Oman Mountains

Oman Mountains

 

mountains in the eastern part of the Arabian Peninsula, chiefly in Oman. They extend for more than 600 km along the coast of the Gulf of Oman. The highest peak is Jabal al-Sham (3,019 m) in the Jabal al-Akhdar. The mountains are composed chiefly of limestone, basalt, and serpentinite. At the foot of the mountains in the southwest and west and in the foothills are tropical deserts. The slopes are covered with savanna; in the southeast the higher slopes support tropical monsoon forests. Meadows are found in the upper mountain zone. Wheat, corn, bananas, and dates are raised in the oases.

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A hiker who died in the Oman mountains after breaking off from her climbing group had gone off to find water when their supplies ran dangerously low, her sister has said.
During the Late Miocene and Pliocene, the Alpine Orogeny produced the Zagros and Oman mountains, creating the structural framework seen today.
The emirate has three distinct land areas: Ajman metropolitan city overlooking the Arabian Gulf, Manama agricultural area located approximately 60km to the east and Masfut agricultural area lying in the Northern Oman Mountains, which is 110km to the southeast of Ajman city.
The 330km Al Buraimi Sinaw stretch, which runs behind the North Oman mountains, is a recent addition to the national rail network.
The majority of convective clouds develop over the Oman mountains, southeast of Al Ain, and northward though they are relatively short-lived.
Al-Ain city is one of the largest and ancient oases of the Arabian Peninsula, due to the underground fresh water supply which derived from the Oman Mountains to the east.
A number of academics, researchers and scholars interested in Geology of the Arabian Plate and the Oman Mountains from inside and outside the Sultanate will participate in the conference.
The north-east is occupied by the Oman mountains, a complex of igneous and metamorphic rocks emplaced by south-westerly directed thrusting in late Cretaceous times.
Some dunes in the Wahiba Sands stand 70 m tall, and others stretch as far as 100 km in a north-south direction--from the southern Omani coastline to the base of the Oman Mountains.
This work focused on the primary extraction of copper in the Oman mountains, and has provided evidence of large-scale copper production from the 3rd millennium BC onwards (Hauptmann 1985: 114).
As for the industrial minerals, the directorate-general has finalised the prospecting studies of projects related to industrial minerals such as marble in north Oman mountains and studying four promising sites of white cement raw material.
Muscat: The opening ceremony of the International Conference on Geology of Arabian Plate and Oman Mountains, organised by the Earth Sciences Department of the College of Science at SQU, was held yesterday under the patronage of Dr.

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