Aïr Massif

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Aïr Massif

or

Aïr Mountains,

Africa: see SaharaSahara
[Arab.,=desert], world's largest desert, c.3,500,000 sq mi (9,065,000 sq km), N Africa; the western part of a great arid zone that continues into SW Asia. Extending more than 3,000 mi (4,830 km), from the Atlantic Ocean to the Red Sea, the Sahara is bounded on the N by
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On the last and most fulfilling of these journeys I set out from the oasis of Iferouane in the north of the Air massif in Niger and rode for a month through deep sandy wadis and over rocky escarpments out to the edge of the great Tenere Desert, one of the hottest and most hostile deserts in the world.
Niger's identified uranium reserves are in the Agadez Basin, a vast sedimentary structure extending west of the Air Massif. Operating uranium mines are near the town of Arlit, isolated in the Sahara 250 km north-west of Agadez.
Exploration continues between Arlit and the Air Massif.