Kediet ej Jill
|Kediet ej Jill|
Mt. Kediet ej Jill, Mauritania - seen from space
|Elevation||915 m (3,002 ft)|
|Prominence||596 m (1,955 ft)|
|Listing||Country high point|
The mountain and its surrounding area are rich in iron deposits, thought to have been mined since the 11th century, and commercially exploited since 1952. The current mines are connected to Nouadhibou on the Atlantic coast by a 700-km long railway.
Due to the magnetic field, compasses cannot function on the mountain. Similar magnetic fields allowed the discovery of other deposits in the region (magnetite guelbs) in the 1960s.
- SNIM, Mauritania, www.mining-technology.com (access: January 25 2017)
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