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The stone Hammamat Breccia (also known as Fouakir Breccia or Green Antique Egyptian Breccia) is extracted from a remote Egyptian site recognised as the source of the earliest quarried decorative stone in the world - it lies between Luxor and the Red Sea.

 

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Hammamat Breccia

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Geology: Metasedimentary matrix supported polymictite conglomerate

 

Rock Unit: Umm Had Conglomerate Member of the Hammamat Group

 

Age: Neoproterozoic (circa 580-593 Ma)

 

Provenance: Egypt - Bir Umm Fawakhir in the Eastern Desert located 5 kilometres north-east of Wadi Hammamat