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Azegour Mine, Azgour (Azegour), Tata Province, Souss-Massa Region, Moroccoi
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Azegour MineMine
Azgour (Azegour)- not defined -
Tata ProvinceProvince
Souss-Massa RegionRegion
MoroccoCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 31° 8' 58'' North , 8° 18' 14'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 31.14972,-8.30389
GeoHash:G#: evd15n9k3
Owned/operated by:Maya Gold and Silver
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Torord - طرورد426 (2017)23.5km
Oukaïmedene4,440 (2018)42.6km


Molybdenum mine.
One of the rare Mo-W-Cu exploited skarns (three historic mines).

Located 15km SW of the village of Amizmiz.



Regions containing this locality

African PlateTectonic Plate
Northwest Africa MeteoritesMeteorite Fall Location
Atlas Mountains, North AfricaMountain Range
High-Atlas Mountains, MoroccoMountain Range

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.


Mineral List


24 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Andradite
Formula: Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Reference: Ibouh, H., Hibti, M., Saidi, A., & Touil, A. (2011) Azegour, gîte métasomatique à Cu, Mo, W (Haut Atlas occidental) /Azegour Cu-Mo-W Metasomatic Deposit (Western High Atlas) pp 229-233
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Ibouh, H., Hibti, M., Saidi, A., & Touil, A. (2011) Azegour, gîte métasomatique à Cu, Mo, W (Haut Atlas occidental) /Azegour Cu-Mo-W Metasomatic Deposit (Western High Atlas) pp 229-233
Bayleyite
Formula: Mg2(UO2)(CO3)3 · 18H2O
Reference: J. Geffroy, J.A. Sarcia & J. Chervet (1960): "Les minéraux uranifères français et leurs gisements" p231
Bismuth
Formula: Bi
Reference: Ibouh, H., Hibti, M., Saidi, A., & Touil, A. (2011) Azegour, gîte métasomatique à Cu, Mo, W (Haut Atlas occidental) /Azegour Cu-Mo-W Metasomatic Deposit (Western High Atlas) pp 229-233
Bismuthinite
Formula: Bi2S3
Reference: Ibouh, H., Hibti, M., Saidi, A., & Touil, A. (2011) Azegour, gîte métasomatique à Cu, Mo, W (Haut Atlas occidental) /Azegour Cu-Mo-W Metasomatic Deposit (Western High Atlas) pp 229-233
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Ibouh, H., Hibti, M., Saidi, A., & Touil, A. (2011) Azegour, gîte métasomatique à Cu, Mo, W (Haut Atlas occidental) /Azegour Cu-Mo-W Metasomatic Deposit (Western High Atlas) pp 229-233
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Ibouh, H., Hibti, M., Saidi, A., & Touil, A. (2011) Azegour, gîte métasomatique à Cu, Mo, W (Haut Atlas occidental) /Azegour Cu-Mo-W Metasomatic Deposit (Western High Atlas) pp 229-233
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Ibouh, H., Hibti, M., Saidi, A., & Touil, A. (2011) Azegour, gîte métasomatique à Cu, Mo, W (Haut Atlas occidental) /Azegour Cu-Mo-W Metasomatic Deposit (Western High Atlas) pp 229-233
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Ibouh, H., Hibti, M., Saidi, A., & Touil, A. (2011) Azegour, gîte métasomatique à Cu, Mo, W (Haut Atlas occidental) /Azegour Cu-Mo-W Metasomatic Deposit (Western High Atlas) pp 229-233
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Reference: Ibouh, H., Hibti, M., Saidi, A., & Touil, A. (2011) Azegour, gîte métasomatique à Cu, Mo, W (Haut Atlas occidental) /Azegour Cu-Mo-W Metasomatic Deposit (Western High Atlas) pp 229-233
Epsomite
Formula: MgSO4 · 7H2O
Reference: No reference listed
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Ibouh, H., Hibti, M., Saidi, A., & Touil, A. (2011) Azegour, gîte métasomatique à Cu, Mo, W (Haut Atlas occidental) /Azegour Cu-Mo-W Metasomatic Deposit (Western High Atlas) pp 229-233
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Ibouh, H., Hibti, M., Saidi, A., & Touil, A. (2011) Azegour, gîte métasomatique à Cu, Mo, W (Haut Atlas occidental) /Azegour Cu-Mo-W Metasomatic Deposit (Western High Atlas) pp 229-233
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 1080.
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: No reference listed
Hedenbergite
Formula: CaFe2+Si2O6
Reference: Ibouh, H., Hibti, M., Saidi, A., & Touil, A. (2011) Azegour, gîte métasomatique à Cu, Mo, W (Haut Atlas occidental) /Azegour Cu-Mo-W Metasomatic Deposit (Western High Atlas) pp 229-233
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Ibouh, H., Hibti, M., Saidi, A., & Touil, A. (2011) Azegour, gîte métasomatique à Cu, Mo, W (Haut Atlas occidental) /Azegour Cu-Mo-W Metasomatic Deposit (Western High Atlas) pp 229-233
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: Paul De Bondt.; Ibouh, H., Hibti, M., Saidi, A., & Touil, A. (2011) Azegour, gîte métasomatique à Cu, Mo, W (Haut Atlas occidental) /Azegour Cu-Mo-W Metasomatic Deposit (Western High Atlas) pp 229-233
Powellite
Formula: Ca(MoO4)
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 1080.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Ibouh, H., Hibti, M., Saidi, A., & Touil, A. (2011) Azegour, gîte métasomatique à Cu, Mo, W (Haut Atlas occidental) /Azegour Cu-Mo-W Metasomatic Deposit (Western High Atlas) pp 229-233
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Ibouh, H., Hibti, M., Saidi, A., & Touil, A. (2011) Azegour, gîte métasomatique à Cu, Mo, W (Haut Atlas occidental) /Azegour Cu-Mo-W Metasomatic Deposit (Western High Atlas) pp 229-233
Scheelite
Formula: Ca(WO4)
Reference: Ibouh, H., Hibti, M., Saidi, A., & Touil, A. (2011) Azegour, gîte métasomatique à Cu, Mo, W (Haut Atlas occidental) /Azegour Cu-Mo-W Metasomatic Deposit (Western High Atlas) pp 229-233
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Ibouh, H., Hibti, M., Saidi, A., & Touil, A. (2011) Azegour, gîte métasomatique à Cu, Mo, W (Haut Atlas occidental) /Azegour Cu-Mo-W Metasomatic Deposit (Western High Atlas) pp 229-233
Vesuvianite
Formula: (Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Reference: Ibouh, H., Hibti, M., Saidi, A., & Touil, A. (2011) Azegour, gîte métasomatique à Cu, Mo, W (Haut Atlas occidental) /Azegour Cu-Mo-W Metasomatic Deposit (Western High Atlas) pp 229-233
'Wolframite'
Formula: (Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
Reference: Ibouh, H., Hibti, M., Saidi, A., & Touil, A. (2011) Azegour, gîte métasomatique à Cu, Mo, W (Haut Atlas occidental) /Azegour Cu-Mo-W Metasomatic Deposit (Western High Atlas) pp 229-233
Wollastonite
Formula: CaSiO3
Reference: Ibouh, H., Hibti, M., Saidi, A., & Touil, A. (2011) Azegour, gîte métasomatique à Cu, Mo, W (Haut Atlas occidental) /Azegour Cu-Mo-W Metasomatic Deposit (Western High Atlas) pp 229-233

