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Touajil concession (Touajil kimberlite), Touajil area, Tiris Zemmour Region, Mauritania

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 22° North , 12° West (est.)
Margin of Error:~27km
Köppen climate type:BWh : Hot deserts climate

A diamond prospect on the Touajil concession, held by the Rex Diamond Mining Corp. Ltd. of Antwerp, Belgium. Mineralization is the result of surface grab (gravels & surface sands) sample analyses.
Located in the Reguibat Shield.

Regions containing this locality

Sahara Desert, North Africa

Desert - 711 mineral species & varietal names listed

Sahara Desert

Desert - 600 mineral species & varietal names listed

West Africa

UN Subregion - 518 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Meteorite Fall Location - 831 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Commodity List

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

Mineral List

2 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Formula: C
Reference: Investors Brief, Rex Diamond Mining Corp. Ltd.; http://users.pandora.be/Globaltrade/streetwire.html.
Formula: Mg3Al2(SiO4)3
Reference: Investors Brief, Rex Diamond Mining Corp. Ltd.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Group 9 - Silicates

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Semi-metals and non-metals
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination

List of minerals for each chemical element

C DiamondC
O PyropeMg3Al2(SiO4)3
Mg PyropeMg3Al2(SiO4)3
Al PyropeMg3Al2(SiO4)3
Si PyropeMg3Al2(SiO4)3


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Rombouts, L. (2003) Distribution of diamonds and kimberlites on the Reguibat Craton, Mauritania. In: 8th International Kimberlite Conference, Victoria Canada, Abstracts p.14.

External Links

http://users.pandora.be/Globaltrade/streetwire.html (Investors Brief, Rex Diamond Mining Corp. Ltd.)

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