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Barramiya Mine, Barramiya, Eastern Desert, Red Sea, Egypti
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Barramiya MineMine
Barramiya- not defined -
Eastern DesertDesert
Red SeaGovernorate
EgyptCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
25° 4' 23'' North , 33° 47' 9'' East
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Gold mine.

Gold-bearing quartz veins along the east–northeast-trending Barramiya–Um Salatit ophiolitic belt.
Native gold and gold–silver alloy occur as tiny grains along micro-fractures in the quartz veins. The bulk mineralization is, however, attributed to auriferous arsenopyrite and arsenic-bearing pyrite.

Regions containing this locality

African PlateTectonic Plate
Sahara Desert, North AfricaDesert

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


18 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Ankerite
Formula: Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Reference: 6th orogenic lherzolite conference 2014 Morocco
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Basem Zoheir and Bernd Lehmann (2011): Listvenite–lode association at the Barramiya gold mine, Eastern Desert, Egypt. Ore Geology Reviews 39, 101-115.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: 6th orogenic lherzolite conference 2014 Morocco
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Basem Zoheir and Bernd Lehmann (2011): Listvenite–lode association at the Barramiya gold mine, Eastern Desert, Egypt. Ore Geology Reviews 39, 101-115.
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: Basem Zoheir and Bernd Lehmann (2011): Listvenite–lode association at the Barramiya gold mine, Eastern Desert, Egypt. Ore Geology Reviews 39, 101-115.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Basem Zoheir and Bernd Lehmann (2011): Listvenite–lode association at the Barramiya gold mine, Eastern Desert, Egypt. Ore Geology Reviews 39, 101-115.
Gersdorffite
Formula: NiAsS
Reference: Basem Zoheir and Bernd Lehmann (2011): Listvenite–lode association at the Barramiya gold mine, Eastern Desert, Egypt. Ore Geology Reviews 39, 101-115.
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Basem Zoheir and Bernd Lehmann (2011): Listvenite–lode association at the Barramiya gold mine, Eastern Desert, Egypt. Ore Geology Reviews 39, 101-115.
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Basem Zoheir and Bernd Lehmann (2011): Listvenite–lode association at the Barramiya gold mine, Eastern Desert, Egypt. Ore Geology Reviews 39, 101-115.; A. El-Taher, K.-L. Kratz, A. Nossair, A.H. Azzam (2003) Determination of gold in two Egyptian gold ores using instrumental neutron activation analysis. Radiation Physics and Chemistry 68:751–755
Graphite
Formula: C
Reference: A. El-Taher, K.-L. Kratz, A. Nossair, A.H. Azzam (2003) Determination of gold in two Egyptian gold ores using instrumental neutron activation analysis. Radiation Physics and Chemistry 68:751–755
Magnesite
Formula: MgCO3
Reference: C. Lemanski collection (7933CL).; 6th orogenic lherzolite conference 2014 Morocco
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Basem Zoheir and Bernd Lehmann (2011): Listvenite–lode association at the Barramiya gold mine, Eastern Desert, Egypt. Ore Geology Reviews 39, 101-115.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Basem Zoheir and Bernd Lehmann (2011): Listvenite–lode association at the Barramiya gold mine, Eastern Desert, Egypt. Ore Geology Reviews 39, 101-115.
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Basem Zoheir and Bernd Lehmann (2011): Listvenite–lode association at the Barramiya gold mine, Eastern Desert, Egypt. Ore Geology Reviews 39, 101-115.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: 6th orogenic lherzolite conference 2014 Morocco
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Basem Zoheir and Bernd Lehmann (2011): Listvenite–lode association at the Barramiya gold mine, Eastern Desert, Egypt. Ore Geology Reviews 39, 101-115.
Talc
Formula: Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Reference: 6th orogenic lherzolite conference 2014 Morocco
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Reference: Basem Zoheir and Bernd Lehmann (2011): Listvenite–lode association at the Barramiya gold mine, Eastern Desert, Egypt. Ore Geology Reviews 39, 101-115.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Graphite1.CB.05aC
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Gersdorffite2.EB.25NiAsS
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Ankerite5.AB.10Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Magnesite5.AB.05MgCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Talc9.EC.05Mg3Si4O10(OH)2

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
Semi-metals and non-metals
Graphite1.3.6.2C
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Gersdorffite2.12.3.2NiAsS
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Magnesite14.1.1.2MgCO3
AB(XO3)2
Ankerite14.2.1.2Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Talc71.2.1.3Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
CCarbon
C MagnesiteMgCO3
C GraphiteC
C AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O MagnesiteMgCO3
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
O TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O CalciteCaCO3
MgMagnesium
Mg MagnesiteMgCO3
Mg AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Mg TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S PyriteFeS2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S GalenaPbS
S GersdorffiteNiAsS
S MarcasiteFeS2
S CovelliteCuS
CaCalcium
Ca AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
NiNickel
Ni GersdorffiteNiAsS
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
Cu CovelliteCuS
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
As GersdorffiteNiAsS
SbAntimony
Sb TetrahedriteCu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13
AuGold
Au GoldAu
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

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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Ediacaran - Cryogenian
541 - 720 Ma



ID: 3306424

Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 720 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary and volcaniclastic

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

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Zoheir, Basem and Lehmann, Bernd (2011) Listvenite–lode association at the Barramiya gold mine, Eastern Desert, Egypt. Ore Geology Reviews, 39, 101-115.


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