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Burkina Faso
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Name(s) in local language(s): République de Haute-Volta
 
The area now known as Burkina Faso was part of French Sudan at the beginning of the 20th century. Formerly it was called Upper Volta. The country gained its independence in 1960, and changed its name to Burkina Faso in 1984.

Burkina Faso is divided into 45 provinces.
Recently, thirteen regions were defined.

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities
Albite
'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Almandine
Altaite
Andradite
Anthophyllite
Arsenopyrite
Augite
var: Ferroaugite

Baryte
'Biotite'
Calaverite
Calcite
Chalcocite
Chalcopyrite
'Chlorite Group'
Chromite
'Clay'
Coloradoite
Covellite
Cryptomelane
Cummingtonite
Dolomite
var: Ferroan Dolomite

Dyscrasite
Epidote
Gahnite
Galena
Goethite
Gold
var: Electrum
Graphite
Hausmannite
Hematite
var: Martite
Hollandite
Ilmenite
Kaolinite
Kutnohorite
'Limonite'
Lithiophorite
Magnetite
Manganite
Molybdenite
Muscovite
var: Sericite
Nsutite
Pearceite
Pentlandite
Petzite
Pigeonite
Pyrite
Pyrolusite
var: Polianite
'Pyroxene Group'
Pyrrhotite
Quartz
Ramsdellite
Rhodochrosite
Rhodonite
Rutile
Schorl
Siderite
Spessartine
Sphalerite
Talc
Tetrahedrite
Todorokite
Troilite
Ullmannite
Ulvöspinel
Zircon


70 entries listed. 58 valid minerals.

Localities in this Region

Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso

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References

Sattran, V. & Wenmenga, U. (2002): Géologie du Burkina Faso - Geology of Burkina Faso. Czech Geological Survey, 136 pp.

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