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Upper West Region, Ghanai
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Wa78,107 (2012)


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12 valid minerals.

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Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Amponsah, Prince & Salvi, Stefano & Béziat, Didier & Siebenaller, Luc & Baratoux, Lenka & Jessell, Mark. (2016) Geology and geochemistry of the shear-hosted Julie gold deposit, NW Ghana. Journal of African Earth Sciences. 112. 10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2015.06.013.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Reference: Amponsah, Prince & Salvi, Stefano & Béziat, Didier & Siebenaller, Luc & Baratoux, Lenka & Jessell, Mark. (2016) Geology and geochemistry of the shear-hosted Julie gold deposit, NW Ghana. Journal of African Earth Sciences. 112. 10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2015.06.013.
'Amphibole Supergroup'
Formula: AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Reference: Amponsah, Prince & Salvi, Stefano & Béziat, Didier & Siebenaller, Luc & Baratoux, Lenka & Jessell, Mark. (2016) Geology and geochemistry of the shear-hosted Julie gold deposit, NW Ghana. Journal of African Earth Sciences. 112. 10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2015.06.013.
Ankerite
Formula: Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Reference: Amponsah, Prince & Salvi, Stefano & Béziat, Didier & Siebenaller, Luc & Baratoux, Lenka & Jessell, Mark. (2016) Geology and geochemistry of the shear-hosted Julie gold deposit, NW Ghana. Journal of African Earth Sciences. 112. 10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2015.06.013.
'Biotite'
Formula: K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Reference: Amponsah, Prince & Salvi, Stefano & Béziat, Didier & Siebenaller, Luc & Baratoux, Lenka & Jessell, Mark. (2016) Geology and geochemistry of the shear-hosted Julie gold deposit, NW Ghana. Journal of African Earth Sciences. 112. 10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2015.06.013.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Amponsah, Prince & Salvi, Stefano & Béziat, Didier & Siebenaller, Luc & Baratoux, Lenka & Jessell, Mark. (2016) Geology and geochemistry of the shear-hosted Julie gold deposit, NW Ghana. Journal of African Earth Sciences. 112. 10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2015.06.013.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Amponsah, Prince & Salvi, Stefano & Béziat, Didier & Siebenaller, Luc & Baratoux, Lenka & Jessell, Mark. (2016) Geology and geochemistry of the shear-hosted Julie gold deposit, NW Ghana. Journal of African Earth Sciences. 112. 10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2015.06.013.
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Amponsah, Prince & Salvi, Stefano & Béziat, Didier & Siebenaller, Luc & Baratoux, Lenka & Jessell, Mark. (2016) Geology and geochemistry of the shear-hosted Julie gold deposit, NW Ghana. Journal of African Earth Sciences. 112. 10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2015.06.013.
Gold
Formula: Au
Graphite
Formula: C
Reference: Amponsah, Prince & Salvi, Stefano & Béziat, Didier & Siebenaller, Luc & Baratoux, Lenka & Jessell, Mark. (2016) Geology and geochemistry of the shear-hosted Julie gold deposit, NW Ghana. Journal of African Earth Sciences. 112. 10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2015.06.013.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Amponsah, Prince & Salvi, Stefano & Béziat, Didier & Siebenaller, Luc & Baratoux, Lenka & Jessell, Mark. (2016) Geology and geochemistry of the shear-hosted Julie gold deposit, NW Ghana. Journal of African Earth Sciences. 112. 10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2015.06.013.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Amponsah, Prince & Salvi, Stefano & Béziat, Didier & Siebenaller, Luc & Baratoux, Lenka & Jessell, Mark. (2016) Geology and geochemistry of the shear-hosted Julie gold deposit, NW Ghana. Journal of African Earth Sciences. 112. 10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2015.06.013.
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Amponsah, Prince & Salvi, Stefano & Béziat, Didier & Siebenaller, Luc & Baratoux, Lenka & Jessell, Mark. (2016) Geology and geochemistry of the shear-hosted Julie gold deposit, NW Ghana. Journal of African Earth Sciences. 112. 10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2015.06.013.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Amponsah, Prince & Salvi, Stefano & Béziat, Didier & Siebenaller, Luc & Baratoux, Lenka & Jessell, Mark. (2016) Geology and geochemistry of the shear-hosted Julie gold deposit, NW Ghana. Journal of African Earth Sciences. 112. 10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2015.06.013.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Amponsah, Prince & Salvi, Stefano & Béziat, Didier & Siebenaller, Luc & Baratoux, Lenka & Jessell, Mark. (2016) Geology and geochemistry of the shear-hosted Julie gold deposit, NW Ghana. Journal of African Earth Sciences. 112. 10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2015.06.013.
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Reference: Amponsah, Prince & Salvi, Stefano & Béziat, Didier & Siebenaller, Luc & Baratoux, Lenka & Jessell, Mark. (2016) Geology and geochemistry of the shear-hosted Julie gold deposit, NW Ghana. Journal of African Earth Sciences. 112. 10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2015.06.013.
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: Amponsah, Prince & Salvi, Stefano & Béziat, Didier & Siebenaller, Luc & Baratoux, Lenka & Jessell, Mark. (2016) Geology and geochemistry of the shear-hosted Julie gold deposit, NW Ghana. Journal of African Earth Sciences. 112. 10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2015.06.013.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Graphite1.CB.05aC
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Ankerite5.AB.10Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Titanite9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Amphibole Supergroup'-AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Chlorite Group'-
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

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
Semi-metals and non-metals
Graphite1.3.6.2C
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
AB(XO3)2
Ankerite14.2.1.2Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] and/or >[6] coordination
Titanite52.4.3.1CaTi(SiO4)O
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)
Epidote58.2.1a.7{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
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, Mixtures, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Amphibole Supergroup'-AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Chlorite Group'-
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
H BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
BBoron
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
CCarbon
C AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
C CalciteCaCO3
C GraphiteC
OOxygen
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
O AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
O BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
O CalciteCaCO3
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O RutileTiO2
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
FFluorine
F Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
F BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
MgMagnesium
Mg AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Mg BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
AlAluminium
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Al BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Si BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Si TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
ClChlorine
Cl Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
KPotassium
K BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
TiTitanium
Ti Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Ti RutileTiO2
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
FeIron
Fe AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Fe BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe PyriteFeS2
AuGold
Au GoldAu

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