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Gebel Ras Baroud, Central Eastern Desert, Eastern Desert, Red Sea, Egypti
Regional Level Types
Gebel Ras Baroud- not defined -
Central Eastern DesertDesert
Eastern DesertDesert
Red SeaGovernorate
EgyptCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 26° 46' 59'' North , 33° 38' 43'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 26.78306,33.64528
GeoHash:G#: sszbmeewx
Köppen climate type:BWh : Hot deserts climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Safaga32,944 (2017)29.4km
Makadi Bay4,000 (2013)34.2km


Granitic pegmatites.

Regions containing this locality

African PlateTectonic Plate
Sahara Desert, North AfricaDesert

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


12 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Columbite-(Fe)
Formula: Fe2+Nb2O6
Reference: Raslan, M. F., El-Shall, H. E., Omar, S. A., & Daher, A. M. (2010). Mineralogy of polymetallic mineralized pegmatite of Ras Baroud granite, Central Eastern Desert, Egypt. Journal of mineralogical and petrological sciences, 105(3), 123-134.
Columbite-(Mn)
Formula: Mn2+Nb2O6
Reference: Raslan, M. F., El-Shall, H. E., Omar, S. A., & Daher, A. M. (2010). Mineralogy of polymetallic mineralized pegmatite of Ras Baroud granite, Central Eastern Desert, Egypt. Journal of mineralogical and petrological sciences, 105(3), 123-134.
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Raslan, M. F., El-Shall, H. E., Omar, S. A., & Daher, A. M. (2010). Mineralogy of polymetallic mineralized pegmatite of Ras Baroud granite, Central Eastern Desert, Egypt. Journal of mineralogical and petrological sciences, 105(3), 123-134.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Raslan, M. F., El-Shall, H. E., Omar, S. A., & Daher, A. M. (2010). Mineralogy of polymetallic mineralized pegmatite of Ras Baroud granite, Central Eastern Desert, Egypt. Journal of mineralogical and petrological sciences, 105(3), 123-134.
Hematite var: Specularite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Raslan, M. F., El-Shall, H. E., Omar, S. A., & Daher, A. M. (2010). Mineralogy of polymetallic mineralized pegmatite of Ras Baroud granite, Central Eastern Desert, Egypt. Journal of mineralogical and petrological sciences, 105(3), 123-134.
'Lepidolite'
Reference: Raslan, M. F., El-Shall, H. E., Omar, S. A., & Daher, A. M. (2010). Mineralogy of polymetallic mineralized pegmatite of Ras Baroud granite, Central Eastern Desert, Egypt. Journal of mineralogical and petrological sciences, 105(3), 123-134.
Microcline
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Raslan, M. F., El-Shall, H. E., Omar, S. A., & Daher, A. M. (2010). Mineralogy of polymetallic mineralized pegmatite of Ras Baroud granite, Central Eastern Desert, Egypt. Journal of mineralogical and petrological sciences, 105(3), 123-134.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Raslan, M. F., El-Shall, H. E., Omar, S. A., & Daher, A. M. (2010). Mineralogy of polymetallic mineralized pegmatite of Ras Baroud granite, Central Eastern Desert, Egypt. Journal of mineralogical and petrological sciences, 105(3), 123-134.
Phlogopite
Formula: KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Raslan, M. F., El-Shall, H. E., Omar, S. A., & Daher, A. M. (2010). Mineralogy of polymetallic mineralized pegmatite of Ras Baroud granite, Central Eastern Desert, Egypt. Journal of mineralogical and petrological sciences, 105(3), 123-134.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Raslan, M. F., El-Shall, H. E., Omar, S. A., & Daher, A. M. (2010). Mineralogy of polymetallic mineralized pegmatite of Ras Baroud granite, Central Eastern Desert, Egypt. Journal of mineralogical and petrological sciences, 105(3), 123-134.
Samarskite-(Y)
Formula: (Y,Fe3+,Fe2+,U,Th,Ca)2(Nb,Ta)2O8
Reference: Raslan, M. F., El-Shall, H. E., Omar, S. A., & Daher, A. M. (2010). Mineralogy of polymetallic mineralized pegmatite of Ras Baroud granite, Central Eastern Desert, Egypt. Journal of mineralogical and petrological sciences, 105(3), 123-134.
Thorite
Formula: Th(SiO4)
Reference: Raslan, M. F., El-Shall, H. E., Omar, S. A., & Daher, A. M. (2010). Mineralogy of polymetallic mineralized pegmatite of Ras Baroud granite, Central Eastern Desert, Egypt. Journal of mineralogical and petrological sciences, 105(3), 123-134.
Thorite var: Uranothorite
Formula: (Th,U)SiO4
Reference: Raslan, M. F., El-Shall, H. E., Omar, S. A., & Daher, A. M. (2010). Mineralogy of polymetallic mineralized pegmatite of Ras Baroud granite, Central Eastern Desert, Egypt. Journal of mineralogical and petrological sciences, 105(3), 123-134.
Topaz
Formula: Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Reference: Raslan, M. F., El-Shall, H. E., Omar, S. A., & Daher, A. M. (2010). Mineralogy of polymetallic mineralized pegmatite of Ras Baroud granite, Central Eastern Desert, Egypt. Journal of mineralogical and petrological sciences, 105(3), 123-134.
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Reference: Raslan, M. F., El-Shall, H. E., Omar, S. A., & Daher, A. M. (2010). Mineralogy of polymetallic mineralized pegmatite of Ras Baroud granite, Central Eastern Desert, Egypt. Journal of mineralogical and petrological sciences, 105(3), 123-134.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Columbite-(Fe)4.DB.35Fe2+Nb2O6
Columbite-(Mn)4.DB.35Mn2+Nb2O6
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
var: Specularite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Samarskite-(Y)4.DB.25(Y,Fe3+,Fe2+,U,Th,Ca)2(Nb,Ta)2O8
Group 9 - Silicates
Microcline9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Phlogopite9.EC.20KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Thorite9.AD.30Th(SiO4)
var: Uranothorite9.AD.30(Th,U)SiO4
Topaz9.AF.35Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Lepidolite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 8 - MULTIPLE OXIDES CONTAINING NIOBIUM,TANTALUM OR TITANIUM
ABO4
Samarskite-(Y)8.1.11.1(Y,Fe3+,Fe2+,U,Th,Ca)2(Nb,Ta)2O8
AB2O6
Columbite-(Fe)8.3.2.2Fe2+Nb2O6
Columbite-(Mn)8.3.2.4Mn2+Nb2O6
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Thorite51.5.2.3Th(SiO4)
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] coordination only
Topaz52.3.1.1Al2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Phlogopite71.2.2b.1KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Microcline76.1.1.5K(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Hematite
var: Specularite
-Fe2O3
'Lepidolite'-
Thorite
var: Uranothorite
-(Th,U)SiO4

