Djouga diggings (Jjouga; Djouga-Kolon), Bendougou village (Bendoukou village; Benduko village), Arrondissement Diako, Bafoulabé Circle, Kayes Region, Mali
A hill near Benduko village. Source of recent abundant finds of spectacular botryoidal prehnite specimens on large double-terminated epidote crystals, which have also been attributed to "Nioro du Sahel" and other sites in Kayes Region. (Info from Rock Currier, who visited the locality in 2006.)
The area is rolling savannah country with hills often caped with diabase which formed localized skarns in which the locals dig for prehnite, garnets and epidote.
The site is about 7km NE of Bendougou, to the east of the track to Diabe. (Demetrius Pohl)
| Epidote|| Prehnite|
2 entries listed. 2 valid minerals.
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Currier, R. H., Pohl, D., (2011), Mineral Collecting in Mali, Mineralogical Record: 42(3): 231-250
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Locality Updated: Jumbo Mine, Malpais Mesa, Inyo Mts (Inyo Range), Inyo Co., California, USAFrom Chester S. Lemanski, Jr., 19th Apr 2014 17:27:42