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El Mécki, Aïr Region, Agadez Department, Niger

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 17° 42' 59'' North , 8° 16' 59'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 17.7163888889, 8.28305555556
Other regions containing this locality:Northwest Africa
Sahara Desert

One of the major tin producing areas of Niger since the early 20th century. Geologically the mineralisation is hosted in an alkaline ring complex belonging to the Younger Granites suite of West Africa.

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7 valid minerals.

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DIKOUMA, M: (1993): Géologie et potentiel minier du Niger.- in: TRIPAL ’93 NIGER, Exposés & Communications, pp. 1-25; Niamey: Ministère des Mines et de l’Energie.

WOOLLEY, A. R. (2001): Alkaline Rocks and Carbonatites of the World, Part 3: Africa.- The
Geological Society Publishing House, Bath, U.K., 372 p.


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