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Touissit, Touissit-Bou Beker District, Jerada Province, L'oriental Region, Morocco

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 34° North , 2° West (est.)
Margin of Error:~69km
Köppen climate type:Csa : Hot-summer Mediterranean climate


One of the main deposits of the Touissit-Bou Beker district.

Actually, some specimens labeled "Touissit" may be from the "Touissit-Bou Beker district".

Alternative Label Names

This is a list of additional names that have been recorded for mineral labels associated with this locality in the minID database. This may include previous versions of the locality name hierarchy from mindat.org, data entry errors, and it may also include unconfirmed sublocality names or other names that can only be matched to this level.

Touissit, Touissit District, Jerada Province, Oriental Region, Morocco
Touissit, Touissit District, Oujda-Angad Province, Oriental Region, Morocco

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


23 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Reference: Mineralogical Record: 20(5): 396.
Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: various added photos
Aragonite var: Plumboan Aragonite
Formula: (Ca,Pb)CO3
Reference: various added photos
Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 65:27.
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: [www.johnbetts-fineminerals.com]
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: Min.Rec.: 20(5): 396.; http://www.minerant.org/archief/fluo-cerussiet-Welkenraedt.pdf
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 65:27.
Descloizite ?
Formula: PbZn(VO4)(OH)
Reference: Collection Elmar Lackner
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Makhoukhi, S., Marignac, C., Pironon, J., Schmitt, J. M., Marrakchi, C., Bouabdelli, M., & Bastoul, A. (2003). Aqueous and hydrocarbon inclusions in dolomite fromTouissit-Bou Beker district, Eastern Morocco: a Jurassic carbonate hosted Pb Zn (Cu) deposit. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 78, 545-551.
Dolomite var: Ferroan Dolomite
Formula: Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
Reference: Karel Bal Collection
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 65:27.
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 65:27.
Gypsum var: Selenite
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Jaan Degreef collection
Hemimorphite
Formula: Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 65:27.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: [www.johnbetts-fineminerals.com]
Massicot
Formula: PbO
Reference: Reiner Mielke
Mimetite
Formula: Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Reference: Chemical analysis from Jordi Fabre
Nadorite
Formula: PbSbClO2
Reference: Mineralogical Record Nov-Dec 2013 Volume 44 Number 6
Phosgenite
Formula: Pb2CO3Cl2
Reference: [MinRec 18:430, 20:69; 20(5): 396.]
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 65:27.
Pyromorphite
Formula: Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Reference: Touissit, Touissit District, Oujda, Morocco
Smithsonite
Formula: ZnCO3
Reference: Min.Rec.: 20(5):396.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 65:27.
Sulphur
Formula: S8
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 65:27.
Vanadinite
Formula: Pb5(VO4)3Cl
Reference: [MinRec 15:347-350; Rocks & Min.: 65:27.]
Vanadinite var: Arsenatian Vanadinite
Formula: Pb5[(V,As)O4]3Cl
Reference: Touissit, Touissit District, Oujda, Morocco
Wulfenite
Formula: Pb(MoO4)
Reference: Rocks & Min.: 65:27.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Sulphur1.CC.05S8
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 3 - Halides
Nadorite3.DC.30PbSbClO2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Massicot4.AC.25PbO
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Aragonite'5.AB.15CaCO3
var: Plumboan Aragonite5.AB.15(Ca,Pb)CO3
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
var: Ferroan Dolomite5.AB.10Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Phosgenite5.BE.20Pb2CO3Cl2
Smithsonite5.AB.05ZnCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Anglesite'7.AD.35PbSO4
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
var: Selenite7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Wulfenite7.GA.05Pb(MoO4)
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Descloizite ?8.BH.40PbZn(VO4)(OH)
Mimetite8.BN.05Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Pyromorphite8.BN.05Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Vanadinite8.BN.05Pb5(VO4)3Cl
var: Arsenatian Vanadinite8.BN.05Pb5[(V,As)O4]3Cl
Group 9 - Silicates
Hemimorphite9.BD.10Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Sulphur1.3.5.1S8
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX
Massicot4.2.7.1PbO
Group 10 - OXYHALIDES AND HYDROXYHALIDES
A(O,OH)Xq
Nadorite10.2.5.2PbSbClO2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Smithsonite14.1.1.6ZnCO3
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
Phosgenite16a.3.4.1Pb2CO3Cl2
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
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Descloizite ?41.5.2.1PbZn(VO4)(OH)
A5(XO4)3Zq
Mimetite41.8.4.2Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Pyromorphite41.8.4.1Pb5(PO4)3Cl
Vanadinite41.8.4.3Pb5(VO4)3Cl
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
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Aragonite-CaCO3
var: Plumboan Aragonite-(Ca,Pb)CO3
Dolomite
var: Ferroan Dolomite
-Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
Gypsum
var: Selenite
-CaSO4 · 2H2O
Vanadinite
var: Arsenatian Vanadinite
-Pb5[(V,As)O4]3Cl

