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Sidi Ayed (Sidi Ayad), Boulemane Province, Fès-Meknès Region, Morocco

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 32° 53' 23'' North , 4° 38' 33'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 32.88972,-4.64250
GeoHash:G#: evuen77kt
Other regions containing this locality:Atlas Mountains, North Africa
Northwest Africa Meteorites
Köppen climate type:BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate


Pb-deposits. Located 8,5 km NNW of Aouli, and belongs geologically together with the deposits and veins at Aouli, to the Upper Moulouya lead district. The border between Meknès-Tafilalet Region and the Fès-Boulemane Region goes between Aouli and Sidi Ayed.

The locality with its many veins is especially known for producing nice specimens of malachite, malachite pseudomorphs after azurite and fluorite. Minerals from here is often erronously labelled as coming from Aouli.

The locality was visited during the 2nd Mindat.org Conference in 2012.


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18 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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Cenozoic - Mesozoic
0 - 252.17 Ma



ID: 3145439
Mesozoic basalt

Age: Phanerozoic (0 - 252.17 Ma)

Lithology: Basalt group

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]

Jurassic - Triassic
145 - 252.17 Ma



ID: 3306252

Age: Mesozoic (145 - 252.17 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary

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

Triassic
201.3 - 252.17 Ma



ID: 3188129
Mesozoic sedimentary and volcanic rocks

Age: Triassic (201.3 - 252.17 Ma)

Lithology: Mafic volcanic 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]

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References

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Jahn, S., Medenbach, O., Lyckberg, P., Lierl, H. J., Bode, R. & Brandstätter, G. (2003): Marokko - Land der schönen Mineralien und Fossilien. Bode Verlag, Haltern, Germany, 543 pp. (pp 34-55)

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