|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||1° 8' 35'' North , 13° 11' 50'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||1.14313,13.19739|
|Köppen climate type:||As : Tropical dry savanna climate|
Town with as yet unexploited iron ore deposits. These ore deposits extend into neighbouring Cameroon and Congo.
Located near the Congo-Brazzaville border.
The iron ore deposit was already discovered in 1895.
It is bound to the Archaean North Gabon Massif.
The Bélinga iron ore deposit is the biggest iron deposit in Gabon with
more than 600 Mt of high grade ore. As of 2017 the deposit is undeveloped.
4 valid minerals.
Rock Types Recorded
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Entries shown in red are rocks recorded for this region.
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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|Neoarchean - Mesoarchean|
2500 - 3200 Ma
|Mesoarchean - Paleoarchean|
2800 - 3600 Ma
|Archean crystalline metamorphic rocks|
Age: Archean (2800 - 3600 Ma)
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.