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Egypt

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Area:1,002,450 km2
Locality type:Country
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Egypt is divided into 27 governorates. The governorates are further divided into regions.


Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded from this region.


Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

Acanthite

Actinolite

Aegirine-augite

Albite

'Albite-Anorthite Series'

Allanite-(Ce)

'Allanite Group'

Almandine

Altaite

Aluminium

Alunite

Amblygonite

'Amphibole Supergroup'

Analcime

Anatase

Andalusite

Anglesite

Anhydrite

Ankerite

Annite

Anorthite

Anthophyllite

Antigorite

'Apatite'

'var: Collophane'

Aragonite

Arfvedsonite

Arsenopyrite

'Asbestos'

Augite

Autunite

Azurite

Baryte

Bassanite

'Bastnäsite'

Belyankinite

Benleonardite

Beryl

var: Emerald

'Biotite'

Bismuthinite

Bornite

Boulangerite

'Bravoite'

Brochantite

Burkeite

Calaverite

Calcite

'Calcite Group'

Cancrinite

Carnotite

Cassiterite

Celestine

Cerite-(Ce)

Cerussite

Cervelleite

'Chabazite'

Chalcanthite

Chalcocite

Chalconatronite (TL)

Chalcopyrite

Chamosite

Chlorapatite

'Chlorite Group'

'Chrome-Spinel (of Dana)'

Chromite

Chrysocolla

Chrysotile

Clinochlore

var: Chromian Clinochlore

Clinoenstatite

'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'

Cobaltite

Coesite

Coffinite

Columbite-(Fe)

'Columbite-(Fe)-Columbite-(Mn) Series'

Columbite-(Mn)

'Columbite-Tantalite'

Copper

'Copper Stain'

Cordierite

Corrensite

Covellite

Cristobalite

Cryptomelane

Cubanite

Cummingtonite

Curite

Daubréelite

Davyne

Diamond

Digenite

Diopside

Dolomite

var: Ferroan Dolomite

Edenite

'Electrum'

Enstatite

Epidote

Epsomite

Eucryptite

Euxenite-(Y)

Fayalite

'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'

'Feldspar Group'

'var: Perthite'

Fergusonite-(Y)

Ferrihydrite

Ferro-tschermakite

Fluorapatite

var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite

var: Mn-bearing Fluorapatite

Fluorite

var: Yttrofluorite

Forsterite

var: Peridot

Freibergite

Froodite

Galena

'Garnet Group'

'Garnierite'

Gaylussite

Gehlenite

Gersdorffite

Geversite

Gibbsite

Glauconite

Godlevskite

Goethite

Gold

Graphite

Grossular

Gypsum

Halite

Halotrichite

var: Masrite

Hausmannite

Heazlewoodite

Hedenbergite

Hematite

Hemimorphite

Hercynite

var: Picotite

Hessite

Hexahydrite

Hibonite

'Hornblende'

Horomanite

Huttonite

Hydrobiotite

'Hydrophlogopite'

Hydroxylapatite

var: Carbonate-rich Hydroxylapatite

Hydrozincite

'Iddingsite'

Ilmenite

Iron

var: Kamacite

Ishikawaite

Ixiolite

'Joséite'

Kaolinite

Kasolite

'K Feldspar'

Krennerite

Kyanite

Langite

Lechatelierite

Lepidocrocite

'Libyan Desert Glass'

'Limonite'

'Lithian Muscovite'

Lizardite

Löllingite

Loparite-(Ce)

Lueshite

Mackinawite

Magnesio-hornblende

Magnesite

var: Breunnerite

Magnetite

var: Titaniferous Magnetite

Malachite

'Manganese Oxides'

Manganite

Marcasite

Mckinstryite

Melonite

var: Palladian Melonite

Merenskyite

Meta-autunite

Miargyrite

'Mica Group'

Michenerite

Microcline

var: Amazonite

Microlite Group

Mirabilite

Mogánite

Moissanite

Molybdenite

'Monazite'

