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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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.