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Small scale mining of granite aggregate

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

Small scale mining of granite aggregate

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

Small scale mining of granite aggregate

Granite quarry, Parakou, Borgou Department, Benin
Name in French:Bénin
Name in German:Benin
Name in Italian:Benin
Name in Russian:Бенин
Name in Simplified Chinese:贝宁
Name in Spanish:Benín
Name in Afrikaans:Benin
Name in Albanian:Benini
Name in Arabic:بنين
Name in Belarusian:Бенін
Name in Bulgarian:Бенин
Name in Catalan:Benín
Name in Czech:Benin
Name in Danish:Benin
Name in Dutch:Benin
Name in Estonian:Benin
Name in Farsi/Persian:بنین
Name in Finnish:Benin
Name in Galician:Benin
Name in Greek:Μπενίν
Name in Hebrew:בנין
Name in Hindi:बेनिन
Name in Hungarian:Benin
Name in Icelandic:Benín
Name in Indonesian:Benin
Name in Irish Gaelic:Beinin
Name in Japanese:ベナン
Name in Korean:베냉
Name in Latvian:Benina
Name in Lithuanian:Beninas
Name in Macedonian:Бенин
Name in Norwegian:Benin
Name in Polish:Benin
Name in Portuguese:Benim
Name in Romanian:Benin
Name in Serbian:Бенин
Name in Slovak:Benin
Name in Slovenian:Benin
Name in Swahili:Benin
Name in Swedish:Benin
Name in Tagalog:Benin
Name in Thai:เบนิน
Name in Turkish:Benin
Name in Ukrainian:Бенін
Name in Vietnamese:Bénin
Name in Welsh: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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West Africa

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4 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Group 9 - Silicates
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with [Si6O18] rings; possible (OH) and Al substitution
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.

List of minerals for each chemical element

H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Be BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
O Columbite-(Mn)Mn2+Nb2O6
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Al BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Mn Columbite-(Mn)Mn2+Nb2O6
Nb Columbite-(Mn)Mn2+Nb2O6
Au GoldAu

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