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Arad Mine, Arad, Southern District (HaDarom District), Israeli
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Arad MineMine
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Southern District (HaDarom District)District
IsraelCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 31° 7' North , 35° 12' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 31.11667,35.20000
GeoHash:G#: sv910bxge
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BSh : Hot semi-arid (steppe) climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Arad23,700 (2017)15.8km
Dimona33,558 (2017)16.7km
‘En Boqeq1,400 (2012)18.0km
Safi15,200 (2013)26.8km
Khirbat al Fakhīt228 (2012)29.1km


An open pit phosphate rock mine with 0.5 million ton/yr. capacity. Located about 190 km South of Tel Aviv. Owned by Negev Phosphates, a subsidiary of Israeli Chemicals.

Regions containing this locality

African PlateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


6 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

Note: this is a very new system on mindat.org and data is currently VERY limited. Please bear with us while we work towards adding this information!

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Detailed Mineral List:

'Apatite'
Reference: Hatzor, Y. H., & Levin, M. (1997). The shear strength of clay-filled bedding planes in limestones—back-analysis of a slope failure in a phosphate mine, Israel. Geotechnical & Geological Engineering, 15(4), 263-282.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: www.mineralmundi.com; Tonsuaadu, K., Veiderma, M., Koel, M., & Nathan, Y. (2000). Thermal analysis of Israeli phosphorites. In PROCEEDINGS-ESTONIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES CHEMISTRY (Vol. 49, No. 1, pp. 44-52). TRUEKITUD OU.
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: www.mineralmundi.com
Fluorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3F
Reference: Tonsuaadu, K., Veiderma, M., Koel, M., & Nathan, Y. (2000). Thermal analysis of Israeli phosphorites. In PROCEEDINGS-ESTONIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES CHEMISTRY (Vol. 49, No. 1, pp. 44-52). TRUEKITUD OU.
Fluorapatite var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
Reference: Tonsuaadu, K., Veiderma, M., Koel, M., & Nathan, Y. (2000). Thermal analysis of Israeli phosphorites. In PROCEEDINGS-ESTONIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES CHEMISTRY (Vol. 49, No. 1, pp. 44-52). TRUEKITUD OU.
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: www.mineralmundi.com; Tonsuaadu, K., Veiderma, M., Koel, M., & Nathan, Y. (2000). Thermal analysis of Israeli phosphorites. In PROCEEDINGS-ESTONIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES CHEMISTRY (Vol. 49, No. 1, pp. 44-52). TRUEKITUD OU.
Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: www.mineralmundi.com; Tonsuaadu, K., Veiderma, M., Koel, M., & Nathan, Y. (2000). Thermal analysis of Israeli phosphorites. In PROCEEDINGS-ESTONIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES CHEMISTRY (Vol. 49, No. 1, pp. 44-52). TRUEKITUD OU.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: www.mineralmundi.com; Tonsuaadu, K., Veiderma, M., Koel, M., & Nathan, Y. (2000). Thermal analysis of Israeli phosphorites. In PROCEEDINGS-ESTONIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES CHEMISTRY (Vol. 49, No. 1, pp. 44-52). TRUEKITUD OU.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Opal4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Fluorapatite8.BN.05Ca5(PO4)3F
var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite8.BN.05Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Fluorapatite41.8.1.1Ca5(PO4)3F
var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite41.8.1.4Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with H2O and organics
Opal75.2.1.1SiO2 · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Apatite'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H OpalSiO2 · nH2O
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C Fluorapatite (var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite)Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O QuartzSiO2
O OpalSiO2 · nH2O
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O Fluorapatite (var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite)Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
O FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
FFluorine
F Fluorapatite (var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite)Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
F FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
MgMagnesium
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si OpalSiO2 · nH2O
PPhosphorus
P Fluorapatite (var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite)Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
P FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
SSulfur
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca Fluorapatite (var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite)Ca5(PO4,CO3)3(F,O)
Ca FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F

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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Late Cretaceous
66 - 100.5 Ma



ID: 3306630

Age: Late Cretaceous (66 - 100.5 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary

Reference: Thiéblemont, D. (ed.). New edition of the 1:10,000,000 geological map of Africa. CGMW-BRGM. [190]

Late Cretaceous
66 - 100.5 Ma



ID: 3153877
Mount Scopus Group

Age: Late Cretaceous (66 - 100.5 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Mount Scopus Group

Lithology: Chert

Reference: Asch, K. The 1:5M International Geological Map of Europe and Adjacent Areas: Development and Implementation of a GIS-enabled Concept. Geologisches Jahrbuch, SA 3. [147]

Cretaceous
66 - 145 Ma



ID: 3192868
Mesozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Cretaceous (66 - 145 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary 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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

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- Mining Annual Review (1985):227, 470.
Tonsuaadu, K., Veiderma, M., Koel, M., & Nathan, Y. (2000). Thermal analysis of Israeli phosphorites. In PROCEEDINGS-ESTONIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES CHEMISTRY (Vol. 49, No. 1, pp. 44-52). TRUEKITUD OU.


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