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Ashanti Mine, Obuasi, Ashanti gold belt, Western Region, Ghanai
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View of the Obuasi gold mining area, ca. 1910.

Ashanti Mine, Obuasi, Ashanti gold belt, Western Region, Ghana
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View of the Obuasi gold mining area, ca. 1910.

Ashanti Mine, Obuasi, Ashanti gold belt, Western Region, Ghana
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View of the Obuasi gold mining area, ca. 1910.

Ashanti Mine, Obuasi, Ashanti gold belt, Western Region, Ghana
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View of the Obuasi gold mining area, ca. 1910.

Ashanti Mine, Obuasi, Ashanti gold belt, Western Region, Ghana
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View of the Obuasi gold mining area, ca. 1910.

Ashanti Mine, Obuasi, Ashanti gold belt, Western Region, Ghana
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View of the Obuasi gold mining area, ca. 1910.

Ashanti Mine, Obuasi, Ashanti gold belt, Western Region, Ghana
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View of the Obuasi gold mining area, ca. 1910.

Ashanti Mine, Obuasi, Ashanti gold belt, Western Region, Ghana
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View of the Obuasi gold mining area, ca. 1910.

Ashanti Mine, Obuasi, Ashanti gold belt, Western Region, Ghana
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
6° 14' North , 1° 39' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Obuase137,856 (2017)4.0km
Bekwai4,260 (2017)25.5km
Dunkwa33,379 (2018)33.5km


A gold property producing an average of 7,500 kg Au (1983-1984).

