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Bleida, Bou Azzer District (Bou Azer District), Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 30° North , 6° West (est.)
Margin of Error:~4km
Köppen climate type:BWh : Hot deserts climate


The area shows extreme variation in sulfur isotope variation varying from -45.6 to +46.8 per mil.

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Anti-Atlas Mountains, Morocco

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30 valid minerals.

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Detailed Mineral List:

Actinolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
'Basalt'
Reference: Leblanc, M., & Arnold, M. (1994). Sulfur isotopic evidence for the genesis of distinct minerlizations in the Bleida copper deposit (Morocco). Boletín de la Sociedad Española de Mineralogía, 17(1), 166-167.
Bismuth
Formula: Bi
Bismuthinite
Formula: Bi2S3
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Econ Geol (1994) 89:931-935.; Leblanc, M., & Arnold, M. (1994). Sulfur isotopic evidence for the genesis of distinct minerlizations in the Bleida copper deposit (Morocco). Boletín de la Sociedad Española de Mineralogía, 17(1), 166-167.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Carrollite
Formula: Cu(Co,Ni)2S4
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Econ Geol (1994) 89:931-935.; Leblanc, M., & Arnold, M. (1994). Sulfur isotopic evidence for the genesis of distinct minerlizations in the Bleida copper deposit (Morocco). Boletín de la Sociedad Española de Mineralogía, 17(1), 166-167.
'Chlorite Group'
Clausthalite
Formula: PbSe
Clinozoisite
Formula: {Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
'commodity:Copper'
Formula: Cu
Covellite
Formula: CuS
'Electrum'
Formula: (Au, Ag)
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Galena
Formula: PbS
Gold
Formula: Au
Gold var: Palladian Gold
Formula: (Au,Pd)
'commodity:Gold'
Formula: Au
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Hematite var: Specularite
Formula: Fe2O3
'Hornblende'
Isomertieite
Formula: Pd11Sb2As2
Keithconnite
Formula: Pd20Te7
Kotulskite
Formula: Pd(Te,Bi)
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Leblanc, M., & Arnold, M. (1994). Sulfur isotopic evidence for the genesis of distinct minerlizations in the Bleida copper deposit (Morocco). Boletín de la Sociedad Española de Mineralogía, 17(1), 166-167.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Abdelhay Belkabir, Michel Jébrak, Lhou Maacha, M. Rachid Azizi Samir and Atmane Madi (2008) Gold mineralization in the Proterozoic Bleida ophiolite, Anti-Atlas, Morocco. Geological Society, London, Special Publications 2008, v. 297, p. 249-264 (http://sp.lyellcollection.org/content/297/1/249.abstract)
Merenskyite
Formula: (Pd,Pt)(Te,Bi)2
Mertieite-I
Formula: Pd11(Sb,As)4
Palladseite
Formula: Pd17Se15
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Econ Geol (1994) 89:931-935.; Leblanc, M., & Arnold, M. (1994). Sulfur isotopic evidence for the genesis of distinct minerlizations in the Bleida copper deposit (Morocco). Boletín de la Sociedad Española de Mineralogía, 17(1), 166-167.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
'Shale'
Reference: Leblanc, M., & Arnold, M. (1994). Sulfur isotopic evidence for the genesis of distinct minerlizations in the Bleida copper deposit (Morocco). Boletín de la Sociedad Española de Mineralogía, 17(1), 166-167.
Sperrylite
Formula: PtAs2
Tetra-auricupride
Formula: AuCu
'Tuff'
Reference: Leblanc, M., & Arnold, M. (1994). Sulfur isotopic evidence for the genesis of distinct minerlizations in the Bleida copper deposit (Morocco). Boletín de la Sociedad Española de Mineralogía, 17(1), 166-167.
Volynskite
Formula: AgBiTe2

