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Sudan

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Area:1,886,068 km2
Locality type:Country


Sudan is divided into 25 wilayat (states; sing. wilayah).

NOTE: A political referendum on January 2011 led to a split into a northern Sudan and a southern Sudan.
The 10 states that will leave (northern) Sudan are Central Equatoria, East Equatoria, Jungoli, Lakes, North Bahr-al-Ghazal, Unity, Upper Nile, Warap, West Bahr-al-Ghazal and West Equatoria. The official secession is scheduled for 9 July 2011.


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

Actinolite

Alabandite

Albite

var: High Albite

'Albite-Anorthite Series'

'Amphibole Supergroup'

Anatase

Anglesite

Ankerite

Antigorite

'Apatite'

Arsenopyrite

Augite

Azurite

Baryte

Beryl

'Biotite'

Bismuthinite

Böhmite

Bornite

Calcite

Cassiterite

Cerussite

Chalcocite

Chalcopyrite

'Chlorite Group'

Chromite

Chrysocolla

Clinochlore

var: Chromian Clinochlore

Clinoenstatite

Cohenite

Copper

Covellite

Crandallite

Cubanite

Daubréelite

Diamond

Diaspore

Diopside

Djerfisherite

Dolomite

Eitelite

'Electrum'

Enstatite

Epidote

'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'

'Feldspar Group'

Fluorite

Forsterite

Galena

'Garnet Group'

Gibbsite

'Glass'

Goethite

Gold

Graphite

Gypsum

Halite

Hematite

'Hornblende'

Hübnerite

Ilmenite

Iron

var: Kamacite

Jacobsite

Kaolinite

Keilite

Kyanite

'Limonite'

Magnetite

Malachite

Manganite

Marcasite

Merrillite

Microcline

Molybdenite

Muscovite

var: Fuchsite

var: Sericite

Nahcolite

Niningerite

Oldhamite

Osbornite

Perryite

Pigeonite

'Psilomelane'

Pyrite

Pyrolusite

'Pyroxene Group'

Pyrrhotite

Quartz

var: Chalcedony

Realgar

Rhodochrosite

Roedderite

Rutile

Scheelite

Schorlomite

Schreibersite

Scorodite

'Serpentine Subgroup'

'Silica'

Silver

var: Küstelite

Sinoite

Sphalerite

Spinel

Suessite

Sulphur

Taenite

Talc

Tetrahedrite

Topaz

Torbernite

'Tourmaline'

Tremolite

Troilite

Trona

Turquoise

Uvarovite

Variscite

Vesuvianite

Wavellite

'Wolframite'

Wollastonite

Woodhouseite

Wüstite

Zoisite


104 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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References

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Yassin, A. A., Khalil, F. A., & El Shafie, A. G. (1984). Explanatory Note to the Geological Map at the Scale of 1: 2,000,000 of the Democratic Republic of the Sudan. The Democratic Republic of the Sudan Ministry of Energy and Mining, Geological & Mineral Resources Department. Bulletin, (35), 1-63.
Klemm, D., Klemm, R. & Murr, A. (2001): Gold of the Pharaos - 6000 years of gold mining in Egypt and Nubia. Journal of African Earth Sciences 33, 643-659. [http://www.utdallas.edu/~rjstern/egypt/PDFs/SE%20Desert/KlemmAU.JAES01.pdf]
Dietrich Klemm and Rosemarie Klemm (2008): Mining in Ancient Egypt and Nubia. Encyclopaedia of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine in Non-Western Cultures, Part 13, 1685-1698.
Martin, W. (2015): Eine Reise durchs Goldland der Pharaonen. Der Steirische Mineralog, 29, 6-18.

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