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Marsa Alam, Eastern Desert, Red Sea, Egypti
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 25° 4' 3'' North , 34° 52' 44'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 25.06763,34.87897
GeoHash:G#: su2y9eqjd
Köppen climate type:BWh : Hot deserts climate
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Marsa Alam10,000 (2014)1.2km


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Actinolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Reference: Abdelnasser, A., Kumral, M. (2017) The nature of gold-bearing fluids in Atud gold deposit, Central Eastern Desert, Egypt. International Geology Review, 59:15, 1845-1860.
Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Reference: Richard De Nul Collection
Ankerite
Formula: Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Antigorite
Formula: Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Abdelnasser, A., Kumral, M. (2017) The nature of gold-bearing fluids in Atud gold deposit, Central Eastern Desert, Egypt. International Geology Review, 59:15, 1845-1860.
'Apatite'
Reference: Helba, H., Trumbull, R.B., Morteani, G., Khalil, S.O., and Arslan, A. (1997): Mineralium Deposita 32, 164-179.
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Reference: Helba, H., Trumbull, R.B., Morteani, G., Khalil, S.O., and Arslan, A. (1997): Mineralium Deposita 32, 164-179.
'Biotite'
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
'Calcite Group'
Formula: AXO3
Reference: El-Makky, A.M.; Khalil, K.I.; Ibrahim, I.M. (2012): Hydrothermal wall rock alteration at Kurdeman gold mine area, Eastern Desert, Egypt. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie - Abhandlungen, 189, 75-95.
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: Richard De Nul Collection
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Chamosite
Formula: (Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
Reference: Abdelnasser, A., Kumral, M. (2017) The nature of gold-bearing fluids in Atud gold deposit, Central Eastern Desert, Egypt. International Geology Review, 59:15, 1845-1860.
'Chlorite Group'
Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Chrysotile
Formula: Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Abdelnasser, A., Kumral, M. (2017) The nature of gold-bearing fluids in Atud gold deposit, Central Eastern Desert, Egypt. International Geology Review, 59:15, 1845-1860.
Clinochlore
Formula: Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Reference: Abdelnasser, A., Kumral, M. (2017) The nature of gold-bearing fluids in Atud gold deposit, Central Eastern Desert, Egypt. International Geology Review, 59:15, 1845-1860.
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'
Reference: Abdelnasser, A., Kumral, M. (2017) The nature of gold-bearing fluids in Atud gold deposit, Central Eastern Desert, Egypt. International Geology Review, 59:15, 1845-1860.
Columbite-(Fe)
Formula: Fe2+Nb2O6
Reference: Fengjun Nie, Fengxiang Wang, Yu'an Zhao, Yan Sun, and Hua Chai (2013): Mineral Deposits 32(4), 730-743
Columbite-(Mn)
Formula: Mn2+Nb2O6
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: Hassan Z. Harraz (2002) Fluid Inclusions in the Mesozonal Gold Deposit at Atud Mine, Eastern Desert, Egypt. Journal of African Earth Sciences 35:347-363
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
Reference: Abdelnasser, A., Kumral, M. (2017) The nature of gold-bearing fluids in Atud gold deposit, Central Eastern Desert, Egypt. International Geology Review, 59:15, 1845-1860.
'Feldspar Group'
Reference: Helba, H., Trumbull, R.B., Morteani, G., Khalil, S.O., and Arslan, A. (1997): Mineralium Deposita 32, 164-179.
'Feldspar Group var: Perthite'
Reference: Helba, H., Trumbull, R.B., Morteani, G., Khalil, S.O., and Arslan, A. (1997): Mineralium Deposita 32, 164-179.
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Küster, D. (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 35, 68-86.; Fengjun Nie, Fengxiang Wang, Yu'an Zhao, Yan Sun, and Hua Chai (2013): Mineral Deposits 32(4), 730-743
Galena
Formula: PbS
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: Küster, D. (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 35, 68-86.
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Gold
Formula: Au
Graphite
Formula: C
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Hassan Z. Harraz (2002) Fluid Inclusions in the Mesozonal Gold Deposit at Atud Mine, Eastern Desert, Egypt. Journal of African Earth Sciences 35:347-363
Hemimorphite
Formula: Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Reference: Richard De Nul Collection
'Hornblende'
Reference: Abdelnasser, A., Kumral, M. (2017) The nature of gold-bearing fluids in Atud gold deposit, Central Eastern Desert, Egypt. International Geology Review, 59:15, 1845-1860.
Hydrozincite
Formula: Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Reference: Richard De Nul Collection
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Ixiolite
Formula: (Ta,Nb,Sn,Fe,Mn)4O8
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Hassan Z. Harraz (2002) Fluid Inclusions in the Mesozonal Gold Deposit at Atud Mine, Eastern Desert, Egypt. Journal of African Earth Sciences 35:347-363; Abdelnasser, A., Kumral, M. (2017) The nature of gold-bearing fluids in Atud gold deposit, Central Eastern Desert, Egypt. International Geology Review, 59:15, 1845-1860.
