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Pegmatite province, Eastern Desert, Red Sea, Egypti
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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude: 26° North , 33° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~491km
Locality type:Province


An area of approximately 120 km² containing rare metal pegmatites.

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17 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Gehad M. Saleh (2007) Rare-Metal Pegmatites from the Southeastern Desert, Egypt: Geology, Geochemistry, and Petrogenesis. International Geology Review Vol. 49:824-843.
Amblygonite
Formula: LiAl(PO4)F
Reference: Gehad M. Saleh (2007) Rare-Metal Pegmatites from the Southeastern Desert, Egypt: Geology, Geochemistry, and Petrogenesis. International Geology Review Vol. 49:824-843.
'Apatite'
Reference: Gehad M. Saleh (2007) Rare-Metal Pegmatites from the Southeastern Desert, Egypt: Geology, Geochemistry, and Petrogenesis. International Geology Review Vol. 49:824-843.
Belyankinite
Formula: Ca1-2(Ti,Nb)5O12 · 9H2O (?)
Reference: Gehad M. Saleh (2007) Rare-Metal Pegmatites from the Southeastern Desert, Egypt: Geology, Geochemistry, and Petrogenesis. International Geology Review Vol. 49:824-843.
Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Reference: Gehad M. Saleh (2007) Rare-Metal Pegmatites from the Southeastern Desert, Egypt: Geology, Geochemistry, and Petrogenesis. International Geology Review Vol. 49:824-843.
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Reference: Gehad M. Saleh (2007) Rare-Metal Pegmatites from the Southeastern Desert, Egypt: Geology, Geochemistry, and Petrogenesis. International Geology Review Vol. 49:824-843.
Eucryptite
Formula: LiAlSiO4
Reference: Gehad M. Saleh (2007) Rare-Metal Pegmatites from the Southeastern Desert, Egypt: Geology, Geochemistry, and Petrogenesis. International Geology Review Vol. 49:824-843.
'Feldspar Group'
Reference: Gehad M. Saleh (2007) Rare-Metal Pegmatites from the Southeastern Desert, Egypt: Geology, Geochemistry, and Petrogenesis. International Geology Review Vol. 49:824-843.
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Gehad M. Saleh (2007) Rare-Metal Pegmatites from the Southeastern Desert, Egypt: Geology, Geochemistry, and Petrogenesis. International Geology Review Vol. 49:824-843.
Fluorite var: Yttrofluorite
Formula: (Ca1-xYx)F2+x where 0.05< x <0.3
Reference: Gehad M. Saleh (2007) Rare-Metal Pegmatites from the Southeastern Desert, Egypt: Geology, Geochemistry, and Petrogenesis. International Geology Review Vol. 49:824-843.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Gehad M. Saleh (2007) Rare-Metal Pegmatites from the Southeastern Desert, Egypt: Geology, Geochemistry, and Petrogenesis. International Geology Review Vol. 49:824-843.
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: Gehad M. Saleh (2007) Rare-Metal Pegmatites from the Southeastern Desert, Egypt: Geology, Geochemistry, and Petrogenesis. International Geology Review Vol. 49:824-843.
'Lithian Muscovite'
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Gehad M. Saleh (2007) Rare-Metal Pegmatites from the Southeastern Desert, Egypt: Geology, Geochemistry, and Petrogenesis. International Geology Review Vol. 49:824-843.
Loparite-(Ce)
Formula: (Na,REE)Ti2O6
Reference: Gehad M. Saleh (2007) Rare-Metal Pegmatites from the Southeastern Desert, Egypt: Geology, Geochemistry, and Petrogenesis. International Geology Review Vol. 49:824-843.
Lueshite
Formula: NaNbO3
Reference: Gehad M. Saleh (2007) Rare-Metal Pegmatites from the Southeastern Desert, Egypt: Geology, Geochemistry, and Petrogenesis. International Geology Review Vol. 49:824-843.
'Monazite'
Reference: Gehad M. Saleh (2007) Rare-Metal Pegmatites from the Southeastern Desert, Egypt: Geology, Geochemistry, and Petrogenesis. International Geology Review Vol. 49:824-843.
