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Abosso-Damang Au deposit, Tarkwa, Ashanti gold belt, Western Region, Ghanai
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Abosso-Damang Au depositDeposit
Tarkwa- not defined -
Ashanti gold beltBelt
Western RegionRegion
GhanaCountry

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View of the Abosso-Damang gold mining area, ca. 1910.

Abosso-Damang Au deposit, Tarkwa, Ashanti gold belt, Western Region, Ghana
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
5° 21' 35'' North , 1° 56' 44'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Aboso8,790 (2018)0.3km
Tarkwa34,941 (2018)7.9km
Prestea35,155 (2013)23.3km
Shama Junction20,946 (2017)49.1km


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Regions containing this locality

African PlateTectonic Plate
West AfricaUN Subregion

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

7 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

'Biotite'
Formula: K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Reference: http://www.cgm.uwa.edu.au/students/phd/jpigois/poster2003.pdf
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: http://www.cgm.uwa.edu.au/students/phd/jpigois/poster2003.pdf
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: http://www.cgm.uwa.edu.au/students/phd/jpigois/poster2003.pdf
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: http://www.cgm.uwa.edu.au/students/phd/jpigois/poster2003.pdf; Andrew J. Tunks, David Selley, Jamie R. Rogers, Gary Brabham, Vein mineralization at the Damang Gold Mine, Ghana: controls on mineralization, Journal of Structural Geology, Volume 26, Issues 6–7, June 2004, Pages 1257-1273, ISSN 0191-8141, 10.1016/j.jsg.2003.11.005.
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: http://www.cgm.uwa.edu.au/students/phd/jpigois/poster2003.pdf
Gold
Formula: Au
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: http://www.cgm.uwa.edu.au/students/phd/jpigois/poster2003.pdf
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: http://www.cgm.uwa.edu.au/students/phd/jpigois/poster2003.pdf
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Schmidt Mumm, A., Oberthür, T., Vetter, U., and Blenkinsop, T.G. (1997): Mineralium Deposita 32, 107-118.
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: Andrew J. Tunks, David Selley, Jamie R. Rogers, Gary Brabham, Vein mineralization at the Damang Gold Mine, Ghana: controls on mineralization, Journal of Structural Geology, Volume 26, Issues 6–7, June 2004, Pages 1257-1273, ISSN 0191-8141, 10.1016/j.jsg.2003.11.005.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Chlorite Group'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'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
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Chlorite Group'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
BBoron
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
O CalciteCaCO3
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O QuartzSiO2
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
FFluorine
F BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
MgMagnesium
Mg BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
AlAluminium
Al BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
SiSilicon
Si BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
Si QuartzSiO2
Si TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
SSulfur
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S PyriteFeS2
KPotassium
K BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe PyriteFeS2
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
AuGold
Au GoldAu

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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Statherian - Paleoproterozoic
1600 - 2500 Ma



ID: 3185349
Paleoproterozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)

Lithology: Conglomerate,sandstone,argillite

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]

Rhyacian
2050 - 2300 Ma



ID: 3306446

Age: Rhyacian (2050 - 2300 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary and volcaniclastic

Reference: Thiéblemont, D. (ed.). New edition of the 1:10,000,000 geological map of Africa. CGMW-BRGM. [190]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

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