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Arlit Mine, Arlit, Agadez Department, Nigeri
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Arlit MineMine
Arlit- not defined -
Agadez DepartmentDepartment
NigerCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 18° 44' 42'' North , 7° 18' 40'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 18.74500,7.31111
GeoHash:G#: s5m4wk7v9
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BWh : Hot deserts climate


A uranium property owned by Société des Mines de l'Aïr (a consortium). Started 1971. Orebody is the Arlit deposit, a sandstone-hosted uranium mineralisation.

Two large uranium mines, at Arlit and nearby Akouta, are exploited by open top strip mining.

At its peak in the 1980s, 40% of Niger's uranium production came from Arlit, and uranium represented 90% of Niger's exports (by value).

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


8 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Carnotite
Formula: K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Reference: J. P. le Roux and P. D. Toens (1987) in Gondwana six: stratigraphy, sedimentology, and paleontology, Volume 2 edited by Garry D. MacKenzie American Geophysical Union pp 139-146
Coffinite
Formula: U(SiO4) · nH2O
Reference: Mining Annual Review(1985):448.; J. P. le Roux and P. D. Toens (1987) in Gondwana six: stratigraphy, sedimentology, and paleontology, Volume 2 edited by Garry D. MacKenzie American Geophysical Union pp 139-146
Francevillite
Formula: Ba(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5H2O
Reference: J. P. le Roux and P. D. Toens (1987) in Gondwana six: stratigraphy, sedimentology, and paleontology, Volume 2 edited by Garry D. MacKenzie American Geophysical Union pp 139-146
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: J. P. le Roux and P. D. Toens (1987) in Gondwana six: stratigraphy, sedimentology, and paleontology, Volume 2 edited by Garry D. MacKenzie American Geophysical Union pp 139-146
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: J. P. le Roux and P. D. Toens (1987) in Gondwana six: stratigraphy, sedimentology, and paleontology, Volume 2 edited by Garry D. MacKenzie American Geophysical Union pp 139-146
Tyuyamunite
Formula: Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
Reference: J. P. le Roux and P. D. Toens (1987) in Gondwana six: stratigraphy, sedimentology, and paleontology, Volume 2 edited by Garry D. MacKenzie American Geophysical Union pp 139-146
Uraninite
Formula: UO2
Reference: Mining Annual Review(1985):448.; J. P. le Roux and P. D. Toens (1987) in Gondwana six: stratigraphy, sedimentology, and paleontology, Volume 2 edited by Garry D. MacKenzie American Geophysical Union pp 139-146
Uranocircite
Formula: Ba(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10H2O

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Carnotite4.HB.05K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Francevillite4.HB.15Ba(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5H2O
Tyuyamunite4.HB.25Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
Uraninite4.DL.05UO2
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Uranocircite8.EB.05Ba(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Coffinite9.AD.30U(SiO4) · nH2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
Group 5 - OXIDES CONTAINING URANIUM OR THORIUM
AXO2·xH2O
Uraninite5.1.1.1UO2
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AB2(XO4)2·xH2O, containing (UO2)2+
Carnotite40.2a.28.1K2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
Francevillite40.2a.27.1Ba(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5H2O
Tyuyamunite40.2a.26.1Ca(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
Uranocircite40.2a.3.1Ba(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10H2O
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Coffinite51.5.2.4U(SiO4) · nH2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H CoffiniteU(SiO4) · nH2O
H UranocirciteBa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10H2O
H CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
H TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
H FrancevilliteBa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5H2O
OOxygen
O CoffiniteU(SiO4) · nH2O
O UraniniteUO2
O UranocirciteBa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10H2O
O CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
O TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
O FrancevilliteBa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5H2O
SiSilicon
Si CoffiniteU(SiO4) · nH2O
PPhosphorus
P UranocirciteBa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10H2O
SSulfur
S GalenaPbS
S SphaleriteZnS
KPotassium
K CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
CaCalcium
Ca TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
VVanadium
V CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
V TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
V FrancevilliteBa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5H2O
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
BaBarium
Ba UranocirciteBa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10H2O
Ba FrancevilliteBa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5H2O
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
UUranium
U CoffiniteU(SiO4) · nH2O
U UraniniteUO2
U UranocirciteBa(UO2)2(PO4)2 · 10H2O
U CarnotiteK2(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 3H2O
U TyuyamuniteCa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5-8H2O
U FrancevilliteBa(UO2)2(VO4)2 · 5H2O

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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Carboniferous
298.9 - 358.9 Ma



ID: 3193276
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Carboniferous (298.9 - 358.9 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]

Carboniferous - Ordovician
298.9 - 485.4 Ma



ID: 3307583

Age: Paleozoic (298.9 - 485.4 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary

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

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

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