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Djebel Hammimat Mine, Ain Babouche, Ain Beida, Constantine Province, Algeria

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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
Name(s) in local language(s):Djebel Hammimat


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.

Alternative Label Names

This is a list of additional names that have been recorded for mineral labels associated with this locality in the minID database. This may include previous versions of the locality name hierarchy from mindat.org, data entry errors, and it may also include unconfirmed sublocality names or other names that can only be matched to this level.

Djebel Haminate Mine, Ain Beida, Constantine Province, Algeria

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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:

Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: BARRAL, J.P. (2013): Nador n'Bails - Djebel Hammimat. Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, 102, 5-22.
Kermesite
Formula: Sb2S2O
Reference: BARRAL, J.P. (2013): Nador n'Bails - Djebel Hammimat. Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, 102, 5-22.
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: BARRAL, J.P. (2013): Nador n'Bails - Djebel Hammimat. Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, 102, 5-22.
Senarmontite (TL)
Formula: Sb2O3
Habit: octahedrons
Colour: gray
Reference: Acta Crystallographica,B31,2016(1975)
'Stibiconite'
Formula: Sb3+Sb5+2O6(OH)
Reference: BARRAL, J.P. (2013): Nador n'Bails - Djebel Hammimat. Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, 102, 5-22.
Stibnite
Formula: Sb2S3
Reference: BARRAL, J.P. (2013): Nador n'Bails - Djebel Hammimat. Le Cahier des Micromonteurs, 102, 5-22.
Valentinite
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
'Kermesite'2.FD.05Sb2S2O
'Marcasite'2.EB.10aFeS2
'Stibnite'2.DB.05Sb2S3
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Senarmontite' (TL)4.CB.50Sb2O3
'Stibiconite'4.DH.20Sb3+Sb5+2O6(OH)
'Valentinite'4.CB.55Sb2O3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Baryte'7.AD.35BaSO4

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Stibnite2.11.2.1Sb2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Oxysulfides
Kermesite2.13.1.1Sb2S2O
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Senarmontite (TL)4.3.9.2Sb2O3
Valentinite4.3.11.1Sb2O3
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 44 - ANTIMONATES
A2X2O6(O,OH,F)
'Stibiconite'44.1.1.1Sb3+Sb5+2O6(OH)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H StibiconiteSb3+Sb25+O6(OH)
OOxygen
O BaryteBaSO4
O KermesiteSb2S2O
O SenarmontiteSb2O3
O StibiconiteSb3+Sb25+O6(OH)
O ValentiniteSb2O3
SSulfur
S BaryteBaSO4
S KermesiteSb2S2O
S MarcasiteFeS2
S StibniteSb2S3
FeIron
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
SbAntimony
Sb KermesiteSb2S2O
Sb SenarmontiteSb2O3
Sb StibiconiteSb3+Sb25+O6(OH)
Sb StibniteSb2S3
Sb ValentiniteSb2O3
BaBarium
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.

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

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]

Mesozoic
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: 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]

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

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