Regions containing this locality

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43 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Alabandite
Formula: MnS
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 1990 54 : 617-627
Altaite
Formula: PbTe
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 1990 54 : 617-627; Bonev, I. K., Petrunov, R., Cook, N. J., & Ciobanu, C. L. (2005). Kostovite and its argentian varieties: Deposits and mineral associations. Geochem. Mineral. Petrol.(Bulg. Acad. Sci.), 42, 1-22.
Ankerite
Formula: Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Reference: Oberthür, T., Weiser, T., Amanor, J.A., and Chryssoulis, S.L. (1997): Mineralium Deposita 32, 2-15.
Arsenolite
Formula: As2O3
Reference: Craw, D., & Bowell, R. J. (2014). The characterization of arsenic in mine waste. Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry, 79(1), 473-505.
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Oberthür, T., Weiser, T., Amanor, J.A., and Chryssoulis, S.L. (1997): Mineralium Deposita 32, 2-15.; Mineralogical Magazine 1990 54 : 617-627; Econ Geol (1996) 91:289-301; Craw, D., & Bowell, R. J. (2014). The characterization of arsenic in mine waste. Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry, 79(1), 473-505.; Bonev, I. K., Petrunov, R., Cook, N. J., & Ciobanu, C. L. (2005). Kostovite and its argentian varieties: Deposits and mineral associations. Geochem. Mineral. Petrol.(Bulg. Acad. Sci.), 42, 1-22.
Aurostibite
Formula: AuSb2
Reference: Oberthür, T., Weiser, T., Amanor, J.A., and Chryssoulis, S.L. (1997): Mineralium Deposita 32, 2-15.
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 1990 54 : 617-627; Bonev, I. K., Petrunov, R., Cook, N. J., & Ciobanu, C. L. (2005). Kostovite and its argentian varieties: Deposits and mineral associations. Geochem. Mineral. Petrol.(Bulg. Acad. Sci.), 42, 1-22.
Boulangerite
Formula: Pb5Sb4S11
Reference: Oberthür, T., Weiser, T., Amanor, J.A., and Chryssoulis, S.L. (1997): Mineralium Deposita 32, 2-15.
Bournonite
Formula: PbCuSbS3
Reference: Oberthür, T., Weiser, T., Amanor, J.A., and Chryssoulis, S.L. (1997): Mineralium Deposita 32, 2-15.; Mineralogical Magazine 1990 54 : 617-627; Econ Geol (1996) 91:289-301
Bukovskýite
Formula: Fe3+2(AsO4)(SO4)(OH) · 9H2O
Reference: Craw, D., & Bowell, R. J. (2014). The characterization of arsenic in mine waste. Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry, 79(1), 473-505.
Calaverite
Formula: AuTe2
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 1990 54 : 617-627; Bonev, I. K., Petrunov, R., Cook, N. J., & Ciobanu, C. L. (2005). Kostovite and its argentian varieties: Deposits and mineral associations. Geochem. Mineral. Petrol.(Bulg. Acad. Sci.), 42, 1-22.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 1990 54 : 617-627; Bonev, I. K., Petrunov, R., Cook, N. J., & Ciobanu, C. L. (2005). Kostovite and its argentian varieties: Deposits and mineral associations. Geochem. Mineral. Petrol.(Bulg. Acad. Sci.), 42, 1-22.
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 1990 54 : 617-627; Bonev, I. K., Petrunov, R., Cook, N. J., & Ciobanu, C. L. (2005). Kostovite and its argentian varieties: Deposits and mineral associations. Geochem. Mineral. Petrol.(Bulg. Acad. Sci.), 42, 1-22.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Oberthür, T., Weiser, T., Amanor, J.A., and Chryssoulis, S.L. (1997): Mineralium Deposita 32, 2-15.; Mineralogical Magazine 1990 54 : 617-627; Econ Geol (1996) 91:289-301; Bonev, I. K., Petrunov, R., Cook, N. J., & Ciobanu, C. L. (2005). Kostovite and its argentian varieties: Deposits and mineral associations. Geochem. Mineral. Petrol.(Bulg. Acad. Sci.), 42, 1-22.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Oberthür, T., Weiser, T., Amanor, J.A., and Chryssoulis, S.L. (1997): Mineralium Deposita 32, 2-15.; Econ Geol (1996) 91:289-301
Coloradoite
Formula: HgTe
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 1990 54 : 617-627; Bonev, I. K., Petrunov, R., Cook, N. J., & Ciobanu, C. L. (2005). Kostovite and its argentian varieties: Deposits and mineral associations. Geochem. Mineral. Petrol.(Bulg. Acad. Sci.), 42, 1-22.
'Electrum'
Formula: (Au, Ag)
Reference: Oberthür, T., Weiser, T., Amanor, J.A., and Chryssoulis, S.L. (1997): Mineralium Deposita 32, 2-15.
Freibergite
Formula: (Ag,Cu,◻)10Fe2+2Sb4S12
Reference: Oberthür, T., Weiser, T., Amanor, J.A., and Chryssoulis, S.L. (1997): Mineralium Deposita 32, 2-15.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Oberthür, T., Weiser, T., Amanor, J.A., and Chryssoulis, S.L. (1997): Mineralium Deposita 32, 2-15.; Mineralogical Magazine 1990 54 : 617-627; Econ Geol (1996) 91:289-301; Bonev, I. K., Petrunov, R., Cook, N. J., & Ciobanu, C. L. (2005). Kostovite and its argentian varieties: Deposits and mineral associations. Geochem. Mineral. Petrol.(Bulg. Acad. Sci.), 42, 1-22.
Gersdorffite
Formula: NiAsS
Reference: Oberthür, T., Weiser, T., Amanor, J.A., and Chryssoulis, S.L. (1997): Mineralium Deposita 32, 2-15.
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 1990 54 : 617-627; Craw, D., & Bowell, R. J. (2014). The characterization of arsenic in mine waste. Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry, 79(1), 473-505.; Bonev, I. K., Petrunov, R., Cook, N. J., & Ciobanu, C. L. (2005). Kostovite and its argentian varieties: Deposits and mineral associations. Geochem. Mineral. Petrol.(Bulg. Acad. Sci.), 42, 1-22.
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Oberthür, T., Weiser, T., Amanor, J.A., and Chryssoulis, S.L. (1997): Mineralium Deposita 32, 2-15.; Mineralogical Magazine 1990 54 : 617-627; Econ Geol (1996) 91:289-301; Craw, D., & Bowell, R. J. (2014). The characterization of arsenic in mine waste. Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry, 79(1), 473-505.; Bonev, I. K., Petrunov, R., Cook, N. J., & Ciobanu, C. L. (2005). Kostovite and its argentian varieties: Deposits and mineral associations. Geochem. Mineral. Petrol.(Bulg. Acad. Sci.), 42, 1-22.
Graphite
Formula: C