Montebrasite

Montmorillonite

Mullite

Muscovite

var: Fuchsite

var: Sericite

Nagyágite

Nahcolite

Nepheline

Nickelphosphide

Nontronite

Northupite

Opal

Orthoclase

'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'

Pargasite

Parkerite

Pentlandite

Petalite

Petzite

'Phengite'

Phlogopite

Pickeringite

Pigeonite

Pirssonite

Pollucite

Polylithionite

Prehnite

'Psilomelane'

Pyrargyrite

Pyrite

var: Arsenian Pyrite

'Pyrochlore'

Pyrochlore Group

var: Plumbopyrochlore (of Skorobogatova et al.)

Pyrochlore Supergroup

var: Betafite (of Hogarth 1977)

Pyrochroite

Pyrolusite

var: Polianite

'Pyroxene Group'

Pyrrhotite

Quartz

var: Amethyst

var: Carnelian

var: Egyptian Jasper

var: Jasper

var: Smoky Quartz

Rhodochrosite

Rhodonite

Riebeckite

Rutile

var: Ilmenorutile

Sampleite

Sanidine

Saponite

Schreibersite

'Serpentine Subgroup'

Siderite

Siderophyllite

Sillimanite

Silver

'Smectite Group'

Smithsonite

Soddyite

Spessartine

Sphalerite

Spinel

Spodumene

Staurolite

Stephanite

Stibiotantalite

Stishovite

Sudburyite

Sulphur

Sylvanite

Taenite

Talc

'Tantalite'

Tantalite-(Mn)

'Tapiolite'

Tapiolite-(Fe)

Tellurobismuthite

Tennantite

Tephroite

Tetrahedrite

'Thénardite'

Thermonatrite

Thorianite

Thorite

var: Uranothorite

'Thorogummite'

Titanite

Topaz

'Tourmaline'

Tremolite

Troilite

Trona

Turquoise

Uraninite

var: Pitchblende

Uranophane

Uranophane-β

'Uranpyrochlore (of Hogarth 1977)'

Valleriite

Vermiculite

Violarite

'Wad'

Wavellite

Wodginite

'Wolframite'

Wollastonite

Wulfenite

'Xenotime'

Xenotime-(Y)

'Zinnwaldite'

Zippeite

Zircon

Zirconolite

Zoubekite


243 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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References

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Rushdi Said (1962): The geology of Egypt. Elsevier, 377 pp.
Farouk El-Baz (1984): The geology of Egypt. xx pp.
Rushdi Said (1990): The geology of Egypt. A. A. Balkema, xx pp.
Klemm, D. & Klemm, R. (1993): Steine und Steinbrüche im Alten Ägpyten. Springer Verlag, Heidelberg, 465 pp. (in German)
E. E. Tawadros (2001): Geology of Egypt and Libya. A. A. Balkema, 468 pp.
Klemm, D., Klemm, R. & Murr, A. (2001): Gold of the Pharaos - 6000 years of gold mining in Egypt and Nubia. Journal of African Earth Sciences 33, 643-659. [http://www.utdallas.edu/~rjstern/egypt/PDFs/SE%20Desert/KlemmAU.JAES01.pdf]
Nagy Shawky Botros (2004): A new classification of the gold deposits of Egypt. Ore Geology Reviews 25, 1-37.
Dietrich Klemm and Rosemarie Klemm (2008): Mining in Ancient Egypt and Nubia. Encyclopaedia of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine in Non-Western Cultures, Part 13, 1685-1698.
Martin, W. (2015): Eine Reise durchs Goldland der Pharaonen. Der Steirische Mineralog, 29, 6-18.

External Links

http://www.egsma.gov.eg/ [Egyptian Geological Survey and Mining Authority (EGSMA)]

http://www.northafrica.de/egypt.htm

http://www.mbendi.com/indy/ming/af/eg/p0005.htm [Mining in Egypt]

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