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Ity mine, Zouan-Hounien Department, Tonkpi, Montagnes, Ivory Coasti
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Ity mineMine
Zouan-Hounien DepartmentDepartment
TonkpiRegion
MontagnesDistrict
Ivory CoastCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
6° 52' 20'' North , 8° 6' 33'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Danané53,808 (2016)43.3km
Toulépleu Gueré14,098 (2014)48.2km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:
Côte d'Ivoire


Biggest gold mine in Ivory Coast, property of La Mancha company. Ity is 15 km away from Zouan-Hounien city, prefecture of Zouan-Hounien department.

Saprolitic zone hosted; skarn hosted

Regions containing this locality

African PlateTectonic Plate
West AfricaUN Subregion

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


22 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Andradite
Formula: Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Reference: Béziat, D., Siebenaller, L., Salvi, S., & Chevalier, P. (2016). A weathered skarn-type mineralization in Ivory Coast: The Ity gold deposit. Ore Geology Reviews, 78, 724-730.
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Béziat, D., Siebenaller, L., Salvi, S., & Chevalier, P. (2016). A weathered skarn-type mineralization in Ivory Coast: The Ity gold deposit. Ore Geology Reviews, 78, 724-730.
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Béziat, D., Siebenaller, L., Salvi, S., & Chevalier, P. (2016). A weathered skarn-type mineralization in Ivory Coast: The Ity gold deposit. Ore Geology Reviews, 78, 724-730.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Béziat, D., Siebenaller, L., Salvi, S., & Chevalier, P. (2016). A weathered skarn-type mineralization in Ivory Coast: The Ity gold deposit. Ore Geology Reviews, 78, 724-730.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Béziat, D., Siebenaller, L., Salvi, S., & Chevalier, P. (2016). A weathered skarn-type mineralization in Ivory Coast: The Ity gold deposit. Ore Geology Reviews, 78, 724-730.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Béziat, D., Siebenaller, L., Salvi, S., & Chevalier, P. (2016). A weathered skarn-type mineralization in Ivory Coast: The Ity gold deposit. Ore Geology Reviews, 78, 724-730.
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Reference: Béziat, D., Siebenaller, L., Salvi, S., & Chevalier, P. (2016). A weathered skarn-type mineralization in Ivory Coast: The Ity gold deposit. Ore Geology Reviews, 78, 724-730.
Emplectite
Formula: CuBiS2
Reference: Béziat, D., Siebenaller, L., Salvi, S., & Chevalier, P. (2016). A weathered skarn-type mineralization in Ivory Coast: The Ity gold deposit. Ore Geology Reviews, 78, 724-730.
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Béziat, D., Siebenaller, L., Salvi, S., & Chevalier, P. (2016). A weathered skarn-type mineralization in Ivory Coast: The Ity gold deposit. Ore Geology Reviews, 78, 724-730.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Béziat, D., Siebenaller, L., Salvi, S., & Chevalier, P. (2016). A weathered skarn-type mineralization in Ivory Coast: The Ity gold deposit. Ore Geology Reviews, 78, 724-730.
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Béziat, D., Siebenaller, L., Salvi, S., & Chevalier, P. (2016). A weathered skarn-type mineralization in Ivory Coast: The Ity gold deposit. Ore Geology Reviews, 78, 724-730.
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Alain Hanson Collection; Béziat, D., Siebenaller, L., Salvi, S., & Chevalier, P. (2016). A weathered skarn-type mineralization in Ivory Coast: The Ity gold deposit. Ore Geology Reviews, 78, 724-730.
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Béziat, D., Siebenaller, L., Salvi, S., & Chevalier, P. (2016). A weathered skarn-type mineralization in Ivory Coast: The Ity gold deposit. Ore Geology Reviews, 78, 724-730.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Béziat, D., Siebenaller, L., Salvi, S., & Chevalier, P. (2016). A weathered skarn-type mineralization in Ivory Coast: The Ity gold deposit. Ore Geology Reviews, 78, 724-730.
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: Béziat, D., Siebenaller, L., Salvi, S., & Chevalier, P. (2016). A weathered skarn-type mineralization in Ivory Coast: The Ity gold deposit. Ore Geology Reviews, 78, 724-730.
Phlogopite
Formula: KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Béziat, D., Siebenaller, L., Salvi, S., & Chevalier, P. (2016). A weathered skarn-type mineralization in Ivory Coast: The Ity gold deposit. Ore Geology Reviews, 78, 724-730.
'Psilomelane'
Reference: Béziat, D., Siebenaller, L., Salvi, S., & Chevalier, P. (2016). A weathered skarn-type mineralization in Ivory Coast: The Ity gold deposit. Ore Geology Reviews, 78, 724-730.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Béziat, D., Siebenaller, L., Salvi, S., & Chevalier, P. (2016). A weathered skarn-type mineralization in Ivory Coast: The Ity gold deposit. Ore Geology Reviews, 78, 724-730.
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Béziat, D., Siebenaller, L., Salvi, S., & Chevalier, P. (2016). A weathered skarn-type mineralization in Ivory Coast: The Ity gold deposit. Ore Geology Reviews, 78, 724-730.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Béziat, D., Siebenaller, L., Salvi, S., & Chevalier, P. (2016). A weathered skarn-type mineralization in Ivory Coast: The Ity gold deposit. Ore Geology Reviews, 78, 724-730.
Scheelite
Formula: Ca(WO4)
Reference: Béziat, D., Siebenaller, L., Salvi, S., & Chevalier, P. (2016). A weathered skarn-type mineralization in Ivory Coast: The Ity gold deposit. Ore Geology Reviews, 78, 724-730.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Béziat, D., Siebenaller, L., Salvi, S., & Chevalier, P. (2016). A weathered skarn-type mineralization in Ivory Coast: The Ity gold deposit. Ore Geology Reviews, 78, 724-730.
Tremolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Béziat, D., Siebenaller, L., Salvi, S., & Chevalier, P. (2016). A weathered skarn-type mineralization in Ivory Coast: The Ity gold deposit. Ore Geology Reviews, 78, 724-730.
Vesuvianite
Formula: (Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Reference: Béziat, D., Siebenaller, L., Salvi, S., & Chevalier, P. (2016). A weathered skarn-type mineralization in Ivory Coast: The Ity gold deposit. Ore Geology Reviews, 78, 724-730.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Emplectite2.HA.05CuBiS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Scheelite7.GA.05Ca(WO4)
Group 9 - Silicates
Andradite9.AD.25Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Diopside9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Phlogopite9.EC.20KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Tremolite9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Vesuvianite9.BG.35(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'Psilomelane'-

