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Aghbar open pit, Aghbar, Zagora Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Moroccoi
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Aghbar open pitPit
Aghbar- not defined -
Zagora ProvinceProvince
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
30° 31' 28'' North , 6° 48' 37'' West
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Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Ouarzazat57,245 (2018)44.6km


Started in 1999 and abandoned in 2003.
Not to be confused with the old opencast workings beneath the Aghbar Mine.
Located NE of the Aghbar Mine.

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Standard Detailed Gallery Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


18 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Arseniosiderite
Formula: Ca2Fe3+3(AsO4)3O2 · 3H2O
Reference: Meisser, N.; Brugger, J.; Krivovichev, S.; Armbruster, T.; Favreau, G. (2012): Description and crystal structure of maghrebite, MgAl2(AsO4)2(OH)2•8H2O, from Aghbar, Anti-Atlas, Morocco: first arsenate in the laueite mineral group. European Journal of Mineralogy 24, 717-726.
β-Roselite
Formula: Ca2Co(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
Reference: Favreau, G. and Dietrich, J. E. (2006). Die Mineralien von Bou Azzer. Lapis 31(7/8), 27-68
Cabalzarite
Formula: CaMg2(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
Reference: Meisser, N.; Brugger, J.; Krivovichev, S.; Armbruster, T.; Favreau, G. (2012): Description and crystal structure of maghrebite, MgAl2(AsO4)2(OH)2•8H2O, from Aghbar, Anti-Atlas, Morocco: first arsenate in the laueite mineral group. European Journal of Mineralogy 24, 717-726.
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
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
Cobaltaustinite
Formula: CaCo(AsO4)(OH)
Reference: Favreau, G. and Dietrich, J. E. (2006). Die Mineralien von Bou Azzer. Lapis 31(7/8), 27-68
Cobaltaustinite var:
Formula: Ca(Co,Cu)AsO4(OH)
Reference: Favreau, G. and Dietrich, J. E. (2006). Die Mineralien von Bou Azzer. Lapis 31(7/8), 27-68
Cobaltlotharmeyerite
Formula: CaCo2(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
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
Colour: pale pink
Reference: Favreau, G. and Dietrich, J. E. (2006). Die Mineralien von Bou Azzer. Lapis 31(7/8), 27-68
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; Meisser, N.; Brugger, J.; Krivovichev, S.; Armbruster, T.; Favreau, G. (2012): Description and crystal structure of maghrebite, MgAl2(AsO4)2(OH)2•8H2O, from Aghbar, Anti-Atlas, Morocco: first arsenate in the laueite mineral group. European Journal of Mineralogy 24, 717-726.
Ferrilotharmeyerite
Formula: CaZnFe3+(AsO4)2(OH) · H2O
Reference: Favreau, G. and Dietrich, J. E. (2006). Die Mineralien von Bou Azzer. Lapis 31(7/8), 27-68
Ferrilotharmeyerite var:
Formula: Ca(Fe3+,Co)2[AsO4]2 · 2(H2O,OH)
Reference: Favreau, G. and Dietrich, J. E. (2006). Die Mineralien von Bou Azzer. Lapis 31(7/8), 27-68
Maghrebite (TL)
Formula: MgAl2(AsO4)2(OH)2 · 8H2O
Type Locality:
Habit: gypsum-like xls (same shape as mangangordonite)
Colour: colorless
Description: Maghrebite was first found (together with cabalzarite) in the open pit at Aghbar (not in the mine)
Reference: N. Meisser, J. Brugger (2006): "Bouazzerit und Maghrebit, zwei neue Arsenatmineralien aus dem Revier Bou Azzer, Marokko", Lapis 31(7/8), 69-71; Meisser, N.; Brugger, J.; Krivovichev, S.; Armbruster, T.; Favreau, G. (2012): Description and crystal structure of maghrebite, MgAl2(AsO4)2(OH)2•8H2O, from Aghbar, Anti-Atlas, Morocco: first arsenate in the laueite mineral group. European Journal of Mineralogy 24, 717-726.
Mansfieldite
Formula: AlAsO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Favreau, G. and Dietrich, J. E. (2006). Die Mineralien von Bou Azzer. Lapis 31(7/8), 27-68
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Meisser, N.; Brugger, J.; Krivovichev, S.; Armbruster, T.; Favreau, G. (2012): Description and crystal structure of maghrebite, MgAl2(AsO4)2(OH)2•8H2O, from Aghbar, Anti-Atlas, Morocco: first arsenate in the laueite mineral group. European Journal of Mineralogy 24, 717-726.
Roselite
Formula: Ca2(Co2+,Mg)(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
Reference: Favreau, G. and Dietrich, J. E. (2006). Die Mineralien von Bou Azzer. Lapis 31(7/8), 27-68
Spherocobaltite
Formula: CoCO3
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
Talmessite var:
Formula: Ca2(Mg,Co)(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
Reference: Favreau, G. and Dietrich, J. E. (2006). Die Mineralien von Bou Azzer. Lapis 31(7/8), 27-68
Wendwilsonite
Formula: Ca2Mg(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
Reference: Favreau, G. and Dietrich, J. E. (2006). Die Mineralien von Bou Azzer. Lapis 31(7/8), 27-68; Meisser, N.; Brugger, J.; Krivovichev, S.; Armbruster, T.; Favreau, G. (2012): Description and crystal structure of maghrebite, MgAl2(AsO4)2(OH)2•8H2O, from Aghbar, Anti-Atlas, Morocco: first arsenate in the laueite mineral group. European Journal of Mineralogy 24, 717-726.

