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Meskani Mine (Meshkani Mine), Anarak District, Nain County (Nayin County), Esfahan Province (Isfahan Province; Aspadana Province), Iran

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 33° 20' 21'' North , 53° 27' 33'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 33.33944,53.45917
GeoHash:G#: tjyj8mrb2
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BWh : Hot deserts climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Madan-e Meskani


A copper-cobalt-nickel mine.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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8 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Javad Amiri collection
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Javad Amiri collection
Domeykite
Formula: Cu3As
Reference: Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990
Erythrite
Formula: Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Reference: Rocks & Minerals 82:402-407
Koutekite
Formula: Cu5As2
Reference: Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990
Kutinaite
Formula: Ag6Cu14As7
Reference: Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990
Lavendulan
Formula: NaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl · 5H2O
Reference: Collection of NHM, Vienna
Pararammelsbergite
Formula: NiAs2
Reference: Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990
'UM1983-02-As:Cu'
Formula: Cu2As
Reference: Tarkian, M., Bock, W.-D., Neumann, M. (1983): Geology and mineralogy of the Cu-Ni-Co-U ore deposits at Talmessi and Meskani, central Iran. Tschermaks Mineral. Petrol. Mitt.: 32: 111-133; in: Dunn, P.J., Chao, G.Y., Fleischer, M., Ferraiolo, J.A., Langley, R.H., Pabst, A., Zilczer, J.A. (1985): New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 70: 219

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Chalcocite'2.BA.05Cu2S
'Domeykite'2.AA.10bCu3As
'Koutekite'2.AA.10dCu5As2
'Kutinaite'2.AA.25Ag6Cu14As7
'Pararammelsbergite'2.EB.10eNiAs2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Azurite'5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
'Erythrite'8.CE.40Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
'Lavendulan'8.DG.05NaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl · 5H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'UM1983-02-As:Cu'-Cu2As

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:1
Domeykite2.2.2.1Cu3As
Kutinaite2.2.2.2Ag6Cu14As7
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 5:2
Koutekite2.3.1.1Cu5As2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pararammelsbergite2.12.5.1NiAs2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
A3(XO4)2·xH2O
Erythrite40.3.6.3Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)7(XO4)4Zq·xH2O
Lavendulan42.9.4.2NaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl · 5H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'UM1983-02-As:Cu'-Cu2As

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
H LavendulanNaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl · 5H2O
CCarbon
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
OOxygen
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
O LavendulanNaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl · 5H2O
NaSodium
Na LavendulanNaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl · 5H2O
SSulfur
S ChalcociteCu2S
ClChlorine
Cl LavendulanNaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl · 5H2O
CaCalcium
Ca LavendulanNaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl · 5H2O
CoCobalt
Co ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
NiNickel
Ni PararammelsbergiteNiAs2
CuCopper
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu DomeykiteCu3As
Cu KoutekiteCu5As2
Cu KutinaiteAg6Cu14As7
Cu LavendulanNaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl · 5H2O
Cu UM1983-02-As:CuCu2As
AsArsenic
As DomeykiteCu3As
As ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
As KoutekiteCu5As2
As KutinaiteAg6Cu14As7
As LavendulanNaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl · 5H2O
As PararammelsbergiteNiAs2
As UM1983-02-As:CuCu2As
AgSilver
Ag KutinaiteAg6Cu14As7

References

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Bureau of Mines Mineral Trade Notes (Oct, 1947).
Rocks & Minerals: 23: 222.
Tarkian, M., Bock, D. G. W. & Neumann, D. G. M. (1983): Geology and mineralogy of the Cu−Ni−Co−U ore deposits at Talmessi and Meskani, central Iran. Tschermaks mineralogische und petrographische Mitteilungen, 32, 111-133.
Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 1, 1990.


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