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Tazakourt orebody, Draa Sfar deposit, Marrakech, Marrakech Prefecture, Marrakech-Safi Region, Moroccoi
Regional Level Types
Tazakourt orebodyOre Body
Draa Sfar depositDeposit
Marrakech- not defined -
Marrakech PrefecturePrefecture
Marrakech-Safi RegionRegion
MoroccoCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
31° 44' 30'' North , 7° 58' 47'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Marrakesh839,296 (2016)12.1km


Southern, Zn-rich orebody.
Only this orebody has been developed and is currently (2008) in production.

Regions containing this locality

African PlateTectonic Plate
Northwest Africa MeteoritesMeteorite Fall Location

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


14 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Belkabir, A., Gibson, H.L., Marcoux, E., Lentz, D., and Rziki, S. (2008): Ore Geology Reviews 33, 280-306.
Bismuth
Formula: Bi
Reference: Belkabir, A., Gibson, H.L., Marcoux, E., Lentz, D., and Rziki, S. (2008): Ore Geology Reviews 33, 280-306.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Belkabir, A., Gibson, H.L., Marcoux, E., Lentz, D., and Rziki, S. (2008): Ore Geology Reviews 33, 280-306.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Belkabir, A., Gibson, H.L., Marcoux, E., Lentz, D., and Rziki, S. (2008): Ore Geology Reviews 33, 280-306.
Cobaltite
Formula: CoAsS
Reference: Belkabir, A., Gibson, H.L., Marcoux, E., Lentz, D., and Rziki, S. (2008): Ore Geology Reviews 33, 280-306.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Belkabir, A., Gibson, H.L., Marcoux, E., Lentz, D., and Rziki, S. (2008): Ore Geology Reviews 33, 280-306.
Laitakarite
Formula: Bi4Se2S
Reference: Belkabir, A., Gibson, H.L., Marcoux, E., Lentz, D., and Rziki, S. (2008): Ore Geology Reviews 33, 280-306.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Belkabir, A., Gibson, H.L., Marcoux, E., Lentz, D., and Rziki, S. (2008): Ore Geology Reviews 33, 280-306.
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Belkabir, A., Gibson, H.L., Marcoux, E., Lentz, D., and Rziki, S. (2008): Ore Geology Reviews 33, 280-306.
Paraguanajuatite
Formula: Bi2Se3
Reference: Belkabir, A., Gibson, H.L., Marcoux, E., Lentz, D., and Rziki, S. (2008): Ore Geology Reviews 33, 280-306.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Belkabir, A., Gibson, H.L., Marcoux, E., Lentz, D., and Rziki, S. (2008): Ore Geology Reviews 33, 280-306.
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Belkabir, A., Gibson, H.L., Marcoux, E., Lentz, D., and Rziki, S. (2008): Ore Geology Reviews 33, 280-306.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Belkabir, A., Gibson, H.L., Marcoux, E., Lentz, D., and Rziki, S. (2008): Ore Geology Reviews 33, 280-306.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Belkabir, A., Gibson, H.L., Marcoux, E., Lentz, D., and Rziki, S. (2008): Ore Geology Reviews 33, 280-306.
Talc
Formula: Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Reference: Belkabir, A., Gibson, H.L., Marcoux, E., Lentz, D., and Rziki, S. (2008): Ore Geology Reviews 33, 280-306.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Bismuth1.CA.05Bi
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Cobaltite2.EB.25CoAsS
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Laitakarite2.DC.05Bi4Se2S
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Paraguanajuatite2.DC.05Bi2Se3
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 9 - Silicates
Talc9.EC.05Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Bismuth1.3.1.4Bi
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 4:3
Laitakarite2.6.2.4Bi4Se2S
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Paraguanajuatite2.11.7.4Bi2Se3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Cobaltite2.12.3.1CoAsS
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Talc71.2.1.3Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
O TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
MgMagnesium
Mg TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
SSulfur
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S GalenaPbS
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S PyriteFeS2
S MarcasiteFeS2
S CobaltiteCoAsS
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S LaitakariteBi4Se2S
S SphaleriteZnS
FeIron
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
CoCobalt
Co CobaltiteCoAsS
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As CobaltiteCoAsS
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
SeSelenium
Se LaitakariteBi4Se2S
Se ParaguanajuatiteBi2Se3
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
BiBismuth
Bi LaitakariteBi4Se2S
Bi BismuthBi
Bi ParaguanajuatiteBi2Se3

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Cenozoic
0 - 66 Ma



ID: 3191157
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Cenozoic (0 - 66 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Permian - Carboniferous
251.902 - 358.9 Ma



ID: 3307039

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 358.9 Ma)

Lithology: Plutonic

Reference: Thiéblemont, D. (ed.). New edition of the 1:10,000,000 geological map of Africa. CGMW-BRGM. [190]

Carboniferous
298.9 - 358.9 Ma



ID: 3137724
Carboniferous undifferentiated

Age: Carboniferous (298.9 - 358.9 Ma)

Reference: Asch, K. The 1:5M International Geological Map of Europe and Adjacent Areas: Development and Implementation of a GIS-enabled Concept. Geologisches Jahrbuch, SA 3. [147]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Belkabir, A., Gibson, H.L., Marcoux, E., Lentz, D., and Rziki, S. (2008): Geology and wall rock alteration at the Hercynian Draa Sfar Zn–Pb–Cu massive sulphide deposit, Morocco. Ore Geology Reviews 33, 280-306.


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