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Benin

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Benin
Small scale mining of granite aggregate

Granite quarry, Parakou, Borgou Department, Benin
Geological map of Benin

Benin
Small scale mining of granite aggregate

Granite quarry, Parakou, Borgou Department, Benin
Geological map of Benin

Benin
Small scale mining of granite aggregate

Granite quarry, Parakou, Borgou Department, Benin
Area:114,763 km2
Locality type:Country


In 1999, the previous six departments were each split into two halves, forming the current 12 departments.

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4 valid minerals.

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List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Gold'1.AA.05Au
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Columbite-(Mn)'4.DB.35(Mn,Fe)(Nb,Ta)2O6
Group 9 - Silicates
'Beryl'9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
'Muscovite'9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Pegmatite'-
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

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 8 - MULTIPLE OXIDES CONTAINING NIOBIUM,TANTALUM OR TITANIUM
AB2O6
Columbite-(Mn)8.3.2.4(Mn,Fe)(Nb,Ta)2O6
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with [Si6O18] rings; possible (OH) and Al substitution
Beryl61.1.1.1Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Pegmatite'-
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
BeBeryllium
Be BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
BBoron
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
OOxygen
O BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
O Columbite-(Mn)(Mn,Fe)(Nb,Ta)2O6
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
AlAluminium
Al BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
MnManganese
Mn Columbite-(Mn)(Mn,Fe)(Nb,Ta)2O6
FeIron
Fe Columbite-(Mn)(Mn,Fe)(Nb,Ta)2O6
NbNiobium
Nb Columbite-(Mn)(Mn,Fe)(Nb,Ta)2O6
TaTantalum
Ta Columbite-(Mn)(Mn,Fe)(Nb,Ta)2O6
AuGold
Au GoldAu

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