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Bou Skour Mine, Bou Skour District, Djebel Saghro (Jbel Saghro), Ouarzazate Province, Drâa-Tafilalet, Moroccoi
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Bou Skour MineMine
Bou Skour DistrictDistrict
Djebel Saghro (Jbel Saghro)- not defined -
Ouarzazate ProvinceProvince
Drâa-TafilaletRegion
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Key
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
30° 55' 47'' North , 6° 18' 5'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Kelaat Mgouna14,190 (2018)38.6km
Name(s) in local language(s):
Mine de Bou Skour, district de Bou Skour, Djebel Saghro (Jbel Saghro), province de Ouarzazate, région du Souss-Massa-Draâ, Maroc


Copper mine, located west of Djebel Saghro (Saghro range) and about 80 km southeast of Ouarzazate.

The locality is part of the hydrothermal deposits in the Anti-Atlas domain, which contains the highest number of copper deposits in Morocco. It is hosted by granites and green rocks (supposedly metamorphosed andesites) cut by rhyolite dikes from Precambrian III. These formations disappear in the south under rhyolites flows from Precambrian III.
The main tectonic accident in the area is a NNW fault, followed by the mineralized vein over 10 km. The vein, of probable Hercynian age, can be divided into two parts: the North vein, shot in granite, and the "Patte d'Oie" area in the south, shot in green rocks and accompanied by two satellites, veins I and II, of SE direction, respectively 300 and 600 m long (hence the name of "Patte d'Oie", one of the translations of "crossroad" in French). The operated zone was centered on the south end of the fault, and the main operating sectors ("quartiers") are the following, from North to south: Chaigne, Germaine, Anne-Marie, Chapeau de fer, Patte d'Oie and Kiki (see the map of the mining district).
The North vein, 7 km long, was 3 m thick on average, and up to 10 m. Its best-known part is "Quartier Anne Marie", where the gangue contains chiefly quartz, chlorite, and little dolomite. The ore mainly consists in chalcopyrite as large and diffuse patches, accompanied or not by quartz, in chlorite-bearing fractures. Bornite sometimes formed at the same time as chalcopyrite, and sometimes later. Chalcocite is not abundant, as well as "fahlore". Sphalerite and galena are posterior to the copper mineralization. Pyrite is less abundant, and arsenopyrite, even rarer, is observed in microscopic grains.
At the "Quartier Patte d'Oie", the aspect of the vein is different: it contains chlorite and huge round masses of dolomites and calcite, veined with quartz and chlorite. Mineralization, more diffuse, is in impregnation in the green wall rocks or in quartz veinlets crossing the dolomite masses. Chalcopyrite seems to be the main ore here, too: it is found with rather abundant bornite, chalcocite, galena and "fahlore". In some chlorite-bearing joints, molybdenite coatings were found, which seems to indicate the high-temperature nature of this vein, and is also certainly in relation to the presence of wulfenite. The two NW-SE satellite veins have similar features.
The deposit was discovered in 1942 (or re-discovered as old slag witness ancient operation, likely from locals, in "Quartier Anne Marie" and "Quartier Patte d'Oie"), and exploration was undertaken until 1955 when ONA got the charge of operation and ore processing. The extraction installations were centered on sectors "Anne Marie" and "Patte d'Oie". A mill was constructed for processing of a daily 200-250 tons of mill-run rock at a grade of 2.5% Cu, which represented in the early 1970's more than half of the whole Moroccan production of copper concentrates. In 1978, when operation stopped, the mine had been the second source of copper for the country, totaling 4,194 tons of concentrate. The mining permit expired on March 16, 1983.
More recently exploration resumed, owing to high copper prices, and some operation started, but everything came to a standstill after the falling of copper prices. As of end 2012, operation has resumed.

