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Sidi Amor ben Salem Mine, Slata Pb-Zn deposit, Tajerouine, Al Kåf Governorate (El Kef; Le Kef), Tunisia
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Detailed Mineral List:
Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 422.
Photo: © . Anglesite from Sidi Amor ben Salem Mine, Slata Pb-Zn deposit, Tajerouine, Al Kåf Governorate, Tunisia
Anhydrite
Formula: CaSO4
Reference: Mlayah, A., Ferreira da Silva, E., Rocha, F., Hamza, C. B., Charef, A., & Noronha, F. (2009). The Oued Mellègue: Mining activity, stream sediments and dispersion of base metals in natural environments, North-western Tunisia. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 102(1), 27-36.
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: See above
Photo: © Bill Dameron. Baryte from Sidi Amor ben Salem Mine, Slata Pb-Zn deposit, Tajerouine, Al Kåf Governorate, Tunisia
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Mlayah, A., Ferreira da Silva, E., Rocha, F., Hamza, C. B., Charef, A., & Noronha, F. (2009). The Oued Mellègue: Mining activity, stream sediments and dispersion of base metals in natural environments, North-western Tunisia. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 102(1), 27-36.
Celestine
Formula: SrSO4
Reference: Mlayah, A., Ferreira da Silva, E., Rocha, F., Hamza, C. B., Charef, A., & Noronha, F. (2009). The Oued Mellègue: Mining activity, stream sediments and dispersion of base metals in natural environments, North-western Tunisia. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 102(1), 27-36.
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 205.
Photo: Cerussite from Sidi Amor ben Salem Mine, Slata Pb-Zn deposit, Tajerouine, Al Kåf Governorate, Tunisia
Cesàrolite (TL)
Formula: Pb(Mn4+)3O6(OH)2
Type Locality: Sidi Amor ben Salem Mine, Slata Pb-Zn deposit, Tajerouine, Al Kåf Governorate (El Kef; Le Kef), Tunisia
Description: In galena.
Reference: Ann.Soc.Geol. Belgique (1920) 43, 239
Photo: © 2008, JGW. Cesàrolite from Sidi Amor ben Salem Mine, Slata Pb-Zn deposit, Tajerouine, Al Kåf Governorate, Tunisia
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Mlayah, A., Ferreira da Silva, E., Rocha, F., Hamza, C. B., Charef, A., & Noronha, F. (2009). The Oued Mellègue: Mining activity, stream sediments and dispersion of base metals in natural environments, North-western Tunisia. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 102(1), 27-36.
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Mlayah, A., Ferreira da Silva, E., Rocha, F., Hamza, C. B., Charef, A., & Noronha, F. (2009). The Oued Mellègue: Mining activity, stream sediments and dispersion of base metals in natural environments, North-western Tunisia. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 102(1), 27-36.
Halite
Formula: NaCl
Reference: Mlayah, A., Ferreira da Silva, E., Rocha, F., Hamza, C. B., Charef, A., & Noronha, F. (2009). The Oued Mellègue: Mining activity, stream sediments and dispersion of base metals in natural environments, North-western Tunisia. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 102(1), 27-36.
Magnesite
Formula: MgCO3
Reference: Mlayah, A., Ferreira da Silva, E., Rocha, F., Hamza, C. B., Charef, A., & Noronha, F. (2009). The Oued Mellègue: Mining activity, stream sediments and dispersion of base metals in natural environments, North-western Tunisia. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 102(1), 27-36.
Phosgenite
Formula: Pb2CO3Cl2
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 258.
Plumbogummite
Formula: PbAl3(PO4)2(OH)5 · H2O
Reference: Mlayah, A., Ferreira da Silva, E., Rocha, F., Hamza, C. B., Charef, A., & Noronha, F. (2009). The Oued Mellègue: Mining activity, stream sediments and dispersion of base metals in natural environments, North-western Tunisia. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 102(1), 27-36.
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe1-xS (x = 0 to 0.17)
Reference: Mlayah, A., Ferreira da Silva, E., Rocha, F., Hamza, C. B., Charef, A., & Noronha, F. (2009). The Oued Mellègue: Mining activity, stream sediments and dispersion of base metals in natural environments, North-western Tunisia. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 102(1), 27-36.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Mlayah, A., Ferreira da Silva, E., Rocha, F., Hamza, C. B., Charef, A., & Noronha, F. (2009). The Oued Mellègue: Mining activity, stream sediments and dispersion of base metals in natural environments, North-western Tunisia. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 102(1), 27-36.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Mlayah, A., Ferreira da Silva, E., Rocha, F., Hamza, C. B., Charef, A., & Noronha, F. (2009). The Oued Mellègue: Mining activity, stream sediments and dispersion of base metals in natural environments, North-western Tunisia. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 102(1), 27-36.
Strontianite
Formula: SrCO3
Reference: Mlayah, A., Ferreira da Silva, E., Rocha, F., Hamza, C. B., Charef, A., & Noronha, F. (2009). The Oued Mellègue: Mining activity, stream sediments and dispersion of base metals in natural environments, North-western Tunisia. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 102(1), 27-36.


17 entries listed. 17 valid minerals. 1 type locality (valid mineral).

References

Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 258.

U.S. Bureau of Mines Mineral Trade Notes (Jul 1947).

Rocks & Minerals: 22: 1126.

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