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Bouismas Mine (Bouismass mine), Bouismas (Bouismass), Bou Azzer District (Bou Azer District), Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Drâa-Tafilalet, 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-TafilaletRegion
MoroccoCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
30° 30' 56'' North , 6° 47' 14'' West
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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

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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
Reference: Praszkier, T. (2010): Dyskrasit, Allargentum und Safflorit: Neufunde aus der Bouismas Mine, Bou Azzer, Marokko. Lapis, 35 (11), 32-34; Joan Viñals analysis of Jordi Fabre specimen.
Allargentum
Formula: (Ag1-xSbx)
Reference: 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.
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Praszkier, T. (2010): Dyskrasit, Allargentum und Safflorit: Neufunde aus der Bouismas Mine, Bou Azzer, Marokko. Lapis, 35 (11), 32-34.
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: JP Barral collection
Bismuth
Formula: Bi
Reference: Favreau, G. and Dietrich, J. E. (2006). Die Mineralien von Bou Azzer. Lapis 31(7/8), 27-68
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Praszkier, T. (2010): Dyskrasit, Allargentum und Safflorit: Neufunde aus der Bouismas Mine, Bou Azzer, Marokko. Lapis, 35 (11), 32-34.
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Favreau, G., Dietrich, J. E., Meisser, N., Brugger, J., Ait Haddouch, L. & Maacha, L. (2007): Bou Azzer, Morocco. Mineralogical Record 38, 345-407
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Econ Geol (1997) 92:360-367
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Favreau, G. and Dietrich, J. E. (2006). Die Mineralien von Bou Azzer. Lapis 31(7/8), 27-68
Dyscrasite
Formula: Ag3Sb
Reference: 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.
Kieftite
Formula: CoSb3
Reference: Praszkier, T. (2010): Dyskrasit, Allargentum und Safflorit: Neufunde aus der Bouismas Mine, Bou Azzer, Marokko. Lapis, 35 (11), 32-34.
Löllingite
Formula: FeAs2
Reference: Praszkier, T. (2010): Dyskrasit, Allargentum und Safflorit: Neufunde aus der Bouismas Mine, Bou Azzer, Marokko. Lapis, 35 (11), 32-34.
Maucherite
Formula: Ni11As8
Reference: Praszkier, T. (2010): Dyskrasit, Allargentum und Safflorit: Neufunde aus der Bouismas Mine, Bou Azzer, Marokko. Lapis, 35 (11), 32-34.
Nickelskutterudite
Formula: (Ni,Co,Fe)As3
Reference: Jordi Fabre
Pearceite
Formula: [Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
Reference: Jordi Fabre
Proustite
Formula: Ag3AsS3
Reference: Favreau, G. and Dietrich, J. E. (2006). Die Mineralien von Bou Azzer. Lapis 31(7/8), 27-68; Praszkier, T. (2010): Mineralogische Bonanzas - die Funde der letzten beiden Jahre in Bou Azzer, Marokko. Mineralien-Welt 21 (2), 68-77.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Favreau, G. and Dietrich, J. E. (2006). Die Mineralien von Bou Azzer. Lapis 31(7/8), 27-68
Rammelsbergite
Formula: NiAs2
Reference: Praszkier, T. (2010): Dyskrasit, Allargentum und Safflorit: Neufunde aus der Bouismas Mine, Bou Azzer, Marokko. Lapis, 35 (11), 32-34.
Realgar
Formula: As4S4
Reference: Favreau, G. and Dietrich, J. E. (2006). Die Mineralien von Bou Azzer. Lapis 31(7/8), 27-68
Safflorite
Formula: (Co,Ni,Fe)As2
Reference: 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.
Schachnerite
Formula: Ag1.1Hg0.9
Reference: In the collection of Brent Thorne.
Silver
Formula: Ag
Reference: Praszkier, T. (2010): Dyskrasit, Allargentum und Safflorit: Neufunde aus der Bouismas Mine, Bou Azzer, Marokko. Lapis, 35 (11), 32-34.
Skutterudite
Formula: CoAs3
Reference: Praszkier, T. (2010): Mineralogische Bonanzas - die Funde der letzten beiden Jahre in Bou Azzer, Marokko. Mineralien-Welt 21 (2), 68-77.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Praszkier, T. (2010): Dyskrasit, Allargentum und Safflorit: Neufunde aus der Bouismas Mine, Bou Azzer, Marokko. Lapis, 35 (11), 32-34.
Tennantite
Formula: Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
Reference: Jordi Fabre
Xanthoconite
Formula: Ag3AsS3
Reference: Georges FAVREAU collection;

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.05Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
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
Tennantite3.3.6.2Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
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 TennantiteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
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 TennantiteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
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 TennantiteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
Cu Pearceite[Ag9CuS4][(Ag,Cu)6(As,Sb)2S7]
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn TennantiteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
AsArsenic
As MaucheriteNi11As8
As ProustiteAg3AsS3
As RealgarAs4S4
As LöllingiteFeAs2
As Safflorite(Co,Ni,Fe)As2
As SkutteruditeCoAs3
As RammelsbergiteNiAs2
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
As XanthoconiteAg3AsS3
As TennantiteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
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

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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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