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Hassan Z. Harraz (2002) Fluid Inclusions in the Mesozonal Gold Deposit at Atud Mine, Eastern Desert, Egypt. Journal of African Earth Sciences 35:347-363
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Hassan Z. Harraz (2002) Fluid Inclusions in the Mesozonal Gold Deposit at Atud Mine, Eastern Desert, Egypt. Journal of African Earth Sciences 35:347-363
'Manganese Oxides'
Reference: Helba, H., Trumbull, R.B., Morteani, G., Khalil, S.O., and Arslan, A. (1997): Mineralium Deposita 32, 164-179.
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Hassan Z. Harraz (2002) Fluid Inclusions in the Mesozonal Gold Deposit at Atud Mine, Eastern Desert, Egypt. Journal of African Earth Sciences 35:347-363
Microcline
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Microcline var: Amazonite
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
'Microlite Group'
Formula: A2-mTa2X6-wZ-n
Reference: Helba, H., Trumbull, R.B., Morteani, G., Khalil, S.O., and Arslan, A. (1997): Mineralium Deposita 32, 164-179.
'Monazite'
Reference: Helmy, H. M., Kaindl, R., Fritz, H., & Loizenbauer, J. (2004). The Sukari Gold Mine, Eastern Desert—Egypt: structural setting, mineralogy and fluid inclusion study. Mineralium Deposita, 39(4), 495-511.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Orthoclase
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Helba, H., Trumbull, R.B., Morteani, G., Khalil, S.O., and Arslan, A. (1997): Mineralium Deposita 32, 164-179.
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'
Reference: Abdelnasser, A., Kumral, M. (2017) The nature of gold-bearing fluids in Atud gold deposit, Central Eastern Desert, Egypt. International Geology Review, 59:15, 1845-1860.
Pentlandite
Formula: (FexNiy)Σ9S8
Reference: Hassan Z. Harraz (2002) Fluid Inclusions in the Mesozonal Gold Deposit at Atud Mine, Eastern Desert, Egypt. Journal of African Earth Sciences 35:347-363
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Harraz, H. Z. (2002): Journal of African Earth Sciences, 35, 347-363; Abdelnasser, A., Kumral, M. (2017) The nature of gold-bearing fluids in Atud gold deposit, Central Eastern Desert, Egypt. International Geology Review, 59:15, 1845-1860.; Hassan Z. Harraz (2002) Fluid Inclusions in the Mesozonal Gold Deposit at Atud Mine, Eastern Desert, Egypt. Journal of African Earth Sciences 35:347-363
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Quartz var: Milky Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Quartz var: Smoky Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Helmy, H. M., Kaindl, R., Fritz, H., & Loizenbauer, J. (2004). The Sukari Gold Mine, Eastern Desert—Egypt: structural setting, mineralogy and fluid inclusion study. Mineralium Deposita, 39(4), 495-511.
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Smithsonite
Formula: ZnCO3
Reference: Richard De Nul Collection
Spessartine
Formula: Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Reference: Helba, H., Trumbull, R.B., Morteani, G., Khalil, S.O., and Arslan, A. (1997): Mineralium Deposita 32, 164-179.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Stibiotantalite
Formula: Sb(Ta,Nb)O4
Reference: Helba, H., Trumbull, R.B., Morteani, G., Khalil, S.O., and Arslan, A. (1997): Mineralium Deposita 32, 164-179.
Sulphur
Formula: S8
Reference: Abdelnasser, A., Kumral, M. (2017) The nature of gold-bearing fluids in Atud gold deposit, Central Eastern Desert, Egypt. International Geology Review, 59:15, 1845-1860.
Talc
Formula: Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
'Tantalite'
Formula: (Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
Reference: Küster, D. (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 35, 68-86.
Tantalite-(Mn)
Formula: Mn2+Ta2O6
'Tapiolite'
Formula: (Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6
Reference: Küster, D. (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 35, 68-86.
Tapiolite-(Fe)
Formula: (Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6
Reference: Fengjun Nie, Fengxiang Wang, Yu'an Zhao, Yan Sun, and Hua Chai (2013): Mineral Deposits 32(4), 730-743
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Reference: Abdelnasser, A., Kumral, M. (2017) The nature of gold-bearing fluids in Atud gold deposit, Central Eastern Desert, Egypt. International Geology Review, 59:15, 1845-1860.
Thorianite
Formula: ThO2
Reference: Küster, D. (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 35, 68-86.
Thorite
Formula: Th(SiO4)
Thorite var: Uranothorite
Formula: (Th,U)SiO4
Reference: Küster, D. (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 35, 68-86.
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Topaz
Formula: Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: Küster, D. (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 35, 68-86.; Fengjun Nie, Fengxiang Wang, Yu'an Zhao, Yan Sun, and Hua Chai (2013): Mineral Deposits 32(4), 730-743
Tremolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
'Tremolite-Actinolite Series'
