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Ghurayyah Ta deposit, Midyan, Mintaqah Tabuk, Saudi Arabiai
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Ghurayyah Ta depositDeposit
Midyan- not defined -
Mintaqah Tabuk- not defined -
Saudi ArabiaCountry

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude: 25° North , 38° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~347km
Locality type:Deposit


Neoproterozoic peralkaline rare-metal granite intruded into greenschist facies metavolcanic and metasedimentary rocks. The porphyritic arfvedsonite-alkali feldspar granite forms a sub-circular stock with a surface outcrop of about 900 m in diameter. Fine-grained ore minerals are disseminated throughout its body. It may become the world's single largest deposit of tantalum (an inferred resource of 385 Mt Ta2O5, Tertiary Minerals plc, 2002).

Located 85 km SSW of Tabuk, in a valley at the junction of the Wadi Sadr and the Wadi Assahtutah.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


17 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Aegirine
Formula: NaFe3+Si2O6
Reference: Küster, D. (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 35, 68-86.
Aeschynite-(Y)
Formula: (Y,Ln,Ca,Th)(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6
Reference: Küster, D. (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 35, 68-86.
Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Küster, D. (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 35, 68-86.
Arfvedsonite
Formula: [Na][Na2][Fe2+4Fe3+]Si8O22(OH)2
Reference: Küster, D. (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 35, 68-86.
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Reference: Staatz H.M. and Brownfield I.K. 1986, Tarce- and minor-element mineralogy of the microgranite at ghurayyah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. US-Geological Survey Open-File report 86.105
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Küster, D. (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 35, 68-86.
'Columbite-(Fe)-Columbite-(Mn) Series'
Reference: Küster, D. (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 35, 68-86.
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Küster, D. (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 35, 68-86.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Küster, D. (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 35, 68-86.
Microcline
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Küster, D. (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 35, 68-86.
'Monazite'
Reference: Küster, D. (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 35, 68-86.
'Pyrochlore Group'
Formula: A2Nb2(O,OH)6Z
Reference: Küster, D. (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 35, 68-86.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Küster, D. (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 35, 68-86.
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Küster, D. (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 35, 68-86.
Rutile var: Ilmenorutile
Formula: Fex(Nb,Ta)2x · 4Ti1-xO2
Reference: Küster, D. (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 35, 68-86.
Samarskite-(Y)
Formula: (Y,Fe3+,Fe2+,U,Th,Ca)2(Nb,Ta)2O8
Reference: Küster, D. (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 35, 68-86.
Senaite
Formula: Pb(Mn,Y,U)(Fe,Zn)2(Ti,Fe,Cr,V)18(O,OH)38
Reference: Staatz H.M. and Brownfield I.K. 1986, Tarce- and minor-element mineralogy of the microgranite at ghurayyah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. US-Geological Survey Open-File report 86.105
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Küster, D. (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 35, 68-86.
Thorite
Formula: Th(SiO4)
Reference: Küster, D. (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 35, 68-86.
Uraninite
Formula: UO2
Reference: Küster, D. (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 35, 68-86.
Xenotime-(Y)
Formula: Y(PO4)
Reference: Küster, D. (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 35, 68-86.
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Reference: Küster, D. (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 35, 68-86.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Aeschynite-(Y)4.DF.05(Y,Ln,Ca,Th)(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6
Cassiterite4.DB.05SnO2
'Pyrochlore Group'4.00.A2Nb2(O,OH)6Z
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
var: Ilmenorutile4.DB.05Fex(Nb,Ta)2x · 4Ti1-xO2
Samarskite-(Y)4.DB.25(Y,Fe3+,Fe2+,U,Th,Ca)2(Nb,Ta)2O8
Senaite4.CC.40Pb(Mn,Y,U)(Fe,Zn)2(Ti,Fe,Cr,V)18(O,OH)38
Uraninite4.DL.05UO2
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Xenotime-(Y)8.AD.35Y(PO4)
Group 9 - Silicates
Aegirine9.DA.25NaFe3+Si2O6
