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Touré, Tillabéry Department, Niger

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 13° 34' 17'' North , 1° 25' 43'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 13.5713888889, 1.42861111111
Name(s) in local language(s):Tourey

A fairly big site of artisanal gold mining just south of the Sirba River. The gold either occurs as nuggets in lateritic soil or as minute grains in quartz veins. Host rocks are metabasalts of Birimian age. In 1998, an up to 2 m wide vein of massive cuprite with high gold, silver, arsenic and tellurium grades was found.

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12 valid minerals.

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- Abdou, A., Bonnot, H. et al. (1998): Notice explicative des Cartes Géologiques du Liptako à 1/100 000 et 1/200 000.- Ministère des Mines et de l‘Energie, République du Niger; 64 pages.

- Hampel, W. (1999): Geology and Mineralisation of the Tialkam Permit, Liptako/Niger – Final Report.- For GeoServices Int. & Anglo American Corp.; 20 pp. with 14 maps and 19 annexes.


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