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Akouta mine, Aïr Region, Agadez Department, Nigeri
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Akouta mineMine
Aïr RegionRegion
Agadez DepartmentDepartment
NigerCountry

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18° 40' 28'' North , 7° 18' 3'' East
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A uranium and molybdenum mine, discovered in 1967.
An underground operation (or open top strip mine?) at a depth of about 250 metres (at around 2007(?)).

Located about 20 km from the large Arlit deposit, and close to Akokan. Operated by Compagnie Miniere d'Akouta.

Regions containing this locality

African PlateTectonic Plate
Sahara Desert, North AfricaDesert
West AfricaUN Subregion
Northwest Africa MeteoritesMeteorite Fall Location

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


6 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Pagel, M., Cavellec, S., Forbes, P., Gerbaud, O., Vergely, P., Wagani, I., & Mathieu, R. (2005). Uranium deposits in the Arlit area (Niger). In Mineral Deposit Research: Meeting the Global Challenge (pp. 303-305). Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
Coffinite
Formula: U(SiO4) · nH2O
Reference: Mining Annual Review:1985:449.
'Feldspar Group'
Reference: Pagel, M., Cavellec, S., Forbes, P., Gerbaud, O., Vergely, P., Wagani, I., & Mathieu, R. (2005). Uranium deposits in the Arlit area (Niger). In Mineral Deposit Research: Meeting the Global Challenge (pp. 303-305). Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Pagel, M., Cavellec, S., Forbes, P., Gerbaud, O., Vergely, P., Wagani, I., & Mathieu, R. (2005). Uranium deposits in the Arlit area (Niger). In Mineral Deposit Research: Meeting the Global Challenge (pp. 303-305). Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Pagel, M., Cavellec, S., Forbes, P., Gerbaud, O., Vergely, P., Wagani, I., & Mathieu, R. (2005). Uranium deposits in the Arlit area (Niger). In Mineral Deposit Research: Meeting the Global Challenge (pp. 303-305). Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Pagel, M., Cavellec, S., Forbes, P., Gerbaud, O., Vergely, P., Wagani, I., & Mathieu, R. (2005). Uranium deposits in the Arlit area (Niger). In Mineral Deposit Research: Meeting the Global Challenge (pp. 303-305). Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Pagel, M., Cavellec, S., Forbes, P., Gerbaud, O., Vergely, P., Wagani, I., & Mathieu, R. (2005). Uranium deposits in the Arlit area (Niger). In Mineral Deposit Research: Meeting the Global Challenge (pp. 303-305). Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
Uraninite
Formula: UO2
Reference: Mining Annual Review:1985:449.; Pagel, M., Cavellec, S., Forbes, P., Gerbaud, O., Vergely, P., Wagani, I., & Mathieu, R. (2005). Uranium deposits in the Arlit area (Niger). In Mineral Deposit Research: Meeting the Global Challenge (pp. 303-305). Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
'Wad'
Reference: Pagel, M., Cavellec, S., Forbes, P., Gerbaud, O., Vergely, P., Wagani, I., & Mathieu, R. (2005). Uranium deposits in the Arlit area (Niger). In Mineral Deposit Research: Meeting the Global Challenge (pp. 303-305). Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Uraninite4.DL.05UO2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Group 9 - Silicates
Coffinite9.AD.30U(SiO4) · nH2O
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Feldspar Group'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Wad'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 5 - OXIDES CONTAINING URANIUM OR THORIUM
AXO2·xH2O
Uraninite5.1.1.1UO2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Coffinite51.5.2.4U(SiO4) · nH2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Feldspar Group'-
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Wad'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H CoffiniteU(SiO4) · nH2O
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
OOxygen
O CoffiniteU(SiO4) · nH2O
O UraniniteUO2
O BaryteBaSO4
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O QuartzSiO2
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
AlAluminium
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
SiSilicon
Si CoffiniteU(SiO4) · nH2O
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S BaryteBaSO4
S PyriteFeS2
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
UUranium
U CoffiniteU(SiO4) · nH2O
U UraniniteUO2

References

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- Mining Annual Review 1985: 449.
Pagel, M., Cavellec, S., Forbes, P., Gerbaud, O., Vergely, P., Wagani, I., & Mathieu, R. (2005). Uranium deposits in the Arlit area (Niger). In Mineral Deposit Research: Meeting the Global Challenge (pp. 303-305). Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.
Turpina, L., Clauer, N., Forbes, P., & Pagel, M. (1991). U Pb, Sm Nd and K Ar systematics of the Akouta uranium deposit, Niger. Chemical Geology: Isotope Geoscience section, 87(3-4), 217-230.

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