Jebel Ghawil

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Jebel Ghawil
Village and mountain
Jebel Ghawil is located in Oman
Jebel Ghawil
Jebel Ghawil
Location in Oman
Coordinates: 24°34′N 56°01′E / 24.567°N 56.017°E / 24.567; 56.017Coordinates: 24°34′N 56°01′E / 24.567°N 56.017°E / 24.567; 56.017
Country  Oman
Region Al Buraimi Governorate
Time zone Oman Standard Time (UTC+4)

Jebel Ghawil or Jabal Ghawil is a village[citation needed] and a mountain in Al Buraimi Governorate, in northeastern Oman. The village lies northwest of Abud. Geologically Jebel Ghawil constitutes a formation with Jebel Suweini.[1] It consists of Triassic limestone, which is said to be "underlain by a thick sequence of pillow lavas, which are partly imbricated with cherts".[2] There are three sills intruded into basaltic lavas and tuffs dated to the late Triassic and its sills reportedly give K-Ar ages on separated biotites of 93-4 ±4Ma.[3]


  1. ^ Alan E. M. Nairn; Luc-Emmanuel Ricou; Bruno Vrielynck; Jean Dercourt (31 August 1996). The Ocean Basins and Margins: The Tethys Ocean. Plenum Press. ISBN 978-0-306-45156-0. Retrieved 11 May 2011. 
  2. ^ Glennie, K. W. (1974). Geology of the Oman Mountains. Retrieved 11 May 2011. 
  3. ^ Mineralogical Society (Great Britain) (1984). Mineralogical magazine. Mineralogical Society. Retrieved 11 May 2011.