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Samrah mine, Mintaqah ar Riyad, Saudi Arabia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 22° 24' North , 44° 24' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 22.40000,44.40000
GeoHash:G#: sgzx6mg16
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BWh : Hot deserts climate


Old copper mine

Regions containing this locality

Arabian Peninsula

Peninsula - 399 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


15 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Acanthite
Formula: Ag2S
Reference: Al-Shanti, A. M. S. (1995): mineral deposits in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Sci. Publ. Centre, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Al-Shanti, A. M. S. (1995): mineral deposits in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Sci. Publ. Centre, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Al-Shanti, A. M. S. (1995): mineral deposits in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Sci. Publ. Centre, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Al-Shanti, A. M. S. (1995): mineral deposits in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Sci. Publ. Centre, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Al-Shanti, A. M. S. (1995): mineral deposits in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Sci. Publ. Centre, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Al-Shanti, A. M. S. (1995): mineral deposits in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Sci. Publ. Centre, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Al-Shanti, A. M. S. (1995): mineral deposits in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Sci. Publ. Centre, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Al-Shanti, A. M. S. (1995): mineral deposits in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Sci. Publ. Centre, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah
Polybasite
Formula: [(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Reference: Al-Shanti, A. M. S. (1995): mineral deposits in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Sci. Publ. Centre, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah
Pyrargyrite
Formula: Ag3SbS3
Reference: Al-Shanti, A. M. S. (1995): mineral deposits in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Sci. Publ. Centre, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Al-Shanti, A. M. S. (1995): mineral deposits in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Sci. Publ. Centre, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Al-Shanti, A. M. S. (1995): mineral deposits in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Sci. Publ. Centre, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah
'Serpentine Subgroup'
Formula: D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Reference: Al-Shanti, A. M. S. (1995): mineral deposits in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Sci. Publ. Centre, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah
Silver
Formula: Ag
Reference: Al-Shanti, A. M. S. (1995): mineral deposits in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Sci. Publ. Centre, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Al-Shanti, A. M. S. (1995): mineral deposits in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Sci. Publ. Centre, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah
Stromeyerite
Formula: AgCuS
Reference: Al-Shanti, A. M. S. (1995): mineral deposits in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Sci. Publ. Centre, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Reference: Al-Shanti, A. M. S. (1995): mineral deposits in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Sci. Publ. Centre, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Silver'1.AA.05Ag
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Acanthite'2.BA.35Ag2S
'Arsenopyrite'2.EB.20FeAsS
'Chalcopyrite'2.CB.10aCuFeS2
'Galena'2.CD.10PbS
'Polybasite'2.GB.15[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
'Pyrargyrite'2.GA.05Ag3SbS3
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
'Sphalerite'2.CB.05aZnS
'Stromeyerite'2.BA.40AgCuS
'Tetrahedrite'2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Magnetite'4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
'Epidote'9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Acanthite2.4.1.1Ag2S
Stromeyerite2.4.6.1AgCuS
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
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø > 4
Polybasite3.1.7.2[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
3 <ø < 4
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ø = 3
Pyrargyrite3.4.1.2Ag3SbS3
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Epidote58.2.1a.7{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O QuartzSiO2
O Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
MgMagnesium
Mg Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
AlAluminium
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
SiSilicon
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
SSulfur
S AcanthiteAg2S
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
S PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S StromeyeriteAgCuS
S TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
MnManganese
Mn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
FeIron
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Fe TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
NiNickel
Ni Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Cu StromeyeriteAgCuS
Cu TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
ZnZinc
Zn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
As Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
AgSilver
Ag AcanthiteAg2S
Ag Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Ag PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
Ag SilverAg
Ag StromeyeriteAgCuS
SbAntimony
Sb Polybasite[(Ag,Cu)6(Sb,As)2S7][Ag9CuS4]
Sb PyrargyriteAg3SbS3
Sb TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

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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Ediacaran - Cryogenian
541 - 720 Ma



ID: 3307044

Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 720 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary and volcaniclastic

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

Paleoproterozoic - Archean
1600 - 4000 Ma



ID: 3189211
Archean-Paleoproterozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Precambrian (1600 - 4000 Ma)

Lithology: Crystalline metamorphic 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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

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