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Djouga diggings (Jjouga; Djouga-Kolon), Bendougou village (Bendoukou village; Benduko village), Arrondissement Diako, Cercle de Bafoulabé, Kayes Region, Mali
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Latitude: 14°36'8"N
Longitude: 10°14'57"W
Name(s) in local language(s): Bendougou
Other/historical region names associated with this locality: 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)

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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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