Geology of Israel

Interesting Geological Field Trips

(taken from:"Israel Geological Society")

Major formations of Israel

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Region Author Field's Name Year Keywords
Hermon Aryeh Shimron Early Cretaceous Magmatism along the SE flanks of the Hermon Range 1989 Guvta eruptive breccia, basalt cones, diabase dykes, plung-like intrusion, Snaim tholeiitic diabase, Qala'at Nimrod, Newe Ativ, Sheikh Hazury, Yaafury diatreme pipe, Duvdvan junction, Heahzut Nimrod
Aryeh Shimron JurassicPark: Conjugate shear zones, thrusting, syntectonic veins, basaltic magmatism and hydrothermal dolomitization on the SE Hermon Range 1994 Newe Ativ outcrop, Green-gate shear zone, Guvta eruptive, Golany shear zone, Ma'ale Golany, "the orchad dyke", ya'afury diatreme
Golan Heights
Upper Galilee Francis Hirsch The Lower Cretaceous on both sides of the Rift Har Ramim (Qiriat Shmona)-Hermon 1997 Tayasir volcanics, Hatira formation, Nabi Said formation, Ein El Assad formation, Hidra formation, Rama formation, Yagur Formation, Geological park of Mazokei Ramim
Lower Galilee
Carmel and Plain of Manasseh
Sharon Plain
Judea and Samaria
Judean lowland
Jerusalem Hills
Judean Desert Yoseph Yechieli, Ittai Gavrieli Geohydrology of theDead SeaArea 1999 Fresh-saline water interface, Brines in the Dead Sea area, processes in the unsaturated zone, En Aslag, Wadi Zeelim, Shalem spa, Turiebe wells, Feshcha area, En Gedi
The Negev Ran Gerson, Sari Grossman Paleomorphology and Morphotectonics along the soutern Arava Valley 1985 Ma'ale Grofit,NehushtanValley,TimnaValley, Nahal Avrona,MountAmram, Nahal Shehoret
Emanuel Mazor Introdution to the Ramon National Geological Park 1998 Mizpe Ramon, montmorillonite ("bentonite") quarry, glauconitic bed, variegated sandstone, orange cuesta, basanite hill +548m, Brown Cuesta (Giv'ot Reved), the "Carpentry" hill +545m, basanite prisms at the foot of Mizpe Ramon, kaolinite quarries, Inmar formation, Ra'af pediment, "Chocolate" shale, flint clay pockets, bituminous limestone, laccolith, gypsum quarry, Mishhor wells, Giv'at Harut, Nahal Ardon dikes
Eilat Mountains Aryeh Shimron Orogenic Evolution of the Elat Massif 1990 Elat metamorphic complex, Elat schist, Taba gneiss, Sahmon metabasite, Elat granitic gneiss, metamorphosed mafic dykes, "Mount Everest"
Sergiu Peltz, Moshe Eyal Lithology, Structure and Volcanic Evolution of the Ramat Yotam Caldera. Elat, southernIsrael. 1996 Ring fault zone, Shelomo Tuff member, Garof tuff member, Alteration of the tuffs, hydrothermal alterations, perlitic ash-flow tuff
A.Mushkin, Oded Navon, M.Stein, L.Halicz The Geological History of Amram Massif, southernIsrael 2001 Amram Rhyolite, Uunconformity Plain, Alkali Granite, Mafic Dikes, Quartz Syenite, Amram Monzonite, Cambrian Sandstone
Sinai Peninsula Yehuda Eyal The Geology of the Wadi Twaiba Wadi Um-Mara block NE Sinai 1982 Wadi magrish migmatite, wadi um-mara synplutonic dikes, wadi twaiba, fiord gneiss,
Arieh Shimron The Precambrien Geology of the Eastern Wadi Watir and Ein Furtaga Areas 1982 Neviot, Nuweiba, Elat Group, Feriran Group, Kid Group, Kid Group, Sa'al Group
Tuvia Weissbrod The Paleo-Mesozoic Sequence ("Nubian Sandstone") of South-Eastern Sinai: Background notes to Excursion 1982 Netafim formation, Amir formation, Hatira formation
Transjordan
Geographic Regions of Israel

Geographic Regions of Israel

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