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Oumjrane mining area, Alnif, Alnif County, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 30° North , 5° West (est.)
Margin of Error:~1km
Locality type:Group of Mines
Köppen climate type:BWh : Hot deserts climate


Widespread area of many artisanal mines. Spirifer Minerals Travel report III 2012 – Morocco, part II has a rough map. Mining activity gearing up according to Horst Burkhard as of January 2012. Hard to label most specimens from a specific "mine." Alnif is not that close.

Alternative Label Names

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Oumjrane mines, Alnif, Tarhbalt, Er Rachidia Province, Meknès-Tafilalet Region, Morocco
Oumjrane mines, Alnif, Tarhbalt, Er Rachidia Province (Errachidia Province), Meknès-Tafilalet Region, Morocco

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15 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: www.fabreminerals.com
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Horst Burkard obtained specimens from the area early 2012.
Brochantite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Reference: Giovanni Scapin collection
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Horst Burkard obtained specimens from the area early 2012. He has superb sources.
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: Rui Nunes, December, 2007
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: Giovanni Scapin Collection
Dioptase
Formula: CuSiO3 · H2O
Reference: Tom Praskier has been to the locality and confirmed dioptase with (unknown) tests
Galena
Formula: PbS
Hoganite ?
Formula: Cu(CH3COO)2 · H2O
Reference: Joan Rosell; http://geospectra.es/natural-o-sintetico-el-caso-de-la-hoganita-de-bou-nahas/
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: www.fabreminerals.com
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Dameron collection; Spirifir minerals. Appears obvious on some specimens. Widely used on labels from the area.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Easily identifiable, hand lens, cubes to 4 mm; chalcopyrite also common
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Easily identifiable, hand lens, large micro crystals, white milky, prisms with pyramidal faces
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Copper'1.AA.05Cu
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Chalcopyrite'2.CB.10aCuFeS2
'Galena'2.CD.10PbS
'Marcasite'2.EB.10aFeS2
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Cuprite'4.AA.10Cu2O
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Azurite'5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
'Malachite'5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
'Siderite'5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Baryte'7.AD.35BaSO4
'Brochantite'7.BB.25Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Group 9 - Silicates
'Dioptase'9.CJ.30CuSiO3 · H2O
Group 10 - Organic Compounds
'Hoganite' ?10.AA.35Cu(CH3COO)2 · H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Copper1.1.1.3Cu
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq, where m:p>2:1
Brochantite30.1.3.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with [Si6O18] rings; possible (OH) and Al substitution
Dioptase61.1.3.1CuSiO3 · H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Hoganite ?-Cu(CH3COO)2 · H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
H DioptaseCuSiO3 · H2O
H HoganiteCu(CH3COO)2 · H2O
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
CCarbon
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C CalciteCaCO3
C HoganiteCu(CH3COO)2 · H2O
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C SideriteFeCO3
OOxygen
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O BaryteBaSO4
O BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
O CalciteCaCO3
O CupriteCu2O
O DioptaseCuSiO3 · H2O
O HoganiteCu(CH3COO)2 · H2O
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O SideriteFeCO3
SiSilicon
Si DioptaseCuSiO3 · H2O
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S BaryteBaSO4
S BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S MarcasiteFeS2
S PyriteFeS2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe SideriteFeCO3
CuCopper
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu CopperCu
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu DioptaseCuSiO3 · H2O
Cu HoganiteCu(CH3COO)2 · H2O
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

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