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Bir Semna, Eastern Desert, Red Sea, Egypti
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Eastern DesertDesert
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 26° 27' 26'' North , 33° 36' 5'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 26.45750,33.60139
GeoHash:G#: ssxys87y1
Köppen climate type:BWh : Hot deserts climate
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Safaga32,944 (2017)46.6km


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Detailed Mineral List:

Alunite
Formula: KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Ore Geology Reviews 34 (2008) 580-596.
Antigorite
Formula: Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Azer, M. K., & Stern, R. J. (2007). Neoproterozoic (835–720 Ma) serpentinites in the Eastern Desert, Egypt: fragments of forearc mantle. The Journal of Geology, 115(4), 457-472.
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Ore Geology Reviews 34 (2008) 580-596.
Augite
Formula: (CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Reference: Azer, M. K., & Stern, R. J. (2007). Neoproterozoic (835–720 Ma) serpentinites in the Eastern Desert, Egypt: fragments of forearc mantle. The Journal of Geology, 115(4), 457-472.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
'Chlorite Group'
Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Reference: Azer, M. K., & Stern, R. J. (2007). Neoproterozoic (835–720 Ma) serpentinites in the Eastern Desert, Egypt: fragments of forearc mantle. The Journal of Geology, 115(4), 457-472.
Chromium
Formula: Cr
Reference: Azer, M. K., & Stern, R. J. (2007). Neoproterozoic (835–720 Ma) serpentinites in the Eastern Desert, Egypt: fragments of forearc mantle. The Journal of Geology, 115(4), 457-472.
Chrysotile
Formula: Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Azer, M. K., & Stern, R. J. (2007). Neoproterozoic (835–720 Ma) serpentinites in the Eastern Desert, Egypt: fragments of forearc mantle. The Journal of Geology, 115(4), 457-472.
Clinochlore
Formula: Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Reference: Azer, M. K., & Stern, R. J. (2007). Neoproterozoic (835–720 Ma) serpentinites in the Eastern Desert, Egypt: fragments of forearc mantle. The Journal of Geology, 115(4), 457-472.
Clinochlore var: Chromian Clinochlore
Formula: Mg5(Al,Cr)2Si3O10(OH)8
Reference: Azer, M. K., & Stern, R. J. (2007). Neoproterozoic (835–720 Ma) serpentinites in the Eastern Desert, Egypt: fragments of forearc mantle. The Journal of Geology, 115(4), 457-472.
Clinochlore var: Ripidolite
Formula: (Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH)8
Reference: Azer, M. K., & Stern, R. J. (2007). Neoproterozoic (835–720 Ma) serpentinites in the Eastern Desert, Egypt: fragments of forearc mantle. The Journal of Geology, 115(4), 457-472.
Clinochlore var: Sheridanite
Formula: (Mg,Al,Fe)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH)8
Reference: Azer, M. K., & Stern, R. J. (2007). Neoproterozoic (835–720 Ma) serpentinites in the Eastern Desert, Egypt: fragments of forearc mantle. The Journal of Geology, 115(4), 457-472.
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: Zoheir, B., Akawy, A., and Hassan, I. (2008): Ore Geology Reviews 34, 580-596.
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Smillie (nee Taman), Z., Scott, P. W., Osman, A. M. M., & Hilmy, M. E. (2002). Mineralogy and geochemistry of some Proterozoic Banded Iron Formations from the Eastern Desert of Egypt. In 18th International Mineralogical Association Congress
Dolomite var: Ferroan Dolomite
Formula: Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
Reference: Smillie (nee Taman), Z., Scott, P. W., Osman, A. M. M., & Hilmy, M. E. (2002). Mineralogy and geochemistry of some Proterozoic Banded Iron Formations from the Eastern Desert of Egypt. In 18th International Mineralogical Association Congress
'Electrum'
Formula: (Au, Ag)
Reference: Zoheir, B., Akawy, A., and Hassan, I. (2008): Ore Geology Reviews 34, 580-596.
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
Reference: Azer, M. K., & Stern, R. J. (2007). Neoproterozoic (835–720 Ma) serpentinites in the Eastern Desert, Egypt: fragments of forearc mantle. The Journal of Geology, 115(4), 457-472.
'Ferritchromit'
Reference: Azer, M. K., & Stern, R. J. (2007). Neoproterozoic (835–720 Ma) serpentinites in the Eastern Desert, Egypt: fragments of forearc mantle. The Journal of Geology, 115(4), 457-472.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Ore Geology Reviews 34 (2008) 580-596.
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Ore Geology Reviews 34 (2008) 580-596.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Hematite var: Martite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Smillie (nee Taman), Z., Scott, P. W., Osman, A. M. M., & Hilmy, M. E. (2002). Mineralogy and geochemistry of some Proterozoic Banded Iron Formations from the Eastern Desert of Egypt. In 18th International Mineralogical Association Congress
Hematite var: Specularite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Smillie (nee Taman), Z., Scott, P. W., Osman, A. M. M., & Hilmy, M. E. (2002). Mineralogy and geochemistry of some Proterozoic Banded Iron Formations from the Eastern Desert of Egypt. In 18th International Mineralogical Association Congress
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Ore Geology Reviews 34 (2008) 580-596.
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Zoheir, B., Akawy, A., and Hassan, I. (2008): Ore Geology Reviews 34, 580-596.
Lizardite
Formula: Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Azer, M. K., & Stern, R. J. (2007). Neoproterozoic (835–720 Ma) serpentinites in the Eastern Desert, Egypt: fragments of forearc mantle. The Journal of Geology, 115(4), 457-472.
Magnesite
Formula: MgCO3
