Tambao Mine, Centre-Nord Region, Burkina Faso
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|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||14° 47' 21'' North , 0° 3' 47'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||14.7891666667, 0.0630555555556|
Lateritic manganese ore deposit, among the cryptomelane-richest in the world.
19 Mt at 52% Mn.
Production of the open-pit mine started 1994 but was suspended due to high transport costs.
14 valid minerals.
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Hénocque, O., Ruffet, G., Colin, F., & Féraud, G. (1998). 40 Ar/ 39 Ar dating of West African lateritic cryptomelanes. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 62(16), 2739-2756.