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Darhib Mine, Central Eastern Desert, Eastern Desert, Red Sea, Egypti
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Darhib Mine- not defined -
Central Eastern DesertDesert
Eastern DesertDesert
Red SeaGovernorate
EgyptCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 24° 0' 48'' North , 35° 0' 11'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 24.01356,35.00331
GeoHash:G#: su2bse89h
Köppen climate type:BWh : Hot deserts climate


The Darhib talc mine, located in the Southern Eastern Desert (N 24.00.680, E 035.00.134, altitude 593 m).

Regions containing this locality

African PlateTectonic Plate
Sahara Desert, North AfricaDesert

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.


Mineral List


18 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Aurichalcite
Formula: (Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Reference: Gatto Rotondo, G., Darchuk, L., Swaenen, M., & Van Grieken, R. (2012). Micro-Raman and SEM analysis of minerals from the Darhib mine, Egypt. Journal of analytical sciences, methods and instrumentation, 2(1), 42-47.
Chalcanthite
Formula: CuSO4 · 5H2O
Reference: Gatto Rotondo, G., Darchuk, L., Swaenen, M., & Van Grieken, R. (2012). Micro-Raman and SEM analysis of minerals from the Darhib mine, Egypt. Journal of analytical sciences, methods and instrumentation, 2(1), 42-47.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Gatto Rotondo, G., Darchuk, L., Swaenen, M., & Van Grieken, R. (2012). Micro-Raman and SEM analysis of minerals from the Darhib mine, Egypt. Journal of analytical sciences, methods and instrumentation, 2(1), 42-47.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Gatto Rotondo, G., Darchuk, L., Swaenen, M., & Van Grieken, R. (2012). Micro-Raman and SEM analysis of minerals from the Darhib mine, Egypt. Journal of analytical sciences, methods and instrumentation, 2(1), 42-47.
Chrysocolla
Formula: Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Reference: Gatto Rotondo, G., Darchuk, L., Swaenen, M., & Van Grieken, R. (2012). Micro-Raman and SEM analysis of minerals from the Darhib mine, Egypt. Journal of analytical sciences, methods and instrumentation, 2(1), 42-47.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Gatto Rotondo, G., Darchuk, L., Swaenen, M., & Van Grieken, R. (2012). Micro-Raman and SEM analysis of minerals from the Darhib mine, Egypt. Journal of analytical sciences, methods and instrumentation, 2(1), 42-47.
Hemimorphite
Formula: Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Reference: Gatto Rotondo, G., Darchuk, L., Swaenen, M., & Van Grieken, R. (2012). Micro-Raman and SEM analysis of minerals from the Darhib mine, Egypt. Journal of analytical sciences, methods and instrumentation, 2(1), 42-47.
Herbertsmithite
Formula: Cu3Zn(OH)6Cl2
Reference: Gatto Rotondo, G., Darchuk, L., Swaenen, M., & Van Grieken, R. (2012). Micro-Raman and SEM analysis of minerals from the Darhib mine, Egypt. Journal of analytical sciences, methods and instrumentation, 2(1), 42-47.
Huntite
Formula: CaMg3(CO3)4
Reference: Gatto Rotondo, G., Darchuk, L., Swaenen, M., & Van Grieken, R. (2012). Micro-Raman and SEM analysis of minerals from the Darhib mine, Egypt. Journal of analytical sciences, methods and instrumentation, 2(1), 42-47.
Mottramite
Formula: PbCu(VO4)(OH)
Reference: Gatto Rotondo, G., Darchuk, L., Swaenen, M., & Van Grieken, R. (2012). Micro-Raman and SEM analysis of minerals from the Darhib mine, Egypt. Journal of analytical sciences, methods and instrumentation, 2(1), 42-47.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Gatto Rotondo, G., Darchuk, L., Swaenen, M., & Van Grieken, R. (2012). Micro-Raman and SEM analysis of minerals from the Darhib mine, Egypt. Journal of analytical sciences, methods and instrumentation, 2(1), 42-47.
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Gatto Rotondo, G., Darchuk, L., Swaenen, M., & Van Grieken, R. (2012). Micro-Raman and SEM analysis of minerals from the Darhib mine, Egypt. Journal of analytical sciences, methods and instrumentation, 2(1), 42-47.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Gatto Rotondo, G., Darchuk, L., Swaenen, M., & Van Grieken, R. (2012). Micro-Raman and SEM analysis of minerals from the Darhib mine, Egypt. Journal of analytical sciences, methods and instrumentation, 2(1), 42-47.
Rosasite
Formula: (Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Gatto Rotondo, G., Darchuk, L., Swaenen, M., & Van Grieken, R. (2012). Micro-Raman and SEM analysis of minerals from the Darhib mine, Egypt. Journal of analytical sciences, methods and instrumentation, 2(1), 42-47.
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Gatto Rotondo, G., Darchuk, L., Swaenen, M., & Van Grieken, R. (2012). Micro-Raman and SEM analysis of minerals from the Darhib mine, Egypt. Journal of analytical sciences, methods and instrumentation, 2(1), 42-47.
'Serpentine Subgroup'
Formula: D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Reference: Gatto Rotondo, G., Darchuk, L., Swaenen, M., & Van Grieken, R. (2012). Micro-Raman and SEM analysis of minerals from the Darhib mine, Egypt. Journal of analytical sciences, methods and instrumentation, 2(1), 42-47.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Gatto Rotondo, G., Darchuk, L., Swaenen, M., & Van Grieken, R. (2012). Micro-Raman and SEM analysis of minerals from the Darhib mine, Egypt. Journal of analytical sciences, methods and instrumentation, 2(1), 42-47.
Talc
Formula: Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Reference: Gatto Rotondo, G., Darchuk, L., Swaenen, M., & Van Grieken, R. (2012). Micro-Raman and SEM analysis of minerals from the Darhib mine, Egypt. Journal of analytical sciences, methods and instrumentation, 2(1), 42-47.
Tremolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Gatto Rotondo, G., Darchuk, L., Swaenen, M., & Van Grieken, R. (2012). Micro-Raman and SEM analysis of minerals from the Darhib mine, Egypt. Journal of analytical sciences, methods and instrumentation, 2(1), 42-47.
Wulfenite
Formula: Pb(MoO4)
Reference: Gatto Rotondo, G., Darchuk, L., Swaenen, M., & Van Grieken, R. (2012). Micro-Raman and SEM analysis of minerals from the Darhib mine, Egypt. Journal of analytical sciences, methods and instrumentation, 2(1), 42-47.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 3 - Halides
Herbertsmithite3.DA.10cCu3Zn(OH)6Cl2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Aurichalcite5.BA.15(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Huntite5.AB.25CaMg3(CO3)4
Rosasite5.BA.10(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Chalcanthite7.CB.20CuSO4 · 5H2O
Wulfenite7.GA.05Pb(MoO4)
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Mottramite8.BH.40PbCu(VO4)(OH)
Group 9 - Silicates
Chrysocolla9.ED.20Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Hemimorphite9.BD.10Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Talc9.EC.05Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Tremolite9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
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
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
Miscellaneous
Huntite14.4.3.1CaMg3(CO3)4
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Rosasite16a.3.1.2(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
Aurichalcite16a.4.2.1(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Chalcanthite29.6.7.1CuSO4 · 5H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Mottramite41.5.2.2PbCu(VO4)(OH)
Group 48 - ANHYDROUS MOLYBDATES AND TUNGSTATES
AXO4
Wulfenite48.1.3.1Pb(MoO4)
Group 56 - SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups, With Additional O, OH, F and H2O
Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] coordination
Hemimorphite56.1.2.1Zn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Mg-Fe-Mn-Li subgroup
Tremolite66.1.3a.1☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Talc71.2.1.3Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Group 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Chrysocolla74.3.2.1Cu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
Herbertsmithite-Cu3Zn(OH)6Cl2
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
H ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
H MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
H Rosasite(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
H Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
H TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
H Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
H HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
H HerbertsmithiteCu3Zn(OH)6Cl2
CCarbon
C Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
C Rosasite(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
C HuntiteCaMg3(CO3)4
OOxygen
O Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
O ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
O MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
O QuartzSiO2
O Rosasite(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
O Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
O TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
O Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
O HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
O HerbertsmithiteCu3Zn(OH)6Cl2
O HuntiteCaMg3(CO3)4
O RutileTiO2
O WulfenitePb(MoO4)
MgMagnesium
Mg Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Mg TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Mg Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Mg HuntiteCaMg3(CO3)4
AlAluminium
Al ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Al Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
SiSilicon
Si ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Si TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Si Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
SSulfur
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S PyriteFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S SphaleriteZnS
S ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
ClChlorine
Cl HerbertsmithiteCu3Zn(OH)6Cl2
CaCalcium
Ca Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Ca HuntiteCaMg3(CO3)4
TiTitanium
Ti RutileTiO2
VVanadium
V MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
MnManganese
Mn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
NiNickel
Ni Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
CuCopper
Cu Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu ChrysocollaCu2-xAlx(H2-xSi2O5)(OH)4 · nH2O
Cu MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
Cu Rosasite(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu ChalcanthiteCuSO4 · 5H2O
Cu HerbertsmithiteCu3Zn(OH)6Cl2
ZnZinc
Zn Aurichalcite(Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6
Zn Rosasite(Cu,Zn)2(CO3)(OH)2
Zn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn HemimorphiteZn4Si2O7(OH)2 · H2O
Zn HerbertsmithiteCu3Zn(OH)6Cl2
MoMolybdenum
Mo WulfenitePb(MoO4)
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb MottramitePbCu(VO4)(OH)
Pb WulfenitePb(MoO4)

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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Neoproterozoic - Ectasian
541 - 1400 Ma



ID: 3184605
Mesoproterozoic-Neoproterozoic volcanic and intrusive rocks

Age: Proterozoic (541 - 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]

Ediacaran - Cryogenian
541 - 720 Ma



ID: 3308532

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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

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