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Silsilah deposit, Mintaqah Ha'il, Saudi Arabia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 28° 6' North , 42° 40' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 28.10000,42.66667
GeoHash:G#: suyrfgkym
Locality type:Deposit
Köppen climate type:BWh : Hot deserts climate


Subeconomic tin greisen

Regions containing this locality

Arabian Peninsula

Peninsula - 400 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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34 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Economic Geology (1996) 91:1414-1434
Arseniosiderite ?
Formula: Ca2Fe3+3(AsO4)3O2 · 3H2O
Reference: Economic Geology (1996) 91:1414-1434
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Economic Geology (1996) 91:1414-1434
Bismuth
Formula: Bi
Reference: Economic Geology (1996) 91:1414-1434
Bismuthinite
Formula: Bi2S3
Reference: Economic Geology (1996) 91:1414-1434
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Reference: Economic Geology (1996) 91:1414-1434
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Economic Geology (1996) 91:1414-1434
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Economic Geology (1996) 91:1414-1434; Economic Geology (1996) 91:1414-1434
'Columbite-(Fe)-Columbite-(Mn) Series'
Reference: Economic Geology (1996) 91:1414-1434
Conichalcite ?
Formula: CaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Reference: Economic Geology (1996) 91:1414-1434
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: Economic Geology (1996) 91:1414-1434
Fayalite
Formula: Fe2+2SiO4
Habit: Blades 2-10cm long near pegmatites
Reference: Economic Geology (1996) 91:1414-1434
Ferrimolybdite
Formula: Fe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
Reference: Economic Geology (1996) 91:1414-1434
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Economic Geology (1996) 91:1414-1434
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Economic Geology (1996) 91:1414-1434
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Economic Geology (1996) 91:1414-1434
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Reference: Economic Geology (1996) 91:1414-1434
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Economic Geology (1996) 91:1414-1434
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Economic Geology (1996) 91:1414-1434
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Economic Geology (1996) 91:1414-1434
'Monazite'
Reference: Economic Geology (1996) 91:1414-1434
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Economic Geology (1996) 91:1414-1434
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Economic Geology (1996) 91:1414-1434
Proustite
Formula: Ag3AsS3
Reference: Economic Geology (1996) 91:1414-1434
Pyrargyrite
Formula: Ag3SbS3
Reference: Economic Geology (1996) 91:1414-1434
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Economic Geology (1996) 91:1414-1434
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Habit: In pegmatites, crystals to 1m
Reference: Economic Geology (1996) 91:1414-1434
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Economic Geology (1996) 91:1414-1434
Samarskite-(Y)
Formula: (Y,Fe3+,Fe2+,U,Th,Ca)2(Nb,Ta)2O8
Reference: Economic Geology (1996) 91:1414-1434
Scorodite ?
Formula: Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Economic Geology (1996) 91:1414-1434
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Economic Geology (1996) 91:1414-1434
Silver
Formula: Ag
Reference: Economic Geology (1996) 91:1414-1434
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Economic Geology (1996) 91:1414-1434
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Reference: Economic Geology (1996) 91:1414-1434
Topaz
Formula: Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Reference: Economic Geology (1996) 91:1414-1434
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: Economic Geology (1996) 91:1414-1434
Varlamoffite
Formula: (Sn,Fe)(O,OH)2
Reference: Economic Geology (1996) 91:1414-1434
'Wolframite'
Formula: (Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
Reference: Economic Geology (1996) 91:1414-1434
'Zinnwaldite'
Reference: Economic Geology (1996) 91:1414-1434
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Reference: Economic Geology (1996) 91:1414-1434
Zirkelite ?
Formula: (Ti,Ca,Zr)O2-x
Reference: Economic Geology (1996) 91:1414-1434

