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Northern Province, Sierra Leonei
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Northern ProvinceProvince
Sierra LeoneCountry

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PlacePopulation
Makeni87,679 (2015)
Lunsar22,461 (2015)
Port Loko21,308 (2018)
Kabala17,948 (2014)
Magburaka14,915 (2015)
Binkolo13,867 (2015)


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14 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Davies T.C, Friedrich G, Wiechowski A. Journal of Geochemical Exploration 32, Issues 1–3 (1989) p. 75-98.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Davies T.C, Friedrich G, Wiechowski A. Journal of Geochemical Exploration 32, Issues 1–3 (1989) p. 75-98.
Diamond
Formula: C
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Davies T.C, Friedrich G, Wiechowski A. Journal of Geochemical Exploration 32, Issues 1–3 (1989) p. 75-98.
Forsterite
Formula: Mg2SiO4
Reference: Rollinson, H. Contrib Mineral Petrol (1999) 134: 86
Gibbsite
Formula: Al(OH)3
Reference: Davies T.C, Friedrich G, Wiechowski A. Journal of Geochemical Exploration 32, Issues 1–3 (1989) p. 75-98.
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Davies T.C, Friedrich G, Wiechowski A. Journal of Geochemical Exploration 32, Issues 1–3 (1989) p. 75-98.
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Davies T.C, Friedrich G, Wiechowski A. Journal of Geochemical Exploration 32, Issues 1–3 (1989) p. 75-98.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Davies T.C, Friedrich G, Wiechowski A. Journal of Geochemical Exploration 32, Issues 1–3 (1989) p. 75-98.
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Reference: Davies T.C, Friedrich G, Wiechowski A. Journal of Geochemical Exploration 32, Issues 1–3 (1989) p. 75-98.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Rollinson, H. Contrib Mineral Petrol (1999) 134: 86
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Davies T.C, Friedrich G, Wiechowski A. Journal of Geochemical Exploration 32, Issues 1–3 (1989) p. 75-98.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Davies T.C, Friedrich G, Wiechowski A. Journal of Geochemical Exploration 32, Issues 1–3 (1989) p. 75-98.
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Davies T.C, Friedrich G, Wiechowski A. Journal of Geochemical Exploration 32, Issues 1–3 (1989) p. 75-98.
Tremolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Rollinson, H. Contrib Mineral Petrol (1999) 134: 86

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Diamond1.CB.10aC
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Gibbsite4.FE.10Al(OH)3
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Ilmenite4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Group 9 - Silicates
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Forsterite9.AC.05Mg2SiO4
Tremolite9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Semi-metals and non-metals
Diamond1.3.6.1C
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
AX2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
X(OH)3
Gibbsite6.3.1.1Al(OH)3
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with all cations in octahedral [6] coordination
Forsterite51.3.1.2Mg2SiO4
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)
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Mg-Fe-Mn-Li subgroup
Tremolite66.1.3a.1☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H GibbsiteAl(OH)3
CCarbon
C DiamondC
OOxygen
O ForsteriteMg2SiO4
O Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O HematiteFe2O3
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O QuartzSiO2
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O GibbsiteAl(OH)3
O RutileTiO2
MgMagnesium
Mg ForsteriteMg2SiO4
Mg Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al GibbsiteAl(OH)3
SiSilicon
Si ForsteriteMg2SiO4
Si Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
SSulfur
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S PyriteFeS2
CaCalcium
Ca Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
TiTitanium
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Ti RutileTiO2
FeIron
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe PyriteFeS2
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
AuGold
Au GoldAu

References

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Wilson, N.W., Marmo, V. (1958) Geomorphology and Mineral Resources of the Sula Mountains with Map, Bulletin No. 1. Geological Survey of Sierra Leone.
Davies, T.C., Friedrich, G., Wiechowski, A. (1989) Geochemistry and mineralogy of laterites in the Sula Mountains greenstone belt, Lake Sonfon gold district, Sierra Leone. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 32(1–3), 75-98.

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Wikipedia:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Province,_Sierra_Leone
Wikidata ID:Q912359

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