Doros Complex

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Doros Complex
Doros Complex is located in Namibia
Doros Complex
Doros Complex
Location of Doros Complex in Namibia
Highest point
Coordinates 20°44′42″S 14°17′59″E / 20.74500°S 14.29972°E / -20.74500; 14.29972Coordinates: 20°44′42″S 14°17′59″E / 20.74500°S 14.29972°E / -20.74500; 14.29972
Geography
Location Kunene, Namibia

Doros Complex is a differentiated igneous intrusion in the Damaraland region of Namibia. It lies to the northwest of the country's highest peak, Brandberg Mountain. It is regarded as one of the finest and best viewed examples of a differentiated complex in Southern Africa.

The gabbroic lopolith intrusion is about 17 km2 in area with a thickness of 500 m.[2] The Doros Complex has intruded sediments of the Karoo Sequence, from which it is separated by sharp contacts.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Doros Crater on Mindat.org
  2. ^ Owen–Smith, T. M., 2015, Geology of the Early Cretaceous Doros Layered Mafic Intrusion, Namibia, South African Journal of Geology, v. 118 no. 2 p. 185-211 abstract

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