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Khder Mine, Khder, Bou Azzer District (Bou Azer District), Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Drâa-Tafilalet, Moroccoi
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Khder MineMine
Khder- not defined -
Bou Azzer District (Bou Azer District)District
Tazenakht- not defined -
Ouarzazate ProvinceProvince
Drâa-TafilaletRegion
MoroccoCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
30° 33' 1'' North , 6° 58' 40'' West
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PlacePopulationDistance
Ouarzazat57,245 (2018)41.8km


A small, abandoned open pit cobalt mine.
Located near Khder, about 7 km NW of Bou Azzer.

Regions containing this locality

African PlateTectonic Plate
Northwest Africa MeteoritesMeteorite Fall Location
Atlas Mountains, North AfricaMountain Range
Anti-Atlas Mountains, MoroccoMountain Range

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


23 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Arseniosiderite
Formula: Ca2Fe3+3(AsO4)3O2 · 3H2O
Reference: Favreau, G. and Dietrich, J. E. (2006). Die Mineralien von Bou Azzer. Lapis 31(7/8), 27-68
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: http://www.spiriferminerals.com/70,IV-2010---Morocco-part-II.html
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: http://www.spiriferminerals.com/70,IV-2010---Morocco-part-II.html
Clinoclase
Formula: Cu3(AsO4)(OH)3
Reference: Favreau, G. and Dietrich, J. E. (2006). Die Mineralien von Bou Azzer. Lapis 31(7/8), 27-68
Cobaltarthurite
Formula: (Co,Mg)Fe3+2(AsO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2O
Reference: A.R. Kampf : "Cobaltarthurite from the Bou Azzer district, Morocco", 5th International Conference "Mineralogy & Museums", Paris, Sept. 5-8th 2004, Bull. de Liaison de la Soc. Franç. de Minéralogie et Cristallographie, 2004, Vol 16, N°2.; Georges Favreau collection - 2007
Conichalcite
Formula: CaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Reference: Favreau, G. and Dietrich, J. E. (2006). Die Mineralien von Bou Azzer. Lapis 31(7/8), 27-68
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: Favreau, G. and Dietrich, J. E. (2006). Die Mineralien von Bou Azzer. Lapis 31(7/8), 27-68
Cornubite
Formula: Cu5(AsO4)2(OH)4
Reference: Favreau, G. and Dietrich, J. E. (2006). Die Mineralien von Bou Azzer. Lapis 31(7/8), 27-68
Cornwallite
Formula: Cu5(AsO4)2(OH)4
Reference: Favreau, G. and Dietrich, J. E. (2006). Die Mineralien von Bou Azzer. Lapis 31(7/8), 27-68
Cyanotrichite
Formula: Cu4Al2(SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
Reference: Favreau, G. and Dietrich, J. E. (2006). Die Mineralien von Bou Azzer. Lapis 31(7/8), 27-68
Erythrite
Formula: Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Reference: A.R. Kampf : "Cobaltarthurite from the Bou Azzer district, Morocco", 5th International Conference "Mineralogy & Museums", Paris, Sept. 5-8th 2004, Bull. de Liaison de la Soc. Franç. de Minéralogie et Cristallographie, 2004, Vol 16, N°2.
Geminite
Formula: Cu(HAsO4) · H2O
Reference: Favreau, G. and Dietrich, J. E. (2006). Die Mineralien von Bou Azzer. Lapis 31(7/8), 27-68
Karibibite
Formula: Fe3+3(As3+O2)4(As3+2O5)(OH)
Reference: Favreau, G. and Dietrich, J. E. (2006). Die Mineralien von Bou Azzer. Lapis 31(7/8), 27-68
Lavendulan
Formula: NaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl · 5H2O
Reference: Favreau, G. and Dietrich, J. E. (2006). Die Mineralien von Bou Azzer. Lapis 31(7/8), 27-68
Löllingite
Formula: FeAs2
Reference: Favreau, G. and Dietrich, J. E. (2006). Die Mineralien von Bou Azzer. Lapis 31(7/8), 27-68
Olivenite
Formula: Cu2(AsO4)(OH)
Reference: Favreau, G. and Dietrich, J. E. (2006). Die Mineralien von Bou Azzer. Lapis 31(7/8), 27-68
Parasymplesite
Formula: Fe2+3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Reference: A.R. Kampf : "Cobaltarthurite from the Bou Azzer district, Morocco", 5th International Conference "Mineralogy & Museums", Paris, Sept. 5-8th 2004, Bull. de Liaison de la Soc. Franç. de Minéralogie et Cristallographie, 2004, Vol 16, N°2.
Parnauite
Formula: Cu9(AsO4)2(SO4)(OH)10 · 7H2O
Reference: Favreau, G. and Dietrich, J. E. (2006). Die Mineralien von Bou Azzer. Lapis 31(7/8), 27-68
Pharmacosiderite
Formula: KFe3+4(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
Reference: A.R. Kampf : "Cobaltarthurite from the Bou Azzer district, Morocco", 5th International Conference "Mineralogy & Museums", Paris, Sept. 5-8th 2004, Bull. de Liaison de la Soc. Franç. de Minéralogie et Cristallographie, 2004, Vol 16, N°2.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Favreau, G. and Dietrich, J. E. (2006). Die Mineralien von Bou Azzer. Lapis 31(7/8), 27-68
Schneiderhöhnite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+3As3+5O13
Reference: Favreau, G. and Dietrich, J. E. (2006). Die Mineralien von Bou Azzer. Lapis 31(7/8), 27-68
Scorodite
Formula: Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Reference: A.R. Kampf : "Cobaltarthurite from the Bou Azzer district, Morocco", 5th International Conference "Mineralogy & Museums", Paris, Sept. 5-8th 2004, Bull. de Liaison de la Soc. Franç. de Minéralogie et Cristallographie, 2004, Vol 16, N°2.
Strashimirite ?
Formula: Cu8(AsO4)4(OH)4 · 5H2O
Reference: Favreau, G. and Dietrich, J. E. (2006). Die Mineralien von Bou Azzer. Lapis 31(7/8), 27-68