Gallery:

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Spherocobaltite5.AB.05CoCO3
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Arseniosiderite8.DH.30Ca2Fe3+3(AsO4)3O2 · 3H2O
Cabalzarite8.CG.15CaMg2(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
Cobaltaustinite8.BH.35CaCo(AsO4)(OH)
var: Cuprian Cobaltaustinite8.BH.35Ca(Co,Cu)AsO4(OH)
Cobaltlotharmeyerite8.CG.15CaCo2(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
Conichalcite8.BH.35CaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Erythrite8.CE.40Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Ferrilotharmeyerite8.CG.15CaZnFe3+(AsO4)2(OH) · H2O
var: Cobaltoan Ferrilotharmeyerite8.CG.15Ca(Fe3+,Co)2[AsO4]2 · 2(H2O,OH)
Maghrebite (TL)8.DC.30MgAl2(AsO4)2(OH)2 · 8H2O
Mansfieldite8.CD.10AlAsO4 · 2H2O
Roselite8.CG.10Ca2(Co2+,Mg)(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
Talmessite8.CG.05Ca2Mg(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
var: Cobaltoan Talmessite8.CG.05Ca2(Mg,Co)(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
Wendwilsonite8.CG.10Ca2Mg(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
β-Roselite8.CG.05Ca2Co(AsO4)2 · 2H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Spherocobaltite14.1.1.5CoCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 37 - ANHYDROUS ACID PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES AND VANADATES
Miscellaneous
Ferrilotharmeyerite37.1.6.2CaZnFe3+(AsO4)2(OH) · H2O
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AB2(XO4)2·xH2O
Roselite40.2.3.1Ca2(Co2+,Mg)(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
Talmessite40.2.2.5Ca2Mg(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
Wendwilsonite40.2.3.4Ca2Mg(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
β-Roselite40.2.2.7Ca2Co(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
A3(XO4)2·xH2O
Erythrite40.3.6.3Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
(AB)5(XO4)2·xH2O
Mansfieldite40.4.1.4AlAsO4 · 2H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Cobaltaustinite41.5.1.8CaCo(AsO4)(OH)
Conichalcite41.5.1.2CaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)5(XO4)3Zq·xH2O
Arseniosiderite42.8.4.3Ca2Fe3+3(AsO4)3O2 · 3H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Cabalzarite-CaMg2(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
Cobaltaustinite
var: Cuprian Cobaltaustinite
-Ca(Co,Cu)AsO4(OH)
Cobaltlotharmeyerite-CaCo2(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
Ferrilotharmeyerite
var: Cobaltoan Ferrilotharmeyerite
-Ca(Fe3+,Co)2[AsO4]2 · 2(H2O,OH)
Maghrebite (TL)-MgAl2(AsO4)2(OH)2 · 8H2O
Talmessite
var: Cobaltoan Talmessite
-Ca2(Mg,Co)(AsO4)2 · 2H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H MaghrebiteMgAl2(AsO4)2(OH)2 · 8H2O
H CobaltlotharmeyeriteCaCo2(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
H CobaltaustiniteCaCo(AsO4)(OH)
H Talmessite (var: Cobaltoan Talmessite)Ca2(Mg,Co)(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
H ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
H WendwilsoniteCa2Mg(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
H MansfielditeAlAsO4 · 2H2O
H Ferrilotharmeyerite (var: Cobaltoan Ferrilotharmeyerite)Ca(Fe3+,Co)2[AsO4]2 · 2(H2O,OH)
H ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
H β-RoseliteCa2Co(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
H RoseliteCa2(Co2+,Mg)(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
H Cobaltaustinite (var: Cuprian Cobaltaustinite)Ca(Co,Cu)AsO4(OH)
H ArseniosideriteCa2Fe33+(AsO4)3O2 · 3H2O
H CabalzariteCaMg2(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
H TalmessiteCa2Mg(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
H FerrilotharmeyeriteCaZnFe3+(AsO4)2(OH) · H2O
CCarbon
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C SpherocobaltiteCoCO3
OOxygen
O MaghrebiteMgAl2(AsO4)2(OH)2 · 8H2O
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O CobaltlotharmeyeriteCaCo2(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
O CobaltaustiniteCaCo(AsO4)(OH)
O Talmessite (var: Cobaltoan Talmessite)Ca2(Mg,Co)(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
O ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
O WendwilsoniteCa2Mg(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
O MansfielditeAlAsO4 · 2H2O
O Ferrilotharmeyerite (var: Cobaltoan Ferrilotharmeyerite)Ca(Fe3+,Co)2[AsO4]2 · 2(H2O,OH)
O ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
O SpherocobaltiteCoCO3
