Miocene magmatism of Sinai related to the opening of the Red Sea

@inproceedings{Baldridge1991MioceneMO,
  title={Miocene magmatism of Sinai related to the opening of the Red Sea},
  author={W. Scott Baldridge and Yehuda Eyal and Yosef Bartov and Gideon Steinitz and Marek Eyal},
  year={1991}
}
Extension associated with the initial (early Miocene) stages of opening of the Red Sea resulted in intrusion of a widespread system of dikes and smaller bodies, primarily along the northeastern margin of the Red Sea/Gulf of Suez axis. Dikes, some up to more than 800 km in length, were emplaced dominantly parallel to the Red Sea/Gulf of Suez from the Sinai Peninsula to Yemen. Intrusive rocks are mainly basaltic in composition, but minor granophyres are also present. In the Sinai, this magmatic… CONTINUE READING