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Iran

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Area:1,648,195 km2


Iran is divided into 31 ostanha (sing. ostan: provinces); the 31st province, Alborz, was created in June 2010. The provinces are subdivided into shahrestan (counties), which are in turn subdivided into bakhsh (districts).

(Note: Westerners used to preferentially call the country "Persia" until 1935.)

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Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded from this region.


Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

Acanthite

Actinolite

Adamite

Aikinite

Aktashite

Albite

'Albite-Anorthite Series'

Algodonite

'Allanite Group'

Almandine

Altaite

Alum-(K)

Alunite

'Alunite Group'

Alunogen

Amarantite

Amphibole Supergroup

var: Byssolite

Anatase

Andalusite

'Andorite'

Andradite

var: Demantoid

var: Topazolite

Anglesite

Anhydrite

Anilite

Ankerite

Annabergite

var: Magnesian Annabergite

'Annabergite-Erythrite Series'

Anorthite

var: Bytownite

Antigorite

Antlerite

'Apatite'

Aphthitalite

Aragonite

Arcanite

Arcubisite

'Arsenobismite'

Arsenopyrite

Arsenquatrandorite (TL)

Atacamite

Augite

Aurichalcite

Aurostibite

Awaruite

Axinite-(Fe)

'Axinite Group'

Azurite

Baksanite

Barikaite (TL)

Baryte

Baumhauerite

Bayerite

Beaverite-(Cu)

Bernalite

Berryite

Beryl

Beudantite

'Beudantite Group'

'Biotite'

Bismite

Bismuth

Bismuthinite

'Bitumen'

Böhmite

Boleite

Bonattite

Bornite

Botryogen

Boulangerite

Bournonite

Brochantite

Butlerite

Cadwaladerite

'Calamine'

Calaverite

Calcite

Caledonite

Cassiterite

Celadonite

Celestine

Cerussite

Chalcanthite

Chalcocite

Chalcophanite

Chalcopyrite

Chlorapatite

'Chlorite Group'

'var: Brunsvigite'

Chromite

Chrysocolla

Cinnabar

Clinoatacamite

Clinochlore

var: Ripidolite

'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'

Clinozoisite

Clintonite

Cobaltpentlandite

Colemanite

Coloradoite

'Columbite-(Fe)-Columbite-(Mn) Series'

Conichalcite

Connellite

Copiapite

Copper

Coquimbite

Cordierite

Coronadite

Cosalite

Cotunnite

Covellite

Cubanite

Cuprite

Cuprospinel

Daliranite (TL)

Danburite

Davidite-(La)

Delafossite

Descloizite

Diaboleite

Diaspore

Dickite

Digenite

Diopside

Dioptase

Djurleite

Dolomite

var: Ferroan Dolomite

Domeykite

Dravite

'Electrum'

Emplectite

Enargite

Enstatite

var: Bronzite

Epidote

Eriochalcite

Erythrite

Erythrosiderite

Fairfieldite

'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'

'Feldspar Group'

'var: Perthite'

Ferberite

Ferdowsiite (TL)

var: Plumbian Ferdowsiite

Fluorapatite

Fluorite

Fornacite

Forsterite

Galena

var: Argentiferous Galena

var: Bismuthiferous Galena

Galenobismutite

Galkhaite

'Garnet'

'Garnierite'

Geerite

Gehlenite

Geocronite

Getchellite

Gibbsite

Glaucophane

Godlevskite

Goethite

Gold

Graphite

Greenockite

Grossular

Guettardite

Gypsum

Halite

Halotrichite

Hawleyite

Heazlewoodite

Hedenbergite

Hematite

var: Specularite

Hemihedrite

'Hemihedrite-Iranite Series'

Hemimorphite

Herbertsmithite

Hessite

Hetaerolite

Hexahydrite

'Hornblende'

Hutchinsonite

Hydroboracite

Hydrocerussite

Hydromagnesite

'Hydromolysite'

Hydroniumjarosite

Hydroxylapatite

Hydrozincite

Ilmenite

Ingodite

Iodargyrite

Iranite (TL)

Iron

var: Kamacite

Jarosite

'Joséite'

Kainite

Kalinite

Kaolinite

Kermesite

'K Feldspar'

'var: Adularia'

Khademite (TL)

Kieserite

Kobellite

Kornelite

Koutekite

Krauskopfite

Krupkaite

Kutinaite

Laumontite

Lautite

Lavendulan

Lawsonite

Leadhillite

Lemanskiite

Leonite

Lepidocrocite

Lesukite

'Limonite'

Linarite

Lindackerite

Lishizhenite

Litharge

Löllingite

Lorándite

Magnesiocopiapite

Magnesite

Magnetite

Makovickyite

Malachite

Maldonite

'Manganese Oxides'

Manganite

'Manganoan Calcite'

Mansfieldite

Marcasite

Marialite

'Maskelynite'

Matildite

Maucherite

Melanothallite

Melanterite

'Melnikovite'

Merrillite

Metacinnabar

Metavoltine (TL)

Metazeunerite

'Meteoritic Iron'

Miargyrite

'Mica Group'

Microcline

Millerite

Millosevichite

Mimetite

Minium

Mitscherlichite

Mixite

Molybdenite

'Monazite'

Montmorillonite

Murdochite

Muscovite

var: Fuchsite

var: Illite

var: Sericite

Natrojarosite

Natrouranospinite

Naumannite

Nickeline

Nickelskutterudite

Nontronite

'Olivine'

Omphacite

Orpiment

Orthoclase

'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'

