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Alnif, Alnif County, Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet, Moroccoi
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
31° 6' 59'' North , 5° 10' 0'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Jebel Tiskaouine1,197 (2017)11.0km
Name(s) in local language(s):
Alnif, Tarhbalt, Er Rachidia Province, Meknes-Tafilalet Region, Maroc


A small village 95km WSW of Erfoud. Its the nearest town to several localities.

Regions containing this locality

African PlateTectonic Plate
Sahara Desert, North AfricaDesert
Northwest Africa MeteoritesMeteorite Fall Location
Atlas Mountains, North AfricaMountain Range

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

15 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Azurite
Formula: Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Brochantite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Reference: Giovanni Scapin collection
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Praszkier, T. (2015): Neufunde von gediegenem Kupfer in Kristallen aus Bou N'has, Oumjrane, Marokko. - Mineralien-Welt 5/2015, p. 62-71.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Copper
Formula: Cu
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Dioptase
Formula: CuSiO3 · H2O
Reference: Tom Praskier has been to the locality and confirmed dioptase with (unknown) tests
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: karel Bal Collection; Praszkier, T. (2015): Neufunde von gediegenem Kupfer in Kristallen aus Bou N'has, Oumjrane, Marokko. - Mineralien-Welt 5/2015, p. 62-71.
Hoganite
Formula: Cu(CH3COO)2 · H2O
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Quartz var: Eisenkiesel
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Lapis 39 (2014), p. 70
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Jordi Fabre; Praszkier, T. (2015): Neufunde von gediegenem Kupfer in Kristallen aus Bou N'has, Oumjrane, Marokko. - Mineralien-Welt 5/2015, p. 62-71.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Eisenkiesel4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Azurite5.BA.05Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Brochantite7.BB.25Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Group 9 - Silicates
Dioptase9.CJ.30CuSiO3 · H2O
Group 10 - Organic Compounds
Hoganite10.AA.35Cu(CH3COO)2 · H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Copper1.1.1.3Cu
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Azurite16a.2.1.1Cu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq, where m:p>2:1
Brochantite30.1.3.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with [Si6O18] rings; possible (OH) and Al substitution
Dioptase61.1.3.1CuSiO3 · H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Hoganite-Cu(CH3COO)2 · H2O
Quartz
var: Eisenkiesel
-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
H DioptaseCuSiO3 · H2O
H BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
H HoganiteCu(CH3COO)2 · H2O
CCarbon
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
C SideriteFeCO3
C CalciteCaCO3
C HoganiteCu(CH3COO)2 · H2O
OOxygen
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
O BaryteBaSO4
O QuartzSiO2
O SideriteFeCO3
O DioptaseCuSiO3 · H2O
O Quartz (var: Eisenkiesel)SiO2
O BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
O CalciteCaCO3
O CupriteCu2O
O HoganiteCu(CH3COO)2 · H2O
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si DioptaseCuSiO3 · H2O
Si Quartz (var: Eisenkiesel)SiO2
SSulfur
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S BaryteBaSO4
S PyriteFeS2
S MarcasiteFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu AzuriteCu3(CO3)2(OH)2
Cu CopperCu
Cu DioptaseCuSiO3 · H2O
Cu BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu HoganiteCu(CH3COO)2 · H2O
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
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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Devonian
358.9 - 419.2 Ma



ID: 3186359
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Devonian (358.9 - 419.2 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary 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]

Silurian - Ordovician
419.2 - 485.4 Ma



ID: 3306526

Age: Paleozoic (419.2 - 485.4 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary

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

Ordovician
443.8 - 485.4 Ma



ID: 3138897
Ordovician undifferentiated

Age: Ordovician (443.8 - 485.4 Ma)

Reference: Asch, K. The 1:5M International Geological Map of Europe and Adjacent Areas: Development and Implementation of a GIS-enabled Concept. Geologisches Jahrbuch, SA 3. [147]

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

References

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Jahn, S., Medenbach, O., Lyckberg, P., Lierl, H. J., Bode, R. & Brandstätter, G. (2003): Marokko - Land der schönen Mineralien und Fossilien. Bode Verlag, Haltern, Germany, 543 pp [on Alnif p. 30-33]

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