Wadi al Shatii District
|Wadi al Shatii (وادي الشاطئ)|
|Area||97,160 km2 (37,514 sq mi) |
|Population||78,532 (2006) |
|Density||1/km2 (3/sq mi)|
- Nalut - northwest
- Jabal al Gharbi - north
- Jufra - east
- Sabha - southeast
- Wadi al Hayaa - south
- Ghat - southwest
Wadi al Shati District is named after the depression (former lakebed) of the same name, Wadi Ashati. The depression extends east from the town of Ashkeda to the town of Ideary on the west, a distance of about 140 kilometers.
In 1943, very large, but low grade, sedimentary iron-ore deposits were discovered in the Wadi al Shatii District near Brak. Economically, it is only suitable for strip mining. There are also potential economic manganese deposits in the same area. The manganese occurs in lens or veinlets (up to 23% Mg) in the sandstones associated with the iron ore. Millet is the primary agricultural export from the valley.
- before 2007 administrative reorganization
- "Districts of Libya". statoids.com. Retrieved 27 October 2009.
- Mobbs, Philip M.(2000) "The Mineral Industry of Libya" U.S. Geological Survey Minerals Yearbook — 2000 United States Geological Survey
- Goudarzi, Gus H., (1970) Geology and Mineral Resources of Libya — A Reconnaissance U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 660, Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., pp. 2, 57, 63-69, OCLC 88823
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