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Assaba Region, Mauritaniai
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Assaba RegionRegion
MauritaniaCountry

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Largest Settlements:
PlacePopulation
Kiffa40,281 (2016)
Barkéwol1,100 (2012)
Hovratt ehl Cheikh Sid'Elemine حفرة أهل الشيخ سيدي الأمين500 (2017)


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32 valid minerals.

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Detailed Mineral List:

Anorthite
Formula: Ca(Al2Si2O8)
Reference: Meteoritical Bulletin Database
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Mauritanian Geological Survey (1995) database
Baddeleyite
Formula: ZrO2
Reference: Meteoritical Bulletin Database
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Localities: Reported from at least 15 localities in this region.
Carnotite
Formula: K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Reference: Mauritanian Geological Survey (1995) database
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Mauritanian Geological Survey (1995) database
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Mauritanian Geological Survey (1995) database
Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
'Columbite Group'
Reference: Mauritanian Geological Survey (1995) database
Copper
Formula: Cu
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: Mauritanian Geological Survey (1995) database
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Diamond
Formula: C
Description: Micro-diamonds.
Reference: Investors Brief, Rex Diamond Mining Corp., Ltd.
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Mauritanian Geological Survey (1995) database
'Feldspar Group'
Reference: Meteoritical Bulletin Database
Forsterite
Formula: Mg2SiO4
Reference: Meteoritical Bulletin Database
Gahnite
Formula: ZnAl2O4
Geikielite
Formula: MgTiO3
Reference: Meteoritical Bulletin Database
Hausmannite
Formula: Mn2+Mn3+2O4
Reference: Mauritanian Geological Survey (1995) database
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Iron
Formula: Fe
Reference: Meteoritical Bulletin Database
Iron var: Kamacite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)
Reference: Meteoritical Bulletin Database
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Mauritanian Geological Survey (1995) database
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 16 localities in this region.
'Monazite'
Reference: Mauritanian Geological Survey (1995) database
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Mauritanian Geological Survey (1995) database
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
'Pyroxene Group'
Reference: Meteoritical Bulletin Database
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Quartz var: Jasper
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Mauritanian Geological Survey (1995) database
'Serpentine Subgroup'
Formula: D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Reference: Mauritanian Geological Survey (1995) database
Spinel
Formula: MgAl2O4
Reference: Meteoritical Bulletin Database
Taenite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)
Reference: Meteoritical Bulletin Database
'Tantalite'
Formula: (Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
Reference: Mauritanian Geological Survey (1995) database
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: Mauritanian Geological Survey (1995) database
Troilite
Formula: FeS
Reference: Meteoritical Bulletin Database
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Reference: Mauritanian Geological Survey (1995) database

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Diamond1.CB.10aC
Iron1.AE.05Fe
var: Kamacite1.AE.05(Fe,Ni)
Taenite1.AE.10(Fe,Ni)
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Troilite2.CC.10FeS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Baddeleyite4.DE.35ZrO2
Carnotite4.HB.05K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Chromite4.BB.05Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
Gahnite4.BB.05ZnAl2O4
Geikielite4.CB.05MgTiO3
Hausmannite4.BB.10Mn2+Mn3+2O4
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Ilmenite4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Jasper4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Spinel4.BB.05MgAl2O4
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Group 9 - Silicates
Anorthite9.FA.35Ca(Al2Si2O8)
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Forsterite9.AC.05Mg2SiO4
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'Columbite Group'-
'Feldspar Group'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Monazite'-
'Pyroxene Group'-
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
'Tantalite'-(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Copper1.1.1.3Cu
Iron
var: Kamacite
1.1.11.1(Fe,Ni)
Taenite1.1.11.2(Fe,Ni)
Semi-metals and non-metals
Diamond1.3.6.1C
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Troilite2.8.9.1FeS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
A2X3
Geikielite4.3.5.2MgTiO3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
AX2
Baddeleyite4.4.14.1ZrO2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Chromite7.2.3.3Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Gahnite7.2.1.4ZnAl2O4
Hausmannite7.2.7.1Mn2+Mn3+2O4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Spinel7.2.1.1MgAl2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AB2(XO4)2·xH2O, containing (UO2)2+
Carnotite40.2a.28.1K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with all cations in octahedral [6] coordination
Forsterite51.3.1.2Mg2SiO4
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Epidote58.2.1a.7{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Anorthite-Ca(Al2Si2O8)
'Chlorite Group'-
'Columbite Group'-
'Feldspar Group'-
Iron-Fe
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Monazite'-
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
'Pyroxene Group'-
Quartz
var: Jasper
-SiO2
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
'Tantalite'-(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
BBoron
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
CCarbon
C DiamondC
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
OOxygen
O BaddeleyiteZrO2
O ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
O GeikieliteMgTiO3
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O AnorthiteCa(Al2Si2O8)
O SpinelMgAl2O4
O ForsteriteMg2SiO4
O Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
O CupriteCu2O
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O BaryteBaSO4
O HausmanniteMn2+Mn23+O4
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O GahniteZnAl2O4
O HematiteFe2O3
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O RutileTiO2
O Tantalite(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
O CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg GeikieliteMgTiO3
Mg SpinelMgAl2O4
Mg ForsteriteMg2SiO4
Mg Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
AlAluminium
Al AnorthiteCa(Al2Si2O8)
Al SpinelMgAl2O4
Al Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al GahniteZnAl2O4
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si AnorthiteCa(Al2Si2O8)
Si ForsteriteMg2SiO4
Si Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
SSulfur
S TroiliteFeS
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S PyriteFeS2
S BaryteBaSO4
S ChalcociteCu2S
S CovelliteCuS
KPotassium
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
CaCalcium
Ca AnorthiteCa(Al2Si2O8)
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
TiTitanium
Ti GeikieliteMgTiO3
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Ti RutileTiO2
VVanadium
V CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
CrChromium
Cr ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
MnManganese
Mn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Mn HausmanniteMn2+Mn23+O4
Mn Tantalite(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
FeIron
Fe ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Fe Iron (var: Kamacite)(Fe,Ni)
Fe Taenite(Fe,Ni)
Fe TroiliteFeS
Fe IronFe
Fe Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe Tantalite(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
NiNickel
Ni Iron (var: Kamacite)(Fe,Ni)
Ni Taenite(Fe,Ni)
Ni Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
CuCopper
Cu CopperCu
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu CovelliteCuS
ZnZinc
Zn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Zn GahniteZnAl2O4
ZrZirconium
Zr BaddeleyiteZrO2
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)
NbNiobium
Nb Tantalite(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
TaTantalum
Ta Tantalite(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
UUranium
U CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O

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