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Z5}(Si8O22)(OH,F,Cl)2
Reference: Abdelnasser, A., Kumral, M. (2017) The nature of gold-bearing fluids in Atud gold deposit, Central Eastern Desert, Egypt. International Geology Review, 59:15, 1845-1860.
Wodginite
Formula: Mn2+Sn4+Ta2O8
Reference: Küster, D. (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 35, 68-86.; Fengjun Nie, Fengxiang Wang, Yu'an Zhao, Yan Sun, and Hua Chai (2013): Mineral Deposits 32(4), 730-743
'Wolframite'
Formula: (Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
Reference: Küster, D. (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 35, 68-86.; Fengjun Nie, Fengxiang Wang, Yu'an Zhao, Yan Sun, and Hua Chai (2013): Mineral Deposits 32(4), 730-743
Wulfenite
Formula: Pb(MoO4)
Reference: Richard De Nul Collection
'Zinnwaldite'
Reference: Küster, D. (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 35, 68-86.; Fengjun Nie, Fengxiang Wang, Yu'an Zhao, Yan Sun, and Hua Chai (2013): Mineral Deposits 32(4), 730-743
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Graphite1.CB.05aC
Sulphur1.CC.05S8
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Pentlandite2.BB.15(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cassiterite4.DB.05SnO2
Chromite4.BB.05Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Columbite-(Fe)4.DB.35Fe2+Nb2O6
Columbite-(Mn)4.DB.35Mn2+Nb2O6
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Ilmenite4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
Ixiolite4.DB.25(Ta,Nb,Sn,Fe,Mn)4O8
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
'Microlite Group'4.00.A2-mTa2X6-wZ-n
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Milky Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Smoky Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Stibiotantalite4.DE.30Sb(Ta,Nb)O4
Tantalite-(Mn)4.DB.35Mn2+Ta2O6
Tapiolite-(Fe)4.DB.10(Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6
Thorianite4.DL.05ThO2
Wodginite4.DB.40Mn2+Sn4+Ta2O8
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Ankerite5.AB.10Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Hydrozincite5.BA.15Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Smithsonite5.AB.05ZnCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anglesite7.AD.35PbSO4
Wulfenite7.GA.05Pb(MoO4)
Group 9 - Silicates
Actinolite9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Antigorite9.ED.15Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Beryl9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Chamosite9.EC.55(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
Chrysotile9.ED.15Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Clinochlore9.EC.55Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Hemimorphite9.BD.10Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Microcline9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
var: Amazonite9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Orthoclase9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Spessartine9.AD.25Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Talc9.EC.05Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Thorite9.AD.30Th(SiO4)
var: Uranothorite9.AD.30(Th,U)SiO4
Titanite9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O
Topaz9.AF.35Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Tremolite9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Apatite'-
'Biotite'-
'Calcite Group'-AXO3
'Chlorite Group'-
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Feldspar Group'-
'var: Perthite'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Hornblende'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Manganese Oxides'-
'Monazite'-
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'-
'Tantalite'-(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
'Tapiolite'-(Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
'Tremolite-Actinolite Series'-☐{Ca2}{Z5}(Si8O22)(OH,F,Cl)2
'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
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Semi-metals and non-metals
Graphite1.3.6.2C
Sulphur1.3.5.1S8
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 9:8
Pentlandite2.7.1.1(FexNiy)Σ9S8
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
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
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
AX2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 5 - OXIDES CONTAINING URANIUM OR THORIUM
AXO2·xH2O
Thorianite5.1.1.2ThO2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Chromite7.2.3.3Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 8 - MULTIPLE OXIDES CONTAINING NIOBIUM,TANTALUM OR TITANIUM
ABO4
Ixiolite8.1.10.1(Ta,Nb,Sn,Fe,Mn)4O8
Stibiotantalite8.1.6.2Sb(Ta,Nb)O4
Wodginite8.1.8.1Mn2+Sn4+Ta2O8
A2B2O6(O,OH,F)
'Microlite Group'8.2.2.1A2-mTa2X6-wZ-n
AB2O6
Columbite-(Fe)8.3.2.2Fe2+Nb2O6
Columbite-(Mn)8.3.2.4Mn2+Nb2O6
Tantalite-(Mn)8.3.2.3Mn2+Ta2O6
Tapiolite-(Fe)8.3.1.1(Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Smithsonite14.1.1.6ZnCO3
AB(XO3)2
Ankerite14.2.1.2Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Hydrozincite16a.4.1.1Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anglesite28.3.1.3PbSO4
