Geological and radiological studies of the Mount Arafat, Mekkah, Saudi Arabia

@article{Qureshi2012GeologicalAR,
  title={Geological and radiological studies of the Mount Arafat, Mekkah, Saudi Arabia},
  author={A. A. Qureshi and A. Sultan and A. Rashid and M. Ali and A. Waheed and S. Manzoor and M. A. Baloch and Matiullah and S. Batool and H. A. Khan},
  journal={Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry},
  year={2012},
  volume={293},
  pages={955-963}
}
Mount Arafat is a sacred place for Muslims. It has been classified as a granodiorite rock which mainly consists of feldspar and quartz, muscovite, etc. During the Hajj and Umra, Muslims visit this holly place and stay there for some time. In order to study the geology and thermal history as well as to assess the radiological hazards due to the presence of primordial radionuclides, systematic studies using petrographic, fission track dating and γ-spectrometric (HPGe) techniques were carried out… Expand
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