O β-RoseliteCa2Co(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
O RoseliteCa2(Co2+,Mg)(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
O Cobaltaustinite (var: Cuprian Cobaltaustinite)Ca(Co,Cu)AsO4(OH)
O QuartzSiO2
O ArseniosideriteCa2Fe33+(AsO4)3O2 · 3H2O
O CabalzariteCaMg2(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
O TalmessiteCa2Mg(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
O FerrilotharmeyeriteCaZnFe3+(AsO4)2(OH) · H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg MaghrebiteMgAl2(AsO4)2(OH)2 · 8H2O
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg Talmessite (var: Cobaltoan Talmessite)Ca2(Mg,Co)(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
Mg WendwilsoniteCa2Mg(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
Mg CabalzariteCaMg2(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
Mg TalmessiteCa2Mg(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
AlAluminium
Al MaghrebiteMgAl2(AsO4)2(OH)2 · 8H2O
Al MansfielditeAlAsO4 · 2H2O
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S ChalcociteCu2S
CaCalcium
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca CobaltlotharmeyeriteCaCo2(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
Ca CobaltaustiniteCaCo(AsO4)(OH)
Ca Talmessite (var: Cobaltoan Talmessite)Ca2(Mg,Co)(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
Ca WendwilsoniteCa2Mg(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
Ca Ferrilotharmeyerite (var: Cobaltoan Ferrilotharmeyerite)Ca(Fe3+,Co)2[AsO4]2 · 2(H2O,OH)
Ca ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Ca β-RoseliteCa2Co(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
Ca RoseliteCa2(Co2+,Mg)(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
Ca Cobaltaustinite (var: Cuprian Cobaltaustinite)Ca(Co,Cu)AsO4(OH)
Ca ArseniosideriteCa2Fe33+(AsO4)3O2 · 3H2O
Ca CabalzariteCaMg2(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
Ca TalmessiteCa2Mg(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
Ca FerrilotharmeyeriteCaZnFe3+(AsO4)2(OH) · H2O
FeIron
Fe Ferrilotharmeyerite (var: Cobaltoan Ferrilotharmeyerite)Ca(Fe3+,Co)2[AsO4]2 · 2(H2O,OH)
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe ArseniosideriteCa2Fe33+(AsO4)3O2 · 3H2O
Fe FerrilotharmeyeriteCaZnFe3+(AsO4)2(OH) · H2O
CoCobalt
Co CobaltlotharmeyeriteCaCo2(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
Co CobaltaustiniteCaCo(AsO4)(OH)
Co Talmessite (var: Cobaltoan Talmessite)Ca2(Mg,Co)(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
Co ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Co Ferrilotharmeyerite (var: Cobaltoan Ferrilotharmeyerite)Ca(Fe3+,Co)2[AsO4]2 · 2(H2O,OH)
Co SpherocobaltiteCoCO3
Co β-RoseliteCa2Co(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
Co RoseliteCa2(Co2+,Mg)(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
Co Cobaltaustinite (var: Cuprian Cobaltaustinite)Ca(Co,Cu)AsO4(OH)
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Cu Cobaltaustinite (var: Cuprian Cobaltaustinite)Ca(Co,Cu)AsO4(OH)
ZnZinc
Zn FerrilotharmeyeriteCaZnFe3+(AsO4)2(OH) · H2O
AsArsenic
As MaghrebiteMgAl2(AsO4)2(OH)2 · 8H2O
As CobaltlotharmeyeriteCaCo2(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
As CobaltaustiniteCaCo(AsO4)(OH)
As Talmessite (var: Cobaltoan Talmessite)Ca2(Mg,Co)(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
As ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
As WendwilsoniteCa2Mg(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
As MansfielditeAlAsO4 · 2H2O
As Ferrilotharmeyerite (var: Cobaltoan Ferrilotharmeyerite)Ca(Fe3+,Co)2[AsO4]2 · 2(H2O,OH)
As ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
As β-RoseliteCa2Co(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
As RoseliteCa2(Co2+,Mg)(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
As Cobaltaustinite (var: Cuprian Cobaltaustinite)Ca(Co,Cu)AsO4(OH)
As ArseniosideriteCa2Fe33+(AsO4)3O2 · 3H2O
As CabalzariteCaMg2(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
As TalmessiteCa2Mg(AsO4)2 · 2H2O
As FerrilotharmeyeriteCaZnFe3+(AsO4)2(OH) · H2O

References

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Meisser, N.; Brugger, J.; Krivovichev, S.; Armbruster, T.; Favreau, G. (2012): Description and crystal structure of maghrebite, MgAl2(AsO4)2(OH)2•8H2O, from Aghbar, Anti-Atlas, Morocco: first arsenate in the laueite mineral group. European Journal of Mineralogy 24, 717-726.

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