The most remarkable minerals from the Bou Skour area are:
- Agardite, for which Bou Skour is the type locality: tufts of green needles up to 4 mm, bluish green felted fibers, etc.
- Azurite: floaters of flat crystals up to to 6 cm, cm-size crystals on matrix
- Bornite: well-formed crystals up to 7-8 mm
- Wulfenite : green platy crystals and blue micro bipyramidal crystals up to 2 mm

Regions containing this locality

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

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


54 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Adamite
Formula: Zn2(AsO4)(OH)
Habit: balls and aggregates of flat crystals; short prisms with diamond-shaped section
Colour: pale green
Reference: Georges Favreau collection
Agardite-(Y) (TL)
Formula: YCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Type Locality:
Habit: needles
Colour: yellowish green, green, blue-green
Reference: Anthony, Bideaux, Bladh, Nichols: "Handbook of Mineralogy", Vol. 4, 2000; American Mineralogist 55:1448
Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Habit: flat crystals
Colour: colorless, grayish, yellow
Reference: Georges Favreau collection
Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Habit: needles
Colour: colorless, white
Reference: Georges Favreau collection
Arseniosiderite
Formula: Ca2Fe3+3(AsO4)3O2 · 3H2O
Habit: small balls of pearly scales with other arsenates
Colour: pale brown
Reference: Georges Favreau collection
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Habit: grains, small prisms
Colour: silver gray
Reference: Dietrich, J.E. & Favreau, G. (2005) Bou Skour (Maroc) : au pays des wulfenites bleues, Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, 89, pp 106-114
Aurichalcite
Formula: (Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Habit: balls, platy pearly lathlike crystals
Colour: greenish blue
Reference: Georges Favreau collection
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Habit: prisms as sparys, parallel growth
Reference: American Mineralogist 55:1448
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Habit: diamond-shaped crystals or thin scales
Colour: amber or white
Description: EDS Association Jean Wyart, Paris
Reference: Georges Favreau collection
Bayldonite
Formula: PbCu3(AsO4)2(OH)2
Habit: small crude crystals and balls
Colour: green
Reference: Georges Favreau collection
Beudantite
Formula: PbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Habit: sharp rhombohedrons and balls
Colour: green
Reference: Georges Favreau collection
Bismuthinite
Formula: Bi2S3
Reference: Azmi, D. E., Aissa, M., Ouguir, H., Mahdoudi, M. L., El Azmi, M., Ouadjo, A., & Zouhair, M. (2014). Magmatic context of Bou Skour copper deposit (Eastern Anti-Atlas, Morocco): Petrogrography, geochemistry and alterations. Journal of African Earth Sciences, 97, 40-55.
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Habit: distinct crystals in quartz cavities
Reference: Dietrich, J.E. & Favreau, G. (2005) Bou Skour (Maroc) : au pays des wulfenites bleues, Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, 89, pp 106-114
Brochantite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Habit: small blocky crystals, long prisms, needles
Colour: green to dark green
Reference: Georges Favreau collection
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Dietrich, J.E. & Favreau, G. (2005) Bou Skour (Maroc) : au pays des wulfenites bleues, Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, 89, pp 106-114
Carminite
Formula: PbFe3+2(AsO4)2(OH)2
Description: collected by JE Dietrich in the 1960's
Reference: Georges FAVREAU collection
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Habit: facet-rich short crystals
Colour: gray, colorless, white
Reference: Georges Favreau collection
Chalcanthite
Formula: CuSO4 · 5H2O
Habit: curls, crusts as post-mining product
Colour: pale blue
Reference: Georges Favreau collection
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Habit: small shiny striated prisms in dolomite
