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Djebel Hammimat Mine, Ain Babouche, Ain Beida, Constantine Province, Algeriai
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Djebel Hammimat MineMine
Ain Babouche- not defined -
Ain Beida- not defined -
Constantine ProvinceProvince

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Name(s) in local language(s):Djebel Hammimat
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 35° 58' 47'' North , 7° 10' 43'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 35.97972,7.17861
GeoHash:G#: snmhemgm1
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Csa : Hot-summer Mediterranean climate

Discovered in 1845, the Djebel Hammimat Mine (not Haminate) was the first antimony deposit worked in Algeria.
The mine is located 90 km SW of Constantine and has been worked until the middle of 20th century.
Djebel Hammimat is the type locality for sénarmontite, antimony oxyde dimorph of valentinite. Sénarmontite was the main part of the ore.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

6 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Formula: BaSO4
Reference: BARRAL, J.P. (2013): Nador n'Bails - Djebel Hammimat. Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, 102, 5-22.
Formula: Sb2S2O
Reference: BARRAL, J.P. (2013): Nador n'Bails - Djebel Hammimat. Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, 102, 5-22.
Formula: FeS2
Reference: BARRAL, J.P. (2013): Nador n'Bails - Djebel Hammimat. Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, 102, 5-22.
Senarmontite (TL)
Formula: Sb2O3
Type Locality:
Habit: octahedrons
Colour: gray
Reference: Acta Crystallographica,B31,2016(1975)
Formula: Sb3+Sb5+2O6(OH)
Reference: BARRAL, J.P. (2013): Nador n'Bails - Djebel Hammimat. Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, 102, 5-22.
Formula: Sb2S3
Reference: BARRAL, J.P. (2013): Nador n'Bails - Djebel Hammimat. Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, 102, 5-22.
Formula: Sb2O3
Reference: BARRAL, J.P. (2013): Nador n'Bails - Djebel Hammimat. Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, 102, 5-22.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Senarmontite' (TL)4.CB.50Sb2O3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Senarmontite (TL)

List of minerals for each chemical element

H StibiconiteSb3+Sb25+O6(OH)
O BaryteBaSO4
O KermesiteSb2S2O
O SenarmontiteSb2O3
O StibiconiteSb3+Sb25+O6(OH)
O ValentiniteSb2O3
S BaryteBaSO4
S KermesiteSb2S2O
S MarcasiteFeS2
S StibniteSb2S3
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Sb KermesiteSb2S2O
Sb SenarmontiteSb2O3
Sb StibiconiteSb3+Sb25+O6(OH)
Sb StibniteSb2S3
Sb ValentiniteSb2O3
Ba BaryteBaSO4

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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66 - 251.902 Ma

ID: 3185918
Mesozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Mesozoic (66 - 251.902 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]

Late Cretaceous
66 - 100.5 Ma

ID: 3310721

Age: Late Cretaceous (66 - 100.5 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary

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

Late Cretaceous
66 - 100.5 Ma

ID: 3137399
Late Cretaceous undifferentiated

Age: Late Cretaceous (66 - 100.5 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]

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