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Imouraren deposit, Arlit, Agadez, Nigeri
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Imouraren depositDeposit
ArlitDepartment
AgadezDepartment
NigerCountry

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18° 4' 55'' North , 7° 21' 47'' East
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Uranium deposit, planned to be mined from 2010 onwards.
Sandstone-hosted mineralisation.

Located 40 km (80 km according to other sources) south of the town of Arlit, in the Arlit department of the Agadez region.

Regions containing this locality

African PlateTectonic Plate
Sahara Desert, North AfricaDesert
West AfricaUN Subregion
Northwest Africa MeteoritesMeteorite Fall Location

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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7 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Billon, Sophie (May 2014). Clay minerals in uraniferous deposit of Imouraren (Tim Mersoi basin, Niger): implications on genesis of deposit and on ore treatment process (FRNC-TH--9232). France
Analcime
Formula: Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Reference: Billon, Sophie (May 2014). Clay minerals in uraniferous deposit of Imouraren (Tim Mersoi basin, Niger): implications on genesis of deposit and on ore treatment process (FRNC-TH--9232). France
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Pagel, M., Cavellec, S., Forbes, P., Gerbaud, O., Vergely, P., Wagani, I., & Mathieu, R. (2005). Uranium deposits in the Arlit area (Niger). In Mineral Deposit Research: Meeting the Global Challenge (pp. 303-305). Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Pagel, M., Cavellec, S., Forbes, P., Gerbaud, O., Vergely, P., Wagani, I., & Mathieu, R. (2005). Uranium deposits in the Arlit area (Niger). In Mineral Deposit Research: Meeting the Global Challenge (pp. 303-305). Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Billon, Sophie (May 2014). Clay minerals in uraniferous deposit of Imouraren (Tim Mersoi basin, Niger): implications on genesis of deposit and on ore treatment process (FRNC-TH--9232). France
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: Pagel, M., Cavellec, S., Forbes, P., Gerbaud, O., Vergely, P., Wagani, I., & Mathieu, R. (2005). Uranium deposits in the Arlit area (Niger). In Mineral Deposit Research: Meeting the Global Challenge (pp. 303-305). Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Billon, Sophie (May 2014). Clay minerals in uraniferous deposit of Imouraren (Tim Mersoi basin, Niger): implications on genesis of deposit and on ore treatment process (FRNC-TH--9232). France
Uranophane
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Reference: Pagel, M., Cavellec, S., Forbes, P., Gerbaud, O., Vergely, P., Wagani, I., & Mathieu, R. (2005). Uranium deposits in the Arlit area (Niger). In Mineral Deposit Research: Meeting the Global Challenge (pp. 303-305). Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Analcime9.GB.05Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Uranophane9.AK.15Ca(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-

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
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 53 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and Other Anions or Complex Cations
Insular SiO4 Groups and Other Anions of Complex Cations with (UO2)
Uranophane53.3.1.2Ca(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
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)
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Analcime77.1.1.1Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
H AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
OOxygen
O UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
O QuartzSiO2
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Na AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
AlAluminium
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
SiSilicon
Si UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S ChalcociteCu2S
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
CaCalcium
Ca UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
CuCopper
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu CopperCu
UUranium
U UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O

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