Middle East Countries with Uraniferous Phosphorite

  • Franz J. Dahlkamp
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The Late Cretaceous Mediterranean phosphorite belt, which extends from southwestern Turkey to Morocco, is represented by a number of minero-chemical uraniferous phosphorite deposits in Iraq, Israel, Jordan, and Syria. Published figures of phosphorite resources in these countries are often not clearly defined and/or in discord in various papers. The figures given below are estimates that may have changed since their publication. For precise data, the interested reader is therefore referred to the respective government authorities or phosphate mining companies.


Phosphorite Deposit Recoverable Resource Shale Horizon Small Bone Fragment Northern Negev Desert 
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References and Further Reading for Chapter 17 · Middle East Countries with Uraniferous Phosphorite

For details of publications see Bibliography

  1. Avital et al. 1983; Bartels and Gurr 1994; Bender et al. 1970; Cathcart 1978; De Voto and Stevens 1979; Krauss et al. 1984; Nathan and Shiloni 1976; Pool 1993; Reeves and Saadi 1971; Saadi and Shaaban 1981.Google Scholar

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  • Franz J. Dahlkamp
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  1. 1.Wachtberg b. BonnGermany

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