Adrar Des Iforas

Adrar Des Iforas

 

plateau in the southern Sahara, in Mali. The plateau is composed of ancient granites. Average elevation is 700 m (highest elevation, up to 1000 m). The valleys, or wadis, which contain ground waters, are covered with drought-resisting grasses; in the water-catching mountain craters and downstream areas there are savannas. The summits are covered by mountainous deserts. The inhabitants of Adrar raise camels and zebus and grow wheat, tobacco, peppers, and onions in the rare oases. A caravan road from Algeria to Mali passes through Adrar.

L. A. MIKHAILOVA

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They are located in the Adrar des Iforas on the western side of the Trans-Sahara highway which connects Oran, Algeria on the Mediterranean coast with Gao on the Niger River to the south.
The southern extensions of the Amesmessa structure pass into the Mali side of the Adrar des Iforas roughly 160 kilometers eastwards of the In Darset and Anefis permits, but the structural settings of the eastern and western sides is essentially similar.