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Tafilah, Jordani
Regional Level Types
Tafilah- not defined -
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One of several adits

Wadi Faynan, Tafilah, Jordan
Group of vertical shafts

Wadi Faynan, Tafilah, Jordan
One of several adits

Wadi Faynan, Tafilah, Jordan
Group of vertical shafts

Wadi Faynan, Tafilah, Jordan
Largest Settlements:
PlacePopulation
Aţ Ţafīlah25,429 (2013)
Buşayrā7,154 (2017)


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Arabian Plate (Arabia Plate; Arab Plate)Tectonic Plate

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28 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Tony H. Gill collection (perhaps transported, and from elsewhere in Jordan?)
Albite var: Cleavelandite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Tony H. Gill collection (perhaps transported, and from elsewhere in Jordan?)
Ankerite
Formula: Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Reference: Qatar Univ. Sci. J. 21:101-117.
'Apatite'
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Reference: Qatar Univ. Sci. J. 21:101-117.
Atacamite
Formula: Cu2(OH)3Cl
Reference: Grattan, J.; Abu Karaki, L.; Hine, D.; Toland, H.; Gilbertson, D.; al-Saad, Z.; Pyatt, B. (2005): Analyses of patterns of copper and lead mineralization in human skeletons excavated from an ancient mining and smelting centre in the Jordanian desert: a reconnaissance study. Mineralogical Magazine 69, 653-666.
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Qatar Univ. Sci. J. 21:101-117.
Birnessite
Formula: (Na,Ca)0.5(Mn4+,Mn3+)2O4 · 1.5H2O
Reference: Qatar Univ. Sci. J. 21:101-117.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Grattan, J.; Abu Karaki, L.; Hine, D.; Toland, H.; Gilbertson, D.; al-Saad, Z.; Pyatt, B. (2005): Analyses of patterns of copper and lead mineralization in human skeletons excavated from an ancient mining and smelting centre in the Jordanian desert: a reconnaissance study. Mineralogical Magazine 69, 653-666.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: M. Al-Hwaiti, B. Zoheir, B. Lehmann and I. Rabba (2010): Epithermal gold mineralization at Wadi Abu Khushayba, southwestern Jordan. Ore Geology Reviews 38, 101-112.
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Coronadite
Formula: Pb(Mn4+6Mn3+2)O16
Reference: Qatar Univ. Sci. J. 21:101-117.
Cryptomelane
Formula: K(Mn4+7Mn3+)O16
Reference: Qatar Univ. Sci. J. 21:101-117.
Cuprite
Formula: Cu2O
Reference: specimens of Bundesanstalt fuer Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe (Hannover)
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Qatar Univ. Sci. J. 21:101-117.
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Qatar Univ. Sci. J. 21:101-117.
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: M. Al-Hwaiti, B. Zoheir, B. Lehmann and I. Rabba (2010): Epithermal gold mineralization at Wadi Abu Khushayba, southwestern Jordan. Ore Geology Reviews 38, 101-112.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Hollandite
Formula: Ba(Mn4+6Mn3+2)O16
Reference: Qatar Univ. Sci. J. 21:101-117.
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Qatar Univ. Sci. J. 21:101-117.
'K Feldspar'
Reference: M. Al-Hwaiti, B. Zoheir, B. Lehmann and I. Rabba (2010): Epithermal gold mineralization at Wadi Abu Khushayba, southwestern Jordan. Ore Geology Reviews 38, 101-112.
'K Feldspar var: Adularia'
Formula: KAlSi3O8
Reference: M. Al-Hwaiti, B. Zoheir, B. Lehmann and I. Rabba (2010): Epithermal gold mineralization at Wadi Abu Khushayba, southwestern Jordan. Ore Geology Reviews 38, 101-112.
Kutnohorite
Formula: CaMn2+(CO3)2
Reference: Qatar Univ. Sci. J. 21:101-117.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Grattan, J.; Abu Karaki, L.; Hine, D.; Toland, H.; Gilbertson, D.; al-Saad, Z.; Pyatt, B. (2005): Analyses of patterns of copper and lead mineralization in human skeletons excavated from an ancient mining and smelting centre in the Jordanian desert: a reconnaissance study. Mineralogical Magazine 69, 653-666.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Muscovite var: Illite
Formula: K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Reference: Qatar Univ. Sci. J. 21:101-117.
'Psilomelane'
Formula: Mn, O
Reference: Qatar Univ. Sci. J. 21:101-117.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: M. Al-Hwaiti, B. Zoheir, B. Lehmann and I. Rabba (2010): Epithermal gold mineralization at Wadi Abu Khushayba, southwestern Jordan. Ore Geology Reviews 38, 101-112.
Pyrolusite
Formula: Mn4+O2
Reference: Qatar Univ. Sci. J. 21:101-117.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Schorl
Formula: Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Reference: Tony H. Gill collection (perhaps transported, and from elsewhere in Jordan?)
'Smectite Group'
Formula: A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
Reference: Qatar Univ. Sci. J. 21:101-117.
Tenorite
Formula: CuO
Reference: specimens of Bundesanstalt fuer Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe (Hannover)
Todorokite
Formula: (Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
Reference: Qatar Univ. Sci. J. 21:101-117.
Topaz
Formula: Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Reference: Tony H. Gill collection (perhaps transported, and from elsewhere in Jordan?)
'Wad'
Reference: Qatar Univ. Sci. J. 21:101-117.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 3 - Halides
Atacamite3.DA.10aCu2(OH)3Cl
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Birnessite4.FL.45(Na,Ca)0.5(Mn4+,Mn3+)2O4 · 1.5H2O
Coronadite4.DK.05aPb(Mn4+6Mn3+2)O16
Cryptomelane4.DK.05aK(Mn4+7Mn3+)O16
Cuprite4.AA.10Cu2O
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Hollandite4.DK.05aBa(Mn4+6Mn3+2)O16
Pyrolusite4.DB.05Mn4+O2
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Tenorite4.AB.10CuO