Montebrasite
Formula: LiAl(PO4)(OH)
Reference: Gehad M. Saleh (2007) Rare-Metal Pegmatites from the Southeastern Desert, Egypt: Geology, Geochemistry, and Petrogenesis. International Geology Review Vol. 49:824-843.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Gehad M. Saleh (2007) Rare-Metal Pegmatites from the Southeastern Desert, Egypt: Geology, Geochemistry, and Petrogenesis. International Geology Review Vol. 49:824-843.
Petalite
Formula: LiAl(Si4O10)
Reference: Gehad M. Saleh (2007) Rare-Metal Pegmatites from the Southeastern Desert, Egypt: Geology, Geochemistry, and Petrogenesis. International Geology Review Vol. 49:824-843.
Pollucite
Formula: (Cs,Na)2(Al2Si4O12) · 2H2O
Reference: Gehad M. Saleh (2007) Rare-Metal Pegmatites from the Southeastern Desert, Egypt: Geology, Geochemistry, and Petrogenesis. International Geology Review Vol. 49:824-843.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Gehad M. Saleh (2007) Rare-Metal Pegmatites from the Southeastern Desert, Egypt: Geology, Geochemistry, and Petrogenesis. International Geology Review Vol. 49:824-843.
'Pyrochlore Supergroup'
Formula: A2-mD2X6-wZ1-n
Reference: Gehad M. Saleh (2007) Rare-Metal Pegmatites from the Southeastern Desert, Egypt: Geology, Geochemistry, and Petrogenesis. International Geology Review Vol. 49:824-843.
'Pyrochlore Supergroup var: Betafite (of Hogarth 1977)'
Formula: A2-mD2X6-wZ1+w
Reference: Gehad M. Saleh (2007) Rare-Metal Pegmatites from the Southeastern Desert, Egypt: Geology, Geochemistry, and Petrogenesis. International Geology Review Vol. 49:824-843.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Gehad M. Saleh (2007) Rare-Metal Pegmatites from the Southeastern Desert, Egypt: Geology, Geochemistry, and Petrogenesis. International Geology Review Vol. 49:824-843.
Spodumene
Formula: LiAlSi2O6
Reference: Gehad M. Saleh (2007) Rare-Metal Pegmatites from the Southeastern Desert, Egypt: Geology, Geochemistry, and Petrogenesis. International Geology Review Vol. 49:824-843.
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: Gehad M. Saleh (2007) Rare-Metal Pegmatites from the Southeastern Desert, Egypt: Geology, Geochemistry, and Petrogenesis. International Geology Review Vol. 49:824-843.
'Xenotime'
Reference: Gehad M. Saleh (2007) Rare-Metal Pegmatites from the Southeastern Desert, Egypt: Geology, Geochemistry, and Petrogenesis. International Geology Review Vol. 49:824-843.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
var: Yttrofluorite3.AB.25(Ca1-xYx)F2+x where 0.05< x <0.3
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Belyankinite4.FM.25Ca1-2(Ti,Nb)5O12 · 9H2O (?)
Cassiterite4.DB.05SnO2
Loparite-(Ce)4.CC.35(Na,REE)Ti2O6
Lueshite4.CC.30NaNbO3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Amblygonite8.BB.05LiAl(PO4)F
Montebrasite8.BB.05LiAl(PO4)(OH)
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Beryl9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Eucryptite9.AA.05LiAlSiO4
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Petalite9.EF.05LiAl(Si4O10)
Pollucite9.GB.05(Cs,Na)2(Al2Si4O12) · 2H2O
Spodumene9.DA.30LiAlSi2O6
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-
'Feldspar Group'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Lithian Muscovite'-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
'Monazite'-
'Pyrochlore Supergroup'-A2-mD2X6-wZ1-n
'var: Betafite (of Hogarth 1977)'-A2-mD2X6-wZ1+w
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
'Xenotime'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Loparite-(Ce)4.3.3.3(Na,REE)Ti2O6
Lueshite4.3.3.4NaNbO3
AX2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Group 8 - MULTIPLE OXIDES CONTAINING NIOBIUM,TANTALUM OR TITANIUM
A2B2O6(O,OH,F)
'Pyrochlore Supergroup
var: Betafite (of Hogarth 1977)'
8.2.3.1A2-mD2X6-wZ1+w
Miscellaneous
Belyankinite8.7.8.1Ca1-2(Ti,Nb)5O12 · 9H2O (?)
