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Vein No. 5, Bou Azzer Mine (Bou Azer Mine; Bouazzar Mine), Bou Azzer District (Bou Azer District), Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Moroccoi
Regional Level Types
Vein No. 5- not defined -
Bou Azzer Mine (Bou Azer Mine; Bouazzar Mine)Mine
Bou Azzer District (Bou Azer District)District
Tazenakht- not defined -
Ouarzazate ProvinceProvince
Drâa-Tafilalet RegionRegion
MoroccoCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 30° 31' 5'' North , 6° 54' 55'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 30.51818,-6.91528
GeoHash:G#: ev7jdesmq
Köppen climate type:BWh : Hot deserts climate


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African Plate

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Atlas Mountains, North Africa

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Anti-Atlas Mountains, Morocco

Mountain Range - 369 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.


Mineral List


6 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Brannerite
Formula: (U4+,REE,Th,Ca)(Ti,Fe3+,Nb)2(O,OH)6
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
'commodity:Cobalt'
Formula: Co
Reference:  
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
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Favreau, G. and Dietrich, J. E. (2006). Die Mineralien von Bou Azzer. Lapis 31(7/8), 27-68
Nováčekite-I
Formula: Mg(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 12H2O
Reference: Favreau, G. and Dietrich, J. E. (2006). Die Mineralien von Bou Azzer. Lapis 31(7/8), 27-68
Uranospinite
Formula: Ca(UO2)(AsO4)2 · 10H2O
Reference: Favreau, G. and Dietrich, J. E. (2006). Die Mineralien von Bou Azzer. Lapis 31(7/8), 27-68

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Gold'1.AA.05Au
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Brannerite'4.DH.05(U4+,REE,Th,Ca)(Ti,Fe3+,Nb)2(O,OH)6
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
'Erythrite'8.CE.40Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
'Nováčekite-I'8.EB.05Mg(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 12H2O
'Uranospinite'8.EB.05Ca(UO2)(AsO4)2 · 10H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Group 8 - MULTIPLE OXIDES CONTAINING NIOBIUM,TANTALUM OR TITANIUM
AB2O6
Brannerite8.3.4.1(U4+,REE,Th,Ca)(Ti,Fe3+,Nb)2(O,OH)6
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AB2(XO4)2·xH2O, containing (UO2)2+
Nováčekite-I40.2a.10.1Mg(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 12H2O
Uranospinite40.2a.2.1Ca(UO2)(AsO4)2 · 10H2O
A3(XO4)2·xH2O
Erythrite40.3.6.3Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Brannerite(U4+,REE,Th,Ca)(Ti,Fe3+,Nb)2(O,OH)6
H ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
H Nováčekite-IMg(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 12H2O
H UranospiniteCa(UO2)(AsO4)2 · 10H2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O Brannerite(U4+,REE,Th,Ca)(Ti,Fe3+,Nb)2(O,OH)6
O CalciteCaCO3
O ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
O Nováčekite-IMg(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 12H2O
O UranospiniteCa(UO2)(AsO4)2 · 10H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg Nováčekite-IMg(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 12H2O
CaCalcium
Ca Brannerite(U4+,REE,Th,Ca)(Ti,Fe3+,Nb)2(O,OH)6
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca UranospiniteCa(UO2)(AsO4)2 · 10H2O
TiTitanium
Ti Brannerite(U4+,REE,Th,Ca)(Ti,Fe3+,Nb)2(O,OH)6
FeIron
Fe Brannerite(U4+,REE,Th,Ca)(Ti,Fe3+,Nb)2(O,OH)6
CoCobalt
Co ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
AsArsenic
As ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
As Nováčekite-IMg(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 12H2O
As UranospiniteCa(UO2)(AsO4)2 · 10H2O
NbNiobium
Nb Brannerite(U4+,REE,Th,Ca)(Ti,Fe3+,Nb)2(O,OH)6
AuGold
Au GoldAu
ThThorium
Th Brannerite(U4+,REE,Th,Ca)(Ti,Fe3+,Nb)2(O,OH)6
UUranium
U Brannerite(U4+,REE,Th,Ca)(Ti,Fe3+,Nb)2(O,OH)6
U Nováčekite-IMg(UO2)2(AsO4)2 · 12H2O
U UranospiniteCa(UO2)(AsO4)2 · 10H2O

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.

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Cenozoic - Mesozoic
0 - 251.902 Ma



ID: 3135382
Mesozoic syenite

Age: Phanerozoic (0 - 251.902 Ma)

Lithology: Syenite

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]

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]

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