Colour: steel gray
Reference: Dietrich, J.E. & Favreau, G. (2005) Bou Skour (Maroc) : au pays des wulfenites bleues, Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, 89, pp 106-114
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Dietrich, J.E. & Favreau, G. (2005) Bou Skour (Maroc) : au pays des wulfenites bleues, Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, 89, pp 106-114
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Dietrich, J.E. & Favreau, G. (2005) Bou Skour (Maroc) : au pays des wulfenites bleues, Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, 89, pp 106-114
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Habit: balls, crusts and pseudomorphs after azurite
Colour: pale blue
Reference: Georges Favreau collection
Conichalcite
Formula: CaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Habit: small balls on malachite
Colour: yellowish green
Reference: Georges Favreau collection
Connellite
Formula: Cu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
Habit: thick needles (in dolomite) balls of thin hairy needles (slags)
Colour: bright blue
Description: The mineral is extremely rare in dolomite, rather common in slags
Reference: Georges Favreau collection
Copper
Formula: Cu
Habit: tree-like clusters; elongated crystals
Reference: Georges Favreau collection; American Mineralogist 55:1448
Cornetite
Formula: Cu3(PO4)(OH)3
Habit: elongated tetragonal prisms with flat termination
Colour: bright blue
Description: EDS Association Jean Wyart, Paris
Reference: Georges FAVREAU collection
Cornwallite
Formula: Cu5(AsO4)2(OH)4
Reference: Georges FAVREAU collection
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Habit: scales, platy crystals
Colour: dark blue
Reference: Rocks & Minerals 81:296-300
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Habit: octahedrons, tree-like clusters
Colour: dark red to black
Reference: Georges Favreau collection; American Mineralogist 55:1448
Cuprite var: Chalcotrichite
Formula: Cu2O
Habit: needles, elongated rectangular section "prisms"
Colour: dark red
Reference: Dietrich J.E., Gaudefroy C., Kosakevitch A. (1966) Description provisoire ou sommaire des espèces minérales du Maroc - 14 : Barytine du gîte de pyrophyllite d'AzrouMelloul; Vanadinite fibreuse de Mibladen ; Chalcotrichite de Bou-Skour ; Hausmannite de Tachgagalt ; Vésuvianite (idocrase) de Tachgagalt ; Anatase de Tachgagalt. Série «Notes du Service Géologique du Maroc» -TOME 26, N°°188 pp. 145-148
Devilline
Formula: CaCu4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
Habit: scales as post-mining product in the dumps
Colour: pale blue
Reference: Georges Favreau collection
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Habit: saddle-shaped rhombohedrons
Colour: white - pale yellow
Reference: Dietrich, J.E. & Favreau, G. (2005) Bou Skour (Maroc) : au pays des wulfenites bleues, Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, 89, pp 106-114
Duftite
Formula: PbCu(AsO4)(OH)
Description: collected by JE Dietrich in the 1960's
Reference: Georges FAVREAU collection
Galena
Formula: PbS
Habit: massive, rounded xls
Reference: Dietrich, J.E. & Favreau, G. (2005) Bou Skour (Maroc) : au pays des wulfenites bleues, Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, 89, pp 106-114
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Habit: crusts, small crystals
Colour: colorless
Reference: Georges Favreau collection
Hemimorphite
Formula: Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Reference: Enrico Bonacina photo
Langite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
Reference: Georges Favreau collection
Linarite
Formula: PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Habit: small lathlike crystals
Colour: blue
Reference: Dietrich, J.E. & Favreau, G. (2005) Bou Skour (Maroc) : au pays des wulfenites bleues, Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, 89, pp 106-114
Litharge
Formula: PbO
Habit: cleavages in galena
Colour: dark red
