Nubian sandstone

Nubian sandstone
sandstone which contains a high percentage of iron oxide

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Chad Basin — The Chad Basin, also known as the Lake Chad Basin, is a large lowland area in north central Africa. In all directions from the center of this area the elevation changes are gentle. The Chad Basin is an endorheic (closed) basin its water does not… …   Wikipedia

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