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Saudi Arabia

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Area:2,149,690 km2
Locality type:Country


Saudi Arabia is divided into thirteen manaţiq (sing. minţaqah: regions or emirates; also translated as provinces).



Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded from this region.


Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

Abhurite (TL)

Acanthite

Actinolite

Aegirine

Aeschynite-(Y)

Alabandite

Albite

var: Oligoclase-Albite

'Albite-Anorthite Series'

Almandine

Altaite

Anglesite

Anhydrite

Anilite

Anorthite

var: Bytownite

'Apatite'

Aphthitalite

Aragonite

Arcanite

Archerite

Arfvedsonite

'Arnhemite'

Arsenopyrite

Augite

Awaruite

Azurite

Baryte

'Bastnäsite'

'Biotite'

Biphosphammite

Bismuth

Bismuthinite

Bornite

Calaverite

Calcite

Cassiterite

Cerussite

Chalcanthite

Chalcocite

Chalcophanite

Chalcopyrite

'Chlorite Group'

'Chrome-Spinel (of Dana)'

Chromite

Chrysocolla

Clinochlore

var: Ripidolite

'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'

Cobaltite

Cohenite

Columbite-(Fe)

'Columbite-(Fe)-Columbite-(Mn) Series'

Copper

Covellite

Cubanite

Cuprite

Diopside

Dolomite

Dundasite

'Electrum'

Epidote

Euxenite-(Y)

'Faujasite'

Fayalite

'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'

Fergusonite-(Y)

Ferrihydrite

Ferrimolybdite

Fluorapatite

var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite

Fluorite

Forsterite

Frohbergite

Gagarinite-(Y)

Gahnite

Galena

Geerite

Geigerite

'Glass'

Goethite

Gold

Graphite

Grossular

Gypsum

var: Selenite

Halite

Hematite

var: Specularite

Hemimorphite

Hessite

Hillebrandite

'Hornblende'

Hydrohetaerolite

Hydroxylapatite

var: Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite

Hydrozincite

Ilmenite

Iron

var: Kamacite

Ixiolite

Johannsenite

Kaolinite

'K Feldspar'

'var: Adularia'

Kutnohorite

Leucoxene

'Limonite'

Linnaeite

Mackinawite

Maghemite

Magnesite

Magnetite

Malachite

Marcasite

Mckinstryite

Merrillite

Metatyuyamunite

Microcline

Molybdenite

'Monazite'

Muscovite

var: Illite

var: Sericite

Offretite

'Oolitic Quartz'

Opal

'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'

Palygorskite

Paratacamite

Pargasite

Pentlandite

Petzite

Phlogopite

'Plessite'

Polybasite

Polydymite

Proustite

Pyrargyrite

Pyrite

Pyrochlore Group

Pyrochlore Supergroup

var: Betafite (of Hogarth 1977)

'Pyrocoproite'

Pyrolusite

'Pyrophosphite'

'Pyroxene Group'

Pyrrhotite

Quartz

var: Chalcedony

var: Jasper

Reevesite

Rhodochrosite

Rhodonite

Rickardite

Romarchite

Rutile

var: Ilmenorutile

Samarskite-(Y)

Saponite

'Scapolite'

Scheelite

Schreibersite

Senaite

'Serpentine Subgroup'

Siderite

Silver

Smithsonite

Spessartine

Sphalerite

Spinel

Stannite

Stibnite

Stromeyerite

Sylvanite

Taenite

Talc

Tellurium

Tenorite

Tetrahedrite

Thorite

Tinaksite

Titanite

Topaz

'Tourmaline'

Tremolite

Tridymite

Troilite

Tunisite

Uraninite

Urea

Vaesite

Varlamoffite

Volkovskite

Volynskite

Vulcanite

'Wad'

Waimirite-(Y)

Whitlockite

'Wolframite'

Xenotime-(Y)

'Zinnwaldite'

Zircon


159 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Rock list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

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Geochronology

Mineralization age: Quaternary : 0.0002 Ma to 0 Ma

Important note: This table is based only on rock and mineral ages recorded below and is not necessarily a complete representation of the geochronology, but does give an indication of possible mineralization events relevant to this locality. As more age information is added this table may expand in the future. A break in the table simply indicates a lack of data entered here, not necessarily a break in the geologic sequence. Grey background entries are from different, related, localities.

Geologic TimeRocks, Minerals and Events
Phanerozoic
 Cenozoic
  Quaternary
   Anthropocene
ⓘ Abhurite (youngest age)0 MaSharm Abhur Cove, Jiddah (Jeddah), Mintaqah Makkah, Saudi Arabia
ⓘ Abhurite (oldest age)Anthropocene
(0 - 0.0002 Ma)
Sharm Abhur Cove, Jiddah (Jeddah), Mintaqah Makkah, Saudi Arabia

Localities in this Region
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References

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Al-Shanti, A. M. S. (1995): mineral deposits in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Sci. Publ. Centre, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah
Nehlig, P., Salpeteur, I., Asfirane, F., Bouchot, V., Eberlé, J. M., & Genna, A. (1999). The Mineral Potential of the Arabian Shield: A reassessment. In Proceedings of the IUGS/UNESCO Meeting on the “Base and Precious Metal Deposits in the Arabian Shield”, Jeddah, November (pp. 12-19).

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