Geochemical and Geophysical Evolution of Regional Mantle Flow Beneath Volcanic Harrats in the West Arabian Shield (Saudi Arabia)

  • Abdullah AlamriEmail author
  • Robert Duncan
  • Adam Kent
  • Fouzan Alfouzan
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In this study, three field programs have been conducted to determine the distribution and structure of volcanic landforms (lava flows, cinder cones, eruptive centers), and collect samples for analytical studies (age determination, mineral and whole composition, isotope geochemistry). The first expedition was to Harrat Lunayyir, where recent seismic activity has indicated the possibility for developing new volcanic systems. The second expedition targeted Harrat Hutaymah, as a remarkable area for providing an extraordinary range of mantle and crustal xenoliths, which are rock fragments carried up from great depths (40–70 km) by magmas that fed lava flows and cinder cones.


Geochemical Geophysical evolution Regional mantle Harrats Western Arabian shield 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Abdullah Alamri
    • 1
    Email author
  • Robert Duncan
    • 2
  • Adam Kent
    • 2
  • Fouzan Alfouzan
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Geology and GeophysicsKing Saud UniversityRiyadhSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric SciencesOregon State UniversityCorvallisUSA
  3. 3.KACSTNational Center for Oil and Gas TechnologyRiyadhSaudi Arabia

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