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Unnamed Au-Te occurrence, Diabatou, Piela Department, Gnagna Province, Est Region, Burkina Fasoi
Regional Level Types
Unnamed Au-Te occurrenceOccurrence
Diabatou- not defined -
Piela DepartmentDepartment
Gnagna ProvinceProvince
Est Region- not defined -
Burkina FasoCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
12° 41' 30'' North , 0° 4' 20'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Bogandé9,854 (2017)39.2km
Gayéri1,958 (2013)45.9km
Name(s) in local language(s):
Diabatou, Piela Department, Gnagna Province, Est Région, République de Haute-Volta


A series of mineralized quartz veins trending N35 in Birimian greenstones situated some 6.3 km southwest of Diabatou. The Au-Te mineralization formed at approximately 300°C.

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African PlateTectonic Plate
West AfricaUN Subregion

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


7 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Altaite
Formula: PbTe
Reference: Klemd, Reiner ; Oberthür, T. ; Quedraogo, A.: Gold-telluride mineralization in the Birimian at Diabatou, Burkina Faso: the role of fluids. In: J. Afr. Earth Sci. (1997), Nr. 24, S. 227-239
Calaverite
Formula: AuTe2
Reference: Klemd, Reiner ; Oberthür, T. ; Quedraogo, A.: Gold-telluride mineralization in the Birimian at Diabatou, Burkina Faso: the role of fluids. In: J. Afr. Earth Sci. (1997), Nr. 24, S. 227-239
Coloradoite
Formula: HgTe
Reference: Klemd, Reiner ; Oberthür, T. ; Quedraogo, A.: Gold-telluride mineralization in the Birimian at Diabatou, Burkina Faso: the role of fluids. In: J. Afr. Earth Sci. (1997), Nr. 24, S. 227-239
'Electrum'
Formula: (Au, Ag)
Reference: Klemd, Reiner ; Oberthür, T. ; Quedraogo, A.: Gold-telluride mineralization in the Birimian at Diabatou, Burkina Faso: the role of fluids. In: J. Afr. Earth Sci. (1997), Nr. 24, S. 227-239
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Klemd, Reiner ; Oberthür, T. ; Quedraogo, A.: Gold-telluride mineralization in the Birimian at Diabatou, Burkina Faso: the role of fluids. In: J. Afr. Earth Sci. (1997), Nr. 24, S. 227-239
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Klemd, Reiner ; Oberthür, T. ; Quedraogo, A.: Gold-telluride mineralization in the Birimian at Diabatou, Burkina Faso: the role of fluids. In: J. Afr. Earth Sci. (1997), Nr. 24, S. 227-239
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Klemd, Reiner ; Oberthür, T. ; Quedraogo, A.: Gold-telluride mineralization in the Birimian at Diabatou, Burkina Faso: the role of fluids. In: J. Afr. Earth Sci. (1997), Nr. 24, S. 227-239
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Reference: Klemd, Reiner ; Oberthür, T. ; Quedraogo, A.: Gold-telluride mineralization in the Birimian at Diabatou, Burkina Faso: the role of fluids. In: J. Afr. Earth Sci. (1997), Nr. 24, S. 227-239

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Electrum'1.AA.05(Au, Ag)
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Altaite2.CD.10PbTe
Calaverite2.EA.10AuTe2
Coloradoite2.CB.05aHgTe
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2

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
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Altaite2.8.1.3PbTe
Coloradoite2.8.2.5HgTe
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Calaverite2.12.13.2AuTe2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Electrum'-(Au, Ag)

List of minerals for each chemical element

OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
CuCopper
Cu TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
ZnZinc
Zn TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
AgSilver
Ag Electrum(Au, Ag)
SbAntimony
Sb TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
TeTellurium
Te CalaveriteAuTe2
Te AltaitePbTe
Te ColoradoiteHgTe
AuGold
Au GoldAu
Au Electrum(Au, Ag)
Au CalaveriteAuTe2
HgMercury
Hg ColoradoiteHgTe
PbLead
Pb AltaitePbTe

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Klemd, Reiner, Oberthür, T., Quedraogo, A. (1997) Gold-telluride mineralization in the Birimian at Diabatou, Burkina Faso: the role of fluids. Journal of African Earth Science, 24, 227-239.


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