OCCURRENCE OF BARITE MINERALIZATION IN BAHARIYA DEPRESSION, WESTERN DESERT, EGYPT
Y. S. Haroun, M. F. Raslan
Barite vein mineralization has been recorded South of Gebel El Haufhuf in the ground surface of El Bahariya depression, Western Desert of Egypt. The barite veins that trend in different directions are actually associated with major fold and fault structures that are retricted to the oldest sandstone rock of the Sabaya Formation. Some of these veins attain more than 7m length and a width ranging between 0.5 and up to 4m. The discovered barite veins are exclusively composed of barite and quartz with barite attaining 56% by weight. Besides the genetic aspects of the studied mineralization, the degree of liberation have been discussed.