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Gidami (Aradiya; Eradiya; Sirbakis), Eastern Desert, Red Sea, Egypti
Regional Level Types
Gidami (Aradiya; Eradiya; Sirbakis)- not defined -
Eastern DesertDesert
Red SeaGovernorate
EgyptCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 26° 25' 9'' North , 33° 18' 20'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 26.41940,33.30577
GeoHash:G#: ssxwmcs80
Köppen climate type:BWh : Hot deserts climate


The site is sometimes referred to as Aradiya or Eradiya and sometimes as Sirbakis.
The deposit is located approximately 17 km south-east off the former route between Qena and Safaga at kilometre 85.

Regions containing this locality

African PlateTectonic Plate
Sahara Desert, North AfricaDesert

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Commodity List

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


Mineral List


9 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

Note: this is a very new system on mindat.org and data is currently VERY limited. Please bear with us while we work towards adding this information!

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Detailed Mineral List:

Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Zoheir, B., Deshesh, F., Broman, C., Pitcairn, I., El-Metwally, A., & Mashaal, S. (2018). Granitoid-associated gold mineralization in Egypt: a case study from the Atalla mine. Mineralium Deposita, 53(5), 701-720.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Zoheir, B., Deshesh, F., Broman, C., Pitcairn, I., El-Metwally, A., & Mashaal, S. (2018). Granitoid-associated gold mineralization in Egypt: a case study from the Atalla mine. Mineralium Deposita, 53(5), 701-720.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Zoheir, B., Deshesh, F., Broman, C., Pitcairn, I., El-Metwally, A., & Mashaal, S. (2018). Granitoid-associated gold mineralization in Egypt: a case study from the Atalla mine. Mineralium Deposita, 53(5), 701-720.
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Zoheir, B., Deshesh, F., Broman, C., Pitcairn, I., El-Metwally, A., & Mashaal, S. (2018). Granitoid-associated gold mineralization in Egypt: a case study from the Atalla mine. Mineralium Deposita, 53(5), 701-720.
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: Zoheir, B., Deshesh, F., Broman, C., Pitcairn, I., El-Metwally, A., & Mashaal, S. (2018). Granitoid-associated gold mineralization in Egypt: a case study from the Atalla mine. Mineralium Deposita, 53(5), 701-720.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Zoheir, B., Deshesh, F., Broman, C., Pitcairn, I., El-Metwally, A., & Mashaal, S. (2018). Granitoid-associated gold mineralization in Egypt: a case study from the Atalla mine. Mineralium Deposita, 53(5), 701-720.
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Zoheir, B., Deshesh, F., Broman, C., Pitcairn, I., El-Metwally, A., & Mashaal, S. (2018). Granitoid-associated gold mineralization in Egypt: a case study from the Atalla mine. Mineralium Deposita, 53(5), 701-720.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Zoheir, B., Deshesh, F., Broman, C., Pitcairn, I., El-Metwally, A., & Mashaal, S. (2018). Granitoid-associated gold mineralization in Egypt: a case study from the Atalla mine. Mineralium Deposita, 53(5), 701-720.
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Zoheir, B., Deshesh, F., Broman, C., Pitcairn, I., El-Metwally, A., & Mashaal, S. (2018). Granitoid-associated gold mineralization in Egypt: a case study from the Atalla mine. Mineralium Deposita, 53(5), 701-720.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Zoheir, B., Deshesh, F., Broman, C., Pitcairn, I., El-Metwally, A., & Mashaal, S. (2018). Granitoid-associated gold mineralization in Egypt: a case study from the Atalla mine. Mineralium Deposita, 53(5), 701-720.
Quartz var: Milky Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Zoheir, B., Deshesh, F., Broman, C., Pitcairn, I., El-Metwally, A., & Mashaal, S. (2018). Granitoid-associated gold mineralization in Egypt: a case study from the Atalla mine. Mineralium Deposita, 53(5), 701-720.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Zoheir, B., Deshesh, F., Broman, C., Pitcairn, I., El-Metwally, A., & Mashaal, S. (2018). Granitoid-associated gold mineralization in Egypt: a case study from the Atalla mine. Mineralium Deposita, 53(5), 701-720.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Milky Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 9 - Silicates
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-

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
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
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Quartz
var: Milky Quartz
-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
OOxygen
O Quartz (var: Milky Quartz)SiO2
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si Quartz (var: Milky Quartz)SiO2
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S SphaleriteZnS
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S MolybdeniteMoS2
KPotassium
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
AuGold
Au GoldAu
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

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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Cretaceous - Carboniferous
66 - 358.9 Ma



ID: 3307026

Age: Phanerozoic (66 - 358.9 Ma)

Lithology: Continental sedimentary

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

References

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Abdelnasser, A. and Kumral, M. (2017) The nature of gold-bearing fluids in Atud gold deposit, Central Eastern Desert, Egypt. International Geology Review, 59(15), 1845-1860.

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