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Vein No. 61, Aït Ahmane, Bou Azzer District (Bou Azer District), Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Morocco

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 30° 28' 50'' North , 6° 35' 16'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 30.48059,-6.58768
GeoHash:G#: ev7m6hffr
Köppen climate type:BWh : Hot deserts climate


Old mine, still open, with some dumps, located ca. 500 meters south of the road Aghbar-Aït Ahmane ; ca. 1 km before you reach Aït Ahmane village. You reach the mine by driving southwest through a dry river bed.

Regions containing this locality

Sahara Desert, North Africa

Desert - 721 mineral species & varietal names listed

Northwest Africa Meteorites

Meteorite Fall Location - 864 mineral species & varietal names listed

Atlas Mountains, North Africa

Mountain Range - 620 mineral species & varietal names listed

Anti-Atlas Mountains, Morocco

Mountain Range - 369 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


2 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Erythrite
Formula: Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Reference: Found by Frank de Wit
Löllingite
Formula: FeAs2
Reference: Found by Frank de Wit

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Löllingite'2.EB.15aFeAs2
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
'Erythrite'8.CE.40Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Löllingite2.12.2.9FeAs2
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
A3(XO4)2·xH2O
Erythrite40.3.6.3Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
OOxygen
O ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
FeIron
Fe LöllingiteFeAs2
CoCobalt
Co ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
AsArsenic
As ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
As LöllingiteFeAs2

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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Neoproterozoic - Mesoproterozoic
541 - 1600 Ma



ID: 3137830
Proterozoic II undifferentiated

Age: Proterozoic (541 - 1600 Ma)

Reference: Asch, K. The 1:5M International Geological Map of Europe and Adjacent Areas: Development and Implementation of a GIS-enabled Concept. Geologisches Jahrbuch, SA 3. [147]

Ediacaran - Cryogenian
541 - 720 Ma



ID: 3307508

Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 720 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary and volcaniclastic

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

Neoproterozoic
541 - 1000 Ma



ID: 3187267
Neoproterozoic sedimentary and volcanic rocks

Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 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]

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


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