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Gowd Mine (Gowde-Mine; Maadan-e-Gowde), Anarak District, Nain County (Nayin County), Isfahan, Irani
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Gowd Mine (Gowde-Mine; Maadan-e-Gowde)Mine
Anarak DistrictDistrict
Nain County (Nayin County)County
IsfahanProvince
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33° 26' 12'' North , 54° 31' 3'' East
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The Gowd mine (Gowde-Mine, Maadan–e-Gowde) is located ca. 24 km southeast of Chupanan (33°26’12” North, 54°31’03.4” East). Three other ore bodies can be found within an area of 10 square kilometers, namely Shurabeh, Khomu and Bozkosh. The latter is known to have mainly lead mineralization, whereas zinc-lead mineralization is well-developed in the other three deposits. The first mining activities in the Gowd mine most probably started in the early 1940s, under private auspice. About twenty local miners were employed, mostly from the town of Chupanan. Workings eventually ceased in the early 1980s, mainly due to high production expenses and frequent collapsing of the adits due to the highly altered schists they were located in.
The zinc-lead mineralization formed as nests, veinlets and impregnations in the steeply dipping fault zones, trending north-east and north-west, among the marble or at the contact zone between marble and schist. Three ore types can be distinguished: galena, galena-sphalerite and quartz-galena-sphalerite. The mineralized zones vary in thickness from 1.5 to 3.5 meters, with lengths up to 200 meters (Romanko et al., 1984). For further details on the mine and its mineralology please see Hairapetian et al. (2016).

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


18 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Reference: Bariand, P. 1963. Contribution à la minéralogie de l’lran. Bulletin de la Société Française de minéralogie et de cristallographie, 86: 17-64.
Antlerite
Formula: Cu3(SO4)(OH)4
Reference: Bariand, P. 1963. Contribution à la minéralogie de l’lran. Bulletin de la Société Française de minéralogie et de cristallographie, 86: 17-64.
Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Wilke, H.-J. 1977. Persisches Tagebuch. Lapis, 2 (10): 32-35.
Atacamite
Formula: Cu2(OH)3Cl
Reference: Bariand, P. 1963. Contribution à la minéralogie de l’lran. Bulletin de la Société Française de minéralogie et de cristallographie, 86: 17-64.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Bariand, P. 1963. Contribution à la minéralogie de l’lran. Bulletin de la Société Française de minéralogie et de cristallographie, 86: 17-64.
Caledonite
Formula: Pb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
Reference: Bariand, P. 1963. Contribution à la minéralogie de l’lran. Bulletin de la Société Française de minéralogie et de cristallographie, 86: 17-64.
Cerussite
Formula: PbCO3
Reference: Bariand, P. 1963. Contribution à la minéralogie de l’lran. Bulletin de la Société Française de minéralogie et de cristallographie, 86: 17-64.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Bariand, P. 1963. Contribution à la minéralogie de l’lran. Bulletin de la Société Française de minéralogie et de cristallographie, 86: 17-64.
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: Bariand, P. 1963. Contribution à la minéralogie de l’lran. Bulletin de la Société Française de minéralogie et de cristallographie, 86: 17-64.
Descloizite
Formula: PbZn(VO4)(OH)
Reference: Bariand, P. 1963. Contribution à la minéralogie de l’lran. Bulletin de la Société Française de minéralogie et de cristallographie, 86: 17-64.
Hemimorphite
Formula: Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Reference: Bariand, P. 1963. Contribution à la minéralogie de l’lran. Bulletin de la Société Française de minéralogie et de cristallographie, 86: 17-64.
Hydrozincite
Formula: Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Reference: Bariand, P. 1963. Contribution à la minéralogie de l’lran. Bulletin de la Société Française de minéralogie et de cristallographie, 86: 17-64.
Linarite
Formula: PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Reference: Bariand, P. 1963. Contribution à la minéralogie de l’lran. Bulletin de la Société Française de minéralogie et de cristallographie, 86: 17-64.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Bariand, P. 1963. Contribution à la minéralogie de l’lran. Bulletin de la Société Française de minéralogie et de cristallographie, 86: 17-64.
Mimetite
Formula: Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Reference: Bariand, P. 1963. Contribution à la minéralogie de l’lran. Bulletin de la Société Française de minéralogie et de cristallographie, 86: 17-64.
Serpierite
Formula: Ca(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
Reference: Bariand, P. 1963. Contribution à la minéralogie de l’lran. Bulletin de la Société Française de minéralogie et de cristallographie, 86: 17-64.
Vanadinite
Formula: Pb5(VO4)3Cl
Reference: Bariand, P. 1963. Contribution à la minéralogie de l’lran. Bulletin de la Société Française de minéralogie et de cristallographie, 86: 17-64.
Wulfenite
Formula: Pb(MoO4)
Reference: Bariand, P. 1963. Contribution à la minéralogie de l’lran. Bulletin de la Société Française de minéralogie et de cristallographie, 86: 17-64.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Group 3 - Halides
Atacamite3.DA.10aCu2(OH)3Cl
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Aragonite5.AB.15CaCO3
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Cerussite5.AB.15PbCO3
Hydrozincite5.BA.15Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anglesite7.AD.35PbSO4
Antlerite7.BB.15Cu3(SO4)(OH)4
Caledonite7.BC.50Pb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
Linarite7.BC.65PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Serpierite7.DD.30Ca(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
Wulfenite7.GA.05Pb(MoO4)
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Descloizite8.BH.40PbZn(VO4)(OH)
Mimetite8.BN.05Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Vanadinite8.BN.05Pb5(VO4)3Cl
Group 9 - Silicates
Hemimorphite9.BD.10Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
Group 10 - OXYHALIDES AND HYDROXYHALIDES
A2(O,OH)3Xq
Atacamite10.1.1.1Cu2(OH)3Cl
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Cerussite14.1.3.4PbCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Hydrozincite16a.4.1.1Zn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anglesite28.3.1.3PbSO4
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)m(XO4)pZq, where m:p>2:1
Antlerite30.1.12.1Cu3(SO4)(OH)4
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Linarite30.2.3.1PbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)5(XO4)2Zq·xH2O
Serpierite31.6.2.1Ca(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
Group 32 - COMPOUND SULFATES
Anhydrous Compound Sulfates containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
Caledonite32.3.2.1Pb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Descloizite41.5.2.1PbZn(VO4)(OH)
A5(XO4)3Zq
Mimetite41.8.4.2Pb5(AsO4)3Cl
Vanadinite41.8.4.3Pb5(VO4)3Cl
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Wulfenite48.1.3.1Pb(MoO4)
Group 56 - SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups, With Additional O, OH, F and H2O
Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] coordination
Hemimorphite56.1.2.1Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Aragonite-CaCO3

