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Fire on the Mountain (Comment)

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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.