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AAPG Bulletin


Volume: 57 (1973)

Issue: 4. (April)

First Page: 741

Last Page: 745

Title: Nubia Sandstone: Type Section: GEOLOGICAL NOTES

Author(s): Bahay Issawi (2)


A total of 154.7 m of clastic rocks described herein from Bargat El Shab area in southwestern Egypt is considered a type section for the Nubia Sandstone. The section is divided into three members: Shab, Quseir, and Taref. At the type locality a fossiliferous Paleocene limestone unit marks the top of the Nubia Sandstone and a Precambrian granite is at the base. The age of the Nubia Sandstone ranges from pre-Maestrichtian to Paleocene.

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