Reference: Azer, M. K., & Stern, R. J. (2007). Neoproterozoic (835–720 Ma) serpentinites in the Eastern Desert, Egypt: fragments of forearc mantle. The Journal of Geology, 115(4), 457-472.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Smillie (nee Taman), Z., Scott, P. W., Osman, A. M. M., & Hilmy, M. E. (2002). Mineralogy and geochemistry of some Proterozoic Banded Iron Formations from the Eastern Desert of Egypt. In 18th International Mineralogical Association Congress
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Zoheir, B., Akawy, A., and Hassan, I. (2008): Ore Geology Reviews 34, 580-596.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Ore Geology Reviews 34 (2008) 580-596.
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Ore Geology Reviews 34 (2008) 580-596.
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'
Reference: Azer, M. K., & Stern, R. J. (2007). Neoproterozoic (835–720 Ma) serpentinites in the Eastern Desert, Egypt: fragments of forearc mantle. The Journal of Geology, 115(4), 457-472.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
'Pyroxene Group'
Reference: Azer, M. K., & Stern, R. J. (2007). Neoproterozoic (835–720 Ma) serpentinites in the Eastern Desert, Egypt: fragments of forearc mantle. The Journal of Geology, 115(4), 457-472.
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Zoheir, B., Akawy, A., and Hassan, I. (2008): Ore Geology Reviews 34, 580-596.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
'Serpentine Subgroup'
Formula: D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Reference: Azer, M. K., & Stern, R. J. (2007). Neoproterozoic (835–720 Ma) serpentinites in the Eastern Desert, Egypt: fragments of forearc mantle. The Journal of Geology, 115(4), 457-472.
'Serpentine Subgroup var: Bastite'
Formula: D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Reference: Azer, M. K., & Stern, R. J. (2007). Neoproterozoic (835–720 Ma) serpentinites in the Eastern Desert, Egypt: fragments of forearc mantle. The Journal of Geology, 115(4), 457-472.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Ore Geology Reviews 34 (2008) 580-596.
Spinel
Formula: MgAl2O4
Reference: Azer, M. K., & Stern, R. J. (2007). Neoproterozoic (835–720 Ma) serpentinites in the Eastern Desert, Egypt: fragments of forearc mantle. The Journal of Geology, 115(4), 457-472.
Talc
Formula: Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Reference: Azer, M. K., & Stern, R. J. (2007). Neoproterozoic (835–720 Ma) serpentinites in the Eastern Desert, Egypt: fragments of forearc mantle. The Journal of Geology, 115(4), 457-472.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Chromium1.AE.05Cr
'Electrum'1.AA.05(Au, Ag)
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Chromite4.BB.05Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
var: Martite4.CB.05Fe2O3
var: Specularite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Spinel4.BB.05MgAl2O4
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
var: Ferroan Dolomite5.AB.10Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
Magnesite5.AB.05MgCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Alunite7.BC.10KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 9 - Silicates
Antigorite9.ED.15Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Augite9.DA.15(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Chrysotile9.ED.15Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Clinochlore9.EC.55Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
var: Chromian Clinochlore9.EC.55Mg5(Al,Cr)2Si3O10(OH)8
var: Ripidolite9.EC.55(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH)8
var: Sheridanite9.EC.55(Mg,Al,Fe)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH)8
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Lizardite9.ED.15Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Talc9.EC.05Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Ferritchromit'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'-
'Pyroxene Group'-
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
'var: Bastite'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Chromium1.1.12.1Cr
Gold1.1.1.1Au
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
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Chromite7.2.3.3Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Spinel7.2.1.1MgAl2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Magnesite14.1.1.2MgCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Alunite30.2.4.1KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Augite65.1.3a.3(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
Antigorite71.1.2a.1Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Chrysotile71.1.5.1Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Lizardite71.1.2b.2Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Talc71.2.1.3Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Sheets of 6-membered rings interlayered 1:1, 2:1, and octahedra
Clinochlore71.4.1.4Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
Clinochlore
var: Chromian Clinochlore
-Mg5(Al,Cr)2Si3O10(OH)8
var: Ripidolite-(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH)8
var: Sheridanite-(Mg,Al,Fe)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH)8
Dolomite
var: Ferroan Dolomite
-Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
'Electrum'-(Au, Ag)
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Ferritchromit'-
Hematite
var: Martite
-Fe2O3
var: Specularite-Fe2O3
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'-
'Pyroxene Group'-
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
'var: Bastite'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H AntigoriteMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
H Serpentine Subgroup (var: Bastite)D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
H ChrysotileMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
H LizarditeMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
H Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
H TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
H ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
H Clinochlore (var: Ripidolite)(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH)8