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Amblygonite41.5.8.1LiAl(PO4)F
Montebrasite41.5.8.2LiAl(PO4)(OH)
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [4] coordination
Eucryptite51.1.1.3LiAlSiO4
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with [Si6O18] rings; possible (OH) and Al substitution
Beryl61.1.1.1Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Spodumene65.1.4.1LiAlSi2O6
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 72 - PHYLLOSILICATES Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings
Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings with tetrahedral Al cross-linking
Petalite72.6.1.1LiAl(Si4O10)
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Pollucite77.1.1.2(Cs,Na)2(Al2Si4O12) · 2H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Apatite'-
'Feldspar Group'-
Fluorite
var: Yttrofluorite
-(Ca1-xYx)F2+x where 0.05< x <0.3
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Lithian Muscovite'-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
'Monazite'-
'Pyrochlore Supergroup'-A2-mD2X6-wZ1-n
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
'Xenotime'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Pollucite(Cs,Na)2(Al2Si4O12) · 2H2O
H MontebrasiteLiAl(PO4)(OH)
H BelyankiniteCa1-2(Ti,Nb)5O12 · 9H2O (?)
H Lithian MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
LiLithium
Li AmblygoniteLiAl(PO4)F
Li PetaliteLiAl(Si4O10)
Li SpodumeneLiAlSi2O6
Li MontebrasiteLiAl(PO4)(OH)
Li EucryptiteLiAlSiO4
BeBeryllium
Be BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
BBoron
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
OOxygen
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O QuartzSiO2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
O BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
O AmblygoniteLiAl(PO4)F
O CassiteriteSnO2
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O PetaliteLiAl(Si4O10)
O SpodumeneLiAlSi2O6
O Pollucite(Cs,Na)2(Al2Si4O12) · 2H2O
O MontebrasiteLiAl(PO4)(OH)
O LueshiteNaNbO3
O BelyankiniteCa1-2(Ti,Nb)5O12 · 9H2O (?)
O Lithian MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O EucryptiteLiAlSiO4
O Loparite-(Ce)(Na,REE)Ti2O6
FFluorine
F AmblygoniteLiAl(PO4)F
F Fluorite (var: Yttrofluorite)(Ca1-xYx)F2+x where 0.05< x <0.3
F FluoriteCaF2
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Na Pollucite(Cs,Na)2(Al2Si4O12) · 2H2O
Na LueshiteNaNbO3
Na Loparite-(Ce)(Na,REE)Ti2O6
AlAluminium
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Al AmblygoniteLiAl(PO4)F
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al PetaliteLiAl(Si4O10)
Al SpodumeneLiAlSi2O6
Al Pollucite(Cs,Na)2(Al2Si4O12) · 2H2O
Al MontebrasiteLiAl(PO4)(OH)
Al Lithian MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al EucryptiteLiAlSiO4
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
Si BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si PetaliteLiAl(Si4O10)
Si SpodumeneLiAlSi2O6
Si Pollucite(Cs,Na)2(Al2Si4O12) · 2H2O
Si Lithian MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si EucryptiteLiAlSiO4
PPhosphorus
P AmblygoniteLiAl(PO4)F
P MontebrasiteLiAl(PO4)(OH)
SSulfur
S GalenaPbS
S PyriteFeS2
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K Lithian MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca BelyankiniteCa1-2(Ti,Nb)5O12 · 9H2O (?)
Ca Fluorite (var: Yttrofluorite)(Ca1-xYx)F2+x where 0.05< x <0.3
Ca FluoriteCaF2
TiTitanium
Ti BelyankiniteCa1-2(Ti,Nb)5O12 · 9H2O (?)
Ti Loparite-(Ce)(Na,REE)Ti2O6
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
SrStrontium
Sr Loparite-(Ce)(Na,REE)Ti2O6
YYttrium
Y Fluorite (var: Yttrofluorite)(Ca1-xYx)F2+x where 0.05< x <0.3
NbNiobium
Nb LueshiteNaNbO3
Nb BelyankiniteCa1-2(Ti,Nb)5O12 · 9H2O (?)
Nb Loparite-(Ce)(Na,REE)Ti2O6
SnTin
Sn CassiteriteSnO2
CsCaesium
Cs Pollucite(Cs,Na)2(Al2Si4O12) · 2H2O
CeCerium
Ce Loparite-(Ce)(Na,REE)Ti2O6
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
ThThorium
Th Loparite-(Ce)(Na,REE)Ti2O6

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