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Löllingite2.EB.15aFeAs2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Karibibite4.JA.15Fe3+3(As3+O2)4(As3+2O5)(OH)
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Schneiderhöhnite4.JA.35Fe2+Fe3+3As3+5O13
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Cyanotrichite7.DE.10Cu4Al2(SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Arseniosiderite8.DH.30Ca2Fe3+3(AsO4)3O2 · 3H2O
Clinoclase8.BE.20Cu3(AsO4)(OH)3
Cobaltarthurite8.DC.15(Co,Mg)Fe3+2(AsO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2O
Conichalcite8.BH.35CaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Cornubite8.BD.30Cu5(AsO4)2(OH)4
Cornwallite8.BD.05Cu5(AsO4)2(OH)4
Erythrite8.CE.40Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Geminite8.CB.30Cu(HAsO4) · H2O
Lavendulan8.DG.05NaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl · 5H2O
Olivenite8.BB.30Cu2(AsO4)(OH)
Parasymplesite8.CE.40Fe2+3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Parnauite8.DF.35Cu9(AsO4)2(SO4)(OH)10 · 7H2O
Pharmacosiderite8.DK.10KFe3+4(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
Scorodite8.CD.10Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Strashimirite ?8.DC.12Cu8(AsO4)4(OH)4 · 5H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Copper1.1.1.3Cu
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Löllingite2.12.2.9FeAs2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB4X9
Karibibite7.10.2.1Fe3+3(As3+O2)4(As3+2O5)(OH)
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)6(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Cyanotrichite31.2.1.1Cu4Al2(SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
A3(XO4)2·xH2O
Erythrite40.3.6.3Co3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Parasymplesite40.3.6.6Fe2+3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
(AB)5(XO4)2·xH2O
Scorodite40.4.1.3Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
AXO4·xH2O
Geminite40.5.12.1Cu(HAsO4) · H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)3(XO4)Zq
Clinoclase41.3.1.1Cu3(AsO4)(OH)3
(AB)5(XO4)2Zq
Cornubite41.4.2.1Cu5(AsO4)2(OH)4
Cornwallite41.4.2.2Cu5(AsO4)2(OH)4
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Conichalcite41.5.1.2CaCu(AsO4)(OH)
A2(XO4)Zq
Olivenite41.6.6.1Cu2(AsO4)(OH)
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A2(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Strashimirite ?42.6.5.1Cu8(AsO4)4(OH)4 · 5H2O
(AB)5(XO4)3Zq·xH2O
Arseniosiderite42.8.4.3Ca2Fe3+3(AsO4)3O2 · 3H2O
Pharmacosiderite42.8.1a.1KFe3+4(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
(AB)7(XO4)4Zq·xH2O
Lavendulan42.9.4.2NaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl · 5H2O
(AB)3(XO4)2Zq·xH2O
Cobaltarthurite42.11.20.5(Co,Mg)Fe3+2(AsO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2O
Group 43 - COMPOUND PHOSPHATES, ETC.
Hydrated Compound Phosphates, etc·, Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
Parnauite43.5.13.1Cu9(AsO4)2(SO4)(OH)10 · 7H2O
Group 45 - ACID AND NORMAL ANTIMONITES AND ARSENITES
Miscellaneous
Schneiderhöhnite45.1.12.1Fe2+Fe3+3As3+5O13
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Cobaltarthurite(Co,Mg)Fe23+(AsO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2O
H ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
H ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
H ParasymplesiteFe32+(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
H PharmacosideriteKFe43+(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
H ParnauiteCu9(AsO4)2(SO4)(OH)10 · 7H2O
H GeminiteCu(HAsO4) · H2O
H ArseniosideriteCa2Fe33+(AsO4)3O2 · 3H2O
H CyanotrichiteCu4Al2(SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
H ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
H LavendulanNaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl · 5H2O
H KaribibiteFe33+(As3+O2)4(As23+O5)(OH)
H CornwalliteCu5(AsO4)2(OH)4
H CornubiteCu5(AsO4)2(OH)4
H ClinoclaseCu3(AsO4)(OH)3
H OliveniteCu2(AsO4)(OH)
