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Agoudal Mines, Agoudal, Bou Azzer District (Bou Azer District), Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 30° 29' 54'' North , 6° 38' 44'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 30.49839,-6.64545
GeoHash:G#: ev7m8b0fj
Locality type:Group of Mines
Köppen climate type:BWh : Hot deserts climate


There are now two mines here: the Agoudal-Center mine and the Agoudal-Est mine. The Agoudal-Est mine is the youngest one. Both mines are not (yet) connected underground and I don't think they will be, as they are ca. 1 km apart.
As far as I know (FdW), the Agoudal-Center mine delivered most if not all of the cobaltoan dolomite, cobaltoan calcite, and arsenates. I have not seen arsenates from the Agoudal-Est mine yet.

Alternative Label Names

This is a list of additional names that have been recorded for mineral labels associated with this locality in the minID database. This may include previous versions of the locality name hierarchy from mindat.org, data entry errors, and it may also include unconfirmed sublocality names or other names that can only be matched to this level.

Agoudal Mine, Bou Azzer, Morocco

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Select Mineral List Type

Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


12 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Favreau, G. and Dietrich, J. E. (2006). Die Mineralien von Bou Azzer. Lapis 31(7/8), 27-68
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Favreau, G. and Dietrich, J. E. (2006). Die Mineralien von Bou Azzer. Lapis 31(7/8), 27-68
Calcite var: Cobaltoan Calcite
Formula: (Ca,Co)CO3
Reference: Favreau, G. and Dietrich, J. E. (2006). Die Mineralien von Bou Azzer. Lapis 31(7/8), 27-68
Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Reference: Favreau, G. and Dietrich, J. E. (2006). Die Mineralien von Bou Azzer. Lapis 31(7/8), 27-68
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: John Sobelewski specimen
Dolomite var: Cobaltoan Dolomite
Formula: (Ca,Mg,Co)CO3
Reference: John Sobelewski specimen
Erythrite
Formula: Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Reference: Favreau, G. and Dietrich, J. E. (2006). Die Mineralien von Bou Azzer. Lapis 31(7/8), 27-68
Hydromagnesite
Formula: Mg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 4H2O
Reference: Favreau, G. and Dietrich, J. E. (2006). Die Mineralien von Bou Azzer. Lapis 31(7/8), 27-68
Picropharmacolite
Formula: Ca4Mg(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 11H2O
Reference: Font Philippe specimen
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Favreau, G. and Dietrich, J. E. (2006). Die Mineralien von Bou Azzer. Lapis 31(7/8), 27-68
Sainfeldite
Formula: Ca5(AsO4)2(AsO3OH)2 · 4H2O
Reference: Font Philippe specimen
Spherocobaltite
Formula: CoCO3
Reference: Favreau, G. and Dietrich, J. E. (2006). Die Mineralien von Bou Azzer. Lapis 31(7/8), 27-68
Stichtite
Formula: Mg6Cr3+2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
Reference: Favreau, G. and Dietrich, J. E. (2006). Die Mineralien von Bou Azzer. Lapis 31(7/8), 27-68
Takovite
Formula: Ni6Al2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
Reference: Georges Favreau collection

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Chromite'4.BB.05Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Aragonite'5.AB.15CaCO3
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
var: Cobaltoan Calcite5.AB.05(Ca,Co)CO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
var: Cobaltoan Dolomite5.AB.10(Ca,Mg,Co)CO3
Hydromagnesite5.DA.05Mg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 4H2O
Spherocobaltite5.AB.05CoCO3
Stichtite5.DA.50Mg6Cr3+2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
Takovite5.DA.50Ni6Al2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Erythrite8.CE.40Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Picropharmacolite8.CH.15Ca4Mg(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 11H2O
Sainfeldite8.CB.10Ca5(AsO4)2(AsO3OH)2 · 4H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Chromite7.2.3.3Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Spherocobaltite14.1.1.5CoCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 16b - HYDRATED CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Stichtite16b.6.2.2Mg6Cr3+2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
Takovite16b.6.3.2Ni6Al2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
Hydromagnesite16b.7.1.1Mg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 4H2O
Group 39 - HYDRATED ACID PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
(AB)5[HXO4]2[XO4]2.xH2O
Picropharmacolite39.2.4.1Ca4Mg(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 11H2O
Sainfeldite39.2.1.2Ca5(AsO4)2(AsO3OH)2 · 4H2O
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
A3(XO4)2·xH2O
Erythrite40.3.6.3Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Aragonite-CaCO3
Calcite
var: Cobaltoan Calcite
-(Ca,Co)CO3
Dolomite
var: Cobaltoan Dolomite
-(Ca,Mg,Co)CO3