Reference: Dietrich, J.E. & Favreau, G. (2005) Bou Skour (Maroc) : au pays des wulfenites bleues, Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, 89, pp 106-114
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Habit: needles, balls, veins
Reference: American Mineralogist 55:1448
Mimetite
Formula: Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Habit: short hexagonal prisms with pyramid; needles
Colour: white;pale yellow
Reference: Dietrich, J.E. & Favreau, G. (2005) Bou Skour (Maroc) : au pays des wulfenites bleues, Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, 89, pp 106-114
Olivenite
Formula: Cu2(AsO4)(OH)
Habit: balls and needles with other arsenates
Colour: pale green
Reference: Georges Favreau collection
Pharmacosiderite
Formula: KFe3+4(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
Habit: small cubes with olivenite
Colour: yellowish brown
Reference: Georges Favreau collection
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Habit: massive
Reference: Dietrich, J.E. & Favreau, G. (2005) Bou Skour (Maroc) : au pays des wulfenites bleues, Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, 89, pp 106-114
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Habit: druse coverage
Colour: colorless
Reference: Dietrich, J.E. & Favreau, G. (2005) Bou Skour (Maroc) : au pays des wulfenites bleues, Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, 89, pp 106-114; American Mineralogist 55:1448
Rosasite
Formula: (Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
Habit: small shiny balls
Colour: greenish blue
Description: associated with adamite
Reference: Georges FAVREAU collection
Scorodite
Formula: Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Description: collected by JE Dietrich in the 1960's
Reference: Georges FAVREAU collection
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Habit: small shiny rhombohedrons
Colour: brown
Reference: Georges Favreau collection
Silver
Formula: Ag
Habit: small curls, masses with chalcocite
Description: "Historical" specimens found by Jacques Dietrich during mining operation in the 1960's
Reference: Georges Favreau collection
Skutterudite
Formula: CoAs3
Reference: Azmi, D. E., Aissa, M., Ouguir, H., Mahdoudi, M. L., El Azmi, M., Ouadjo, A., & Zouhair, M. (2014). Magmatic context of Bou Skour copper deposit (Eastern Anti-Atlas, Morocco): Petrogrography, geochemistry and alterations. Journal of African Earth Sciences, 97, 40-55.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Habit: small rounded xls
Colour: dark brown, black
Reference: Dietrich, J.E. & Favreau, G. (2005) Bou Skour (Maroc) : au pays des wulfenites bleues, Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, 89, pp 106-114
Sulphur
Formula: S8
Habit: small rounded crystals in weathered galena
Colour: pale yellow
Reference: Georges Favreau collection
Tennantite
Formula: Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
Reference: Azmi, D. E., Aissa, M., Ouguir, H., Mahdoudi, M. L., El Azmi, M., Ouadjo, A., & Zouhair, M. (2014). Magmatic context of Bou Skour copper deposit (Eastern Anti-Atlas, Morocco): Petrogrography, geochemistry and alterations. Journal of African Earth Sciences, 97, 40-55.
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Habit: tetrahedral forms and facet-rich rounded crystals
Colour: black
Description: Tennantite also possible
Reference: Georges Favreau collection
Theisite
Formula: Cu5Zn5(AsO4,SbO4)2(OH)14
Habit: aggregates of platy crystals
Colour: green
Description: Associated with adamite
Reference: Georges Favreau collection
Wulfenite
Formula: Pb(MoO4)
Habit: bipyramidal, platy, pseudo-cubes
Colour: Blue, orange, brown
Description: The blue crystals were found in place by Jacques Dietrich during mining operation, at levels -50 and -80 of the main vein and vein I at "Quartier Patte d'Oie"
Reference: Dietrich, J.E. & Favreau, G. (2005) Bou Skour (Maroc) : au pays des wulfenites bleues, Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, 89, pp 106-114

