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).
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