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El Atshan mine, Central Eastern Desert, Eastern Desert, Red Sea, Egypti
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El Atshan mine- not defined -
Central Eastern DesertDesert
Eastern DesertDesert
Red SeaGovernorate
EgyptCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 25° 50' 11'' North , 34° 6' 33'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 25.83642,34.10933
GeoHash:G#: su86bpmsh
Köppen climate type:BWh : Hot deserts climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Al Quşayr24,653 (2018)34.2km


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African PlateTectonic Plate
Sahara Desert, North AfricaDesert

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22 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: El-Naby, H. H. A. (2009). Role of geochemical alteration on the formation of secondary Zr-and U-bearing minerals in El Atshan trachyte, central Eastern Desert, Egypt. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 104(1), 37-51.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: El-Naby, H. H. A. (2009). Role of geochemical alteration on the formation of secondary Zr-and U-bearing minerals in El Atshan trachyte, central Eastern Desert, Egypt. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 104(1), 37-51.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: El-Naby, H. H. A. (2009). Role of geochemical alteration on the formation of secondary Zr-and U-bearing minerals in El Atshan trachyte, central Eastern Desert, Egypt. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 104(1), 37-51.
Coffinite
Formula: U(SiO4) · nH2O
Reference: El-Naby, H. H. A. (2009). Role of geochemical alteration on the formation of secondary Zr-and U-bearing minerals in El Atshan trachyte, central Eastern Desert, Egypt. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 104(1), 37-51.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: El-Naby, H. H. A. (2009). Role of geochemical alteration on the formation of secondary Zr-and U-bearing minerals in El Atshan trachyte, central Eastern Desert, Egypt. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 104(1), 37-51.
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: El-Naby, H. H. A. (2009). Role of geochemical alteration on the formation of secondary Zr-and U-bearing minerals in El Atshan trachyte, central Eastern Desert, Egypt. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 104(1), 37-51.
'Gummite'
Reference: El-Naby, H. H. A. (2009). Role of geochemical alteration on the formation of secondary Zr-and U-bearing minerals in El Atshan trachyte, central Eastern Desert, Egypt. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 104(1), 37-51.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: El-Naby, H. H. A. (2009). Role of geochemical alteration on the formation of secondary Zr-and U-bearing minerals in El Atshan trachyte, central Eastern Desert, Egypt. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 104(1), 37-51.
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: El-Naby, H. H. A. (2009). Role of geochemical alteration on the formation of secondary Zr-and U-bearing minerals in El Atshan trachyte, central Eastern Desert, Egypt. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 104(1), 37-51.
Kasolite
Formula: Pb(UO2)[SiO4] · H2O
Reference: El-Naby, H. H. A. (2009). Role of geochemical alteration on the formation of secondary Zr-and U-bearing minerals in El Atshan trachyte, central Eastern Desert, Egypt. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 104(1), 37-51.
Liandratite
Formula: U(Nb,Ta)2O8
Reference: El-Naby, H. H. A. (2009). Role of geochemical alteration on the formation of secondary Zr-and U-bearing minerals in El Atshan trachyte, central Eastern Desert, Egypt. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 104(1), 37-51.
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: El-Naby, H. H. A. (2009). Role of geochemical alteration on the formation of secondary Zr-and U-bearing minerals in El Atshan trachyte, central Eastern Desert, Egypt. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 104(1), 37-51.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: El-Naby, H. H. A. (2009). Role of geochemical alteration on the formation of secondary Zr-and U-bearing minerals in El Atshan trachyte, central Eastern Desert, Egypt. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 104(1), 37-51.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: El-Naby, H. H. A. (2009). Role of geochemical alteration on the formation of secondary Zr-and U-bearing minerals in El Atshan trachyte, central Eastern Desert, Egypt. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 104(1), 37-51.
'Pyrochlore Supergroup'
Formula: A2-mD2X6-wZ1-n
Reference: El-Naby, H. H. A. (2009). Role of geochemical alteration on the formation of secondary Zr-and U-bearing minerals in El Atshan trachyte, central Eastern Desert, Egypt. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 104(1), 37-51.
'Pyrochlore Supergroup var: Betafite (of Hogarth 1977)'
Formula: A2-mD2X6-wZ1+w
Reference: El-Naby, H. H. A. (2009). Role of geochemical alteration on the formation of secondary Zr-and U-bearing minerals in El Atshan trachyte, central Eastern Desert, Egypt. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 104(1), 37-51.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: El-Naby, H. H. A. (2009). Role of geochemical alteration on the formation of secondary Zr-and U-bearing minerals in El Atshan trachyte, central Eastern Desert, Egypt. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 104(1), 37-51.
