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Aredor Mine, Gbenko, Kérouané Prefecture, Kankan Region, Guineai
Regional Level Types
Aredor MineMine
Gbenko- not defined -
Kérouané PrefecturePrefecture
Kankan RegionRegion
GuineaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 9° 18' 11'' North , 8° 41' 53'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 9.30306,-8.69806
GeoHash:G#: ec9ufjd60
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:Aw : Tropical savanna, wet
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Kérouané7,228 (2012)35.2km


Alluvial diamond mine 35 km east of Kérouané. Operated 1984-94. Restarted 1996 by Trivalence Mining Corp, reaching 35000 carats production in 2001. Diamondiferous kimberlites nearby have been prospected.

Regions containing this locality

African PlateTectonic Plate
West AfricaUN Subregion

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


1 valid mineral.

Detailed Mineral List:

Diamond
Formula: C
Reference: Yager, T. R. (2004). Guinea, Liberia, AND Sierra Leone. USGS Minerals Yearbook, 3, 171.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Diamond1.CB.10aC

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Diamond1.3.6.1C

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C DiamondC

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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Archean
2500 - 4000 Ma



ID: 3186476
Archean crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Archean (2500 - 4000 Ma)

Lithology: Orthogneiss/paragneiss

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]

Mesoarchean - Paleoarchean
2800 - 3600 Ma



ID: 3307733

Age: Archean (2800 - 3600 Ma)

Lithology: Plutonic and metamorphic

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

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