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F'dérik, F'dérik, Tiris Zemmour Region, Mauritania

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 22° 40' 16'' North , 12° 39' 58'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 22.67138,-12.66612
GeoHash:G#: esnbzz0y3
Köppen climate type:BWh : Hot deserts climate


Banded iron formations

Regions containing this locality

Sahara Desert, North Africa

Desert - 711 mineral species & varietal names listed

West Africa

UN Subregion - 518 mineral species & varietal names listed

Northwest Africa Meteorites

Meteorite Fall Location - 831 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Commodity List

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Mineral List


4 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

'Banded iron formation'
Reference: Ahmedou, O. A. (2011). Contribution à l'étude géologique et géologique des minéralisations ferrifères de type banded iron formations (bif) des formations protérozoïques de la Kediat d'Idjil, cas du gisement de F'derick, dorsale regimbât occidentale (Mauritanie septentrionale) (Doctoral dissertation).
'Breccia'
Reference: Ahmedou, O. A. (2011). Contribution à l'étude géologique et géologique des minéralisations ferrifères de type banded iron formations (bif) des formations protérozoïques de la Kediat d'Idjil, cas du gisement de F'derick, dorsale regimbât occidentale (Mauritanie septentrionale) (Doctoral dissertation).
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Ahmedou, O. A. (2011). Contribution à l'étude géologique et géologique des minéralisations ferrifères de type banded iron formations (bif) des formations protérozoïques de la Kediat d'Idjil, cas du gisement de F'derick, dorsale regimbât occidentale (Mauritanie septentrionale) (Doctoral dissertation).
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Ahmedou, O. A. (2011). Contribution à l'étude géologique et géologique des minéralisations ferrifères de type banded iron formations (bif) des formations protérozoïques de la Kediat d'Idjil, cas du gisement de F'derick, dorsale regimbât occidentale (Mauritanie septentrionale) (Doctoral dissertation).
Hematite var: Martite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Ahmedou, O. A. (2011). Contribution à l'étude géologique et géologique des minéralisations ferrifères de type banded iron formations (bif) des formations protérozoïques de la Kediat d'Idjil, cas du gisement de F'derick, dorsale regimbât occidentale (Mauritanie septentrionale) (Doctoral dissertation).
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Reference: Ahmedou, O. A. (2011). Contribution à l'étude géologique et géologique des minéralisations ferrifères de type banded iron formations (bif) des formations protérozoïques de la Kediat d'Idjil, cas du gisement de F'derick, dorsale regimbât occidentale (Mauritanie septentrionale) (Doctoral dissertation).
'commodity:Iron'
Formula: Fe
Reference:  
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Ahmedou, O. A. (2011). Contribution à l'étude géologique et géologique des minéralisations ferrifères de type banded iron formations (bif) des formations protérozoïques de la Kediat d'Idjil, cas du gisement de F'derick, dorsale regimbât occidentale (Mauritanie septentrionale) (Doctoral dissertation).
'Mica Group'
Reference: Ahmedou, O. A. (2011). Contribution à l'étude géologique et géologique des minéralisations ferrifères de type banded iron formations (bif) des formations protérozoïques de la Kediat d'Idjil, cas du gisement de F'derick, dorsale regimbât occidentale (Mauritanie septentrionale) (Doctoral dissertation).
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Ahmedou, O. A. (2011). Contribution à l'étude géologique et géologique des minéralisations ferrifères de type banded iron formations (bif) des formations protérozoïques de la Kediat d'Idjil, cas du gisement de F'derick, dorsale regimbât occidentale (Mauritanie septentrionale) (Doctoral dissertation).
'Quartzite'
Reference: Ahmedou, O. A. (2011). Contribution à l'étude géologique et géologique des minéralisations ferrifères de type banded iron formations (bif) des formations protérozoïques de la Kediat d'Idjil, cas du gisement de F'derick, dorsale regimbât occidentale (Mauritanie septentrionale) (Doctoral dissertation).
'Schist'
Reference: Ahmedou, O. A. (2011). Contribution à l'étude géologique et géologique des minéralisations ferrifères de type banded iron formations (bif) des formations protérozoïques de la Kediat d'Idjil, cas du gisement de F'derick, dorsale regimbât occidentale (Mauritanie septentrionale) (Doctoral dissertation).
'Shale'
Reference: Ahmedou, O. A. (2011). Contribution à l'étude géologique et géologique des minéralisations ferrifères de type banded iron formations (bif) des formations protérozoïques de la Kediat d'Idjil, cas du gisement de F'derick, dorsale regimbât occidentale (Mauritanie septentrionale) (Doctoral dissertation).

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Hematite'4.CB.05Fe2O3
var: Martite4.CB.05Fe2O3
'Ilmenite'4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
'Magnetite'4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Banded iron formation'-
'Breccia'-
'Chlorite Group'-
Mica Group-
Quartzite-
Schist-
Shale-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Banded iron formation'-
'Breccia'-
'Chlorite Group'-
Hematite
var: Martite
-Fe2O3
'Mica Group'-
'Quartzite'-
'Schist'-
'Shale'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

OOxygen
O HematiteFe2O3
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O Hematite (var: Martite)Fe2O3
O QuartzSiO2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
TiTitanium
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
FeIron
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe Hematite (var: Martite)Fe2O3

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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Paleoproterozoic - Neoarchean
1600 - 2800 Ma



ID: 3309279

Age: Precambrian (1600 - 2800 Ma)

Lithology: Metamorphic

Reference: Thiéblemont, D. (ed.). New edition of the 1:10,000,000 geological map of Africa. CGMW-BRGM. [190]

Neoarchean
2500 - 2800 Ma



ID: 3186906
Archean crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Neoarchean (2500 - 2800 Ma)

Lithology: Migmatite; paragneiss

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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Ahmedou, O. A. (2011). Contribution à l'étude géologique et géologique des minéralisations ferrifères de type banded iron formations (bif) des formations protérozoïques de la Kediat d'Idjil, cas du gisement de F'derick, dorsale regimbât occidentale (Mauritanie septentrionale) (Doctoral dissertation).
Taylor, C. D., Finn, C. A., Anderson, E. D., Bradley, D. C., Joud, M. Y., Mohamed, A. T., & Horton, J. D. (2016). The F’derik-Zouérate Iron District: Mesoarchean and Paleoproterozoic Iron Formation of the Tiris Complex, Islamic Republic of Mauritania. In Mineral Deposits of North Africa (pp. 529-573). Springer, Cham.


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