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Bismuth1.CA.05Bi
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Bismuthinite2.DB.05Bi2S3
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Bayleyite5.ED.05Mg2(UO2)(CO3)3 · 18H2O
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Epsomite7.CB.40MgSO4 · 7H2O
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Powellite7.GA.05Ca(MoO4)
Scheelite7.GA.05Ca(WO4)
Group 9 - Silicates
Andradite9.AD.25Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Diopside9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
Hedenbergite9.DA.15CaFe2+Si2O6
Vesuvianite9.BG.35(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Wollastonite9.DG.05CaSiO3
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Wolframite'-(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Bismuth1.3.1.4Bi
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Bismuthinite2.11.2.3Bi2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 15 - HYDRATED NORMAL CARBONATES
AmBn(XO3)p·xH2O, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Bayleyite15.3.3.1Mg2(UO2)(CO3)3 · 18H2O
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Epsomite29.6.11.1MgSO4 · 7H2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Powellite48.1.2.2Ca(MoO4)
Scheelite48.1.2.1Ca(WO4)
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Andradite51.4.3b.1Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
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)
Vesuvianite58.2.4.1(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Diopside65.1.3a.1CaMgSi2O6
Hedenbergite65.1.3a.2CaFe2+Si2O6
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=3
Wollastonite65.2.1.1cCaSiO3
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Wolframite'-(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H BayleyiteMg2(UO2)(CO3)3 · 18H2O
H EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
BBoron
B Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
CCarbon
C BayleyiteMg2(UO2)(CO3)3 · 18H2O
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O BayleyiteMg2(UO2)(CO3)3 · 18H2O
O EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O PowelliteCa(MoO4)
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
O AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
O HedenbergiteCaFe2+Si2O6
O WollastoniteCaSiO3
O ScheeliteCa(WO4)
O Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
O Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
O CalciteCaCO3
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
F Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
NaSodium
Na Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
MgMagnesium
Mg BayleyiteMg2(UO2)(CO3)3 · 18H2O
Mg EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Mg Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
AlAluminium
Al Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
SiSilicon
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
Si AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Si HedenbergiteCaFe2+Si2O6
Si WollastoniteCaSiO3
Si Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
SSulfur
S EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S ChalcociteCu2S
S SphaleriteZnS
S GalenaPbS
S PyriteFeS2
S BismuthiniteBi2S3
S MarcasiteFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
CaCalcium
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca PowelliteCa(MoO4)
Ca AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Ca HedenbergiteCaFe2+Si2O6
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca WollastoniteCaSiO3
Ca ScheeliteCa(WO4)
Ca Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Ca CalciteCaCO3
MnManganese
Mn Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
FeIron
Fe AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe HedenbergiteCaFe2+Si2O6
Fe Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
Fe Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
MoMolybdenum
Mo PowelliteCa(MoO4)
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
WTungsten
W ScheeliteCa(WO4)
W Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
BiBismuth
Bi BismuthBi
Bi BismuthiniteBi2S3
UUranium
U BayleyiteMg2(UO2)(CO3)3 · 18H2O

