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Wona-Kona gold deposit (Mana Mine), Mana, Bagassi Department, Balé Province, Boucle du Mouhoun Region, Burkina Fasoi
Regional Level Types
Wona-Kona gold deposit (Mana Mine)Deposit (Active)
Mana- not defined -
Bagassi DepartmentDepartment
Balé ProvinceProvince
Boucle du Mouhoun RegionRegion
Burkina FasoCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
11° 59' 36'' North , 3° 25' 4'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Deposit (Active) - last checked 2018
Köppen climate type:


Gold mine 260 km SW of Ouagadougou.
Silicified or quartz-bearing zones of highly tectonised and schistose acidic tuffs.

Regions containing this locality

African PlateTectonic Plate
West AfricaUN Subregion

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

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Mineral List


12 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Reference: Augustin, J., Gaboury, D., Crevier, M. (2016) The world-class Wona-Kona gold deposit, Burkino Faso. Ore Geology Reviews, 78, 667-672.
Ankerite
Formula: Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Reference: Augustin, J., Gaboury, D., Crevier, M. (2016) The world-class Wona-Kona gold deposit, Burkino Faso. Ore Geology Reviews, 78, 667-672.
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Daniel Gagnon and Marc Huot (2011) “Technical Report – Feasibility Study of the Wona Deep Project and Updated Resources and Reserves”
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Daniel Gagnon and Marc Huot (2011) “Technical Report – Feasibility Study of the Wona Deep Project and Updated Resources and Reserves”
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Daniel Gagnon and Marc Huot (2011) “Technical Report – Feasibility Study of the Wona Deep Project and Updated Resources and Reserves”
Dolomite var: Ferroan Dolomite
Formula: Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
Reference: Daniel Gagnon and Marc Huot (2011) “Technical Report – Feasibility Study of the Wona Deep Project and Updated Resources and Reserves”
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: The Mining Journal's special publication on Burkina Faso (2006); Daniel Gagnon and Marc Huot (2011) “Technical Report – Feasibility Study of the Wona Deep Project and Updated Resources and Reserves”
Graphite
Formula: C
Reference: Daniel Gagnon and Marc Huot (2011) “Technical Report – Feasibility Study of the Wona Deep Project and Updated Resources and Reserves”
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Daniel Gagnon and Marc Huot (2011) “Technical Report – Feasibility Study of the Wona Deep Project and Updated Resources and Reserves”
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Daniel Gagnon and Marc Huot (2011) “Technical Report – Feasibility Study of the Wona Deep Project and Updated Resources and Reserves”
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Daniel Gagnon and Marc Huot (2011) “Technical Report – Feasibility Study of the Wona Deep Project and Updated Resources and Reserves”
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Daniel Gagnon and Marc Huot (2011) “Technical Report – Feasibility Study of the Wona Deep Project and Updated Resources and Reserves”
Petzite
Formula: Ag3AuTe2
Reference: Daniel Gagnon and Marc Huot (2011) “Technical Report – Feasibility Study of the Wona Deep Project and Updated Resources and Reserves”
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Daniel Gagnon and Marc Huot (2011) “Technical Report – Feasibility Study of the Wona Deep Project and Updated Resources and Reserves”
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Daniel Gagnon and Marc Huot (2011) “Technical Report – Feasibility Study of the Wona Deep Project and Updated Resources and Reserves”
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Daniel Gagnon and Marc Huot (2011) “Technical Report – Feasibility Study of the Wona Deep Project and Updated Resources and Reserves”

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Graphite1.CB.05aC
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Petzite2.BA.75Ag3AuTe2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Ankerite5.AB.10Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
var: Ferroan Dolomite5.AB.10Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'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
Semi-metals and non-metals
Graphite1.3.6.2C
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Petzite2.4.3.3Ag3AuTe2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
AB(XO3)2
Ankerite14.2.1.2Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
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'-
'Chlorite Group'-
Dolomite
var: Ferroan Dolomite
-Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CCarbon
C SideriteFeCO3
C Dolomite (var: Ferroan Dolomite)Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
C GraphiteC
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
OOxygen
O SideriteFeCO3
O Dolomite (var: Ferroan Dolomite)Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O HematiteFe2O3
O QuartzSiO2
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
MgMagnesium
Mg Dolomite (var: Ferroan Dolomite)Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
AlAluminium
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SSulfur
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S PyriteFeS2
KPotassium
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca Dolomite (var: Ferroan Dolomite)Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
FeIron
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe Dolomite (var: Ferroan Dolomite)Ca(Mg,Fe)(CO3)2
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
AgSilver
Ag PetziteAg3AuTe2
TeTellurium
Te PetziteAg3AuTe2
AuGold
Au GoldAu
Au PetziteAg3AuTe2

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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Paleoproterozoic - Archean
1600 - 4000 Ma



ID: 3189240
Archean-Paleoproterozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Precambrian (1600 - 4000 Ma)

Lithology: Crystalline metamorphic 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]

Rhyacian
2050 - 2300 Ma



ID: 3306446

Age: Rhyacian (2050 - 2300 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

References

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Gagnon, D., Huot, M. (2011) “Technical Report – Feasibility Study of the Wona Deep Project and Updated Resources and Reserves”.
Augustin, J., Gaboury, D., Crevier, M. (2016) The world-class Wona-Kona gold deposit, Burkino Faso. Ore Geology Reviews, 78, 667-672.


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