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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 tours in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2010 --

Southern edge of the Gilf Kebir Plateau. Source: NASA


 Here the routes of my tours and some pictures of it

2002 and 2003


2006 2010



Some remarks and analyses to found geological structures and phenomena

Geological structures on the Howar-Uweinat Uplift in the Western Desert (Egypt/Sudan/Libya)


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

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


"Crater Kebira" (Egypt)

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


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


Subvolcanic and hydrothermal activities in the Bahariya Depression (Egypt)


The flood basalts of Widan el Faras (Egypt)


The Jasper Mountain (Gilf Kebir Crater Field)


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


Granitic intrusions on the Howar-Uweinat-Uplift


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


Origin of Libyan Desert Glass (LDG)                                                 Update 09.11.2016

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"Hypatia" -- Cometary material in the Egyptian desert ?                Update 17.12.2016


Origin of Dakhla Glass (DG)                                                                Update 05.10.2016

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The Crystal Mountain in Egypt


A not credible message about the discovery of cometary material in the Egyptian desert


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


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)       (Comes in a magazine)


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


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


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


Holocene post-volcanic spring deposits in the Jebel Uweinat ?


Silurian layers at Jabal Bzimah (Libya)


The Jabal Asba and surrounding in Libya


Craters nearby flood basalts in centrally Libya


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


Are volcanic glasses and tektites of the same origin ?

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The Kamil Meteor Crater (Gilf Kebir region, Egypt)


 The origin of date palms in the Jebel Uweinat (Sudan/Libya)  


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