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Bulghah Gold Mine, Mintaqah Al Madinah, Saudi Arabiai
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Bulghah Gold MineMine
Mintaqah Al Madinah- not defined -
Saudi ArabiaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 24° 58' 59'' North , 41° 36' 0'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 24.98333,41.60000
GeoHash:G#: sumw4sh4q
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BWh : Hot deserts climate


Open-pit gold mine. Construction began in 2001 and mining commenced in 2002.

Operated by Maa'den Co.

Regions containing this locality

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

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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


1 valid mineral.

Detailed Mineral List:

Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Ahmed Madani, Hesham Harbi (2012): Spectroscopy of the mineralized tonalite–diorite intrusions, Bulghah gold mine area, Saudi Arabia: Effects of opaques and alteration products on Fieldspec data. Ore Geology Reviews, 44, 148-157.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au

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

List of minerals for each chemical element

AuGold
Au GoldAu

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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Ediacaran - Cryogenian
541 - 720 Ma



ID: 3306996

Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 720 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary and volcaniclastic

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

Paleoproterozoic - Archean
1600 - 4000 Ma



ID: 3189211
Archean-Paleoproterozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Precambrian (1600 - 4000 Ma)

Lithology: Crystalline metamorphic 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]

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

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Madani, A., Harbi, H. (2012) Spectroscopy of the mineralized tonalite–diorite intrusions, Bulghah gold mine area, Saudi Arabia: Effects of opaques and alteration products on Fieldspec data. Ore Geology Reviews, 44, 148-157.
Madani, A.A. (2011) Knowledge-driven GIS modeling technique for gold exploration, Bulghah gold mine area, Saudi Arabia. The Egyptian Journal of Remote Sensing and Space Sciences, 14, 91–97.

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