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Mutrah Geotrail West

The mountains here are made of ophiolite, a rock which developed out of magma from beneath the ocean floor. It contains minerals like chrome and copper, ores which have been mined in Oman for thousands of years.

These ophiolites have traveled hundreds of kilometers from deep beneath the ocean to the Arabian continent. They are considered to be one of the most unique outcrops of this type in the world.

 

Trekkers please note: The section of trail between this geosite and the Port View geosite is currently under maintenance and not accessible. However the site can be reached via either Riyam Park or Capital Area Trek C38. Details available from http://www.trekkingoman.com/content/tio_c38.html


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