Todorokite4.DK.10(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Ankerite5.AB.10Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Kutnohorite5.AB.10CaMn2+(CO3)2
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
var: Cleavelandite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Illite9.EC.15K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Schorl9.CK.05Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Topaz9.AF.35Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'K Feldspar'-
'var: Adularia'-KAlSi3O8
'Psilomelane'-Mn, O
'Smectite Group'-A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
'Wad'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X
Cuprite4.1.1.1Cu2O
AX
Tenorite4.2.3.1CuO
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
AX2
Pyrolusite4.4.1.4Mn4+O2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
(AB)2X3
Birnessite7.5.3.1(Na,Ca)0.5(Mn4+,Mn3+)2O4 · 1.5H2O
AB3X7
Todorokite7.8.1.1(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
AB8X16
Coronadite7.9.1.4Pb(Mn4+6Mn3+2)O16
Cryptomelane7.9.1.2K(Mn4+7Mn3+)O16
Hollandite7.9.1.1Ba(Mn4+6Mn3+2)O16
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
AB(XO3)2
Ankerite14.2.1.2Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Kutnohorite14.2.1.3CaMn2+(CO3)2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
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 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with borate groups
Schorl61.3.1.10Na(Fe2+3)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Illite71.2.2d.2K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Chrysocolla74.3.2.1Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
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)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
var: Cleavelandite-Na(AlSi3O8)
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'K Feldspar'-
'var: Adularia'-KAlSi3O8
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Psilomelane'-Mn, O
'Smectite Group'-A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
'Wad'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
H TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
H SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
H Birnessite(Na,Ca)0.5(Mn4+,Mn3+)2O4 · 1.5H2O
H ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
H Smectite GroupA0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
H Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
BBoron
B SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
CCarbon
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
C KutnohoriteCaMn2+(CO3)2
OOxygen
O CupriteCu2O
O TenoriteCuO
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
O TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
O SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O Albite (var: Cleavelandite)Na(AlSi3O8)
O QuartzSiO2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O HematiteFe2O3
O K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
O CalciteCaCO3
O CryptomelaneK(Mn74+Mn3+)O16
O PsilomelaneMn, O
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O HollanditeBa(Mn64+Mn23+)O16
O PyrolusiteMn4+O2
O CoronaditePb(Mn64+Mn23+)O16
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
O Birnessite(Na,Ca)0.5(Mn4+,Mn3+)2O4 · 1.5H2O
O ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
O KutnohoriteCaMn2+(CO3)2
O Smectite GroupA0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
O Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
O BaryteBaSO4
FFluorine
F TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
F ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
NaSodium
Na SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Na Albite (var: Cleavelandite)Na(AlSi3O8)
Na Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
Na Birnessite(Na,Ca)0.5(Mn4+,Mn3+)2O4 · 1.5H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
AlAluminium
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Al TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Al SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al Albite (var: Cleavelandite)Na(AlSi3O8)
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
Al Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
SiSilicon
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Si TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Si SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si Albite (var: Cleavelandite)Na(AlSi3O8)
Si QuartzSiO2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
PPhosphorus
P ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
SSulfur
S ChalcociteCu2S
S PyriteFeS2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S BaryteBaSO4
ClChlorine
Cl AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
Cl ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K K Feldspar (var: Adularia)KAlSi3O8
K CryptomelaneK(Mn74+Mn3+)O16
K Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
K Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
Ca Birnessite(Na,Ca)0.5(Mn4+,Mn3+)2O4 · 1.5H2O
Ca ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Ca KutnohoriteCaMn2+(CO3)2
MnManganese
Mn CryptomelaneK(Mn74+Mn3+)O16
Mn PsilomelaneMn, O
Mn HollanditeBa(Mn64+Mn23+)O16
Mn PyrolusiteMn4+O2
Mn CoronaditePb(Mn64+Mn23+)O16
Mn Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
Mn Birnessite(Na,Ca)0.5(Mn4+,Mn3+)2O4 · 1.5H2O
Mn KutnohoriteCaMn2+(CO3)2
FeIron
Fe SchorlNa(Fe32+)Al6(Si6O18)(BO3)3(OH)3(OH)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
CuCopper
Cu CupriteCu2O
Cu TenoriteCuO
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
SrStrontium
Sr Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
BaBarium
Ba HollanditeBa(Mn64+Mn23+)O16
Ba Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
Ba BaryteBaSO4
AuGold
Au GoldAu
PbLead
Pb CoronaditePb(Mn64+Mn23+)O16

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