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Arfvedsonite9.DE.25[Na][Na2][Fe2+4Fe3+]Si8O22(OH)2
Microcline9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Thorite9.AD.30Th(SiO4)
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'Columbite-(Fe)-Columbite-(Mn) Series'-
'Monazite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
var: Ilmenorutile4.4.1.2Fex(Nb,Ta)2x · 4Ti1-xO2
Group 5 - OXIDES CONTAINING URANIUM OR THORIUM
AXO2·xH2O
Uraninite5.1.1.1UO2
Group 8 - MULTIPLE OXIDES CONTAINING NIOBIUM,TANTALUM OR TITANIUM
ABO4
Samarskite-(Y)8.1.11.1(Y,Fe3+,Fe2+,U,Th,Ca)2(Nb,Ta)2O8
A2B2O6(O,OH,F)
'Pyrochlore Group'8.2.1.1A2Nb2(O,OH)6Z
AB2O6
Aeschynite-(Y)8.3.6.3(Y,Ln,Ca,Th)(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6
AB21O38
Senaite8.5.1.4Pb(Mn,Y,U)(Fe,Zn)2(Ti,Fe,Cr,V)18(O,OH)38
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Thorite51.5.2.3Th(SiO4)
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Aegirine65.1.3c.2NaFe3+Si2O6
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Microcline76.1.1.5K(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Arfvedsonite-[Na][Na2][Fe2+4Fe3+]Si8O22(OH)2
'Chlorite Group'-
'Columbite-(Fe)-Columbite-(Mn) Series'-
'Monazite'-
Xenotime-(Y)-Y(PO4)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Pyrochlore GroupA2Nb2(O,OH)6Z
H SenaitePb(Mn,Y,U)(Fe,Zn)2(Ti,Fe,Cr,V)18(O,OH)38
H Aeschynite-(Y)(Y,Ln,Ca,Th)(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6
H Arfvedsonite[Na][Na2][Fe42+Fe3+]Si8O22(OH)2
OOxygen
O Pyrochlore GroupA2Nb2(O,OH)6Z
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
O Xenotime-(Y)Y(PO4)
O CassiteriteSnO2
O SenaitePb(Mn,Y,U)(Fe,Zn)2(Ti,Fe,Cr,V)18(O,OH)38
O ThoriteTh(SiO4)
O UraniniteUO2
O Aeschynite-(Y)(Y,Ln,Ca,Th)(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6
O Arfvedsonite[Na][Na2][Fe42+Fe3+]Si8O22(OH)2
O AegirineNaFe3+Si2O6
O QuartzSiO2
O MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O Samarskite-(Y)(Y,Fe3+,Fe2+,U,Th,Ca)2(Nb,Ta)2O8
O Rutile (var: Ilmenorutile)Fex(Nb,Ta)2x · 4Ti1-xO2
O RutileTiO2
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
NaSodium
Na Arfvedsonite[Na][Na2][Fe42+Fe3+]Si8O22(OH)2
Na AegirineNaFe3+Si2O6
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
AlAluminium
Al MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
SiSilicon
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
Si ThoriteTh(SiO4)
Si Arfvedsonite[Na][Na2][Fe42+Fe3+]Si8O22(OH)2
Si AegirineNaFe3+Si2O6
Si QuartzSiO2
Si MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
PPhosphorus
P Xenotime-(Y)Y(PO4)
SSulfur
S GalenaPbS
S SphaleriteZnS
KPotassium
K MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
CaCalcium
Ca Aeschynite-(Y)(Y,Ln,Ca,Th)(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca Samarskite-(Y)(Y,Fe3+,Fe2+,U,Th,Ca)2(Nb,Ta)2O8
TiTitanium
Ti SenaitePb(Mn,Y,U)(Fe,Zn)2(Ti,Fe,Cr,V)18(O,OH)38
Ti Aeschynite-(Y)(Y,Ln,Ca,Th)(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6
Ti Rutile (var: Ilmenorutile)Fex(Nb,Ta)2x · 4Ti1-xO2
Ti RutileTiO2
VVanadium
V SenaitePb(Mn,Y,U)(Fe,Zn)2(Ti,Fe,Cr,V)18(O,OH)38
CrChromium
Cr SenaitePb(Mn,Y,U)(Fe,Zn)2(Ti,Fe,Cr,V)18(O,OH)38
MnManganese
Mn SenaitePb(Mn,Y,U)(Fe,Zn)2(Ti,Fe,Cr,V)18(O,OH)38
FeIron
Fe SenaitePb(Mn,Y,U)(Fe,Zn)2(Ti,Fe,Cr,V)18(O,OH)38
Fe Arfvedsonite[Na][Na2][Fe42+Fe3+]Si8O22(OH)2
Fe AegirineNaFe3+Si2O6
Fe Samarskite-(Y)(Y,Fe3+,Fe2+,U,Th,Ca)2(Nb,Ta)2O8
Fe Rutile (var: Ilmenorutile)Fex(Nb,Ta)2x · 4Ti1-xO2
ZnZinc
Zn SenaitePb(Mn,Y,U)(Fe,Zn)2(Ti,Fe,Cr,V)18(O,OH)38
Zn SphaleriteZnS
YYttrium
Y Xenotime-(Y)Y(PO4)
Y SenaitePb(Mn,Y,U)(Fe,Zn)2(Ti,Fe,Cr,V)18(O,OH)38
Y Aeschynite-(Y)(Y,Ln,Ca,Th)(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6
Y Samarskite-(Y)(Y,Fe3+,Fe2+,U,Th,Ca)2(Nb,Ta)2O8
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)
NbNiobium
Nb Pyrochlore GroupA2Nb2(O,OH)6Z
Nb Aeschynite-(Y)(Y,Ln,Ca,Th)(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6
Nb Samarskite-(Y)(Y,Fe3+,Fe2+,U,Th,Ca)2(Nb,Ta)2O8
Nb Rutile (var: Ilmenorutile)Fex(Nb,Ta)2x · 4Ti1-xO2
SnTin
Sn CassiteriteSnO2
TaTantalum
Ta Samarskite-(Y)(Y,Fe3+,Fe2+,U,Th,Ca)2(Nb,Ta)2O8
Ta Rutile (var: Ilmenorutile)Fex(Nb,Ta)2x · 4Ti1-xO2
PbLead
Pb SenaitePb(Mn,Y,U)(Fe,Zn)2(Ti,Fe,Cr,V)18(O,OH)38
Pb GalenaPbS
ThThorium
Th ThoriteTh(SiO4)
Th Aeschynite-(Y)(Y,Ln,Ca,Th)(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6
Th Samarskite-(Y)(Y,Fe3+,Fe2+,U,Th,Ca)2(Nb,Ta)2O8
UUranium
U SenaitePb(Mn,Y,U)(Fe,Zn)2(Ti,Fe,Cr,V)18(O,OH)38
U UraniniteUO2
U Samarskite-(Y)(Y,Fe3+,Fe2+,U,Th,Ca)2(Nb,Ta)2O8

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Küster, D. (2009) Granitoid-hosted Ta mineralization in the Arabian-Nubian Shield: Ore deposit types, tectono-metallogenetic setting and petrogenetic framework. Ore Geology Reviews, 35, 68-86.


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