Eastern Desert.

Cite this paper
Basta, M. (2015) Petrology and Geochemical Characteristic of the Younger Gabbros of Wadi Shianite Area, Southeastern Desert, Egypt. Open Journal of Geology, 5, 577-588. doi: 10.4236/ojg.2015.58052.
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