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Azegour Mine, Azgour (Azegour), Tata Province, Souss-Massa Region, Morocco

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 31° 8' 58'' North , 8° 18' 14'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 31.14972,-8.30389
Other regions containing this locality:High-Atlas Mountains, Morocco
Atlas Mountains, North Africa
Owned/operated by:Maya Gold and Silver
Köppen climate type:BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate

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

Located 15km SW of the village of Amizmiz.

Commodity List

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

Mineral List

24 valid minerals.

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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443.8 - 541 Ma

ID: 1376793
Cambrian-Ordovician sedimentary rocks

Age: Paleozoic (443.8 - 541 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

Reference: Geological Survey of Canada. Generalized geological map of the world and linked databases. doi:10.4095/195142. Open File 2915d. [18]

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- 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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