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Cone-in-cone structure from the <b>Muwaqqar</b> <b>Formation</b>, Jordan. (a) Core photo....
Published: 22 September 2016
Figure 3. Cone-in-cone structure from the Muwaqqar Formation, Jordan. (a) Core photo. (b) Thin section scan. White dashed lines mark sub-vertical fractures, roughly 100 μm wide. Layer-parallel bands are more transparent at this scale because they contain less host sediment and more calcite
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The <b>Muwaqqar</b> <b>Formation</b> in the Sultani oil shale area.    (a) Columnar secti...
in > GeoArabia
Published: 01 April 2009
Figure 11: The Muwaqqar Formation in the Sultani oil shale area. (a) Columnar section through the Muwaqqar Formation; the oil-shale section sampled during this study is indicated by the vertical bar in Figures 11a , b (modified after Abu Qudaira, 1996). A tentative position for MFS K180
Journal Article
Journal: GeoArabia
Publisher: Gulf Petrolink
Published: 01 April 2009
GeoArabia (2009) 14 (2): 101–140.
...Figure 11: The Muwaqqar Formation in the Sultani oil shale area. (a) Columnar section through the Muwaqqar Formation; the oil-shale section sampled during this study is indicated by the vertical bar in Figures 11a , b (modified after Abu Qudaira, 1996). A tentative position for MFS K180...
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BSE images of bituminous phosphatic chalk (oil-shale) of the lower <b>Muwaqqar</b>...
Published: 01 January 2016
Figure 3 BSE images of bituminous phosphatic chalk (oil-shale) of the lower Muwaqqar Chalk Marl Formation. ( a ) biomicritic matrix with Cd-rich wurtzite and framboidal pyrite; ( b ) batch of diatom frustules and radiolaria spicules (opal-CT), with micrometer platy Cd-rich wurtzite crystallites
Journal Article
Published: 01 January 2016
American Mineralogist (2016) 101 (1): 146–160.
...Figure 3 BSE images of bituminous phosphatic chalk (oil-shale) of the lower Muwaqqar Chalk Marl Formation. ( a ) biomicritic matrix with Cd-rich wurtzite and framboidal pyrite; ( b ) batch of diatom frustules and radiolaria spicules (opal-CT), with micrometer platy Cd-rich wurtzite crystallites...
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Journal Article
Published: 20 April 2018
Journal of Foraminiferal Research (2018) 48 (2): 100–120.
... of latest Paleocene and earliest Eocene age were encountered in proximal (core OS–01) and distal (core OS–28) sites. Lithologically, the investigated sequence consists of marls, shales, and limestones attributed to the Muwaqqar Chalk-Marl Formation and the Um Rijam Chert Limestone Formation. The δ 13 C org...
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Journal Article
Published: 08 July 2015
The Canadian Mineralogist (2015) 53 (1): 61–82.
... metamorphism of U-rich bituminous calcareous sediments (oil shales of the Maastrichtian-Paleocene Muwaqqar Chalk Marl Formation, Belqa Group). Numerous pseudomorphs after cracked and hydrated calcium uranate grains with a wide range of impurities (Si, Fe, Al, and F) may be due to chemical weathering...
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Series: AAPG Memoir, AAPG Memoir
Published: 01 January 2014
DOI: 10.1306/13431858M1063607
EISBN: 9781629812663
... in the country concentrates on Maastrichtian oil shale exploration in central Jordan, where the world’s fourth largest oil shale reserves are located. Organic richness in the Muwaqqar Chalk Marl Formation partly exceeds 20%. Besides traditional open pit mining, modern in situ oil generating techniques could...
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(a) Location of the core site. Flood basalts and major faults from Beydoun,...
Published: 22 September 2016
. The cone-in-cone layer is within the Muwaqqar Formation. (c) Schematic burial history curve for the cone-in-cone sample studied.
Book Chapter

Series: AAPG Memoir, AAPG Memoir
Published: 01 January 2014
DOI: 10.1036/13431863M1063618
EISBN: 9781629812663
... for many formations. One effect of the surface relief of Iraq is the flow of groundwater deeply within the sediments of the Mesopotamian foredeep, from the somewhat higher Arabian platform in western and southern Iraq, as well as within synclines in the Kirkuk embayment of the Zagros foldbelt. Freshwater...
