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Hamish Mine, Hamish, Eastern Desert, Red Sea, Egypti
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Hamish MineMine
Hamish- not defined -
Eastern DesertDesert
Red SeaGovernorate
EgyptCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 24° 40' 0'' North , 34° 4' 59'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 24.66667,34.08333
GeoHash:G#: su2hrd6tx
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BWh : Hot deserts climate


Gold copper veins

Regions containing this locality

African PlateTectonic Plate
Sahara Desert, North AfricaDesert

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


17 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Alphabetical List Tree Diagram

Detailed Mineral List:

Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Helmy, H. M., & Kaindl, R. (1999). Mineralogy and fluid inclusion studies of the Au-Cu quartz veins in the Hamash area, South-Eastern Desert, Egypt. Mineralogy and Petrology, 65(1-2), 69-86.; Hilmy, M. E., & Osman, A. (1989). Remobilization of gold from a chalcopyrite-pyrite mineralization Hamash gold mine, Southeastern Desert, Egypt. Mineralium Deposita, 24(4), 244-249.
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Helmy, H. M., & Kaindl, R. (1999). Mineralogy and fluid inclusion studies of the Au-Cu quartz veins in the Hamash area, South-Eastern Desert, Egypt. Mineralogy and Petrology, 65(1-2), 69-86.; Hilmy, M. E., & Osman, A. (1989). Remobilization of gold from a chalcopyrite-pyrite mineralization Hamash gold mine, Southeastern Desert, Egypt. Mineralium Deposita, 24(4), 244-249.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Helmy, H. M., & Kaindl, R. (1999). Mineralogy and fluid inclusion studies of the Au-Cu quartz veins in the Hamash area, South-Eastern Desert, Egypt. Mineralogy and Petrology, 65(1-2), 69-86.; Hilmy, M. E., & Osman, A. (1989). Remobilization of gold from a chalcopyrite-pyrite mineralization Hamash gold mine, Southeastern Desert, Egypt. Mineralium Deposita, 24(4), 244-249.; Zoheir, B., Deshesh, F., Broman, C., Pitcairn, I., El-Metwally, A., & Mashaal, S. (2018). Granitoid-associated gold mineralization in Egypt: a case study from the Atalla mine. Mineralium Deposita, 53(5), 701-720.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Helmy, H. M., & Kaindl, R. (1999). Mineralogy and fluid inclusion studies of the Au-Cu quartz veins in the Hamash area, South-Eastern Desert, Egypt. Mineralogy and Petrology, 65(1-2), 69-86.
'Copper Stain'
Reference: Helmy, H. M., & Kaindl, R. (1999). Mineralogy and fluid inclusion studies of the Au-Cu quartz veins in the Hamash area, South-Eastern Desert, Egypt. Mineralogy and Petrology, 65(1-2), 69-86.
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: Hilmy, M. E., & Osman, A. (1989). Remobilization of gold from a chalcopyrite-pyrite mineralization Hamash gold mine, Southeastern Desert, Egypt. Mineralium Deposita, 24(4), 244-249.
Digenite
Formula: Cu9S5
Reference: Helmy, H. M., & Kaindl, R. (1999). Mineralogy and fluid inclusion studies of the Au-Cu quartz veins in the Hamash area, South-Eastern Desert, Egypt. Mineralogy and Petrology, 65(1-2), 69-86.; Hilmy, M. E., & Osman, A. (1989). Remobilization of gold from a chalcopyrite-pyrite mineralization Hamash gold mine, Southeastern Desert, Egypt. Mineralium Deposita, 24(4), 244-249.
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Helmy, H. M., & Kaindl, R. (1999). Mineralogy and fluid inclusion studies of the Au-Cu quartz veins in the Hamash area, South-Eastern Desert, Egypt. Mineralogy and Petrology, 65(1-2), 69-86.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Zoheir, B., Deshesh, F., Broman, C., Pitcairn, I., El-Metwally, A., & Mashaal, S. (2018). Granitoid-associated gold mineralization in Egypt: a case study from the Atalla mine. Mineralium Deposita, 53(5), 701-720.
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Hilmy, M. E., & Osman, A. (1989). Remobilization of gold from a chalcopyrite-pyrite mineralization Hamash gold mine, Southeastern Desert, Egypt. Mineralium Deposita, 24(4), 244-249.
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Helmy, H. M., & Kaindl, R. (1999). Mineralogy and fluid inclusion studies of the Au-Cu quartz veins in the Hamash area, South-Eastern Desert, Egypt. Mineralogy and Petrology, 65(1-2), 69-86.; Hilmy, M. E., & Osman, A. (1989). Remobilization of gold from a chalcopyrite-pyrite mineralization Hamash gold mine, Southeastern Desert, Egypt. Mineralium Deposita, 24(4), 244-249.; Zoheir, B., Deshesh, F., Broman, C., Pitcairn, I., El-Metwally, A., & Mashaal, S. (2018). Granitoid-associated gold mineralization in Egypt: a case study from the Atalla mine. Mineralium Deposita, 53(5), 701-720.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Helmy, H. M., & Kaindl, R. (1999). Mineralogy and fluid inclusion studies of the Au-Cu quartz veins in the Hamash area, South-Eastern Desert, Egypt. Mineralogy and Petrology, 65(1-2), 69-86.
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Hilmy, M. E., & Osman, A. (1989). Remobilization of gold from a chalcopyrite-pyrite mineralization Hamash gold mine, Southeastern Desert, Egypt. Mineralium Deposita, 24(4), 244-249.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Hilmy, M. E., & Osman, A. (1989). Remobilization of gold from a chalcopyrite-pyrite mineralization Hamash gold mine, Southeastern Desert, Egypt. Mineralium Deposita, 24(4), 244-249.; Zoheir, B., Deshesh, F., Broman, C., Pitcairn, I., El-Metwally, A., & Mashaal, S. (2018). Granitoid-associated gold mineralization in Egypt: a case study from the Atalla mine. Mineralium Deposita, 53(5), 701-720.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Helmy, H. M., & Kaindl, R. (1999). Mineralogy and fluid inclusion studies of the Au-Cu quartz veins in the Hamash area, South-Eastern Desert, Egypt. Mineralogy and Petrology, 65(1-2), 69-86.
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Helmy, H. M., & Kaindl, R. (1999). Mineralogy and fluid inclusion studies of the Au-Cu quartz veins in the Hamash area, South-Eastern Desert, Egypt. Mineralogy and Petrology, 65(1-2), 69-86.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Helmy, H. M., & Kaindl, R. (1999). Mineralogy and fluid inclusion studies of the Au-Cu quartz veins in the Hamash area, South-Eastern Desert, Egypt. Mineralogy and Petrology, 65(1-2), 69-86.; Hilmy, M. E., & Osman, A. (1989). Remobilization of gold from a chalcopyrite-pyrite mineralization Hamash gold mine, Southeastern Desert, Egypt. Mineralium Deposita, 24(4), 244-249.; Zoheir, B., Deshesh, F., Broman, C., Pitcairn, I., El-Metwally, A., & Mashaal, S. (2018). Granitoid-associated gold mineralization in Egypt: a case study from the Atalla mine. Mineralium Deposita, 53(5), 701-720.
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Hilmy, M. E., & Osman, A. (1989). Remobilization of gold from a chalcopyrite-pyrite mineralization Hamash gold mine, Southeastern Desert, Egypt. Mineralium Deposita, 24(4), 244-249.; Zoheir, B., Deshesh, F., Broman, C., Pitcairn, I., El-Metwally, A., & Mashaal, S. (2018). Granitoid-associated gold mineralization in Egypt: a case study from the Atalla mine. Mineralium Deposita, 53(5), 701-720.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Helmy, H. M., & Kaindl, R. (1999). Mineralogy and fluid inclusion studies of the Au-Cu quartz veins in the Hamash area, South-Eastern Desert, Egypt. Mineralogy and Petrology, 65(1-2), 69-86.; Zoheir, B., Deshesh, F., Broman, C., Pitcairn, I., El-Metwally, A., & Mashaal, S. (2018). Granitoid-associated gold mineralization in Egypt: a case study from the Atalla mine. Mineralium Deposita, 53(5), 701-720.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Zoheir, B., Deshesh, F., Broman, C., Pitcairn, I., El-Metwally, A., & Mashaal, S. (2018). Granitoid-associated gold mineralization in Egypt: a case study from the Atalla mine. Mineralium Deposita, 53(5), 701-720.
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Reference: Hilmy, M. E., & Osman, A. (1989). Remobilization of gold from a chalcopyrite-pyrite mineralization Hamash gold mine, Southeastern Desert, Egypt. Mineralium Deposita, 24(4), 244-249.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Digenite2.BA.10Cu9S5
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 9 - Silicates
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'Copper Stain'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

