NASA Photo ID: STS054-152-016      File Name: 10065488.jpg
  Film Type: 4x5                     Date Taken: 01/19/93
  Title: Great Dike of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwae, Africa
  Description:
  The Great Dike of Zimbabwe (17.5S, 31.5E) bisects the entire length of   
  Zimbabwae in southern Africa and is one of the prominent visual features 
  easily recognized from low orbit.  The volcanic rocks which make up the
  dike  are about 1.2 billion years old and are rich in chromite and platinum
  which  are mined from it.  The straight line of the dike is offset in
  places by  faults which are often occupied by streams flowing through the
  fractures.                  
  Subject terms:
  AFRICA                                  
  EARTH OBSERVATIONS (FROM SPACE)         
  GEOLOGICAL FAULTS                       
  LAVA FLOWS                              
  STS-54                                  
  VOLCANOES                               
  ZIMBABWE                                
  

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