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Bou Azer District (Bou Azzer District), Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region, Morocco
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Latitude: 31°4'N
Longitude: 7°2'W
 
Name(s) in local language(s): Bou Azzer District, Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draâ Region, Maroc
 
Famous cobalt(-silver) mining district.


NOTE: The spelling "Bou Azzer" is obsolete. The town, district and mines are now officially written "Bou Azer" (Qv).

The roadsigns now use the "Bou Azer" spelling, which is closer to the transcription of the arabic spelling, but the CTT mining company, however, keeps on using the spelling "Bou Azzer" for the district and mines (GF).

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities
Acanthite
Actinolite
Adamite
var: Alumino Adamite
var: Cuprian Adamite
Agardite-(Ce)
Albite
'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Allargentum
Alloclasite
Amphibole Supergroup
Andradite
Anglesite
Ankerite
Annabergite
var: Cobaltoan Magnesian Annabergite
var: Magnesian Annabergite
'Annabergite-Erythrite Series'
Antigorite
'Apatite'
Aragonite
Argyrodite
Arhbarite (TL)
Arsenic
Arseniosiderite
Arsenolite
Arsenopyrite
Asbolane
Aurichalcite
Austinite
var: Cobaltoan Austinite
var: Cuprian Austinite
Awaruite
Azurite
Bariopharmacosiderite
Baryte
Bendadaite
β-Roselite
Beudantite
var: Cuprian Beudantite

'Biotite'
Bismuth
Bismuthinite
Bohdanowiczite
Bornite
Bouazzerite (TL)
Brannerite
Brochantite
Bromargyrite
Brookite
Cabalzarite
Calcite
var: Cobaltoan Calcite
Carrollite
Celestine
Cerussite
Chalcanthite
Chalcocite
Chalcophyllite
Chalcopyrite
Chlorargyrite
'Chlorite Group'
Chromite
Chrysocolla
Chrysotile
Cinnabar
Claudetite
Clausthalite
Clinoclase
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'
Clinosafflorite
'Clinotyrolite'
Clinozoisite
Cobaltarthurite
Cobaltaustinite
var: Cuprian Cobaltaustinite
Cobaltite
Cobaltkoritnigite
Cobaltlotharmeyerite
var: Manganoan Cobaltlotharmeyerite
'Cobaltoan Arsenopyrite'
Conichalcite
Connellite
Copper
Cornubite
Cornwallite
Covellite
Cubanite
Cuprite
var: Chalcotrichite
Cuprobismutite
Cyanotrichite
Diaspore
Digenite
Diopside
Dolomite
var: Cobaltoan Dolomite
Dyscrasite
Emplectite
Enargite
Epidote
Epsomite
Erythrite
Eugenite
'Famatinite-Luzonite Series'
Ferrilotharmeyerite
var: Cobaltoan Ferrilotharmeyerite
Fornacite
Freibergite
Galena
'Garnet'
'Garnierite'
Geminite
Gersdorffite
Glaucodot
Glauconite
Godlevskite
Goethite
Gold
var: Electrum
var: Palladian Gold
Grossular
var: Hibschite

Guanacoite
Guérinite
Gypsum
Haidingerite
Halite
Heazlewoodite
Hematite
var: Specularite
Hemimorphite
Hessite
Heterogenite
Hexahydrite
'Hornblende'
Hörnesite
Hydromagnesite
Idaite
Irhtemite (TL)
Iridium
Isomertieite
Jordisite
Kaolinite
Karibibite
Kashinite
Keithconnite
'K Feldspar
var: Adularia'

Kieftite
Köttigite
Kotulskite
Laurite
Lavendulan
'Leucoxene'
'Limonite'
Linnaeite
Litharge
Lizardite
Löllingite
Maghrebite (TL)
Magnesiochromite
Magnetite
var: Nickeloan Magnetite
Malachite
Mansfieldite
Marcasite
Maucherite
Mcguinnessite
Melanterite
Merenskyite
Mertieite-I
Metanováčekite
Metazeunerite
Millerite
Mimetite
Molybdenite
var: Rhenian Molybdenite
Montmorillonite
Moorhouseite
Mottramite
Népouite
Nickelaustinite (TL)
Nickeline
Nickellotharmeyerite
Nickelskutterudite
var: Chloanthite
Nickeltalmessite (TL)
'Nováčekite'
Nováčekite-I
Olivenite
var: Cobaltoan Olivenite
var: Zincian Olivenite
Opal
Orpiment
Osmium
Palladseite
Pararammelsbergite
Parasymplesite
var: Cobaltoan Parasymplesite
Parnauite
Pecoraite
Pentlandite
Pharmacoalumite
Pharmacolite
Pharmacosiderite
Picropharmacolite
'Pimelite'
Polybasite
Powellite
Prehnite
Proustite
Pyrargyrite
Pyrite
var: Bravoite
Pyroaurite
Pyrophyllite
Pyrrhotite
Quartz
var: Chalcedony
var: Milky Quartz
var: Sceptre Quartz
var: Smoky Quartz
Rammelsbergite
Realgar
Retgersite
Roselite
'Roselite-Wendwilsonite Series'
Rutile
Safflorite
Sainfeldite
Sarmientite
Schachnerite
Schneiderhöhnite
Schorl
Scorodite
Sepiolite
'Serpentine Group'
Serpierite
Silver
Skutterudite
Smithsonite
Smolyaninovite
Sperrylite
Sphalerite
Spherocobaltite
Spinel
var: Chromspinel

