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Sukhaybarat Mine (Sukhaybarat East Mine; Sukhaybarat deposit), Sukhaybarat al Gharbiyah (Sukhaybarat ash Sharqiyah), Mintaqah Al Qasim, Saudi Arabiai
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Sukhaybarat Mine (Sukhaybarat East Mine; Sukhaybarat deposit)Mine
Sukhaybarat al Gharbiyah (Sukhaybarat ash Sharqiyah)- not defined -
Mintaqah Al Qasim- not defined -
Saudi ArabiaCountry

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25° 28' 0'' North , 41° 57' 30'' East
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An open pit gold mine located about 750 km NE of Jeddah. Modern operation started 1991 but area has ancient mining archeological sites (est. 1,000 to 3,000 years old). Two such discreet sites are listed as presented in the main locality line (Sukhaybarat al Gharbiyah [also known as: Shukhaybirat al Gharbiyah & Shukhaybarat al Gharbiyah]; and Sukhaybarat ash Sharqiyah [also known as: Shukhaybirat ash Sharqiyah, Shukhaybarat ash Sharqiyah & Suqabrah]). These two ancient sites are within 4 or 5 km of each other (25º28', 41º56' vs. 25º28', 41º59').

Owned by Saudi Precious Metals Co. Produced 16,681 kg Au (1991-98). The ore is in two connected systems of shallow, dipping quartz veins and veinlets of the Nabitah fault system, hosted in altered stockwork zones & a granodiorite/tonalite intrusion & adjacent bedded volcanics.

Regions containing this locality

AsiaContinent
Arabian Plate (Arabia Plate; Arab Plate)Tectonic Plate
Arabian PeninsulaPeninsula

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


8 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Actinolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: 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).
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Mining Annual Review (1985): 475.; 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).
'Biotite'
Formula: K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Reference: 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).
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Mining Annual Review (1985): 475.; 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).
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: 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).
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: 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).
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Mining Annual Review (1985): 475.; 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).
'Hornblende'
Reference: 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).
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: 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).
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: 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).
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: 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).
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Mining Annual Review (1985): 475.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Group 9 - Silicates
Actinolite9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Chlorite Group'-
'Hornblende'-

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
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Actinolite-☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Chlorite Group'-
'Hornblende'-
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
OOxygen
O Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
FFluorine
F BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
MgMagnesium
Mg Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Mg BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
AlAluminium
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SSulfur
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S PyriteFeS2
S GalenaPbS
KPotassium
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
FeIron
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Fe BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
AuGold
Au GoldAu
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

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Mining Annual Review (1985): 475.
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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