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Mesloula Pb-Zn deposit, Aouinet, Ouenza, Tébessa Province, Algeriai
Regional Level Types
Mesloula Pb-Zn depositDeposit
Aouinet- not defined -
Ouenza- not defined -
Tébessa ProvinceProvince
AlgeriaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
35° 52' 17'' North , 7° 50' 3'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
El Aouinet32,971 (2012)4.8km
Meskiana30,071 (2012)30.8km
Sedrata53,318 (2012)39.3km
Aïn Beïda105,765 (2013)40.6km
Souk Ahras156,745 (2018)47.3km


Carbonate-hosted, amagmatic Zn-Pb deposit.

Regions containing this locality

African PlateTectonic Plate
Atlas Mountains, North AfricaMountain Range

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


16 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Ankerite
Formula: Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Reference: USGS Open-File Report 2009-1252 Sediment-hosted zinc-lead deposits of the world - Database and grade and tonnage models
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: USGS Open-File Report 2009-1252 Sediment-hosted zinc-lead deposits of the world - Database and grade and tonnage models
Celestine
Formula: SrSO4
Reference: USGS Open-File Report 2009-1252 Sediment-hosted zinc-lead deposits of the world - Database and grade and tonnage models
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: USGS Open-File Report 2009-1252 Sediment-hosted zinc-lead deposits of the world - Database and grade and tonnage models
Dickite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: USGS Open-File Report 2009-1252 Sediment-hosted zinc-lead deposits of the world - Database and grade and tonnage models
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: USGS Open-File Report 2009-1252 Sediment-hosted zinc-lead deposits of the world - Database and grade and tonnage models
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: USGS Open-File Report 2009-1252 Sediment-hosted zinc-lead deposits of the world - Database and grade and tonnage models
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Bouzenoune, A., and Lécolle, P. (1997): Mineralium Deposita 32, 189-196.; USGS Open-File Report 2009-1252 Sediment-hosted zinc-lead deposits of the world - Database and grade and tonnage models
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: USGS Open-File Report 2009-1252 Sediment-hosted zinc-lead deposits of the world - Database and grade and tonnage models
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: USGS Open-File Report 2009-1252 Sediment-hosted zinc-lead deposits of the world - Database and grade and tonnage models
Nacrite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: USGS Open-File Report 2009-1252 Sediment-hosted zinc-lead deposits of the world - Database and grade and tonnage models
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: USGS Open-File Report 2009-1252 Sediment-hosted zinc-lead deposits of the world - Database and grade and tonnage models
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Bouzenoune, A., and Lécolle, P. (1997): Mineralium Deposita 32, 189-196.
Smithsonite
Formula: ZnCO3
Reference: USGS Open-File Report 2009-1252 Sediment-hosted zinc-lead deposits of the world - Database and grade and tonnage models
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Bouzenoune, A., and Lécolle, P. (1997): Mineralium Deposita 32, 189-196.; USGS Open-File Report 2009-1252 Sediment-hosted zinc-lead deposits of the world - Database and grade and tonnage models
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Reference: USGS Open-File Report 2009-1252 Sediment-hosted zinc-lead deposits of the world - Database and grade and tonnage models

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Ankerite5.AB.10Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Smithsonite5.AB.05ZnCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Celestine7.AD.35SrSO4
Group 9 - Silicates
Dickite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Nacrite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
Smithsonite14.1.1.6ZnCO3
AB(XO3)2
Ankerite14.2.1.2Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Celestine28.3.1.2SrSO4
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
Dickite71.1.1.1Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Nacrite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H NacriteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
CCarbon
C SideriteFeCO3
C AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C SmithsoniteZnCO3
OOxygen
O SideriteFeCO3
O AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
O BaryteBaSO4
O CelestineSrSO4
O DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O NacriteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O SmithsoniteZnCO3
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
MgMagnesium
Mg AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
AlAluminium
Al DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al NacriteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
SiSilicon
Si DickiteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si NacriteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
SSulfur
S GalenaPbS
S SphaleriteZnS
S BaryteBaSO4
S CelestineSrSO4
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S MarcasiteFeS2
S PyriteFeS2
S TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
CaCalcium
Ca AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca FluoriteCaF2
FeIron
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn SmithsoniteZnCO3
Zn TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
SrStrontium
Sr CelestineSrSO4
SbAntimony
Sb TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

References

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Popov, A. (1968) Les types morphologiques et la repartition de gisements de zinc et de plomb en Algerie, in Nicolini, P., coordinator, Symposium, lead-zinc deposits in Africa: Tunis, Annales des Mines et de la Géologie Tunisie, 23, 103-203.
Rouvier, H., Perthuisot, V., Mansouri, A. (1985) Pb-Zn deposits and salt-bearing diapirs in southern Europe and north Africa. Economic Geology, 80, 666-687.
Aoudjehane, M. (1991) Distribution des gîtes à Pb-Zn et fer sidéretique dans le N-E Algérie, in Pagel, M., and Leroy, J.L. (eds.) Source, transport and deposition of metals. Rotterdam, Balkema, Proceedings of the 25 years SGA Anniversary Meeting, 419-422.
Touahri, B. (1991) Géochemie et métallogénie des minéralisations à plomb et zinc du Nord de l'Algérie. Alger, Mémoires, Office National de la Géologie, 4, 260 pages.
Bouzenoune, A., Lécolle, P. (1997) Petrographic and geochemical arguments for hydrothermal formation of the Ouenza siderite deposit (NE Algeria). Mineralium Deposita, 32, 189-196.
Sheppard, S.M.F., Charef, A., Bouhlel, S. (1997) Diapirs and Zn-Pb mineralization: A general model based on Tunisian (N. Africa) and Gulf Coast (U.S.A.) deposits, in Sangster, D.F. (ed.) Carbonate-hosted lead-zinc deposits. Society of Economic Geologists Special Publication, 4, 230-243.
Sami, L., Kolli, O. (2003) Ba, F, Pb, Zn mineralization in the neighborhood of Dj. Mesloula (northern Algeria), in Eliopoulos, D.G., and others, (eds.) Mineral exploration and sustainable development: Rotterdam, Millpress, v. 2, 713-716.

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