H StrashimiriteCu8(AsO4)4(OH)4 · 5H2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O Cobaltarthurite(Co,Mg)Fe23+(AsO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2O
O ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
O ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
O ParasymplesiteFe32+(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
O PharmacosideriteKFe43+(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
O ParnauiteCu9(AsO4)2(SO4)(OH)10 · 7H2O
O GeminiteCu(HAsO4) · H2O
O ArseniosideriteCa2Fe33+(AsO4)3O2 · 3H2O
O CyanotrichiteCu4Al2(SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
O QuartzSiO2
O ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
O LavendulanNaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl · 5H2O
O KaribibiteFe33+(As3+O2)4(As23+O5)(OH)
O SchneiderhöhniteFe2+Fe33+As53+O13
O CornwalliteCu5(AsO4)2(OH)4
O CornubiteCu5(AsO4)2(OH)4
O ClinoclaseCu3(AsO4)(OH)3
O OliveniteCu2(AsO4)(OH)
O CalciteCaCO3
O StrashimiriteCu8(AsO4)4(OH)4 · 5H2O
NaSodium
Na LavendulanNaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl · 5H2O
AlAluminium
Al CyanotrichiteCu4Al2(SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S ParnauiteCu9(AsO4)2(SO4)(OH)10 · 7H2O
S CyanotrichiteCu4Al2(SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ClChlorine
Cl LavendulanNaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl · 5H2O
KPotassium
K PharmacosideriteKFe43+(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
CaCalcium
Ca ArseniosideriteCa2Fe33+(AsO4)3O2 · 3H2O
Ca ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Ca LavendulanNaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl · 5H2O
Ca CalciteCaCO3
FeIron
Fe Cobaltarthurite(Co,Mg)Fe23+(AsO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2O
Fe ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Fe ParasymplesiteFe32+(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
Fe PharmacosideriteKFe43+(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
Fe ArseniosideriteCa2Fe33+(AsO4)3O2 · 3H2O
Fe KaribibiteFe33+(As3+O2)4(As23+O5)(OH)
Fe SchneiderhöhniteFe2+Fe33+As53+O13
Fe LöllingiteFeAs2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
CoCobalt
Co Cobaltarthurite(Co,Mg)Fe23+(AsO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2O
Co ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
CuCopper
Cu ParnauiteCu9(AsO4)2(SO4)(OH)10 · 7H2O
Cu CopperCu
Cu GeminiteCu(HAsO4) · H2O
Cu CyanotrichiteCu4Al2(SO4)(OH)12 · 2H2O
Cu ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
Cu LavendulanNaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl · 5H2O
Cu CornwalliteCu5(AsO4)2(OH)4
Cu CornubiteCu5(AsO4)2(OH)4
Cu ClinoclaseCu3(AsO4)(OH)3
Cu OliveniteCu2(AsO4)(OH)
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu StrashimiriteCu8(AsO4)4(OH)4 · 5H2O
AsArsenic
As Cobaltarthurite(Co,Mg)Fe23+(AsO4)2(OH)2 · 4H2O
As ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
As ErythriteCo3(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
As ParasymplesiteFe32+(AsO4)2 · 8H2O
As PharmacosideriteKFe43+(AsO4)3(OH)4 · 6-7H2O
As ParnauiteCu9(AsO4)2(SO4)(OH)10 · 7H2O
As GeminiteCu(HAsO4) · H2O
As ArseniosideriteCa2Fe33+(AsO4)3O2 · 3H2O
As ConichalciteCaCu(AsO4)(OH)
As LavendulanNaCaCu5(AsO4)4Cl · 5H2O
As KaribibiteFe33+(As3+O2)4(As23+O5)(OH)
As SchneiderhöhniteFe2+Fe33+As53+O13
As LöllingiteFeAs2
As CornwalliteCu5(AsO4)2(OH)4
As CornubiteCu5(AsO4)2(OH)4
As ClinoclaseCu3(AsO4)(OH)3
As OliveniteCu2(AsO4)(OH)
As StrashimiriteCu8(AsO4)4(OH)4 · 5H2O

References

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Kampf, A.R. (2004): Cobaltarthurite from the Bou Azzer district, Morocco. 5th International Conference "Mineralogy & Museums", Paris, Sept. 5-8th 2004, Bulletin de Liaison de la Société Française de Minéralogie et Cristallographie, 16 (2)
Favreau, G., Dietrich, J. E., Meisser, N., Brugger, J., Ait Haddouch, L. & Maacha, L. (2007): Bou Azzer, Morocco. Mineralogical Record 38, 345-407

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