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Loulo Mine (Gounkoto mine; Loulo-Gounkoto mine complex), Loulo Mining area, Falémé River area, Commune Sitakily, Cercle de Kéniéba, Kayes Region, Malii
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Loulo Mine (Gounkoto mine; Loulo-Gounkoto mine complex)Mine
Loulo Mining areaArea
Falémé River areaArea
Commune Sitakily- not defined -
Cercle de Kéniéba- not defined -
Kayes RegionRegion
MaliCountry

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13° 5' 10'' North , 11° 24' 47'' West
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A gold mine in western Mali, 220 km south of Kayes.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

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Mineral List


6 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: http://www.tuke.sk/actamont/pdf/AMS4_99/6k.pdf
Gersdorffite
Formula: NiAsS
Reference: http://www.tuke.sk/actamont/pdf/AMS4_99/6k.pdf
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Dommanget, A., Milési, J. P., & Diallo, M. (1993). The Loulo gold and tourmaline-bearing deposit. Mineralium Deposita, 28(4), 253-263.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: http://www.tuke.sk/actamont/pdf/AMS4_99/6k.pdf; Dommanget, A., Milési, J. P., & Diallo, M. (1993). The Loulo gold and tourmaline-bearing deposit. Mineralium Deposita, 28(4), 253-263.
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: http://www.tuke.sk/actamont/pdf/AMS4_99/6k.pdf
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Dommanget, A., Milési, J. P., & Diallo, M. (1993). The Loulo gold and tourmaline-bearing deposit. Mineralium Deposita, 28(4), 253-263.
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: http://www.tuke.sk/actamont/pdf/AMS4_99/6k.pdf; Dommanget, A., Milési, J. P., & Diallo, M. (1993). The Loulo gold and tourmaline-bearing deposit. Mineralium Deposita, 28(4), 253-263.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Gersdorffite2.EB.25NiAsS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

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
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Gersdorffite2.12.3.2NiAsS
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals for each chemical element

BBoron
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
OOxygen
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O QuartzSiO2
SiSilicon
Si TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S GersdorffiteNiAsS
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
NiNickel
Ni GersdorffiteNiAsS
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
As GersdorffiteNiAsS
AuGold
Au GoldAu

References

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Dommanget, A., Milési, J. P., & Diallo, M. (1993). The Loulo gold and tourmaline-bearing deposit. Mineralium Deposita, 28(4), 253-263.
David M. Lawrence, Peter J. Treloar, Andrew H. Rankin, Paul Harbidge, Joel Holliday (2013): The Geology and Mineralogy of the Loulo Mining District, Mali, West Africa: Evidence for Two Distinct Styles of Orogenic Gold Mineralization. Economic Geology, 108, 199-227.

Other Regions, Features and Areas containing this locality

African PlateTectonic Plate
West AfricaUN Subregion

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