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Bismuth'1.CA.05Bi
'Electrum'1.AA.05(Au, Ag)
'Gold'1.AA.05Au
var: Palladian Gold1.AA.05(Au,Pd)
Tetra-auricupride1.AA.10bAuCu
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Bismuthinite'2.DB.05Bi2S3
'Bornite'2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
'Carrollite'2.DA.05Cu(Co,Ni)2S4
'Chalcocite'2.BA.05Cu2S
'Chalcopyrite'2.CB.10aCuFeS2
'Clausthalite'2.CD.10PbSe
'Covellite'2.CA.05aCuS
'Galena'2.CD.10PbS
'Isomertieite'2.AC.15aPd11Sb2As2
'Keithconnite'2.BC.20Pd20Te7
'Kotulskite'2.CC.05Pd(Te,Bi)
'Merenskyite'2.EA.20(Pd,Pt)(Te,Bi)2
'Mertieite-I'2.AC.15bPd11(Sb,As)4
Palladseite2.BC.05Pd17Se15
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sperrylite2.EB.05aPtAs2
Volynskite2.JA.20AgBiTe2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Hematite'4.CB.05Fe2O3
var: Specularite4.CB.05Fe2O3
'Magnetite'4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
'Malachite'5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Baryte'7.AD.35BaSO4
Group 9 - Silicates
'Actinolite'9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
'Albite'9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
'Clinozoisite'9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
'Epidote'9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Basalt'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Hornblende'-
Shale-
Tuff-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Tetra-auricupride1.1.2.2AuCu
Semi-metals and non-metals
Bismuth1.3.1.4Bi
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:1
Keithconnite2.2.6.1Pd20Te7
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Clausthalite2.8.1.2PbSe
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:4
Carrollite2.10.1.2Cu(Co,Ni)2S4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Bismuthinite2.11.2.3Bi2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Merenskyite2.12.14.4(Pd,Pt)(Te,Bi)2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Sperrylite2.12.1.13PtAs2
Miscellaneous
Isomertieite2.16.2.1Pd11Sb2As2
Mertieite-I2.16.1.1Pd11(Sb,As)4
Palladseite2.16.19.1Pd17Se15
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø = 2
Volynskite3.7.1.3AgBiTe2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
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)
Clinozoisite58.2.1a.4{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Epidote58.2.1a.7{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
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)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Actinolite-☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
'Basalt'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Electrum'-(Au, Ag)
Gold
var: Palladian Gold
-(Au,Pd)
Hematite
var: Specularite
-Fe2O3
'Hornblende'-
Kotulskite-Pd(Te,Bi)
'Shale'-
'Tuff'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H Clinozoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O BaryteBaSO4
O CalciteCaCO3
O Clinozoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O HematiteFe2O3
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O Hematite (var: Specularite)Fe2O3
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
MgMagnesium
Mg Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al Clinozoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
SiSilicon
Si Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si Clinozoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S BaryteBaSO4
S BismuthiniteBi2S3
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S CarrolliteCu(Co,Ni)2S4
S ChalcociteCu2S
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S CovelliteCuS
S GalenaPbS
S PyriteFeS2
CaCalcium
Ca Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Clinozoisite{Ca2}{Al3}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
FeIron
Fe Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Hematite (var: Specularite)Fe2O3
CoCobalt
Co CarrolliteCu(Co,Ni)2S4
NiNickel
Ni CarrolliteCu(Co,Ni)2S4
CuCopper
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu CarrolliteCu(Co,Ni)2S4
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu Tetra-auricuprideAuCu
AsArsenic
As IsomertieitePd11Sb2As2
As Mertieite-IPd11(Sb,As)4
As SperrylitePtAs2
SeSelenium
Se ClausthalitePbSe
Se PalladseitePd17Se15
PdPalladium
Pd IsomertieitePd11Sb2As2
Pd KeithconnitePd20Te7
Pd KotulskitePd(Te,Bi)
Pd Merenskyite(Pd,Pt)(Te,Bi)2
Pd Mertieite-IPd11(Sb,As)4
Pd Gold (var: Palladian Gold)(Au,Pd)
Pd PalladseitePd17Se15
AgSilver
Ag Electrum(Au, Ag)
Ag VolynskiteAgBiTe2
SbAntimony
Sb IsomertieitePd11Sb2As2
Sb Mertieite-IPd11(Sb,As)4
TeTellurium
Te KeithconnitePd20Te7
Te KotulskitePd(Te,Bi)
Te Merenskyite(Pd,Pt)(Te,Bi)2
Te VolynskiteAgBiTe2
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
PtPlatinum
Pt SperrylitePtAs2
AuGold
Au Electrum(Au, Ag)
Au GoldAu
Au Gold (var: Palladian Gold)(Au,Pd)
Au Tetra-auricuprideAuCu
PbLead
Pb ClausthalitePbSe
Pb GalenaPbS
BiBismuth
Bi BismuthBi
Bi BismuthiniteBi2S3
Bi KotulskitePd(Te,Bi)
Bi VolynskiteAgBiTe2

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Leblanc, Marc and Arnold, Michel (1994) Sulfur isotope evidence for the genesis of distinct mineralizations in the Bleida stratiform copper deposit (Morocco). Economic Geology 89(4), 931-935.
Leblanc, Marc and Arnold, Michel (1994) Sulfur isotope evidence for the genesis of distinct mineralizations in the Bleida copper deposit (Morocco). Boletín de la Sociedad Española de Mineralogía, 17(1), 166-167.

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