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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Carboniferous - Ordovician
298.9 - 485.4 Ma



ID: 3306881

Age: Paleozoic (298.9 - 485.4 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary

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

Ordovician - Cambrian
443.8 - 541 Ma



ID: 3189525
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Paleozoic (443.8 - 541 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

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]

Cambrian
485.4 - 541 Ma



ID: 3130135
Cambrian undifferentiated

Age: Cambrian (485.4 - 541 Ma)

Reference: Asch, K. The 1:5M International Geological Map of Europe and Adjacent Areas: Development and Implementation of a GIS-enabled Concept. Geologisches Jahrbuch, SA 3. [147]

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

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
- Heim, A. (1934): The molybdenum mine at Azegour, Morocco. Economic Geology 29, 76-83.
- von der Weid, F. (1941) Le gisement de molybdénite d'Azegour et la région des Guedmioua (Atlas de Marrakech, Maroc). Dissertation, Université de Genève, 88 pp.
- AIT AYAD, N.; RIBEIRO, M. L. ; SOLÁ, A. R. ; MOREIRA, M. E.; EZZOUHAIRI, H. & CHARIF, A. (1999) - Le Granite d’Azegour: Cartographie geochimique et interpretation geodynamique - Deuxième Réunion du Groupe Marocain du Permien et du Trias. Marrakech. pp 2-3.
- AIT AYAD, N.; RIBEIRO, M. L.; SOLA, A. R.; MOREIRA, M. E.; DIAS, R.; BOUABDELLI, M.; EZZOUHAIRI, H.; & CHARIF, A. (2000) - Le Granite d’Azegour (Maroc): cartographie géochimique et interprétation géodynamique - Comun. Inst. Geol. e Mineiro, , t. 87, Lisboa, pp. 155-164.
- AIT AYAD, N.; RIBEIRO, M. L.; SOLÁ, A. R.; MOREIRA, M. E.; EZZOUHAIRI, H.; CHARIF, A.; & DIAS, R. (2000): Azegour’s massif (western high atlas Morocco) – an example of geodynamical approach trough geochemical mapping. 31st international geological congress, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Ibouh, H., Hibti, M., Saidi, A., & Touil, A. (2011) Azegour, gîte métasomatique à Cu, Mo, W (Haut Atlas occidental) /Azegour Cu-Mo-W Metasomatic Deposit (Western High Atlas) pp 229-233
- Goldschmidt2013 Conference Abstracts, p. 767
- Samia Berrada Hmima, Eric Marcoux and Ahmid Hafid (2015): Le skarn Mo-W-Cu à grenat, wollastonite, pyroxène et vésuvianite d’Azegour (Haut-Atlas, Maroc). Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France 186, 21-34.


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