Stichtite
Stromeyerite
Sulphur
Symplesite
Szaibélyite
Takovite
Talc
Talmessite
var: Cobaltoan Talmessite
var: Nickeloan Talmessite
'Talmessite - β-Roselite Series'
Tennantite
Tetra-auricupride
Tetrahedrite
Titanite
Tremolite
'Unnamed (Co Arsenide-Selenide)'
Uranospinite
Uvarovite
Vaesite
Valleriite
Vanadinite
Vladimirite
'Wad'
Walentaite
Weilite
Wendwilsonite (TL)
Wittichenite
Wulfenite
Wurtzite
Xanthoconite
Yukonite
var: Chromian Yukonite

Zálesíite
Zeunerite
Zincroselite
Zunyite


312 entries listed. 226 valid minerals. 7 type localities (valid minerals).

Localities in this Region

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References

Bültemann, H.W. (1957): Novácekit und Uranospinit von Bou Azzer, Marokko. Aufschluss, 8, 4 (in German).

Pallix, G. (1978): Famous Mineral Localities: Bou Azzer, Morocco. Mineral. Rec. 9 (2), 69-73.

Schmetzer, K., Tremmel, G. & Bartelke, W. (1980): Eine Paragenese seltener Mineralien aus Bou-Azzer, Marokko: Parasymplesit, Symplesit, Schneiderhöhnit, Karibibit. N. Jb. Mineral. Abh., 138, 94-108 (in German).

Hochleitner, R. (1981): Aktuelle Neufunde: Seltene Mineralien von Bou Azzer, Marokko. Lapis, 6 (2), 29-30.

Schmetzer, K. & Tremmel, G. (1981): Mcguinnessit (Mg,Cu)2CO3(OH)2 aus Bou Azzer, Marokko - ein neuer Fundpunkt. N. Jb. Mineral. Mh., 1981, 443-451.

Cesbron, F.P., Ginderow, D., Giraud, R., Pelissson, P. & Pillard, F. (1987): La nickelaustinite, Ca(Ni,Zn)(AsO4)(OH): nouvelle espèce minérale du district cobalto-nickelifère de Bou-Azzer, Maroc. Can. Miner., 25, 401-407.

Vinogradova, R. A.; Uljanov, A. A.; Korotaeva, N. N.; Obraztsov, V. V.; Azizi, S. M. R.; Maasha, L. (1994): Selenium-bearing sulfarsenides of the cobaltite-gersdorffite series from deposits of Bu-Azzer district (Morocco). Zapiski Vserossiiskogo Mineralogicheskogo Obshchestva 123, 64-68 (in Russian).

Favreau, G. and Dietrich, J. E. (2001). Bou Azzer, description des espèces minérales. Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, (73), 34-112. (in French) [The complete article: Favreau, G. and Dietrich, J. E. (2001). Le district cobalto-nickélifère de Bou Azzer (Maroc) - Géologie, histoire et description des espèces minérales. Le Cahier des Micromonteurs 3/2001, 1-112. (in French)]

Gasquet D, Levresse G, Cheilletz A, Deloule E, Azizi Samir MR, Zyadi R. (2005). Contribution to a geodynamic reconstruction of the Anti-Atlas (Morocco) during Pan African times with the emphasis on inversion tectonics and metallogenetic activity at the Precambrian Cambrian transition. Precambrian Research. 140, 3-4, 157-182

Favreau, G. and Dietrich, J. E. (2006). Eine weltberühmte Kontaktlagerstätte: Bou Azzer, Marokko. Lapis 31(7/8), 13-21 (in German)

Ait Haddouch, L., Maacha, L., Dietrich, J. E. and Favreau, G. (2006). Kobaltförderung seit 1928: Die Bergbaugeschichte von Bou Azzer. Lapis 31(7/8), 22-26. (in German)

Favreau, G. and Dietrich, J. E. (2006). Die Mineralien von Bou Azzer. Lapis 31(7/8), 27-68. (in German)

S. Weiß (2006). Komplette Mineralliste des Grubenreviers Bou Azzer. Lapis 31(7/8), 72-73. (in German)

Favreau, G., Dietrich, J. E., Meisser, N., Brugger, J., Ait Haddouch, L. & Maacha, L. (2007): Bou Azzer, Morocco. Mineralogical Record 38, 345-407. [an English adaptation and update of the Lapis special issue from 2006]

Favreau, G., Meisser, N., Kampf, A., Devouard, B., Parodi, G.C. (2007): Descriptions complémentaires des minéraux du district de Bou Azzer (2001-2007). Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, 2/2007, 3-96.

Ahmed Hassan Ahmed, Shoji Arai, and Moha Ikenne (2009): Mineralogy and Paragenesis of the Co-Ni Arsenide Ores of Bou Azzer, Anti-Atlas, Morocco. Economic Geology 104, 249-266.

Praszkier, T. (2010): Mineralogische Bonanzas - die Funde der letzten beiden Jahre in Bou Azzer, Marokko. Mineralien-Welt 21 (2), 68-77.


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