Quartz var: Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Reference: El-Naby, H. H. A. (2009). Role of geochemical alteration on the formation of secondary Zr-and U-bearing minerals in El Atshan trachyte, central Eastern Desert, Egypt. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 104(1), 37-51.
Rutherfordine
Formula: (UO2)CO3
Reference: El-Naby, H. H. A. (2009). Role of geochemical alteration on the formation of secondary Zr-and U-bearing minerals in El Atshan trachyte, central Eastern Desert, Egypt. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 104(1), 37-51.
Schoepite
Formula: (UO2)8O2(OH)12 · 12H2O
Reference: El-Naby, H. H. A. (2009). Role of geochemical alteration on the formation of secondary Zr-and U-bearing minerals in El Atshan trachyte, central Eastern Desert, Egypt. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 104(1), 37-51.
Schröckingerite
Formula: NaCa3(UO2)(CO3)3(SO4)F · 10H2O
Reference: El-Naby, H. H. A. (2009). Role of geochemical alteration on the formation of secondary Zr-and U-bearing minerals in El Atshan trachyte, central Eastern Desert, Egypt. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 104(1), 37-51.
Soddyite
Formula: (UO2)2SiO4 · 2H2O
Reference: El-Naby, H. H. A. (2009). Role of geochemical alteration on the formation of secondary Zr-and U-bearing minerals in El Atshan trachyte, central Eastern Desert, Egypt. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 104(1), 37-51.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: El-Naby, H. H. A. (2009). Role of geochemical alteration on the formation of secondary Zr-and U-bearing minerals in El Atshan trachyte, central Eastern Desert, Egypt. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 104(1), 37-51.
Uraninite
Formula: UO2
Reference: El-Naby, H. H. A. (2009). Role of geochemical alteration on the formation of secondary Zr-and U-bearing minerals in El Atshan trachyte, central Eastern Desert, Egypt. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 104(1), 37-51.
Uranophane
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Reference: El-Naby, H. H. A. (2009). Role of geochemical alteration on the formation of secondary Zr-and U-bearing minerals in El Atshan trachyte, central Eastern Desert, Egypt. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 104(1), 37-51.
Uranopilite
Formula: (UO2)6(SO4)O2(OH)6 · 14H2O
Reference: El-Naby, H. H. A. (2009). Role of geochemical alteration on the formation of secondary Zr-and U-bearing minerals in El Atshan trachyte, central Eastern Desert, Egypt. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 104(1), 37-51.
'Wad'
Reference: El-Naby, H. H. A. (2009). Role of geochemical alteration on the formation of secondary Zr-and U-bearing minerals in El Atshan trachyte, central Eastern Desert, Egypt. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 104(1), 37-51.
Zippeite
Formula: K3(UO2)4(SO4)2O3(OH) · 3H2O
Reference: El-Naby, H. H. A. (2009). Role of geochemical alteration on the formation of secondary Zr-and U-bearing minerals in El Atshan trachyte, central Eastern Desert, Egypt. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 104(1), 37-51.
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Reference: El-Naby, H. H. A. (2009). Role of geochemical alteration on the formation of secondary Zr-and U-bearing minerals in El Atshan trachyte, central Eastern Desert, Egypt. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 104(1), 37-51.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Liandratite4.DH.35U(Nb,Ta)2O8
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
Schoepite4.GA.05(UO2)8O2(OH)12 · 12H2O
Uraninite4.DL.05UO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Rutherfordine5.EB.05(UO2)CO3
Schröckingerite5.EG.05NaCa3(UO2)(CO3)3(SO4)F · 10H2O
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Uranopilite7.EA.05(UO2)6(SO4)O2(OH)6 · 14H2O
Zippeite7.EC.05K3(UO2)4(SO4)2O3(OH) · 3H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Coffinite9.AD.30U(SiO4) · nH2O
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Kasolite9.AK.15Pb(UO2)[SiO4] · H2O
Soddyite9.AK.05(UO2)2SiO4 · 2H2O
Uranophane9.AK.15Ca(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'Gummite'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Pyrochlore Supergroup'-A2-mD2X6-wZ1-n
