A preliminary Geological and Generalized Stratigraphy of Western Margin of Northern Afar Depression, Dallol Area, Northern Ethiopia

  • Miruts Hagos
  • Bheemalingeswara Konka
  • Jemal Ahmed


The western margin of northern Afar Depression constitutes various rock units of Neoproterozoic basement complex, Paleozoic to Mesozoic sedimentary successions and the Oligocene to present volcano-sedimentary sequences. As part of a reconnaissance survey for mineral resources in selected districts of Afar region, a geological and structural map of Dallol area has been produced with the help of the Landsat Thematic Mapper Plus imagery at a scale of 1:100,000 and a simplified stratigraphy is constructed for the western rift margin, Dallol area.

Keywords: Geology, Stratigraphy, Western Rift Margin, Dallol, Northern Afar Depression, Ethiopia.


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