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
H PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
OOxygen
O Hematite (var: Specularite)Fe2O3
O QuartzSiO2
O MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O Columbite-(Fe)Fe2+Nb2O6
O Columbite-(Mn)Mn2+Nb2O6
O TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
O Samarskite-(Y)(Y,Fe3+,Fe2+,U,Th,Ca)2(Nb,Ta)2O8
O ThoriteTh(SiO4)
O Thorite (var: Uranothorite)(Th,U)SiO4
O PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
O HematiteFe2O3
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
F TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
MgMagnesium
Mg PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Al PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si TopazAl2(SiO4)(F,OH)2
Si ThoriteTh(SiO4)
Si Thorite (var: Uranothorite)(Th,U)SiO4
Si PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
KPotassium
K MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca Samarskite-(Y)(Y,Fe3+,Fe2+,U,Th,Ca)2(Nb,Ta)2O8
MnManganese
Mn Columbite-(Mn)Mn2+Nb2O6
FeIron
Fe Hematite (var: Specularite)Fe2O3
Fe Columbite-(Fe)Fe2+Nb2O6
Fe Samarskite-(Y)(Y,Fe3+,Fe2+,U,Th,Ca)2(Nb,Ta)2O8
Fe HematiteFe2O3
YYttrium
Y Samarskite-(Y)(Y,Fe3+,Fe2+,U,Th,Ca)2(Nb,Ta)2O8
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)
NbNiobium
Nb Columbite-(Fe)Fe2+Nb2O6
Nb Columbite-(Mn)Mn2+Nb2O6
Nb Samarskite-(Y)(Y,Fe3+,Fe2+,U,Th,Ca)2(Nb,Ta)2O8
TaTantalum
Ta Samarskite-(Y)(Y,Fe3+,Fe2+,U,Th,Ca)2(Nb,Ta)2O8
ThThorium
Th Samarskite-(Y)(Y,Fe3+,Fe2+,U,Th,Ca)2(Nb,Ta)2O8
Th ThoriteTh(SiO4)
Th Thorite (var: Uranothorite)(Th,U)SiO4
UUranium
U Samarskite-(Y)(Y,Fe3+,Fe2+,U,Th,Ca)2(Nb,Ta)2O8
U Thorite (var: Uranothorite)(Th,U)SiO4

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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Cambrian - Neoproterozoic
485.4 - 1000 Ma



ID: 3306505

Age: Neoproterozoic to Cambrian (485.4 - 1000 Ma)

Lithology: Plutonic

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: 3184746
Mesoproterozoic volcanic and intrusive rocks

Age: Mesoproterozoic (1000 - 1400 Ma)

Lithology: Mafic-intermediate undivided volcanic 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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