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H Gypsum (var: Selenite)CaSO4 · 2H2O
CCarbon
C AragoniteCaCO3
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C CerussitePbCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C Dolomite (var: Ferroan Dolomite)Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C PhosgenitePb2CO3Cl2
C Aragonite (var: Plumboan Aragonite)(Ca,Pb)CO3
C SmithsoniteZnCO3
OOxygen
O AnglesitePbSO4
O AragoniteCaCO3
O Vanadinite (var: Arsenatian Vanadinite)Pb5[(V,As)O4]3Cl
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O BaryteBaSO4
O CerussitePbCO3
O DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O Dolomite (var: Ferroan Dolomite)Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O MassicotPbO
O MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
O NadoritePbSbClO2
O PhosgenitePb2CO3Cl2
O Aragonite (var: Plumboan Aragonite)(Ca,Pb)CO3
O PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
O Gypsum (var: Selenite)CaSO4 · 2H2O
O SmithsoniteZnCO3
O VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
O WulfenitePb(MoO4)
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg Dolomite (var: Ferroan Dolomite)Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
SiSilicon
Si HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
PPhosphorus
P PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
SSulfur
S AnglesitePbSO4
S BaryteBaSO4
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S PyriteFeS2
S Gypsum (var: Selenite)CaSO4 · 2H2O
S SphaleriteZnS
S SulphurS8
ClChlorine
Cl Vanadinite (var: Arsenatian Vanadinite)Pb5[(V,As)O4]3Cl
Cl MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
Cl NadoritePbSbClO2
Cl PhosgenitePb2CO3Cl2
Cl PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
Cl VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
CaCalcium
Ca AragoniteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca Dolomite (var: Ferroan Dolomite)Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca Aragonite (var: Plumboan Aragonite)(Ca,Pb)CO3
Ca Gypsum (var: Selenite)CaSO4 · 2H2O
VVanadium
V Vanadinite (var: Arsenatian Vanadinite)Pb5[(V,As)O4]3Cl
V DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
V VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Dolomite (var: Ferroan Dolomite)Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
Fe PyriteFeS2
CuCopper
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
ZnZinc
Zn DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
Zn HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Zn SmithsoniteZnCO3
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As Vanadinite (var: Arsenatian Vanadinite)Pb5[(V,As)O4]3Cl
As MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
MoMolybdenum
Mo WulfenitePb(MoO4)
SbAntimony
Sb NadoritePbSbClO2
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
PbLead
Pb AnglesitePbSO4
Pb Vanadinite (var: Arsenatian Vanadinite)Pb5[(V,As)O4]3Cl
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb MassicotPbO
Pb MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
Pb NadoritePbSbClO2
Pb PhosgenitePb2CO3Cl2
Pb Aragonite (var: Plumboan Aragonite)(Ca,Pb)CO3
Pb PyromorphitePb5(PO4)3Cl
Pb VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
Pb WulfenitePb(MoO4)

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Claveau, Paulhac and Pellerin (1952).
Mineralogical Record 15: 347-350.
Mineralogical Record 18: 430.
Mineralogical Record 20: 69.
Mineralogical Record 20(5): 396.
Rocks & Minerals: 65: 27.

External Links

http://www.unige.ch/sciences/terre/mineral/publications/onlinepub/bouabdellah_sga99_touissit.pdf

http://www.minerant.org/archief/fluo-cerussiet-Welkenraedt.pdf (possible explanation for the fluorescence of cerussite, contains a fluorescence spectrum of cerussite from Touissit, in Dutch)


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