Publications by  N. Brügge 


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Norbert Brügge,  Germany


Libya 1997

Namibia 1998

Algeria 1999

Niger 2000

Altiplano/Chile 2002

Libya 2005

Algeria 2007



The Gilf Kebir in Egypt is one of the best "martian" landscapes on the earth
-- Some of my photos from long-way tours in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2010 --

Southern edge of the Gilf Kebir Plateau. Source: NASA


 Here the routes of my long-way tours and some pictures of it

2002 and 2003


2006 2010



Some remarks and analyses to found geological structures and phenomena

The Libyan Desert Glass and its relationships


Origin of Libyan Desert Glass (LDG)

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Archean Basement outcrops of East Sahara Ghost Craton in the Western Desert (Uweinat-Howar Uplift)

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Clayton Craters and other crater-like structures in Egypt and Libya

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"Hypatia" -- Extra-terrestral material in the Egyptian desert ?


Basalt-boulders with included Silica at Gilf Kebir


Origin of the Qaret-el-Hanash structure (LDG area)


The Jasper Mountain (Gilf Kebir Crater Field)


Origin of Dakhla Glass (DG)


Genesis of the purple and white layers in western part of the Gilf Kebir (Egypt/Libya)


Photo Gallery - Hydro- and subvolcanic structures in the Western Desert (Egyt, Libya, Sudan)


"Crater Kebira" (Egypt)

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Geology of Gilf Kebir (Western Desert)


Structure and Geology of Gilf Kebir in the southwestern corner of Egypt

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Some images from Carboniferous layers in the Wadi Talh area (Gilf Kebir)


Origin of the structure "Eight Bells" (Gilf Kebir)


The Jabal Asba and surrounding in Libya


The geological position of the layers in pharaonic "Ochre Quarries" (Western Desert, Egypt)


Shatter-Cone like structures in Gilf Kebir Crater Field (GKCF)


Geology of Jebel Uweinat (Western Desert)


Structure and Geology of Jebel Uweinat in the three country triangle Egypt-Sudan-Libya

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Classification of granitic intrusions on the Uweinat-Howar Uplift


Mysterious columnar sandstone structures in the Jebel Uweinat (Egypt/Sudan)


Holocene post-volcanic spring deposits in the Jebel Uweinat ?


New granitic ring-dyke intrusion was found (Jebel Uweinat)




Permo-Carboniferous plant-remains in Northeast Africa


Fossil plant imprints in the Western Desert (Gilf Kebir, Jebel Uweinat)


Genesis and distribution of the Gilf Kebir Formation in the southwestern desert of Egypt


Paleoweichselia halfa n.sp. - a new species in Carboniferous layers from Wadi Halfa (Sudan) and SW-Egypt (Gilf Kebir)                       +PDF




Are volcanic glasses and tektites of the same origin ?

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Subvolcanic and hydrothermal activities in the Bahariya Depression (Egypt)


The so-called impact craters in Mauritania: Aouelloul, Temimichat and Tenoumer (+ the enigma of Guelb-er-Richat)


The Crystal Mountain in Egypt


The flood basalts of Widan el Faras (Egypt)


The Kamil Meteor Crater (Gilf Kebir region, Egypt)


Silurian layers at Jabal Bzimah (Libya)


Craters nearby flood basalts in centrally Libya


Origin of date palms in the Jebel Uweinat