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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


 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-shaped structures in Egypt and Libya

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

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Carbon and Diamonds in the LDG, other glassy melts and breccias in the Silica-strewnfield


Diamond-bearing Kimberlite pipes in the Western Desert of Egypt (Gilf Kebir region)

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Some petrographic anomalies with relations to the Silica strewnfield


The Jasper Mountain (Gilf Kebir Crater Field)


Origin of Dakhla Glass (DG)


Organic remains in the Libyan Desert Glass ?


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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GSS Crater "El-Baz" (Egypt)


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)


Unique hydro-volcanic organ pipes in  the Gilf Kebir Crater Field


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)


Mysterious concretions in Paleozoic layers on the Northern Plateau


"Ain Murr" -- Am active hydrotherm in the Sudanese part of Jebel Uweinat


Holocene post-volcanic spring deposits in the Jebel Uweinat ?


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


Paleobotany & Trace-fossiles


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


Marine trace-fossils in the Gilf Kebir/Jebel Uweinat area




Actual origin of travertine in the Tassili, Tadrart and Acacus Mts. (Algeria/Libya)


Subvolcanic and hydrothermal activities in the Bahariya Depression (Egypt)


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)


Volcano Wau-en-Namus in context with Al-Haruj flood basalts (Libya)


Origin of endemic date palms in the Jebel Uweinat