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Dolomite outcrop, Aït Ahmane, Bou Azzer District (Bou Azer District), Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Moroccoi
Regional Level Types
Dolomite outcropOutcrop
Aït Ahmane- 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° 29' 26'' North , 6° 35' 38'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:


Located besides the road leading from Aït Ahmane to Ightem.


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


7 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Annabergite
Formula: Ni3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Reference: Favreau, G. and Dietrich, J. E. (2006). Die Mineralien von Bou Azzer. Lapis 31(7/8), 27-68
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Reference: Favreau, G. and Dietrich, J. E. (2006). Die Mineralien von Bou Azzer. Lapis 31(7/8), 27-68
Conichalcite
Formula: CaCu(AsO4)(OH)
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: Favreau, G. and Dietrich, J. E. (2006). Die Mineralien von Bou Azzer. Lapis 31(7/8), 27-68
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Favreau, G. and Dietrich, J. E. (2006). Die Mineralien von Bou Azzer. Lapis 31(7/8), 27-68
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Favreau, G. and Dietrich, J. E. (2006). Die Mineralien von Bou Azzer. Lapis 31(7/8), 27-68
Olivenite
Formula: Cu2(AsO4)(OH)
Reference: Favreau, G. and Dietrich, J. E. (2006). Die Mineralien von Bou Azzer. Lapis 31(7/8), 27-68
Olivenite var: Zincian Olivenite
Formula: (Cu,Zn)2(AsO4)(OH)
Reference: Favreau, G. and Dietrich, J. E. (2006). Die Mineralien von Bou Azzer. Lapis 31(7/8), 27-68
Powellite
Formula: Ca(MoO4)
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 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Powellite7.GA.05Ca(MoO4)
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Annabergite8.CE.40Ni3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Conichalcite8.BH.35CaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Olivenite8.BB.30Cu2(AsO4)(OH)
var: Zincian Olivenite8.BB.30(Cu,Zn)2(AsO4)(OH)
Group 9 - Silicates
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
A3(XO4)2·xH2O
Annabergite40.3.6.4Ni3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Conichalcite41.5.1.2CaCu(AsO4)(OH)
A2(XO4)Zq
Olivenite41.6.6.1Cu2(AsO4)(OH)
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Powellite48.1.2.2Ca(MoO4)
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Chrysocolla74.3.2.1Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Olivenite
var: Zincian Olivenite
-(Cu,Zn)2(AsO4)(OH)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H AnnabergiteNi3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
H Olivenite (var: Zincian Olivenite)(Cu,Zn)2(AsO4)(OH)
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H OliveniteCu2(AsO4)(OH)
CCarbon
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
OOxygen
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O AnnabergiteNi3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
O Olivenite (var: Zincian Olivenite)(Cu,Zn)2(AsO4)(OH)
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O PowelliteCa(MoO4)
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O OliveniteCu2(AsO4)(OH)
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
AlAluminium
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
SiSilicon
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
CaCalcium
Ca ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Ca PowelliteCa(MoO4)
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
FeIron
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
NiNickel
Ni AnnabergiteNi3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
CuCopper
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu Olivenite (var: Zincian Olivenite)(Cu,Zn)2(AsO4)(OH)
Cu ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu OliveniteCu2(AsO4)(OH)
ZnZinc
Zn Olivenite (var: Zincian Olivenite)(Cu,Zn)2(AsO4)(OH)
AsArsenic
As AnnabergiteNi3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
As Olivenite (var: Zincian Olivenite)(Cu,Zn)2(AsO4)(OH)
As ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
As OliveniteCu2(AsO4)(OH)
MoMolybdenum
Mo PowelliteCa(MoO4)

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 - Mesoproterozoic
541 - 1600 Ma



ID: 3137830
Proterozoic II undifferentiated

Age: Proterozoic (541 - 1600 Ma)

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]

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]

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

References

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Favreau, G. and Dietrich, J. E. (2006). Die Mineralien von Bou Azzer. Lapis 31(7/8), 27-68. (in german)

External Links

http://www.strahlen.org/vp/ma/aitahmane60/ - Dr.Ghorfi refers to these "chromite-dumps" as "filon 60".


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