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H CaledonitePb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
H DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
H HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
H HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
H LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H SerpieriteCa(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
H AntleriteCu3(SO4)(OH)4
H AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C CaledonitePb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
C CerussitePbCO3
C HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C AragoniteCaCO3
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O CaledonitePb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
O CerussitePbCO3
O DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
O HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
O HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
O LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
O SerpieriteCa(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
O VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
O AnglesitePbSO4
O AntleriteCu3(SO4)(OH)4
O AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
O WulfenitePb(MoO4)
O AragoniteCaCO3
SiSilicon
Si HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
SSulfur
S CaledonitePb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S CovelliteCuS
S LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
S SerpieriteCa(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
S AnglesitePbSO4
S AntleriteCu3(SO4)(OH)4
ClChlorine
Cl MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
Cl VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
Cl AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca SerpieriteCa(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
Ca AragoniteCaCO3
VVanadium
V DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
V VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
CuCopper
Cu CaledonitePb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu SerpieriteCa(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
Cu AntleriteCu3(SO4)(OH)4
Cu AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
ZnZinc
Zn DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
Zn HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Zn HydrozinciteZn5(CO3)2(OH)6
Zn SerpieriteCa(Cu,Zn)4(SO4)2(OH)6 · 3H2O
AsArsenic
As MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
MoMolybdenum
Mo WulfenitePb(MoO4)
PbLead
Pb CaledonitePb5Cu2(SO4)3(CO3)(OH)6
Pb CerussitePbCO3
Pb DescloizitePbZn(VO4)(OH)
Pb LinaritePbCu(SO4)(OH)2
Pb MimetitePb5(AsO4)3Cl
Pb VanadinitePb5(VO4)3Cl
Pb AnglesitePbSO4
Pb WulfenitePb(MoO4)

References

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Bariand, P. 1963. Contribution à la minéralogie de l’lran. Bulletin de la Société Française de minéralogie et de cristallographie, 86: 17-64.
Bariand, P. 2003. Un apercu général sur la Minéralogie de I'Iran. Le Règne Minéral, 54: 41-51.
Hairapetian, V., Pelckmans, H., Welting, T., Sarami, A. and Hosseini, P. 2016. New Finds of Mimetite and Vanadinite from Central Iran. Rocks and Minerals, 91: 402-413.
Romanko, E., Y. Kokorin, B. Krivyakin, M. Susov, L. Morozov, and M. Sharkovski. 1984. Outline of metallogeny of Anarak area (Central Iran). V/O Technoexport, Report no. 21: 1-136. Tehran.
Wilke, H.-J. 1977. Persisches Tagebuch. Lapis, 2 (10): 32-35.

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