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
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
Digenite2.4.7.3Cu9S5
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
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
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 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
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 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'Copper Stain'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CCarbon
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O HematiteFe2O3
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O QuartzSiO2
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si QuartzSiO2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S DigeniteCu9S5
S ChalcociteCu2S
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
S CovelliteCuS
S SphaleriteZnS
S GalenaPbS
KPotassium
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
FeIron
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
CuCopper
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu DigeniteCu9S5
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
ZnZinc
Zn TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Zn SphaleriteZnS
SbAntimony
Sb TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
AuGold
Au GoldAu
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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Cambrian - Neoproterozoic
485.4 - 1000 Ma



ID: 3307851

Age: Neoproterozoic to Cambrian (485.4 - 1000 Ma)

Lithology: Plutonic

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

Neoproterozoic - Ectasian
541 - 1400 Ma



ID: 3184605
Mesoproterozoic-Neoproterozoic volcanic and intrusive rocks

Age: Proterozoic (541 - 1400 Ma)

Lithology: Mafic-intermediate undivided volcanic 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

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Hilmy, M.E. and Osman, A. (1989) Remobilization of gold from a chalcopyrite-pyrite mineralization Hamash gold mine, Southeastern Desert, Egypt. Mineralium Deposita, 24(4), 244-249.
Helmy, H.M. and Kaindl, R. (1999) Mineralogy and fluid inclusion studies of the Au-Cu quartz veins in the Hamash area, South-Eastern Desert, Egypt. Mineralogy and Petrology, 65(1-2), 69-86.
A. El-Taher, K.-L. Kratz, A. Nossair, A.H. Azzam (2003) Determination of gold in two Egyptian gold ores using instrumental neutron activation analysis. Radiation Physics and Chemistry, 68, 751–755.


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