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
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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