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Abu Dabbab Ta-Sn deposit, Marsa Alam, Eastern Desert, Red Sea, Egypti
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Abu Dabbab Ta-Sn depositDeposit
Marsa Alam- not defined -
Eastern DesertDesert
Red SeaGovernorate
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 25° 20' 14'' North , 34° 44' 17'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 25.33737,34.73813
GeoHash:G#: su88nkx8b
Locality type:Deposit
Köppen climate type:BWh : Hot deserts climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Marsa Alam10,000 (2014)34.1km


Highly fractionated muscovite-albite granite, hosting an economic Ta-Sn mineralization. The granite occurs as an inclined sheet- to stock-like body of ellipsoidal shape with an outcrop area of about 400 m x 250 m and extends to a depth of at least 350 m. Rare element minerals occur as fine-grained disseminations throughout the entire granite body. Quartz veins in country rocks are mineralized with tin and minor tungsten.

The deposit will be mined from an open pit, scheduled to commence in 2010. Reserves are estimated at 10,000 tons of Ta2O5. In addition, it contains mineable tin resources and ceramic grade feldspar.

Regions containing this locality

African PlateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


16 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Küster, D. (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 35, 68-86.; Fengjun Nie, Fengxiang Wang, Yu'an Zhao, Yan Sun, and Hua Chai (2013): Mineral Deposits 32(4), 730-743
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Reference: Küster, D. (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 35, 68-86.; Fengjun Nie, Fengxiang Wang, Yu'an Zhao, Yan Sun, and Hua Chai (2013): Mineral Deposits 32(4), 730-743
Columbite-(Fe)
Formula: Fe2+Nb2O6
Reference: Fengjun Nie, Fengxiang Wang, Yu'an Zhao, Yan Sun, and Hua Chai (2013): Mineral Deposits 32(4), 730-743
Columbite-(Mn)
Formula: Mn2+Nb2O6
Reference: Küster, D. (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 35, 68-86.
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Küster, D. (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 35, 68-86.; Fengjun Nie, Fengxiang Wang, Yu'an Zhao, Yan Sun, and Hua Chai (2013): Mineral Deposits 32(4), 730-743
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: Küster, D. (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 35, 68-86.
Ixiolite
Formula: (Ta,Nb,Sn,Fe,Mn)4O8
Reference: Küster, D. (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 35, 68-86.; Fengjun Nie, Fengxiang Wang, Yu'an Zhao, Yan Sun, and Hua Chai (2013): Mineral Deposits 32(4), 730-743
Microcline
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Küster, D. (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 35, 68-86.; Fengjun Nie, Fengxiang Wang, Yu'an Zhao, Yan Sun, and Hua Chai (2013): Mineral Deposits 32(4), 730-743
Microcline var: Amazonite
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Küster, D. (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 35, 68-86.; Fengjun Nie, Fengxiang Wang, Yu'an Zhao, Yan Sun, and Hua Chai (2013): Mineral Deposits 32(4), 730-743
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Küster, D. (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 35, 68-86.; Fengjun Nie, Fengxiang Wang, Yu'an Zhao, Yan Sun, and Hua Chai (2013): Mineral Deposits 32(4), 730-743
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Küster, D. (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 35, 68-86.; Fengjun Nie, Fengxiang Wang, Yu'an Zhao, Yan Sun, and Hua Chai (2013): Mineral Deposits 32(4), 730-743
'Tantalite'
Formula: (Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
Reference: Küster, D. (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 35, 68-86.
Tantalite-(Mn)
Formula: Mn2+Ta2O6
Reference: Küster, D. (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 35, 68-86.
'Tapiolite'
Formula: (Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6
Reference: Küster, D. (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 35, 68-86.
Tapiolite-(Fe)
Formula: (Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6
Reference: Fengjun Nie, Fengxiang Wang, Yu'an Zhao, Yan Sun, and Hua Chai (2013): Mineral Deposits 32(4), 730-743
Thorianite
Formula: ThO2
Reference: Küster, D. (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 35, 68-86.
Thorite
Formula: Th(SiO4)
Reference: Küster, D. (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 35, 68-86.
Thorite var: Uranothorite
Formula: (Th,U)SiO4
Reference: Küster, D. (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 35, 68-86.
Topaz
Formula: Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Reference: Küster, D. (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 35, 68-86.; Fengjun Nie, Fengxiang Wang, Yu'an Zhao, Yan Sun, and Hua Chai (2013): Mineral Deposits 32(4), 730-743
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: Küster, D. (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 35, 68-86.; Fengjun Nie, Fengxiang Wang, Yu'an Zhao, Yan Sun, and Hua Chai (2013): Mineral Deposits 32(4), 730-743
Wodginite
Formula: Mn2+Sn4+Ta2O8
Reference: Küster, D. (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 35, 68-86.; Fengjun Nie, Fengxiang Wang, Yu'an Zhao, Yan Sun, and Hua Chai (2013): Mineral Deposits 32(4), 730-743
'Wolframite'
Formula: (Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
Reference: Küster, D. (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 35, 68-86.; Fengjun Nie, Fengxiang Wang, Yu'an Zhao, Yan Sun, and Hua Chai (2013): Mineral Deposits 32(4), 730-743
'Zinnwaldite'
Reference: Küster, D. (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 35, 68-86.; Fengjun Nie, Fengxiang Wang, Yu'an Zhao, Yan Sun, and Hua Chai (2013): Mineral Deposits 32(4), 730-743