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Wulfenite48.1.3.1Pb(MoO4)
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Spessartine51.4.3a.3Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Thorite51.5.2.3Th(SiO4)
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
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] and/or >[6] coordination
Titanite52.4.3.1CaTi(SiO4)O
Group 56 - SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups, With Additional O, OH, F and H2O
Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] coordination
Hemimorphite56.1.2.1Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with [Si6O18] rings; possible (OH) and Al substitution
Beryl61.1.1.1Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Mg-Fe-Mn-Li subgroup
Tremolite66.1.3a.1☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
Antigorite71.1.2a.1Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Chrysotile71.1.5.1Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Talc71.2.1.3Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Sheets of 6-membered rings interlayered 1:1, 2:1, and octahedra
Chamosite71.4.1.7(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
Clinochlore71.4.1.4Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
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)
Microcline76.1.1.5K(AlSi3O8)
Orthoclase76.1.1.1K(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Actinolite-☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Apatite'-
'Biotite'-
'Calcite Group'-AXO3
'Chlorite Group'-
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Feldspar Group'-
'var: Perthite'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Hornblende'-
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Manganese Oxides'-
Microcline
var: Amazonite
-K(AlSi3O8)
'Monazite'-
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'-
Quartz
var: Milky Quartz
-SiO2
var: Smoky Quartz-SiO2
'Tantalite'-(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
'Tapiolite'-(Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6
Thorite
var: Uranothorite
-(Th,U)SiO4
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
'Tremolite-Actinolite Series'-☐{Ca2}{Z5}(Si8O22)(OH,F,Cl)2
'Wolframite'-(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
'Zinnwaldite'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
H TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
H Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
H HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H Tremolite-Actinolite Series☐{Ca2}{Z5}(Si8O22)(OH,F,Cl)2
H AntigoriteMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
H Chamosite(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
H ChrysotileMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
H ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
BeBeryllium
Be BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
BBoron
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C CerussitePbCO3
C HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
C SmithsoniteZnCO3
C GraphiteC
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
OOxygen
O Tantalite(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
O QuartzSiO2
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O Microcline (var: Amazonite)K(AlSi3O8)
O OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
O MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
O ThoriteTh(SiO4)
O BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
O Ixiolite(Ta,Nb,Sn,Fe,Mn)4O8
O StibiotantaliteSb(Ta,Nb)O4
O CassiteriteSnO2
O SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
O Tantalite-(Mn)Mn2+Ta2O6
O Columbite-(Mn)Mn2+Nb2O6
O CalciteCaCO3
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O RutileTiO2
O TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
O Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O WodginiteMn2+Sn4+Ta2O8
O Tapiolite(Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6
O Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
O ThorianiteThO2
O Thorite (var: Uranothorite)(Th,U)SiO4
O AnglesitePbSO4
O CerussitePbCO3
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
O HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
O SmithsoniteZnCO3
O WulfenitePb(MoO4)
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O Calcite GroupAXO3
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O HematiteFe2O3
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
O Columbite-(Fe)Fe2+Nb2O6
O Tapiolite-(Fe)(Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O Quartz (var: Milky Quartz)SiO2
O Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
O Tremolite-Actinolite Series☐{Ca2}{Z5}(Si8O22)(OH,F,Cl)2
O AntigoriteMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
O Chamosite(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
O ChrysotileMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
O ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
FFluorine
F TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
F FluoriteCaF2
F Tremolite-Actinolite Series☐{Ca2}{Z5}(Si8O22)(OH,F,Cl)2
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
MgMagnesium
