Kediet ej Jill

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Kediet ej Jill
Kediet Ijill satellite photo.png
Mt. Kediet ej Jill, Mauritania - seen from space
Elevation 915 m (3,002 ft)
Listing Country high point
Location
Kediet ej Jill is located in Mauritania
Kediet ej Jill
Kediet ej Jill
Location of Kediet ej Jill in Mauritania
Location Mauritania
Coordinates 22°32′25″N 12°35′22″W / 22.54028°N 12.58944°W / 22.54028; -12.58944Coordinates: 22°32′25″N 12°35′22″W / 22.54028°N 12.58944°W / 22.54028; -12.58944

Kediet ej Jill is a mountain in Tiris Zemmour, Mauritania, with the city of Zouérat on its east and Fderick at west. At 915 m (3,002 ft) tall, Kediet ej Jill is the highest peak in Mauritania.

The entire mountain is made of magnetite which gives its blue colour.[citation needed]

Due to the magnetic field, compasses cannot function on the mountain. That field has allowed to discover other deposits in the region (magnetite guelbs) in the 1960s.

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