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Yanqul gold mine, Yangul, Adh Dhahirah, Omani
Regional Level Types
Yanqul gold mineMine
Yangul- not defined -
Adh DhahirahGovernorate
OmanCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
23° 35' 25'' North , 56° 34' 12'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Yanqul16,599 (2018)3.1km
‘Ibrī101,640 (2010)40.9km


Abandoned (2017) gold mine.

Co-ordinates estimated only

Regions containing this locality

AsiaContinent
Arabian Plate (Arabia Plate; Arab Plate)Tectonic Plate
Arabian PeninsulaPeninsula

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.


Mineral List


3 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Brochantite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Reference: Pracejus, B., Al-Ansari, A., & Al-Battashi, H. (2017). Cyanobacterial mineralisation of posnjakite (Cu4 (SO4)(OH) 6· H2O) in Cu-rich acid mine drainage at Yanqul, northern Oman. Chemie der Erde-Geochemistry.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Pracejus, B., Al-Ansari, A., & Al-Battashi, H. (2017). Cyanobacterial mineralisation of posnjakite (Cu4 (SO4)(OH) 6· H2O) in Cu-rich acid mine drainage at Yanqul, northern Oman. Chemie der Erde-Geochemistry.
Posnjakite
Formula: Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · H2O
Reference: Pracejus, B., Al-Ansari, A., & Al-Battashi, H. (2017). Cyanobacterial mineralisation of posnjakite (Cu4 (SO4)(OH) 6· H2O) in Cu-rich acid mine drainage at Yanqul, northern Oman. Chemie der Erde-Geochemistry.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Brochantite7.BB.25Cu4(SO4)(OH)6
Posnjakite7.DD.10Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
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 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)4(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Posnjakite31.4.1.1Cu4(SO4)(OH)6 · H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H PosnjakiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · H2O
H BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
CCarbon
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O PosnjakiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · H2O
O BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
SSulfur
S PosnjakiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · H2O
S BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
CuCopper
Cu PosnjakiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6 · H2O
Cu BrochantiteCu4(SO4)(OH)6
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2

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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Cenomanian
93.9 - 100.5 Ma



ID: 3191530
Mesozoic intrusive rocks

Age: Late Cretaceous (93.9 - 100.5 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Semail Ophiolite

Lithology: Intrusive igneous 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

References

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Abdalla, O.A., Suliman, F.O., Al-Ajmi, H., Al-Hosni, T., Rollinson, H. (2010) Cyanide from gold mining and its effect on groundwater in arid areas, Yanqul mine of Oman. Environmental Earth Sciences, 60(4), 885-892.
Pracejus, B., Al-Ansari, A., Al-Battashi, H. (2017) Cyanobacterial mineralisation of posnjakite (Cu4 (SO4)(OH) 6· H2O) in Cu-rich acid mine drainage at Yanqul, northern Oman. Chemie der Erde-Geochemistry, 77, 535-544.


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