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Memé Mine, Terre Neuve district, L'Artibonite Department, Haitii
Regional Level Types
Memé MineMine
Terre Neuve districtDistrict
L'Artibonite DepartmentDepartment
HaitiCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
19° 31' 0'' North , 72° 41' 59'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Age:
~145.0 Ma to present day
Reference for age:
Kesler, S.E. (1968) Contact-Localized Ore Formation at the Memé Mine, Haiti. Economic Geology 63: 541-552.
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Gonayiv84,961 (2016)7.8km
Terre Neuve911 (2017)12.5km
Gros Morne7,294 (2018)17.3km
Ennery1,511 (2017)22.8km
Pilate4,227 (2017)22.8km


Skarn and porphyry copper deposit.

The mine is one of the largest hypogene metal mines in the Greater Antilles.

Regions containing this locality

Caribbean PlateTectonic Plate
The CaribbeanRegion

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


9 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Econ Geol (1986) 81:1801-1807
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Econ Geol (1986) 81:1801-1807
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Econ Geol (1986) 81:1801-1807
Digenite
Formula: Cu9S5
Reference: Econ Geol (1986) 81:1801-1807
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: Econ Geol (1986) 81:1801-1807
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Digenite2.BA.10Cu9S5
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 9 - Silicates
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
Digenite2.4.7.3Cu9S5
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Epidote58.2.1a.7{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
OOxygen
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
O HematiteFe2O3
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
AlAluminium
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
SiSilicon
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
SSulfur
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S ChalcociteCu2S
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S DigeniteCu9S5
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S PyriteFeS2
CaCalcium
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
FeIron
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe PyriteFeS2
CuCopper
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu DigeniteCu9S5
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2

References

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Kesler, S.E. (1966) Geology and ore deposits of the Memé-Casseus district, Haiti. Unpublished Ph.D. thesis, Stanford University, California, 156 pages.
Kesler, S.E. (1968) Contact-Localized Ore Formation at the Memé Mine, Haiti. Economic Geology, 63, 541-552.
Harnish, D.E., Brown, P.E. (1986) Petrogenesis of the Casseus Cu-Fe skarn, Terre Neuve District, Haiti. Economic Geology, 81(7), 1801-1807.
Evans, A.M. (1997) An Introduction to Economic Geology and its Environmental Impact. Blackwell Science Ltd (Oxford), 370 pages.
Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., Moring, B.C. (2008) Porphyry copper deposits of the world: Database and grade and tonnage models, 2008. US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.


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