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Bleida Mine, Bleida, Bou Azzer District (Bou Azer District), Tazenakht, Ouarzazate Province, Drâa-Tafilalet Region, Moroccoi
Regional Level Types
Bleida MineMine
Bleida- not defined -
Bou Azzer District (Bou Azer District)District
Tazenakht- not defined -
Ouarzazate ProvinceProvince
Drâa-Tafilalet RegionRegion
MoroccoCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 30° 21' 20'' North , 6° 27' 30'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 30.35583,-6.45861
GeoHash:G#: ev7ktn0gx
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BWh : Hot deserts climate


A copper mine. Meanwhile, the deposit is mined out.
Located at the eastern rim of the district, about 40 km ESE of Bou Azzer and 15 km SW of the pyrophyllite–zunyite–diaspore mineralization at Chouichiat (see there).

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

Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.


Mineral List


12 valid minerals.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Bismuth1.CA.05Bi
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bismuthinite2.DB.05Bi2S3
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Carrollite2.DA.05Cu(Co,Ni)2S4
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Semi-metals and non-metals
Bismuth1.3.1.4Bi
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:4
Carrollite2.10.1.2Cu(Co,Ni)2S4
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Bismuthinite2.11.2.3Bi2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
CCarbon
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O QuartzSiO2
O HematiteFe2O3
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S BismuthiniteBi2S3
S GalenaPbS
S PyriteFeS2
S ChalcociteCu2S
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S CarrolliteCu(Co,Ni)2S4
FeIron
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
CoCobalt
Co CarrolliteCu(Co,Ni)2S4
NiNickel
Ni CarrolliteCu(Co,Ni)2S4
CuCopper
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu CarrolliteCu(Co,Ni)2S4
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
AuGold
Au GoldAu
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
BiBismuth
Bi BismuthBi
Bi BismuthiniteBi2S3

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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Neoproterozoic
541 - 1000 Ma



ID: 3187267
Neoproterozoic sedimentary and volcanic rocks

Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 Ma)

Lithology: Mafic-intermediate undivided volcanic 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]

Ediacaran - Cryogenian
541 - 720 Ma



ID: 3307508

Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 720 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary and volcaniclastic

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

Mesoproterozoic
1000 - 1600 Ma



ID: 3160741
Proterozoic II undifferentiated

Age: Mesoproterozoic (1000 - 1600 Ma)

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]

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

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Barakat, A., Marignac, C., Boiron, M. C., and Bouabdelli, M. (2002) Caractérisation des paragenèses et des paléocirculations fluides dans l'indice d'or de Bleı̈da (Anti-Atlas, Maroc). Comptes Rendus Geoscience, 334(1), 35-41.
Favreau, G. and Dietrich, J.E. (2006) Eine weltberühmte Kontaktlagerstätte: Bou Azzer, Marokko. Lapis 31(7/8), 13-21 (in German).


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