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Tortiya (Tortia), Niakaramandougou Department, Hambol, Vallée du Bandama, Ivory Coasti
Regional Level Types
Tortiya (Tortia)- not defined -
Niakaramandougou DepartmentDepartment
HambolRegion
Vallée du BandamaDistrict
Ivory CoastCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 8° 46' 2'' North , 5° 40' 27'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 8.76728,-5.67444
GeoHash:G#: ececyuh10
Köppen climate type:Aw : Tropical savanna, wet
Other/historical names associated with this locality:Côte d'Ivoire


Alluvial diamonds.

Regions containing this locality

African PlateTectonic Plate
West AfricaUN Subregion

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


1 valid mineral.

Detailed Mineral List:

Diamond
Formula: C
Reference: Natural History Museum Vienna collection; Teeuw, R. M. (2002). Regolith and diamond deposits around Tortiya, Ivory Coast, West Africa. Catena, 49(1), 111-127.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Diamond1.CB.10aC

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Diamond1.3.6.1C

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C DiamondC

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

Click on geological units on the map for more information. Click here to view full-screen map on Macrostrat.org

Paleoproterozoic - Archean
1600 - 4000 Ma



ID: 3189750
Archean-Paleoproterozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Precambrian (1600 - 4000 Ma)

Lithology: Crystalline metamorphic rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Rhyacian
2050 - 2300 Ma



ID: 3306643

Age: Rhyacian (2050 - 2300 Ma)

Lithology: Plutonic and metamorphic

Reference: Thiéblemont, D. (ed.). New edition of the 1:10,000,000 geological map of Africa. CGMW-BRGM. [190]

Rhyacian
2050 - 2300 Ma



ID: 3309877

Age: Rhyacian (2050 - 2300 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary and volcaniclastic

Reference: Thiéblemont, D. (ed.). New edition of the 1:10,000,000 geological map of Africa. CGMW-BRGM. [190]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Teeuw, R. M. (2002). Regolith and diamond deposits around Tortiya, Ivory Coast, West Africa. Catena, 49(1), 111-127.
Ouattara, G., Koffi, B. G., & Yao, A. K. (2010). Cartographie Géologique à L'aide de L'imagerie Satellitale Radar ERS-1: Mise en Évidence de Structures Circulaires Emboîtées (Pipes Kimberlitiques Diamantifères?) dans la Région de Tortiya au nord de la Côte d'Ivoire (Craton Ouest Africain). European Journal of Scientific Research, 45(2), 212-220.


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