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Gebel Gattar, Eastern Desert, Red Sea, Egypti
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Gebel Gattar- not defined -
Eastern DesertDesert
Red SeaGovernorate
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 27° 0' 0'' North , 33° 19' 59'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 27.00000,33.33333
GeoHash:G#: ssz9we0w6
Köppen climate type:BWh : Hot deserts climate


Molybdenum, fluorite, uranium prospects in granite.

Regions containing this locality

African PlateTectonic Plate
Sahara Desert, North AfricaDesert

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


17 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Aikinite
Formula: PbCuBiS3
Reference: Helmy, H. M., & Kaindl, R. Mineralogy and fluid inclusion study of the molybdenum-uranium-fluorite deposit, Gebel Gattar area, Eastern Desert, Egypt.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Reference: Helmy, H. M., & Kaindl, R. Mineralogy and fluid inclusion study of the molybdenum-uranium-fluorite deposit, Gebel Gattar area, Eastern Desert, Egypt.
'Apatite'
Reference: Helmy, H. M., & Kaindl, R. Mineralogy and fluid inclusion study of the molybdenum-uranium-fluorite deposit, Gebel Gattar area, Eastern Desert, Egypt.
Berryite
Formula: Cu3Ag2Pb3Bi7S16
Reference: Helmy, H. M., & Kaindl, R. Mineralogy and fluid inclusion study of the molybdenum-uranium-fluorite deposit, Gebel Gattar area, Eastern Desert, Egypt.
Bismuth
Formula: Bi
Reference: Helmy, H. M., & Kaindl, R. Mineralogy and fluid inclusion study of the molybdenum-uranium-fluorite deposit, Gebel Gattar area, Eastern Desert, Egypt.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Helmy, H. M., & Kaindl, R. Mineralogy and fluid inclusion study of the molybdenum-uranium-fluorite deposit, Gebel Gattar area, Eastern Desert, Egypt.
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: Helmy, H. M., & Kaindl, R. Mineralogy and fluid inclusion study of the molybdenum-uranium-fluorite deposit, Gebel Gattar area, Eastern Desert, Egypt.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Helmy, H. M., & Kaindl, R. Mineralogy and fluid inclusion study of the molybdenum-uranium-fluorite deposit, Gebel Gattar area, Eastern Desert, Egypt.
'K Feldspar'
Reference: Helmy, H. M., & Kaindl, R. Mineralogy and fluid inclusion study of the molybdenum-uranium-fluorite deposit, Gebel Gattar area, Eastern Desert, Egypt.
Liandratite
Formula: U(Nb,Ta)2O8
Reference: Helmy, H. M., & Kaindl, R. Mineralogy and fluid inclusion study of the molybdenum-uranium-fluorite deposit, Gebel Gattar area, Eastern Desert, Egypt.
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: Helmy, H. M., & Kaindl, R. Mineralogy and fluid inclusion study of the molybdenum-uranium-fluorite deposit, Gebel Gattar area, Eastern Desert, Egypt.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Helmy, H. M., & Kaindl, R. Mineralogy and fluid inclusion study of the molybdenum-uranium-fluorite deposit, Gebel Gattar area, Eastern Desert, Egypt.
Polycrase-(Y)
Formula: Y(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6
Reference: Helmy, H. M., & Kaindl, R. Mineralogy and fluid inclusion study of the molybdenum-uranium-fluorite deposit, Gebel Gattar area, Eastern Desert, Egypt.
'Potash Feldspar'
Reference: Helmy, H. M., & Kaindl, R. Mineralogy and fluid inclusion study of the molybdenum-uranium-fluorite deposit, Gebel Gattar area, Eastern Desert, Egypt.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Helmy, H. M., & Kaindl, R. Mineralogy and fluid inclusion study of the molybdenum-uranium-fluorite deposit, Gebel Gattar area, Eastern Desert, Egypt.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Helmy, H. M., & Kaindl, R. Mineralogy and fluid inclusion study of the molybdenum-uranium-fluorite deposit, Gebel Gattar area, Eastern Desert, Egypt.
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Helmy, H. M., & Kaindl, R. Mineralogy and fluid inclusion study of the molybdenum-uranium-fluorite deposit, Gebel Gattar area, Eastern Desert, Egypt.
Silver
Formula: Ag
Reference: Helmy, H. M., & Kaindl, R. Mineralogy and fluid inclusion study of the molybdenum-uranium-fluorite deposit, Gebel Gattar area, Eastern Desert, Egypt.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Helmy, H. M., & Kaindl, R. Mineralogy and fluid inclusion study of the molybdenum-uranium-fluorite deposit, Gebel Gattar area, Eastern Desert, Egypt.
Uranopolycrase
Formula: (U4+,Y)(Ti,Nb)2O6
Reference: Helmy, H. M., & Kaindl, R. Mineralogy and fluid inclusion study of the molybdenum-uranium-fluorite deposit, Gebel Gattar area, Eastern Desert, Egypt.
'Uranpyrochlore (of Hogarth 1977)'
Formula: (Ca,U,Ce)2(Nb,Ti,Ta)2O6(OH,F)
