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Bouismas Mine (Bouismass mine), Bouismas (Bouismass), Bou Azzer District (Bou Azer District), Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Moroccoi
Regional Level Types
Bouismas Mine (Bouismass mine)Mine
Bouismas (Bouismass)- not defined -
Bou Azzer District (Bou Azer District)District
Tazenakht- not defined -
Ouarzazate ProvinceProvince
Drâa-Tafilalet RegionRegion
MoroccoCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 30° 30' 56'' North , 6° 47' 14'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 30.51574,-6.78735
GeoHash:G#: ev7jte1x5
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BWh : Hot deserts climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Ouarzazat57,245 (2018)45.9km


A silver-rich vein was mined from mid-2008 to spring 2010.
It produced partial pseudomorphs of allargentum (+ minor silver) after dyscrasite.

Regions containing this locality

African PlateTectonic Plate
Northwest Africa MeteoritesMeteorite Fall Location
Atlas Mountains, North AfricaMountain Range
Anti-Atlas Mountains, MoroccoMountain Range

Select Mineral List Type

Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


25 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Actinolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Allargentum
Formula: (Ag1-xSbx)
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Bismuth
Formula: Bi
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
'Chlorite Group'
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Dyscrasite
Formula: Ag3Sb
Kieftite
Formula: CoSb3
Löllingite
Formula: FeAs2
Maucherite
Formula: Ni11As8
Nickelskutterudite
Formula: (Ni,Co,Fe)As3
Pearceite
Formula: [Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
Proustite
Formula: Ag3AsS3
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Rammelsbergite
Formula: NiAs2
Realgar
Formula: As4S4
Safflorite
Formula: (Co,Ni,Fe)As2
Schachnerite
Formula: Ag1.1Hg0.9
Silver
Formula: Ag
Skutterudite
Formula: CoAs3
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Tennantite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Xanthoconite
Formula: Ag3AsS3

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Bismuth1.CA.05Bi
Schachnerite1.AD.15aAg1.1Hg0.9
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Allargentum2.AA.30(Ag1-xSbx)
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Dyscrasite2.AA.35Ag3Sb
Kieftite2.EC.05CoSb3
Löllingite2.EB.15aFeAs2
Maucherite2.AB.15Ni11As8
Nickelskutterudite2.EC.05(Ni,Co,Fe)As3
Pearceite2.GB.15[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
Proustite2.GA.05Ag3AsS3
Rammelsbergite2.EB.15aNiAs2
Realgar2.FA.15aAs4S4
Safflorite2.EB.15a(Co,Ni,Fe)As2
Skutterudite2.EC.05CoAs3
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Tennantite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Xanthoconite2.GA.10Ag3AsS3
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Group 9 - Silicates
Actinolite9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Schachnerite1.1.8.2Ag1.1Hg0.9
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Semi-metals and non-metals
Bismuth1.3.1.4Bi
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:1
Allargentum2.2.1.2(Ag1-xSbx)
Dyscrasite2.2.1.1Ag3Sb
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Realgar2.8.21.1As4S4
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Kieftite2.12.17.3CoSb3
Löllingite2.12.2.9FeAs2
Nickelskutterudite2.12.17.2(Ni,Co,Fe)As3
Rammelsbergite2.12.2.12NiAs2
Safflorite2.12.2.11(Co,Ni,Fe)As2
Skutterudite2.12.17.1CoAs3
Miscellaneous
Maucherite2.16.16.1Ni11As8
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø > 4
Pearceite3.1.8.1[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
3 <ø < 4
Tennantite3.3.6.2Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
ø = 3
Proustite3.4.1.1Ag3AsS3
Xanthoconite3.4.2.1Ag3AsS3
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Actinolite-☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
'Chlorite Group'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
O CalciteCaCO3
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O BaryteBaSO4
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
SSulfur
S ProustiteAg3AsS3
S RealgarAs4S4
S SphaleriteZnS
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S BaryteBaSO4
S ChalcociteCu2S
S XanthoconiteAg3AsS3
S TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
S Pearceite[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
FeIron
Fe LöllingiteFeAs2
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Fe Nickelskutterudite(Ni,Co,Fe)As3
CoCobalt
Co Safflorite(Co,Ni,Fe)As2
Co SkutteruditeCoAs3
Co KieftiteCoSb3
Co Nickelskutterudite(Ni,Co,Fe)As3
NiNickel
Ni MaucheriteNi11As8
Ni RammelsbergiteNiAs2
Ni Nickelskutterudite(Ni,Co,Fe)As3
CuCopper
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
Cu Pearceite[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As MaucheriteNi11As8
As ProustiteAg3AsS3
As RealgarAs4S4
As LöllingiteFeAs2
As Safflorite(Co,Ni,Fe)As2
As SkutteruditeCoAs3
As RammelsbergiteNiAs2
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
As XanthoconiteAg3AsS3
As TennantiteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]As4S13
As Pearceite[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
As Nickelskutterudite(Ni,Co,Fe)As3
AgSilver
Ag SilverAg
Ag ProustiteAg3AsS3
Ag DyscrasiteAg3Sb
Ag Allargentum(Ag1-xSbx)
Ag SchachneriteAg1.1Hg0.9
Ag XanthoconiteAg3AsS3
Ag Pearceite[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
SbAntimony
Sb DyscrasiteAg3Sb
Sb Allargentum(Ag1-xSbx)
Sb KieftiteCoSb3
Sb Pearceite[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
HgMercury
Hg SchachneriteAg1.1Hg0.9
BiBismuth
Bi BismuthBi

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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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: 3138579
Precambrian rhyolite

Age: Precambrian (541 - 4000 Ma)

Lithology: Rhyolite 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

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Favreau, G., Dietrich, J.E., Meisser, N., Brugger, J., Ait Haddouch, L., and Maacha, L. (2007) Bou Azzer, Morocco. Mineralogical Record 38, 345-407.
Praszkier, T. (2010) Mineralogische Bonanzas - die Funde der letzten beiden Jahre in Bou Azzer, Marokko. Mineralien-Welt 21 (2), 68-77.
Praszkier, T. (2010) Dyskrasit, Allargentum und Safflorit: Neufunde aus der Bouismas Mine, Bou Azzer, Marokko. Lapis 35 (11), 32-34.


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