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Agouim, Ouarzazate Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Moroccoi
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Agouim- not defined -
Ouarzazate ProvinceProvince
Drâa-Tafilalet RegionRegion
MoroccoCountry

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Name(s) in local language(s):Agouim
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 31° 9' 25'' North , 7° 27' 47'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 31.15722,-7.46315
GeoHash:G#: evd9npvrz
Köppen climate type:BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Setti Fatma22,283 (2018)21.7km
Oukaïmedene4,440 (2018)38.2km


Volcanic outcrops close to the road from Ouarzazate to Tizi-n-Tichka.

Close to the small village it is possible to find nice agates, quartz geodes (amethyst, rock crystal, some goethite).
Local dealers sell nice samples.

Regions containing this locality

African PlateTectonic Plate
Northwest Africa MeteoritesMeteorite Fall Location
Atlas Mountains, North AfricaMountain Range
High-Atlas Mountains, MoroccoMountain Range

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


2 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: https://sites.google.com/site/mineralienmuseumguntersblum/bildergalerien/achate/afrika/marokko/agouim
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: https://sites.google.com/site/mineralienmuseumguntersblum/bildergalerien/achate/afrika/marokko/agouim
Quartz var: Agate
Reference: https://sites.google.com/site/mineralienmuseumguntersblum/bildergalerien/achate/afrika/marokko/agouim
Quartz var: Amethyst
Formula: SiO2
Reference: https://sites.google.com/site/mineralienmuseumguntersblum/bildergalerien/achate/afrika/marokko/agouim
Quartz var: Rock Crystal
Formula: SiO2
Reference: https://sites.google.com/site/mineralienmuseumguntersblum/bildergalerien/achate/afrika/marokko/agouim

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Agate4.DA.05SiO2
var: Amethyst4.DA.05SiO2
var: Rock Crystal4.DA.05SiO2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
var: Agate-SiO2
var: Amethyst-SiO2
var: Rock Crystal-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
O Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
O Quartz (var: Rock Crystal)SiO2
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
Si Quartz (var: Rock Crystal)SiO2
FeIron
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)

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.

Click on geological units on the map for more information. Click here to view full-screen map on Macrostrat.org

Jurassic - Triassic
145 - 251.902 Ma



ID: 3306252

Age: Mesozoic (145 - 251.902 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary

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

Triassic
201.3 - 251.902 Ma



ID: 3161578
Triassic basalt

Age: Triassic (201.3 - 251.902 Ma)

Lithology: Basalt

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]

Neoproterozoic
541 - 1000 Ma



ID: 3186567
Neoproterozoic volcanic and intrusive rocks

Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 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

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Gerhard Brandstetter (self collected, visited in 2001)

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