A photo taken at an elevation of 6000′ near the lesser peak of Jabal Maqla, about 5.5 miles SSE of the peak of Jabal al Lawz. The black rock is ancient Precambrian volcanic basalt. The light rock in the foreground is white marble, which was quarried from this spot in antiquity. The rock below these strata is the ambient salmon-colored granite (author’s photo).
The author’s 2016 book entitled Fire on the Mountain: Geography, Geology & Theophany at Jabal al Lawz, delves deeply into this topic.
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