Reference: Helmy, H. M., & Kaindl, R. Mineralogy and fluid inclusion study of the molybdenum-uranium-fluorite deposit, Gebel Gattar area, Eastern Desert, Egypt.
'Xenotime'
Reference: Helmy, H. M., & Kaindl, R. Mineralogy and fluid inclusion study of the molybdenum-uranium-fluorite deposit, Gebel Gattar area, Eastern Desert, Egypt.
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Reference: Helmy, H. M., & Kaindl, R. Mineralogy and fluid inclusion study of the molybdenum-uranium-fluorite deposit, Gebel Gattar area, Eastern Desert, Egypt.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Bismuth1.CA.05Bi
Silver1.AA.05Ag
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Aikinite2.HB.05aPbCuBiS3
Berryite2.HB.20dCu3Ag2Pb3Bi7S16
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Liandratite4.DH.35U(Nb,Ta)2O8
Polycrase-(Y)4.DG.05Y(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Uranopolycrase4.DG.05(U4+,Y)(Ti,Nb)2O6
'Uranpyrochlore (of Hogarth 1977)'4.DH.15(Ca,U,Ce)2(Nb,Ti,Ta)2O6(OH,F)
Group 9 - Silicates
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Apatite'-
'K Feldspar'-
'Potash Feldspar'-
'Xenotime'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Silver1.1.1.2Ag
Semi-metals and non-metals
Bismuth1.3.1.4Bi
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
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø = 3
Aikinite3.4.5.1PbCuBiS3
2 < ø < 2.49
Berryite3.6.15.1Cu3Ag2Pb3Bi7S16
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 8 - MULTIPLE OXIDES CONTAINING NIOBIUM,TANTALUM OR TITANIUM
ABO4
Liandratite8.1.9.1U(Nb,Ta)2O8
A2B2O6(O,OH,F)
'Uranpyrochlore (of Hogarth 1977)'8.2.1.7(Ca,U,Ce)2(Nb,Ti,Ta)2O6(OH,F)
AB2O6
Polycrase-(Y)8.3.8.1Y(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6
Uranopolycrase8.3.8.5(U4+,Y)(Ti,Nb)2O6
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
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
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.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Apatite'-
'K Feldspar'-
'Potash Feldspar'-
'Xenotime'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Polycrase-(Y)Y(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6
H Uranopolycrase(U4+,Y)(Ti,Nb)2O6
H Uranpyrochlore (of Hogarth 1977)(Ca,U,Ce)2(Nb,Ti,Ta)2O6(OH,F)
OOxygen
O LiandratiteU(Nb,Ta)2O8
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O Polycrase-(Y)Y(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6
O QuartzSiO2
O RutileTiO2
O Uranopolycrase(U4+,Y)(Ti,Nb)2O6
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
O Uranpyrochlore (of Hogarth 1977)(Ca,U,Ce)2(Nb,Ti,Ta)2O6(OH,F)
FFluorine
F FluoriteCaF2
F Uranpyrochlore (of Hogarth 1977)(Ca,U,Ce)2(Nb,Ti,Ta)2O6(OH,F)
AlAluminium
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
SSulfur
S AikinitePbCuBiS3
S BerryiteCu3Ag2Pb3Bi7S16
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca Uranpyrochlore (of Hogarth 1977)(Ca,U,Ce)2(Nb,Ti,Ta)2O6(OH,F)
TiTitanium
Ti Polycrase-(Y)Y(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6
Ti RutileTiO2
Ti Uranopolycrase(U4+,Y)(Ti,Nb)2O6
Ti Uranpyrochlore (of Hogarth 1977)(Ca,U,Ce)2(Nb,Ti,Ta)2O6(OH,F)
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
CuCopper
Cu AikinitePbCuBiS3
Cu BerryiteCu3Ag2Pb3Bi7S16
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
YYttrium
Y Polycrase-(Y)Y(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6
Y Uranopolycrase(U4+,Y)(Ti,Nb)2O6
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)
NbNiobium
Nb LiandratiteU(Nb,Ta)2O8
Nb Polycrase-(Y)Y(Ti,Nb)2(O,OH)6
Nb Uranopolycrase(U4+,Y)(Ti,Nb)2O6
Nb Uranpyrochlore (of Hogarth 1977)(Ca,U,Ce)2(Nb,Ti,Ta)2O6(OH,F)
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
AgSilver
Ag BerryiteCu3Ag2Pb3Bi7S16
Ag SilverAg
CeCerium
Ce Uranpyrochlore (of Hogarth 1977)(Ca,U,Ce)2(Nb,Ti,Ta)2O6(OH,F)
TaTantalum
Ta LiandratiteU(Nb,Ta)2O8
Ta Uranopolycrase(U4+,Y)(Ti,Nb)2O6
Ta Uranpyrochlore (of Hogarth 1977)(Ca,U,Ce)2(Nb,Ti,Ta)2O6(OH,F)
PbLead
Pb AikinitePbCuBiS3
Pb BerryiteCu3Ag2Pb3Bi7S16
Pb GalenaPbS
BiBismuth
Bi AikinitePbCuBiS3
Bi BerryiteCu3Ag2Pb3Bi7S16
Bi BismuthBi
UUranium
U LiandratiteU(Nb,Ta)2O8
U Uranopolycrase(U4+,Y)(Ti,Nb)2O6
U Uranpyrochlore (of Hogarth 1977)(Ca,U,Ce)2(Nb,Ti,Ta)2O6(OH,F)

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

References

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Helmy, H.M. and Kaindl, R. (xxxx) Mineralogy and fluid inclusion study of the molybdenum-uranium-fluorite deposit, Gebel Gattar area, Eastern Desert, Egypt.
Helmy, H.M., Kaindl, R., and Shibata, T. (2014) Genetically related Mo–Bi–Ag and U–F mineralization in A-type granite, Gabal Gattar, Eastern Desert, Egypt. Ore Geology Reviews, 62, 181-190.


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