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Assif El Mal Mine, Ait Bourd, Marrakech Prefecture, Marrakesh-Safi, Moroccoi
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Assif El Mal MineMine
Ait Bourd- not defined -
Marrakech PrefecturePrefecture
Marrakesh-SafiRegion
MoroccoCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
31° 13' 50'' North , 8° 25' 35'' West
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PlacePopulationDistance
Torord - طرورد426 (2017)35.7km


Quartz-carbonate vein type Zn-Pb-(Cu,Ag) deposit, hosted in a Cambro-Ordovician volcaniclastic and metasedimentary sequence composed of greywacke, siltstone, pelite, and shale interlayered with minor tuff and mudstone.
Discovered in the 1920s by French prospectors, and mined underground from 1948 to 1960.

Regions containing this locality

African PlateTectonic Plate
Northwest Africa MeteoritesMeteorite Fall Location
Atlas Mountains, North AfricaMountain Range
High-Atlas Mountains, MoroccoMountain Range

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


14 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Reference: Bouabdellah, M., Beaudoin, G., Leach, D.L., Grandia, F., and Cardellach, E. (2009): Mineralium Deposita 44, 689-704.
Ankerite
Formula: Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Reference: Bouabdellah, M., Beaudoin, G., Leach, D.L., Grandia, F., and Cardellach, E. (2009): Mineralium Deposita 44, 689-704.
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Bouabdellah, M., Beaudoin, G., Leach, D.L., Grandia, F., and Cardellach, E. (2009): Mineralium Deposita 44, 689-704.
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: Bouabdellah, M., Beaudoin, G., Leach, D.L., Grandia, F., and Cardellach, E. (2009): Mineralium Deposita 44, 689-704.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Bouabdellah, M., Beaudoin, G., Leach, D.L., Grandia, F., and Cardellach, E. (2009): Mineralium Deposita 44, 689-704.
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: Bouabdellah, M., Beaudoin, G., Leach, D.L., Grandia, F., and Cardellach, E. (2009): Mineralium Deposita 44, 689-704.
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Bouabdellah, M., Beaudoin, G., Leach, D.L., Grandia, F., and Cardellach, E. (2009): Mineralium Deposita 44, 689-704.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Bouabdellah, M., Beaudoin, G., Leach, D.L., Grandia, F., and Cardellach, E. (2009): Mineralium Deposita 44, 689-704.
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Bouabdellah, M., Beaudoin, G., Leach, D.L., Grandia, F., and Cardellach, E. (2009): Mineralium Deposita 44, 689-704.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Bouabdellah, M., Beaudoin, G., Leach, D.L., Grandia, F., and Cardellach, E. (2009): Mineralium Deposita 44, 689-704.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Bouabdellah, M., Beaudoin, G., Leach, D.L., Grandia, F., and Cardellach, E. (2009): Mineralium Deposita 44, 689-704.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Bouabdellah, M., Beaudoin, G., Leach, D.L., Grandia, F., and Cardellach, E. (2009): Mineralium Deposita 44, 689-704.
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Bouabdellah, M., Beaudoin, G., Leach, D.L., Grandia, F., and Cardellach, E. (2009): Mineralium Deposita 44, 689-704.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Bouabdellah, M., Beaudoin, G., Leach, D.L., Grandia, F., and Cardellach, E. (2009): Mineralium Deposita 44, 689-704.
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Reference: Bouabdellah, M., Beaudoin, G., Leach, D.L., Grandia, F., and Cardellach, E. (2009): Mineralium Deposita 44, 689-704.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Ankerite5.AB.10Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anglesite7.AD.35PbSO4
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
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
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
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
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anglesite28.3.1.3PbSO4
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
CCarbon
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C SideriteFeCO3
C AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
C CerussitePbCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O SideriteFeCO3
O AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
O CerussitePbCO3
O AnglesitePbSO4
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S GalenaPbS
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
S AnglesitePbSO4
S CovelliteCuS
CaCalcium
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
SbAntimony
Sb TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb AnglesitePbSO4

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Bouabdellah, M., Beaudoin, G., Leach, D.L., Grandia, F., and Cardellach, E. (2009): Genesis of the Assif El Mal Zn–Pb (Cu, Ag) vein deposit. An extension-related Mesozoic vein system in the High Atlas of Morocco. Structural, mineralogical, and geochemical evidence. Mineralium Deposita 44, 689-704. DOI10.1007/s00126-009-0232-8
De Ascenção Guedes, R., Lebocey, J. & Bayle (2010): Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines 24-27 juin 2010. Le Règne Minéral. 94, 41-58[on find of quartz p. 54]


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