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Ambed, Bou Azzer District (Bou Azer District), Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Moroccoi
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Ambed- 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' 54'' North , 6° 42' 58'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 30.51489,-6.71599
GeoHash:G#: ev7jx5jd4
Köppen climate type:BWh : Hot deserts climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Ouarzazat57,245 (2018)48.0km


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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

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13 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Adamite
Formula: Zn2(AsO4)(OH)
Reference: Favreau, G., Dietrich, J. E., Meisser, N., Brugger, J., Ait Haddouch, L. & Maacha, L. (2007): Bou Azzer, Morocco. Mineralogical Record 38, 345-407
Adamite var: Cuprian Adamite
Formula: (Zn,Cu)2AsO4OH
Reference: Favreau, G. and Dietrich, J. E. (2006). Die Mineralien von Bou Azzer. Lapis 31(7/8), 27-68
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
Austinite
Formula: CaZn(AsO4)(OH)
Austinite var: Cuprian Austinite
Formula: CaZn(AsO4)(OH)
Reference: Favreau, G. and Dietrich, J. E. (2006). Die Mineralien von Bou Azzer. Lapis 31(7/8), 27-68
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Favreau, G. and Dietrich, J. E. (2006). Die Mineralien von Bou Azzer. Lapis 31(7/8), 27-68
β-Roselite
Formula: Ca2Co(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
Beudantite
Formula: PbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Reference: Favreau, G. and Dietrich, J. E. (2006). Die Mineralien von Bou Azzer. Lapis 31(7/8), 27-68
Beudantite var: Cuprian Beudantite
Formula: PbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Reference: Favreau, G. and Dietrich, J. E. (2006). Die Mineralien von Bou Azzer. Lapis 31(7/8), 27-68
Brochantite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Reference: Favreau, G. and Dietrich, J. E. (2006). Die Mineralien von Bou Azzer. Lapis 31(7/8), 27-68
Bromargyrite
Formula: AgBr
Reference: Favreau, G. and Dietrich, J. E. (2006). Die Mineralien von Bou Azzer. Lapis 31(7/8), 27-68
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
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., Dietrich, J. E., Meisser, N., Brugger, J., Ait Haddouch, L. & Maacha, L. (2007): Bou Azzer, Morocco. Mineralogical Record 38, 345-407
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
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
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Favreau, G. and Dietrich, J. E. (2006). Die Mineralien von Bou Azzer. Lapis 31(7/8), 27-68
Talmessite
Formula: Ca2Mg(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
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 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Group 3 - Halides
Bromargyrite3.AA.15AgBr
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Brochantite7.BB.25Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Adamite8.BB.30Zn2(AsO4)(OH)
var: Cuprian Adamite8.BB.30(Zn,Cu)2AsO4OH
Annabergite8.CE.40Ni3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Austinite8.BH.35CaZn(AsO4)(OH)
var: Cuprian Austinite8.BH.35CaZn(AsO4)(OH)
Beudantite8.BL.05PbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
var: Cuprian Beudantite8.BL.05PbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Conichalcite8.BH.35CaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Talmessite8.CG.05Ca2Mg(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
β-Roselite8.CG.05Ca2Co(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Bromargyrite9.1.4.2AgBr
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq, where m:p>2:1
Brochantite30.1.3.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AB2(XO4)2·xH2O
Talmessite40.2.2.5Ca2Mg(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
β-Roselite40.2.2.7Ca2Co(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
A3(XO4)2·xH2O
Annabergite40.3.6.4Ni3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Austinite41.5.1.3CaZn(AsO4)(OH)
Conichalcite41.5.1.2CaCu(AsO4)(OH)
A2(XO4)Zq
Adamite41.6.6.3Zn2(AsO4)(OH)
Group 43 - COMPOUND PHOSPHATES, ETC.
Anhydrous Compound Phosphates, etc·, Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
Beudantite43.4.1.1PbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Adamite
var: Cuprian Adamite
-(Zn,Cu)2AsO4OH
Austinite
var: Cuprian Austinite
-CaZn(AsO4)(OH)
Beudantite
var: Cuprian Beudantite
-PbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H β-RoseliteCa2Co(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
H ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
H AnnabergiteNi3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H Beudantite (var: Cuprian Beudantite)PbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
H Adamite (var: Cuprian Adamite)(Zn,Cu)2AsO4OH
H Austinite (var: Cuprian Austinite)CaZn(AsO4)(OH)
H TalmessiteCa2Mg(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
H AdamiteZn2(AsO4)(OH)
H BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
H AustiniteCaZn(AsO4)(OH)
CCarbon
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
OOxygen
O β-RoseliteCa2Co(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
O ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
O AnnabergiteNi3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O CupriteCu2O
O QuartzSiO2
O Beudantite (var: Cuprian Beudantite)PbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
O Adamite (var: Cuprian Adamite)(Zn,Cu)2AsO4OH
O Austinite (var: Cuprian Austinite)CaZn(AsO4)(OH)
O TalmessiteCa2Mg(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
O AdamiteZn2(AsO4)(OH)
O BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
O AustiniteCaZn(AsO4)(OH)
MgMagnesium
Mg TalmessiteCa2Mg(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
S Beudantite (var: Cuprian Beudantite)PbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
S BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
CaCalcium
Ca β-RoseliteCa2Co(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
Ca ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Ca Austinite (var: Cuprian Austinite)CaZn(AsO4)(OH)
Ca TalmessiteCa2Mg(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
Ca AustiniteCaZn(AsO4)(OH)
FeIron
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Beudantite (var: Cuprian Beudantite)PbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Fe BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
CoCobalt
Co β-RoseliteCa2Co(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
NiNickel
Ni AnnabergiteNi3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
CuCopper
Cu ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu Adamite (var: Cuprian Adamite)(Zn,Cu)2AsO4OH
ZnZinc
Zn Adamite (var: Cuprian Adamite)(Zn,Cu)2AsO4OH
Zn Austinite (var: Cuprian Austinite)CaZn(AsO4)(OH)
Zn AdamiteZn2(AsO4)(OH)
Zn AustiniteCaZn(AsO4)(OH)
AsArsenic
As β-RoseliteCa2Co(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
As ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
As AnnabergiteNi3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
As Beudantite (var: Cuprian Beudantite)PbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
As Adamite (var: Cuprian Adamite)(Zn,Cu)2AsO4OH
As Austinite (var: Cuprian Austinite)CaZn(AsO4)(OH)
As TalmessiteCa2Mg(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
As AdamiteZn2(AsO4)(OH)
As BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
As AustiniteCaZn(AsO4)(OH)
BrBromine
Br BromargyriteAgBr
AgSilver
Ag BromargyriteAgBr
PbLead
Pb Beudantite (var: Cuprian Beudantite)PbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Pb BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6

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

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