H Clinochlore (var: Sheridanite)(Mg,Al,Fe)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH)8
H Clinochlore (var: Chromian Clinochlore)Mg5(Al,Cr)2Si3O10(OH)8
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C Dolomite (var: Ferroan Dolomite)Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
C MagnesiteMgCO3
OOxygen
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O QuartzSiO2
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
O CalciteCaCO3
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O HematiteFe2O3
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O Dolomite (var: Ferroan Dolomite)Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O Hematite (var: Martite)Fe2O3
O Hematite (var: Specularite)Fe2O3
O AntigoriteMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
O Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
O Serpentine Subgroup (var: Bastite)D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
O ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
O ChrysotileMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
O LizarditeMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
O MagnesiteMgCO3
O Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
O SpinelMgAl2O4
O TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
O ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
O Clinochlore (var: Ripidolite)(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH)8
O Clinochlore (var: Sheridanite)(Mg,Al,Fe)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH)8
O Clinochlore (var: Chromian Clinochlore)Mg5(Al,Cr)2Si3O10(OH)8
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg Dolomite (var: Ferroan Dolomite)Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
Mg AntigoriteMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Mg Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Mg Serpentine Subgroup (var: Bastite)D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Mg ChrysotileMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Mg LizarditeMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Mg MagnesiteMgCO3
Mg Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Mg SpinelMgAl2O4
Mg TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Mg ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Mg Clinochlore (var: Ripidolite)(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH)8
Mg Clinochlore (var: Sheridanite)(Mg,Al,Fe)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH)8
Mg Clinochlore (var: Chromian Clinochlore)Mg5(Al,Cr)2Si3O10(OH)8
AlAluminium
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Serpentine Subgroup (var: Bastite)D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Al Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Al SpinelMgAl2O4
Al ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Al Clinochlore (var: Ripidolite)(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH)8
Al Clinochlore (var: Sheridanite)(Mg,Al,Fe)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH)8
Al Clinochlore (var: Chromian Clinochlore)Mg5(Al,Cr)2Si3O10(OH)8
SiSilicon
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si AntigoriteMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Si Serpentine Subgroup (var: Bastite)D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Si ChrysotileMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si LizarditeMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Si TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Si ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Si Clinochlore (var: Ripidolite)(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH)8
Si Clinochlore (var: Sheridanite)(Mg,Al,Fe)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH)8
Si Clinochlore (var: Chromian Clinochlore)Mg5(Al,Cr)2Si3O10(OH)8
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S GalenaPbS
S SphaleriteZnS
S AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S CovelliteCuS
KPotassium
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca Dolomite (var: Ferroan Dolomite)Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
Ca Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
CrChromium
Cr ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Cr ChromiumCr
Cr Clinochlore (var: Chromian Clinochlore)Mg5(Al,Cr)2Si3O10(OH)8
MnManganese
Mn Serpentine Subgroup (var: Bastite)D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Mn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Dolomite (var: Ferroan Dolomite)Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe Hematite (var: Martite)Fe2O3
Fe Hematite (var: Specularite)Fe2O3
Fe Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Fe Serpentine Subgroup (var: Bastite)D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Fe ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Fe Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Fe Clinochlore (var: Ripidolite)(Mg,Fe,Al)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH)8
Fe Clinochlore (var: Sheridanite)(Mg,Al,Fe)6(Si,Al)4O10(OH)8
NiNickel
Ni Serpentine Subgroup (var: Bastite)D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Ni Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu CovelliteCuS
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn Serpentine Subgroup (var: Bastite)D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Zn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
AgSilver
Ag Electrum(Au, Ag)
AuGold
Au GoldAu
Au Electrum(Au, Ag)
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

Regional Geology

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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: 3184455
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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Smillie (nee Taman), Z., Scott, P.W., Osman, A.M.M., and Hilmy, M.E. (2002) Mineralogy and geochemistry of some Proterozoic Banded Iron Formations from the Eastern Desert of Egypt. In 18th International Mineralogical Association Congress.

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