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Bismuth'1.CA.05Bi
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Arsenopyrite'2.EB.20FeAsS
'Bismuthinite'2.DB.05Bi2S3
'Chalcocite'2.BA.05Cu2S
'Chalcopyrite'2.CB.10aCuFeS2
'Covellite'2.CA.05aCuS
'Galena'2.CD.10PbS
'Marcasite'2.EB.10aFeS2
'Proustite'2.GA.05Ag3AsS3
'Pyrargyrite'2.GA.05Ag3SbS3
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 3 - Halides
'Fluorite'3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Cassiterite'4.DB.05SnO2
'Hematite'4.CB.05Fe2O3
'Ilmenite'4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
'Magnetite'4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
'Rutile'4.DB.05TiO2
'Samarskite-(Y)'4.DB.25(Y,Fe3+,Fe2+,U,Th,Ca)2(Nb,Ta)2O8
Varlamoffite4.DB.05(Sn,Fe)(O,OH)2
Zirkelite ?4.DL.05(Ti,Ca,Zr)O2-x
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Ferrimolybdite'7.GB.30Fe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
'Arseniosiderite' ?8.DH.30Ca2Fe3+3(AsO4)3O2 · 3H2O
'Conichalcite' ?8.BH.35CaCu(AsO4)(OH)
'Scorodite' ?8.CD.10Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
'Albite'9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
'Fayalite'9.AC.05Fe2+2SiO4
'Muscovite'9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Topaz9.AF.35Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Columbite-(Fe)-Columbite-(Mn) Series'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Monazite'-
Tourmaline-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Wolframite-(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
Zinnwaldite-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Semi-metals and non-metals
Bismuth1.3.1.4Bi
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Bismuthinite2.11.2.3Bi2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ø = 3
Proustite3.4.1.1Ag3AsS3
Pyrargyrite3.4.1.2Ag3SbS3
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
AX2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Varlamoffite4.4.2.1(Sn,Fe)(O,OH)2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 8 - MULTIPLE OXIDES CONTAINING NIOBIUM,TANTALUM OR TITANIUM
ABO4
Samarskite-(Y)8.1.11.1(Y,Fe3+,Fe2+,U,Th,Ca)2(Nb,Ta)2O8
A2B2O6(O,OH,F)
Zirkelite ?8.2.5.1(Ti,Ca,Zr)O2-x
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
(AB)5(XO4)2·xH2O
Scorodite ?40.4.1.3Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Conichalcite ?41.5.1.2CaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)5(XO4)3Zq·xH2O
Arseniosiderite ?42.8.4.3Ca2Fe3+3(AsO4)3O2 · 3H2O
Group 49 - HYDRATED MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
Hydrated Normal Molybdates and Tungstates
Ferrimolybdite49.2.1.1Fe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with all cations in octahedral [6] coordination
Fayalite51.3.1.1Fe2+2SiO4
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] coordination only
Topaz52.3.1.1Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
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, Rocks, etc.
'Columbite-(Fe)-Columbite-(Mn) Series'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Monazite'-
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
'Wolframite'-(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
'Zinnwaldite'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H ArseniosideriteCa2Fe33+(AsO4)3O2 · 3H2O
H ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
H FerrimolybditeFe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
H Varlamoffite(Sn,Fe)(O,OH)2
BBoron
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
CCarbon
C SideriteFeCO3
OOxygen
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O ArseniosideriteCa2Fe33+(AsO4)3O2 · 3H2O
O CassiteriteSnO2
O ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
O FayaliteFe22+SiO4
O FerrimolybditeFe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
O HematiteFe2O3
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O RutileTiO2
O Samarskite-(Y)(Y,Fe3+,Fe2+,U,Th,Ca)2(Nb,Ta)2O8
O ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O SideriteFeCO3
O TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O Varlamoffite(Sn,Fe)(O,OH)2
O Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
O Zirkelite(Ti,Ca,Zr)O2-x
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
F TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
AlAluminium
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
SiSilicon
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si FayaliteFe22+SiO4
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
SSulfur
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S BismuthiniteBi2S3
S ChalcociteCu2S
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S CovelliteCuS
S GalenaPbS
S MarcasiteFeS2
S ProustiteAg3AsS3
S PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca ArseniosideriteCa2Fe33+(AsO4)3O2 · 3H2O
Ca ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca Samarskite-(Y)(Y,Fe3+,Fe2+,U,Th,Ca)2(Nb,Ta)2O8
Ca Zirkelite(Ti,Ca,Zr)O2-x
TiTitanium
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Ti RutileTiO2
Ti Zirkelite(Ti,Ca,Zr)O2-x
MnManganese
Mn Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
FeIron
Fe ArseniosideriteCa2Fe33+(AsO4)3O2 · 3H2O
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe FayaliteFe22+SiO4
Fe FerrimolybditeFe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Samarskite-(Y)(Y,Fe3+,Fe2+,U,Th,Ca)2(Nb,Ta)2O8
Fe ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Fe Varlamoffite(Sn,Fe)(O,OH)2
Fe Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
CuCopper
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
AsArsenic
As ArseniosideriteCa2Fe33+(AsO4)3O2 · 3H2O
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
As ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
As ProustiteAg3AsS3
As ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
YYttrium
Y Samarskite-(Y)(Y,Fe3+,Fe2+,U,Th,Ca)2(Nb,Ta)2O8
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)
Zr Zirkelite(Ti,Ca,Zr)O2-x
NbNiobium
Nb Samarskite-(Y)(Y,Fe3+,Fe2+,U,Th,Ca)2(Nb,Ta)2O8
MoMolybdenum
Mo FerrimolybditeFe2(MoO4)3 · nH2O
AgSilver
Ag ProustiteAg3AsS3
Ag PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
Ag SilverAg
SnTin
Sn CassiteriteSnO2
Sn Varlamoffite(Sn,Fe)(O,OH)2
SbAntimony
Sb PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
Sb TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
TaTantalum
Ta Samarskite-(Y)(Y,Fe3+,Fe2+,U,Th,Ca)2(Nb,Ta)2O8
WTungsten
W Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
BiBismuth
Bi BismuthBi
Bi BismuthiniteBi2S3
ThThorium
Th Samarskite-(Y)(Y,Fe3+,Fe2+,U,Th,Ca)2(Nb,Ta)2O8
UUranium
U Samarskite-(Y)(Y,Fe3+,Fe2+,U,Th,Ca)2(Nb,Ta)2O8

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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Quaternary - Pliocene
0 - 5.333 Ma



ID: 3137014
Pliocene undifferentiated

Age: Cenozoic (0 - 5.333 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]

Holocene
0 - 0.0117 Ma



ID: 3192695
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Anthropocene (0 - 0.0117 Ma)

Lithology: Sandstone-siltstone

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]

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Kamilli, R. J., & Criss, R. J. (1996). Genesis of the Silsilah tin deposit, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Economic Geology, 91(8), 1414-1434.


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