GEOLOGICAL AND GEOMORPHOLOGICAL STUDY OF WADI ABOU AL GOMEL, WEST, TOBRUK CITY, NORTHEAST LIBYA
This study has been carried out in Wadi Abou Al Gomel area in the eastern region of the Libyan seacoast, which lies between latitudes N32°03’00 N32°08'30 and Longitudes E23°45' 00 E23°52'00. This area has specific geological features, where the different rock formations exhibit good exposures that give a clear view of the stratigraphic column.
The exposed formations belong to Al Faidiyah and Al Khowymat Formations. The main objective of the study is to evaluate some features namely lithology, stratigraphic analysis, fossil distribution, and structural features.
The results of field surveys, supported by photo interpretation, have led to the classification of coastal geomorphological features, which outlines the processes and related deposits and landforms.
Field observations and the obtained data revealed that the area has been affected by variable geological factors and changes in depositional environments, in addition to tectonic movements that led to the formation of various structures such as normal faults, fissures, joints, and unconformities.