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 = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
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
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø = 2
Emplectite3.7.5.2CuBiS2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Scheelite48.1.2.1Ca(WO4)
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Andradite51.4.3b.1Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
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)
Vesuvianite58.2.4.1(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Diopside65.1.3a.1CaMgSi2O6
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Mg-Fe-Mn-Li subgroup
Tremolite66.1.3a.1☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Phlogopite71.2.2b.1KMg3(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'-
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Psilomelane'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
H PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
BBoron
B Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
O Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
O PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O ScheeliteCa(WO4)
O AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O CalciteCaCO3
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
FFluorine
F Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
NaSodium
Na Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
MgMagnesium
Mg Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Mg PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Mg Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
AlAluminium
Al Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Al PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Si PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Si Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S EmplectiteCuBiS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S GalenaPbS
KPotassium
K PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Ca ScheeliteCa(WO4)
Ca AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Ca Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe Vesuvianite(Ca,Na,☐)19(Al,Mg,Fe3+)13(☐,B,Al,Fe3+)5(Si2O7)4(SiO4)10(OH,F,O)10
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu EmplectiteCuBiS2
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
WTungsten
W ScheeliteCa(WO4)
AuGold
Au GoldAu
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
BiBismuth
Bi EmplectiteCuBiS2

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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Rhyacian
2050 - 2300 Ma



ID: 3309902

Age: Rhyacian (2050 - 2300 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary and volcaniclastic

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

Archean
2500 - 4000 Ma



ID: 3186476
Archean crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Archean (2500 - 4000 Ma)

Lithology: Orthogneiss/paragneiss

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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