Mg TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Mg Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Mg Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Mg AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg AntigoriteMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Mg Chamosite(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
Mg ChrysotileMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Mg ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
AlAluminium
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al Microcline (var: Amazonite)K(AlSi3O8)
Al OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
Al MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Al BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Al SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al Chamosite(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
Al ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si Microcline (var: Amazonite)K(AlSi3O8)
Si OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
Si MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Si ThoriteTh(SiO4)
Si BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Si SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
Si TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Si Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
Si Thorite (var: Uranothorite)(Th,U)SiO4
Si HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si Quartz (var: Milky Quartz)SiO2
Si Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
Si Tremolite-Actinolite Series☐{Ca2}{Z5}(Si8O22)(OH,F,Cl)2
Si AntigoriteMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si Chamosite(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
Si ChrysotileMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S SphaleriteZnS
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S AnglesitePbSO4
S Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
S MarcasiteFeS2
S CovelliteCuS
S SulphurS8
S TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ClChlorine
Cl Tremolite-Actinolite Series☐{Ca2}{Z5}(Si8O22)(OH,F,Cl)2
KPotassium
K Microcline (var: Amazonite)K(AlSi3O8)
K OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
K MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Ca Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca Tremolite-Actinolite Series☐{Ca2}{Z5}(Si8O22)(OH,F,Cl)2
TiTitanium
Ti RutileTiO2
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
CrChromium
Cr ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
MnManganese
Mn Tantalite(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
Mn Ixiolite(Ta,Nb,Sn,Fe,Mn)4O8
Mn SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3
Mn Tantalite-(Mn)Mn2+Ta2O6
Mn Columbite-(Mn)Mn2+Nb2O6
Mn WodginiteMn2+Sn4+Ta2O8
Mn Tapiolite(Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6
Mn Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
FeIron
Fe Tantalite(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Fe ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Fe Tapiolite(Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6
Fe Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Fe Columbite-(Fe)Fe2+Nb2O6
Fe Tapiolite-(Fe)(Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6
Fe Chamosite(Fe2+,Mg,Al,Fe3+)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH,O)8
Fe TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
NiNickel
Ni Pentlandite(FexNiy)Σ9S8
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Zn HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Zn SmithsoniteZnCO3
Zn TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)
NbNiobium
Nb Tantalite(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
Nb Ixiolite(Ta,Nb,Sn,Fe,Mn)4O8
Nb Columbite-(Mn)Mn2+Nb2O6
Nb Tapiolite(Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6
Nb Columbite-(Fe)Fe2+Nb2O6
MoMolybdenum
Mo WulfenitePb(MoO4)
SnTin
Sn CassiteriteSnO2
Sn WodginiteMn2+Sn4+Ta2O8
SbAntimony
Sb StibiotantaliteSb(Ta,Nb)O4
Sb TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
TaTantalum
Ta Tantalite(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
Ta Microlite GroupA2-mTa2X6-wZ-n
Ta Ixiolite(Ta,Nb,Sn,Fe,Mn)4O8
Ta StibiotantaliteSb(Ta,Nb)O4
Ta Tantalite-(Mn)Mn2+Ta2O6
Ta WodginiteMn2+Sn4+Ta2O8
Ta Tapiolite(Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6
Ta Tapiolite-(Fe)(Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6
WTungsten
W Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
AuGold
Au GoldAu
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb AnglesitePbSO4
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb WulfenitePb(MoO4)
ThThorium
Th ThoriteTh(SiO4)
Th ThorianiteThO2
Th Thorite (var: Uranothorite)(Th,U)SiO4
UUranium
U Thorite (var: Uranothorite)(Th,U)SiO4

Regional Geology

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Quaternary
0 - 2.588 Ma



ID: 3306573

Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary

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

Neoproterozoic - Ectasian
541 - 1400 Ma



ID: 3184605
Mesoproterozoic-Neoproterozoic volcanic and intrusive rocks

Age: Proterozoic (541 - 1400 Ma)

Lithology: Mafic-intermediate undivided volcanic rocks

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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