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
H HydromagnesiteMg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 4H2O
H PicropharmacoliteCa4Mg(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 11H2O
H SainfelditeCa5(AsO4)2(AsO3OH)2 · 4H2O
H StichtiteMg6Cr23+(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
H TakoviteNi6Al2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
CCarbon
C AragoniteCaCO3
C CalciteCaCO3
C Calcite (var: Cobaltoan Calcite)(Ca,Co)CO3
C Dolomite (var: Cobaltoan Dolomite)(Ca,Mg,Co)CO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C HydromagnesiteMg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 4H2O
C SpherocobaltiteCoCO3
C StichtiteMg6Cr23+(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
C TakoviteNi6Al2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
OOxygen
O AragoniteCaCO3
O CalciteCaCO3
O ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
O Calcite (var: Cobaltoan Calcite)(Ca,Co)CO3
O Dolomite (var: Cobaltoan Dolomite)(Ca,Mg,Co)CO3
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
O HydromagnesiteMg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 4H2O
O PicropharmacoliteCa4Mg(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 11H2O
O QuartzSiO2
O SainfelditeCa5(AsO4)2(AsO3OH)2 · 4H2O
O SpherocobaltiteCoCO3
O StichtiteMg6Cr23+(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
O TakoviteNi6Al2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg Dolomite (var: Cobaltoan Dolomite)(Ca,Mg,Co)CO3
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg HydromagnesiteMg5(CO3)4(OH)2 · 4H2O
Mg PicropharmacoliteCa4Mg(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 11H2O
Mg StichtiteMg6Cr23+(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
AlAluminium
Al TakoviteNi6Al2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
CaCalcium
Ca AragoniteCaCO3
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Calcite (var: Cobaltoan Calcite)(Ca,Co)CO3
Ca Dolomite (var: Cobaltoan Dolomite)(Ca,Mg,Co)CO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca PicropharmacoliteCa4Mg(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 11H2O
Ca SainfelditeCa5(AsO4)2(AsO3OH)2 · 4H2O
CrChromium
Cr ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Cr StichtiteMg6Cr23+(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
FeIron
Fe ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
CoCobalt
Co Calcite (var: Cobaltoan Calcite)(Ca,Co)CO3
Co Dolomite (var: Cobaltoan Dolomite)(Ca,Mg,Co)CO3
Co ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Co SpherocobaltiteCoCO3
NiNickel
Ni TakoviteNi6Al2(OH)16[CO3] · 4H2O
AsArsenic
As ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
As PicropharmacoliteCa4Mg(AsO4)2(HAsO4)2 · 11H2O
As SainfelditeCa5(AsO4)2(AsO3OH)2 · 4H2O

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

Cambrian - Ediacaran
485.4 - 635 Ma



ID: 3309907

Age: Neoproterozoic to Cambrian (485.4 - 635 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary

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

Neoproterozoic
541 - 1000 Ma



ID: 3187267
Neoproterozoic sedimentary and volcanic rocks

Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 Ma)

Lithology: Mafic-intermediate undivided volcanic 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]

Precambrian
541 - 4000 Ma



ID: 3151216
Precambrian plutonic

Age: Precambrian (541 - 4000 Ma)

Lithology: Plutonic ultramafic group

Reference: Asch, K. The 1:5M International Geological Map of Europe and Adjacent Areas: Development and Implementation of a GIS-enabled Concept. Geologisches Jahrbuch, SA 3. [147]

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

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