Osmium

Palygorskite

Parabutlerite

Paragonite

Pararammelsbergite

Paratacamite

Pentlandite

Pertlikite (TL)

Pharmacolite

'Phengite'

Phlogopite

Phoenicochroite

Phosgenite

Picromerite

Pitticite

Plagionite

Plattnerite

'Plessite'

'Plumbogummite Group'

Plumbojarosite

Poitevinite

Polhemusite

Polydymite

Polyhalite

Powellite

Prehnite

Pseudoboleite

'Psilomelane'

'Pumpellyite'

Pyrargyrite

Pyrite

var: Arsenian Pyrite

Pyrolusite

Pyromorphite

Pyrophyllite

'Pyroxene Group'

Pyrrhotite

Quartz

var: Agate

var: Agate-Jasper

var: Amethyst

var: Chalcedony

var: Dendritic Agate

var: Fortification Agate

var: Jasper

var: Moss Agate

var: Rock Crystal

Rammelsbergite

Realgar

Rinneite

Römerite

Rooseveltite

Rosasite

Roselite

Rutile

Safflorite

Sauconite

'Saussurite'

'Scapolite'

Scheelite

Schneiderhöhnite

Schreibersite

Scorodite

Seelite (TL)

Seligmannite

Semseyite

'Serpentine Subgroup'

Serpierite

Siderite

Silver

Simonite

Skutterudite

Smithite

Smithsonite

Sphalerite

Spinel

Spionkopite

Stannite

Stephanite

Sterryite

'Stibiconite'

Stibiopalladinite

Stibnite

Strengite

Stromeyerite

Strontianite

Sulphotsumoite

Sulphur

Sylvite

Szomolnokite

'Sztrókayite'

Taenite

Talc

Talmessite (TL)

Tamarugite

Tennantite

'Tennantite-Tetrahedrite Series'

Tenorite

Tetrahedrite

Tetrataenite

'Thénardite'

Thorianite

var: Uranothorianite

Thorite

Titanite

Tolovkite

'Tourmaline'

Trechmannite

Tremolite

Tridymite

Troilite

Turquoise

Twinnite

Tyrolite

Ulexite

'UM1970-15-O:Pb'

'UM1983-02-As:Cu'

'Unnamed (Ag Diiodide)'

Uraninite

var: Pitchblende

Uranospinite

Vanadinite

Variscite

Vesuvianite

Violarite

Voltaite

'Wad'

Whitlockite

Willemite

Wittichenite

Wollastonite

Wulfenite

Wurtzite

Xenotime-(Y)

Yarrowite

Yukonite

Zaratite

'Zeolite Group'

Zeunerite

Zincite

Zincmelanterite

Zincobotryogen

Zincrosasite

Zircon


346 valid minerals. 10 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Localities in this Region

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References

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Tietze, E. (1879) Die Mineralreichthümer Persiens. Jahrb. Geol. Reichanst. Wien, 29, 565-658.
Scharizer, R. (1888): Ueber persische Bleierze. Verhandlungen der K.K. Geologischen Reichsanstalt 1888, 173-174. [http://www.zobodat.at/pdf/VerhGeolBundesanstalt_1888_0173-0174.pdf]
Range, P. (1926) Geologie und Mineralvorkommen von Persien. Zeits. Prakt. Geol, 24, 49-53. [incl. map].
Treskinsky, S. (1933) Desert Placers. Mining Magazine: 49(4) (Oct 1933): 219-223 [Description of type of placer deposit occurring in Persia].
Diehl, E. (1944) Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Erzfundstellen Irans. Schweiz. Min. Petr. Mitt., 24, 333-371. [incl. map 1:4,000,000].
Ladame, G.(1945) Les ressources métallifères de l'Iran. Schweiz. Min. Petr. Mitt., 25, 165-303. [incl. map 1:6,380,000].
Wilson, N.W. (1946) Iran and its mineral deposits. Mining Mag. London, 74, 277-289. [incl. maps].
Bariand, P. (1963) The mineralogy of Iran. Bulletin de la Société française de Minéralogie et de Cristallographie 86, 17-64.
Förster, H. (1974) Magmentypen und Erzlagerstätten im Iran. Geol. Rundschau, 63, 276-292.
Reichert, J. (2007): A metallogenetic model for carbonate-hosted non-sulphide zinc deposits based on observations of Mehdi Abad and Irankuh, Central and Southwestern Iran.PhD Thesis, Univ. of Halle, Germany. [http://sundoc.bibliothek.uni-halle.de/diss-online/07/07H099/prom.pdf]
Nima Nezafati, Ernst Pernicka & Morteza Momenzadeh (2011): Early Tin-Copper Ore from Iran, a Posssible Clue for the Enigma of Bronze Age Tin. In: Ünsal Yalçın (Ed.): Anatolian Metal V, Der Anschnitt. Beiheft 24, Veröffentlichungen aus dem Deutschen Bergbau-Museum Bochum, Nr. 180, Bochum, Germany, 211-xx.
Rajabi, A., Rastad, E., and Canet, C. (2012): Metallogeny of Cretaceous carbonate-hosted Zn–Pb deposits of Iran: geotectonic setting and data integration for future mineral exploration. International Geology Review, 54, 1649-1672.
Rajabi, A., Rastad, E., and Canet, C. (2013): Metallogeny of Permian–Triassic carbonate-hosted Zn–Pb and F deposits of Iran: A review for future mineral exploration. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 60, 197-216.
Ghorbani, M. (2013): The economic geology of Iran: mineral deposits and natural resources. Springer, 569 pp. [Somewhat critical review in Econ. Geol. 111 (2016) 1519]

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