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Reference: Küster, D. (2009): Ore Geology Reviews 35, 68-86.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cassiterite4.DB.05SnO2
Columbite-(Fe)4.DB.35Fe2+Nb2O6
Columbite-(Mn)4.DB.35Mn2+Nb2O6
Ixiolite4.DB.25(Ta,Nb,Sn,Fe,Mn)4O8
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Tantalite-(Mn)4.DB.35Mn2+Ta2O6
Tapiolite-(Fe)4.DB.10(Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6
Thorianite4.DL.05ThO2
Wodginite4.DB.40Mn2+Sn4+Ta2O8
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Microcline9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
var: Amazonite9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Thorite9.AD.30Th(SiO4)
var: Uranothorite9.AD.30(Th,U)SiO4
Topaz9.AF.35Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Tantalite'-(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
'Tapiolite'-(Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
'Wolframite'-(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
'Zinnwaldite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Group 5 - OXIDES CONTAINING URANIUM OR THORIUM
AXO2·xH2O
Thorianite5.1.1.2ThO2
Group 8 - MULTIPLE OXIDES CONTAINING NIOBIUM,TANTALUM OR TITANIUM
ABO4
Ixiolite8.1.10.1(Ta,Nb,Sn,Fe,Mn)4O8
Wodginite8.1.8.1Mn2+Sn4+Ta2O8
AB2O6
Columbite-(Fe)8.3.2.2Fe2+Nb2O6
Columbite-(Mn)8.3.2.4Mn2+Nb2O6
Tantalite-(Mn)8.3.2.3Mn2+Ta2O6
Tapiolite-(Fe)8.3.1.1(Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Thorite51.5.2.3Th(SiO4)
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] coordination only
Topaz52.3.1.1Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Microcline76.1.1.5K(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
Microcline
var: Amazonite
-K(AlSi3O8)
'Tantalite'-(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
'Tapiolite'-(Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6
Thorite
var: Uranothorite
-(Th,U)SiO4
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
'Wolframite'-(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
'Zinnwaldite'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
BBoron
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
OOxygen
O Tantalite(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O Microcline (var: Amazonite)K(AlSi3O8)
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O CassiteriteSnO2
O WodginiteMn2+Sn4+Ta2O8
O Tapiolite(Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6
O Ixiolite(Ta,Nb,Sn,Fe,Mn)4O8
O Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
O TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
O ThorianiteThO2
O Thorite (var: Uranothorite)(Th,U)SiO4
O QuartzSiO2
O MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
O Tantalite-(Mn)Mn2+Ta2O6
O Columbite-(Mn)Mn2+Nb2O6
O Columbite-(Fe)Fe2+Nb2O6
O Tapiolite-(Fe)(Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6
O ThoriteTh(SiO4)
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
F TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
AlAluminium
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al Microcline (var: Amazonite)K(AlSi3O8)
Al TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Al MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
SiSilicon
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si Microcline (var: Amazonite)K(AlSi3O8)
Si TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
Si Thorite (var: Uranothorite)(Th,U)SiO4
Si QuartzSiO2
Si MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Si ThoriteTh(SiO4)
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K Microcline (var: Amazonite)K(AlSi3O8)
K MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
CaCalcium
Ca FluoriteCaF2
MnManganese
Mn Tantalite(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
Mn WodginiteMn2+Sn4+Ta2O8
Mn Tapiolite(Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6
Mn Ixiolite(Ta,Nb,Sn,Fe,Mn)4O8
Mn Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
Mn Tantalite-(Mn)Mn2+Ta2O6
Mn Columbite-(Mn)Mn2+Nb2O6
FeIron
Fe Tantalite(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
Fe Tapiolite(Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6
Fe Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
Fe Columbite-(Fe)Fe2+Nb2O6
Fe Tapiolite-(Fe)(Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)
NbNiobium
Nb Tantalite(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
Nb Tapiolite(Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6
Nb Ixiolite(Ta,Nb,Sn,Fe,Mn)4O8
Nb Columbite-(Mn)Mn2+Nb2O6
Nb Columbite-(Fe)Fe2+Nb2O6
SnTin
Sn CassiteriteSnO2
Sn WodginiteMn2+Sn4+Ta2O8
TaTantalum
Ta Tantalite(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
Ta WodginiteMn2+Sn4+Ta2O8
Ta Tapiolite(Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6
Ta Ixiolite(Ta,Nb,Sn,Fe,Mn)4O8
Ta Tantalite-(Mn)Mn2+Ta2O6
Ta Tapiolite-(Fe)(Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6
WTungsten
W Wolframite(Fe2+)WO4 to (Mn2+)WO4
ThThorium
Th ThorianiteThO2
Th Thorite (var: Uranothorite)(Th,U)SiO4
Th ThoriteTh(SiO4)
UUranium
U Thorite (var: Uranothorite)(Th,U)SiO4

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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Quaternary
0 - 2.588 Ma



ID: 3306573

Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary

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

Stenian - Ectasian
1000 - 1400 Ma



ID: 3185491
Mesoproterozoic intrusive rocks

Age: Mesoproterozoic (1000 - 1400 Ma)

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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Küster, D. (2009) Granitoid-hosted Ta mineralization in the Arabian-Nubian Shield: Ore deposit types, tectono-metallogenetic setting and petrogenetic framework. Ore Geology Reviews, 35, 68-86.
Fengjun Nie, Fengxiang Wang, Yu'an Zhao, Yan Sun, and Hua Chai (2013) Geological features and origin of Zhaojinggou Nb-Ta deposit in Wuchuan County, Inner Mongolia. Mineral Deposits, 32(4), 730-743 (in Chinese with English abstract).


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