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Journal Article
Published: 01 March 2020
American Mineralogist (2020) 105 (3): 409–421.
... locality—Siwaqa area, where the mineral was found. Siwaqaite new mineral ettringite group crystal structure Raman FTIR Daba-Siwaqa Jordan The study area is located within a lithostratigraphical Maastrichtian to Paleocene unit known as the Muwaqqar Chalk-Marl Formation that is a part...
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Journal Article
Published: 01 May 2019
European Journal of Mineralogy (2019) 31 (3): 575–584.
... boundary of two lithological units, the Umm Rijam and Muwaqqar Chalk-Marl Formations combined in the Belga Group ( Barijous, 1985 ; Ziegler, 2001 ; Powell & Moh’d, 2011 ; Khoury et al. , 2014 ; Abzalov et al. , 2015 ; Alqudah et al. , 2015 ; Sokol et al. , 2017 ). The Eocene Umm Rijam...
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(A) Map of Jordan showing locations of cored boreholes. Red arrowed line is...
in > Geology
Published: 18 March 2020
in red) of vertical distribution of bitumen veins against three lithological units. Note the clustering of bitumen veins at the bottom of the section. AHP—Al-Hisa Phosphorite Formation; MCM—Muwaqqar Chalk Marl Formation; URC—Umm Rijam Chert Limestone Formation.
Journal Article
Published: 01 April 2021
American Mineralogist (2021) 106 (4): 641–649.
... formation in central Jordan represented by bituminous marls and limestone containing phosphorite intercalations ( Khoury et al. 2016 ; Khoury 2020 ). The Muwaqqar formation is underlain by phosphorites of the Amman formation ( Abed et al. 2016 ; Khoury 2020 ). Apatite enrichment of certain layers...
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Journal Article
Published: 22 September 2016
Geological Magazine (2018) 155 (3): 568–585.
...Figure 3. Cone-in-cone structure from the Muwaqqar Formation, Jordan. (a) Core photo. (b) Thin section scan. White dashed lines mark sub-vertical fractures, roughly 100 μm wide. Layer-parallel bands are more transparent at this scale because they contain less host sediment and more calcite...
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Journal Article
Published: 01 February 2000
Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology (2000) 33 (1): 87–96.
... and relatively high permeability. The overlying Muwaqqar formation (B3) aquitard is dominated by marl, typically bituminous, chalky marl and chalky limestone. Lisan marls are present in the area of the Ibn Hammad, Karak and Isal wadis. They are restricted to the rift area and are composed of clay...
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Journal Article
Published: 01 January 2003
Micropaleontology (2003) 49 (2): 189–195.
... of the Muwaqqar Formation, consisting of hemipelagic marls and chalks. The lowermost Paleocene planktic foraminiferal zones P0 to P1a appear to be missing (pers. commun. with E. Guasti, 2002). The uppermost Maastrichtian, nevertheless, appears to be biostratigraphically complete as indicated by the presence...
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Journal Article
Journal: Geology
Published: 18 March 2020
Geology (2020) 48 (5): 483–487.
... in red) of vertical distribution of bitumen veins against three lithological units. Note the clustering of bitumen veins at the bottom of the section. AHP—Al-Hisa Phosphorite Formation; MCM—Muwaqqar Chalk Marl Formation; URC—Umm Rijam Chert Limestone Formation. ...
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Journal Article
Journal: Geophysics
Published: 04 February 2013
Geophysics (2013) 78 (2): B89–B101.
... limestone (URC), whereas the URC aquifer is bounded in some places by aquiclude formations; the Azraq formation (AQ) at the top and the Muwaqqar formation (MCM) at the bottom. This is not consistent with previous reports that suggest the URC aquifer is always an unconfined aquifer. The groundwater analysis...
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Journal Article
Journal: GeoArabia
Publisher: Gulf Petrolink
Published: 01 January 2014
GeoArabia (2014) 19 (1): 117–140.
.... Little is known about the age and depositional paleoenvironment of these oil shales. Previous studies have commonly related them to the Muwaqqar Chalk Marl Formation (MCM) ( Bender, 1975 ; Powell, 1989 ; Mihdawi and Mustafa, 2007 ) with ages ranging from Campanian to Paleocene ( Bender, 1975 ; Yassini...
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