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Sulphur1.CC.05S8
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Bismuthinite2.DB.05Bi2S3
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Skutterudite2.EC.05CoAs3
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Tennantite2.GB.05Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Group 3 - Halides
Connellite3.DA.25Cu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
var: Chalcotrichite4.AA.10Cu2O
Litharge4.AC.20PbO
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Aragonite5.AB.15CaCO3
Aurichalcite5.BA.15(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Rosasite5.BA.10(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anglesite7.AD.35PbSO4
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Brochantite7.BB.25Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Chalcanthite7.CB.20CuSO4 · 5H2O
Devilline7.DD.30CaCu4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Langite7.DD.10Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
Linarite7.BC.65PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Wulfenite7.GA.05Pb(MoO4)
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Adamite8.BB.30Zn2(AsO4)(OH)
Agardite-(Y) (TL)8.DL.15YCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Arseniosiderite8.DH.30Ca2Fe3+3(AsO4)3O2 · 3H2O
Bayldonite8.BH.45PbCu3(AsO4)2(OH)2
Beudantite8.BL.05PbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Carminite8.BH.30PbFe3+2(AsO4)2(OH)2
Conichalcite8.BH.35CaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Cornetite8.BE.15Cu3(PO4)(OH)3
Cornwallite8.BD.05Cu5(AsO4)2(OH)4
Duftite8.BH.35PbCu(AsO4)(OH)
Mimetite8.BN.05Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Olivenite8.BB.30Cu2(AsO4)(OH)
Pharmacosiderite8.DK.10KFe3+4(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
Scorodite8.CD.10Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Theisite8.BE.75Cu5Zn5(AsO4,SbO4)2(OH)14
Group 9 - Silicates
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Hemimorphite9.BD.10Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Copper1.1.1.3Cu
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Semi-metals and non-metals
Sulphur1.3.5.1S8
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
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
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
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Skutterudite2.12.17.1CoAs3
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Tennantite3.3.6.2Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
AX
Litharge4.2.4.1PbO
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Rosasite16a.3.1.2(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
Aurichalcite16a.4.2.1(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anglesite28.3.1.3PbSO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Chalcanthite29.6.7.1CuSO4 · 5H2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq, where m:p>2:1
Brochantite30.1.3.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Linarite30.2.3.1PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq·xH2O, where m:p > 6:1
Connellite31.1.1.1Cu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
(AB)4(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Langite31.4.3.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
(AB)5(XO4)2Zq·xH2O
Devilline31.6.1.1CaCu4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
(AB)5(XO4)2·xH2O
Scorodite40.4.1.3Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq, where m:p > 4:1
Theisite41.1.2.1Cu5Zn5(AsO4,SbO4)2(OH)14
(AB)3(XO4)Zq
Cornetite41.3.2.1Cu3(PO4)(OH)3
(AB)5(XO4)2Zq
Cornwallite41.4.2.2Cu5(AsO4)2(OH)4
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Bayldonite41.5.14.1PbCu3(AsO4)2(OH)2
Conichalcite41.5.1.2CaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Duftite41.5.1.4PbCu(AsO4)(OH)
A2(XO4)Zq
Adamite41.6.6.3Zn2(AsO4)(OH)
Olivenite41.6.6.1Cu2(AsO4)(OH)
A5(XO4)3Zq
Mimetite41.8.4.2Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
(AB)3(XO4)2Zq
Carminite41.10.6.1PbFe3+2(AsO4)2(OH)2
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)7(XO4)3Zq·xH2O
Agardite-(Y) (TL)42.5.1.2YCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
(AB)5(XO4)3Zq·xH2O
Arseniosiderite42.8.4.3Ca2Fe3+3(AsO4)3O2 · 3H2O
Pharmacosiderite42.8.1a.1KFe3+4(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
Group 43 - COMPOUND PHOSPHATES, ETC.
Anhydrous Compound Phosphates, etc·, Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
Beudantite43.4.1.1PbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Wulfenite48.1.3.1Pb(MoO4)
Group 56 - SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups, With Additional O, OH, F and H2O
Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] coordination
Hemimorphite56.1.2.1Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Chrysocolla74.3.2.1Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Aragonite-CaCO3
'Chlorite Group'-
Cuprite
var: Chalcotrichite
-Cu2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Agardite-(Y)YCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H ConnelliteCu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
H LangiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
H Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
H BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
H BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
H Rosasite(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
H CornwalliteCu5(AsO4)2(OH)4
H CarminitePbFe23+(AsO4)2(OH)2
H DuftitePbCu(AsO4)(OH)
H ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
H LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
H AdamiteZn2(AsO4)(OH)
H TheisiteCu5Zn5(AsO4,SbO4)2(OH)14
H ArseniosideriteCa2Fe33+(AsO4)3O2 · 3H2O
H BayldonitePbCu3(AsO4)2(OH)2
H ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H DevillineCaCu4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
H OliveniteCu2(AsO4)(OH)
H ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
H PharmacosideriteKFe43+(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
H CornetiteCu3(PO4)(OH)3
CCarbon
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C CerussitePbCO3
C Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
C AragoniteCaCO3
C Rosasite(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
C SideriteFeCO3
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
OOxygen
O Agardite-(Y)YCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O Cuprite (var: Chalcotrichite)Cu2O
O WulfenitePb(MoO4)
O MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