'var: Betafite (of Hogarth 1977)'-A2-mD2X6-wZ1+w
'Wad'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 5 - OXIDES CONTAINING URANIUM OR THORIUM
AXO2·xH2O
Uraninite5.1.1.1UO2
AXO3·xH2O
Schoepite5.2.1.3(UO2)8O2(OH)12 · 12H2O
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 8 - MULTIPLE OXIDES CONTAINING NIOBIUM,TANTALUM OR TITANIUM
ABO4
Liandratite8.1.9.1U(Nb,Ta)2O8
A2B2O6(O,OH,F)
'Pyrochlore Supergroup
var: Betafite (of Hogarth 1977)'
8.2.3.1A2-mD2X6-wZ1+w
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Rutherfordine14.1.4.1(UO2)CO3
Group 17 - COMPOUND CARBONATES
Miscellaneous
Schröckingerite17.1.5.1NaCa3(UO2)(CO3)3(SO4)F · 10H2O
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)6(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Uranopilite31.2.6.1(UO2)6(SO4)O2(OH)6 · 14H2O
Miscellaneous
Zippeite31.10.4.1K3(UO2)4(SO4)2O3(OH) · 3H2O
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Coffinite51.5.2.4U(SiO4) · nH2O
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
Group 53 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and Other Anions or Complex Cations
Insular SiO4 Groups and Other Anions of Complex Cations with (UO2)
Kasolite53.3.1.1Pb(UO2)[SiO4] · H2O
Soddyite53.3.3.1(UO2)2SiO4 · 2H2O
Uranophane53.3.1.2Ca(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'Gummite'-
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Pyrochlore Supergroup'-A2-mD2X6-wZ1-n
Quartz
var: Chalcedony
-SiO2
'Wad'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H CoffiniteU(SiO4) · nH2O
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
H KasolitePb(UO2)[SiO4] · H2O
H Soddyite(UO2)2SiO4 · 2H2O
H Schoepite(UO2)8O2(OH)12 · 12H2O
H SchröckingeriteNaCa3(UO2)(CO3)3(SO4)F · 10H2O
H ZippeiteK3(UO2)4(SO4)2O3(OH) · 3H2O
H Uranopilite(UO2)6(SO4)O2(OH)6 · 14H2O
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
CCarbon
C Rutherfordine(UO2)CO3
C SchröckingeriteNaCa3(UO2)(CO3)3(SO4)F · 10H2O
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
O CoffiniteU(SiO4) · nH2O
O UraniniteUO2
O Rutherfordine(UO2)CO3
O LiandratiteU(Nb,Ta)2O8
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
O UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
O KasolitePb(UO2)[SiO4] · H2O
O Soddyite(UO2)2SiO4 · 2H2O
O Schoepite(UO2)8O2(OH)12 · 12H2O
O SchröckingeriteNaCa3(UO2)(CO3)3(SO4)F · 10H2O
O ZippeiteK3(UO2)4(SO4)2O3(OH) · 3H2O
O Uranopilite(UO2)6(SO4)O2(OH)6 · 14H2O
O HematiteFe2O3
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O CalciteCaCO3
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
FFluorine
F SchröckingeriteNaCa3(UO2)(CO3)3(SO4)F · 10H2O
NaSodium
Na SchröckingeriteNaCa3(UO2)(CO3)3(SO4)F · 10H2O
AlAluminium
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si CoffiniteU(SiO4) · nH2O
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
Si UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Si KasolitePb(UO2)[SiO4] · H2O
Si Soddyite(UO2)2SiO4 · 2H2O
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
SSulfur
S GalenaPbS
S SphaleriteZnS
S PyriteFeS2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S SchröckingeriteNaCa3(UO2)(CO3)3(SO4)F · 10H2O
S ZippeiteK3(UO2)4(SO4)2O3(OH) · 3H2O
S Uranopilite(UO2)6(SO4)O2(OH)6 · 14H2O
KPotassium
K ZippeiteK3(UO2)4(SO4)2O3(OH) · 3H2O
CaCalcium
Ca UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
Ca SchröckingeriteNaCa3(UO2)(CO3)3(SO4)F · 10H2O
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)
NbNiobium
Nb LiandratiteU(Nb,Ta)2O8
TaTantalum
Ta LiandratiteU(Nb,Ta)2O8
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb KasolitePb(UO2)[SiO4] · H2O
UUranium
U CoffiniteU(SiO4) · nH2O
U UraniniteUO2
U Rutherfordine(UO2)CO3
U LiandratiteU(Nb,Ta)2O8
U UranophaneCa(UO2)2(SiO3OH)2 · 5H2O
U KasolitePb(UO2)[SiO4] · H2O
U Soddyite(UO2)2SiO4 · 2H2O
U Schoepite(UO2)8O2(OH)12 · 12H2O
U SchröckingeriteNaCa3(UO2)(CO3)3(SO4)F · 10H2O
U ZippeiteK3(UO2)4(SO4)2O3(OH) · 3H2O
U Uranopilite(UO2)6(SO4)O2(OH)6 · 14H2O

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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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: 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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