Petrogenesis and Tectonic Implications of Wadi Sikait-Abu Resheid area

Mayada Alaa Nabih Eldeeb (a master student at Tanta University, Egypt) studies the petrogenesis and the tectonic evolution of Wadi Sikait-Abu Resheid area, South Eastern Desert, Egypt using geochemistry of igneous rocks, mineralogy and pressure-temperature-deformation evolution of metamorphic rocks.

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Wadi Sikait-Abu Resheid area locates in the south-eastern section of Migif Hafafit gneissic complex of the Egyptian Eastern Desert. The complex is an ideal case area to study the exhumation mechanism of the high-grade metamorphic rocks. The association of different phases of igneous rocks (i.e., pre-, syn- and post-tectonic granite) makes the study area one of the best locations in the Arabian-Nubian Shield to study the magma generation as a response of metamorphic and tectonic processes.

The area has a complicated tectonic evolution of several deformation phases. Mayada will study them in detail based on field evidence. The first field work in the area by Mayada was in 31 of January 2021.

The work is under the supervision of M. Ghoneim, M. Abu-Anber, A. Hassan and T. Abu-Alam.

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