O ConnelliteCu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
O AnglesitePbSO4
O CerussitePbCO3
O LangiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
O Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
O BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
O AragoniteCaCO3
O BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O CupriteCu2O
O HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
O Rosasite(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
O CornwalliteCu5(AsO4)2(OH)4
O CarminitePbFe23+(AsO4)2(OH)2
O DuftitePbCu(AsO4)(OH)
O ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
O LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
O LithargePbO
O AdamiteZn2(AsO4)(OH)
O TheisiteCu5Zn5(AsO4,SbO4)2(OH)14
O ArseniosideriteCa2Fe33+(AsO4)3O2 · 3H2O
O BayldonitePbCu3(AsO4)2(OH)2
O ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O DevillineCaCu4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
O OliveniteCu2(AsO4)(OH)
O SideriteFeCO3
O ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
O PharmacosideriteKFe43+(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
O BaryteBaSO4
O CornetiteCu3(PO4)(OH)3
O QuartzSiO2
O CalciteCaCO3
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
AlAluminium
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
SiSilicon
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Si HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Si QuartzSiO2
PPhosphorus
P CornetiteCu3(PO4)(OH)3
SSulfur
S ChalcociteCu2S
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S CovelliteCuS
S ConnelliteCu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
S AnglesitePbSO4
S LangiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
S BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
S BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
S TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
S TennantiteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
S BismuthiniteBi2S3
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S SphaleriteZnS
S GalenaPbS
S LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S DevillineCaCu4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
S SulphurS8
S ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
S BaryteBaSO4
S PyriteFeS2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ClChlorine
Cl MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
Cl ConnelliteCu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
KPotassium
K PharmacosideriteKFe43+(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
CaCalcium
Ca AragoniteCaCO3
Ca ArseniosideriteCa2Fe33+(AsO4)3O2 · 3H2O
Ca ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca DevillineCaCu4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
FeIron
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Fe TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Fe TennantiteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
Fe CarminitePbFe23+(AsO4)2(OH)2
Fe ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe ArseniosideriteCa2Fe33+(AsO4)3O2 · 3H2O
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe PharmacosideriteKFe43+(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
CoCobalt
Co SkutteruditeCoAs3
CuCopper
Cu Agardite-(Y)YCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu Cuprite (var: Chalcotrichite)Cu2O
Cu ConnelliteCu19(SO4)(OH)32Cl4 · 3H2O
Cu LangiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · 2H2O
Cu Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Cu BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
Cu CopperCu
Cu TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu TennantiteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
Cu Rosasite(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu CornwalliteCu5(AsO4)2(OH)4
Cu DuftitePbCu(AsO4)(OH)
Cu LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Cu TheisiteCu5Zn5(AsO4,SbO4)2(OH)14
Cu BayldonitePbCu3(AsO4)2(OH)2
Cu ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Cu DevillineCaCu4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
Cu OliveniteCu2(AsO4)(OH)
Cu ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
Cu CornetiteCu3(PO4)(OH)3
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Zn TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Zn HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Zn TennantiteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
Zn Rosasite(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn AdamiteZn2(AsO4)(OH)
Zn TheisiteCu5Zn5(AsO4,SbO4)2(OH)14
AsArsenic
As Agardite-(Y)YCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
As MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
As BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
As SkutteruditeCoAs3
As TennantiteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2As4S12S
As CornwalliteCu5(AsO4)2(OH)4
As CarminitePbFe23+(AsO4)2(OH)2
As DuftitePbCu(AsO4)(OH)
As ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
As AdamiteZn2(AsO4)(OH)
As TheisiteCu5Zn5(AsO4,SbO4)2(OH)14
As ArseniosideriteCa2Fe33+(AsO4)3O2 · 3H2O
As BayldonitePbCu3(AsO4)2(OH)2
As ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
As OliveniteCu2(AsO4)(OH)
As PharmacosideriteKFe43+(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
YYttrium
Y Agardite-(Y)YCu6(AsO4)3(OH)6 · 3H2O
MoMolybdenum
Mo WulfenitePb(MoO4)
AgSilver
Ag SilverAg
SbAntimony
Sb TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Sb TheisiteCu5Zn5(AsO4,SbO4)2(OH)14
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
PbLead
Pb WulfenitePb(MoO4)
Pb MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
Pb AnglesitePbSO4
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb BeudantitePbFe3(AsO4)(SO4)(OH)6
Pb CarminitePbFe23+(AsO4)2(OH)2
Pb DuftitePbCu(AsO4)(OH)
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Pb LithargePbO
Pb BayldonitePbCu3(AsO4)2(OH)2
BiBismuth
Bi BismuthiniteBi2S3

References

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- Dietrich, J. E. and Favreau, G. (2005). Bou Skour (Maroc): au pays des wulfénites bleues, Le Cahier des Micromonteurs,(89), 106-114.
- Dietrich, J. E. (1970) Sur quelques minéraux de la zone d'oxydation du gisement de cuivre de Bou skour (Anti-Atlas marocain), PhD report Toulouse
- Dietrich, J. E., Orliac, M. and Permingeat, F. (1969) L’agardite, une nouvelle espèce minérale, et le problème du chlorotile, Bulletin de la Société Française de Minéralogie et de Cristallographie, (92), 420-434
Copper, B. 1.6-La mine de cuivre et argent de Bouskour (J. Saghro, Anti-Atlas oriental).


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