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Gbapa, Nimba Co., Liberiai
Regional Level Types
Gbapa- not defined -
Nimba Co.County
LiberiaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 7° 29' 3'' North , 8° 36' 43'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 7.48444,-8.61209
GeoHash:G#: ec3fs48b5
Köppen climate type:Aw : Tropical savanna, wet
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
New Yekepa24,695 (2012)13.4km
Sanniquellie11,415 (2015)17.6km
Ganta13,802 (2006)22.1km
Lola1,982 (2012)36.1km
Nzérékoré132,728 (2013)37.8km


Schist is source for alluvial diamonds.

Regions containing this locality

African PlateTectonic Plate
West AfricaUN Subregion

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


3 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Diamond
Formula: C
Reference: Force, Eric R. (1983) Geology of Nimba County, Liberia. US Geological Survey Bulletin 1540.
Graphite
Formula: C
Reference: Force, Eric R. (1983) Geology of Nimba County, Liberia. US Geological Survey Bulletin 1540.
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Force, Eric R. (1983) Geology of Nimba County, Liberia. US Geological Survey Bulletin 1540.
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: Force, Eric R. (1983) Geology of Nimba County, Liberia. US Geological Survey Bulletin 1540.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Diamond1.CB.10aC
Graphite1.CB.05aC
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Diamond1.3.6.1C
Graphite1.3.6.2C
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals for each chemical element

BBoron
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
CCarbon
C GraphiteC
C DiamondC
OOxygen
O RutileTiO2
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
TiTitanium
Ti RutileTiO2

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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Archean
2500 - 4000 Ma



ID: 3186476
Archean crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Archean (2500 - 4000 Ma)

Lithology: Orthogneiss/paragneiss

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]

Paleoarchean
3200 - 3600 Ma



ID: 3311320

Age: Paleoarchean (3200 - 3600 Ma)

Lithology: Plutonic and metamorphic

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

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

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Force, E.R. (1983) Geology of Nimba County, Liberia. US Geological Survey Bulletin 1540, 27 pages.


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