Reference: Schmidt Mumm, A., Oberthür, T., Vetter, U., and Blenkinsop, T.G. (1997): Mineralium Deposita 32, 107-118.; Econ Geol (1996) 91:289-301
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 1990 54 : 617-627; Craw, D., & Bowell, R. J. (2014). The characterization of arsenic in mine waste. Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry, 79(1), 473-505.; Bonev, I. K., Petrunov, R., Cook, N. J., & Ciobanu, C. L. (2005). Kostovite and its argentian varieties: Deposits and mineral associations. Geochem. Mineral. Petrol.(Bulg. Acad. Sci.), 42, 1-22.
Henryite
Formula: (Cu,Ag)3+xTe2 , with x ~ 0.40
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 1990 54 : 617-627; Bonev, I. K., Petrunov, R., Cook, N. J., & Ciobanu, C. L. (2005). Kostovite and its argentian varieties: Deposits and mineral associations. Geochem. Mineral. Petrol.(Bulg. Acad. Sci.), 42, 1-22.
Hessite
Formula: Ag2Te
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 1990 54 : 617-627; Bonev, I. K., Petrunov, R., Cook, N. J., & Ciobanu, C. L. (2005). Kostovite and its argentian varieties: Deposits and mineral associations. Geochem. Mineral. Petrol.(Bulg. Acad. Sci.), 42, 1-22.
Kaňkite
Formula: FeAsO4 · 3.5H2O
Reference: Craw, D., & Bowell, R. J. (2014). The characterization of arsenic in mine waste. Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry, 79(1), 473-505.
Kostovite
Formula: CuAuTe4
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 1990 54 : 617-627; Bonev, I. K., Petrunov, R., Cook, N. J., & Ciobanu, C. L. (2005). Kostovite and its argentian varieties: Deposits and mineral associations. Geochem. Mineral. Petrol.(Bulg. Acad. Sci.), 42, 1-22.
Löllingite
Formula: FeAs2
Reference: Oberthür, T., Weiser, T., Amanor, J.A., and Chryssoulis, S.L. (1997): Mineralium Deposita 32, 2-15.
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Oberthür, T., Weiser, T., Amanor, J.A., and Chryssoulis, S.L. (1997): Mineralium Deposita 32, 2-15.; Econ Geol (1996) 91:289-301
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Oberthür, T., Weiser, T., Amanor, J.A., and Chryssoulis, S.L. (1997): Mineralium Deposita 32, 2-15.; Econ Geol (1996) 91:289-301
Petzite
Formula: Ag3AuTe2
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 1990 54 : 617-627; Bonev, I. K., Petrunov, R., Cook, N. J., & Ciobanu, C. L. (2005). Kostovite and its argentian varieties: Deposits and mineral associations. Geochem. Mineral. Petrol.(Bulg. Acad. Sci.), 42, 1-22.
Pitticite
Formula: (Fe, AsO4, H2O) (?)
Reference: Craw, D., & Bowell, R. J. (2014). The characterization of arsenic in mine waste. Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry, 79(1), 473-505.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Oberthür, T., Weiser, T., Amanor, J.A., and Chryssoulis, S.L. (1997): Mineralium Deposita 32, 2-15.; Mineralogical Magazine 1990 54 : 617-627; Econ Geol (1996) 91:289-301; Bonev, I. K., Petrunov, R., Cook, N. J., & Ciobanu, C. L. (2005). Kostovite and its argentian varieties: Deposits and mineral associations. Geochem. Mineral. Petrol.(Bulg. Acad. Sci.), 42, 1-22.
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Oberthür, T., Weiser, T., Amanor, J.A., and Chryssoulis, S.L. (1997): Mineralium Deposita 32, 2-15.; Mineralogical Magazine 1990 54 : 617-627; Econ Geol (1996) 91:289-301; Bonev, I. K., Petrunov, R., Cook, N. J., & Ciobanu, C. L. (2005). Kostovite and its argentian varieties: Deposits and mineral associations. Geochem. Mineral. Petrol.(Bulg. Acad. Sci.), 42, 1-22.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Oberthür, T., Weiser, T., Amanor, J.A., and Chryssoulis, S.L. (1997): Mineralium Deposita 32, 2-15.; Mineralogical Magazine 1990 54 : 617-627; Econ Geol (1996) 91:289-301; Bonev, I. K., Petrunov, R., Cook, N. J., & Ciobanu, C. L. (2005). Kostovite and its argentian varieties: Deposits and mineral associations. Geochem. Mineral. Petrol.(Bulg. Acad. Sci.), 42, 1-22.
Quartz var: Smoky Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Oberthür, T., Weiser, T., Amanor, J.A., and Chryssoulis, S.L. (1997): Mineralium Deposita 32, 2-15.
Rickardite
Formula: Cu7Te5
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 1990 54 : 617-627; Bonev, I. K., Petrunov, R., Cook, N. J., & Ciobanu, C. L. (2005). Kostovite and its argentian varieties: Deposits and mineral associations. Geochem. Mineral. Petrol.(Bulg. Acad. Sci.), 42, 1-22.
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Oberthür, T., Weiser, T., Amanor, J.A., and Chryssoulis, S.L. (1997): Mineralium Deposita 32, 2-15.
Scorodite
Formula: Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Craw, D., & Bowell, R. J. (2014). The characterization of arsenic in mine waste. Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry, 79(1), 473-505.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Oberthür, T., Weiser, T., Amanor, J.A., and Chryssoulis, S.L. (1997): Mineralium Deposita 32, 2-15.; Mineralogical Magazine 1990 54 : 617-627; Econ Geol (1996) 91:289-301; Bonev, I. K., Petrunov, R., Cook, N. J., & Ciobanu, C. L. (2005). Kostovite and its argentian varieties: Deposits and mineral associations. Geochem. Mineral. Petrol.(Bulg. Acad. Sci.), 42, 1-22.
Stibnite
Formula: Sb2S3
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 1990 54 : 617-627
Stützite
Formula: Ag5-xTe3, x = 0.24-0.36
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 1990 54 : 617-627; Bonev, I. K., Petrunov, R., Cook, N. J., & Ciobanu, C. L. (2005). Kostovite and its argentian varieties: Deposits and mineral associations. Geochem. Mineral. Petrol.(Bulg. Acad. Sci.), 42, 1-22.
Sylvanite
Formula: (Au,Ag)2Te4
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 1990 54 : 617-627; Bonev, I. K., Petrunov, R., Cook, N. J., & Ciobanu, C. L. (2005). Kostovite and its argentian varieties: Deposits and mineral associations. Geochem. Mineral. Petrol.(Bulg. Acad. Sci.), 42, 1-22.
Tetrahedrite
Formula: Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Reference: Oberthür, T., Weiser, T., Amanor, J.A., and Chryssoulis, S.L. (1997): Mineralium Deposita 32, 2-15.; Mineralogical Magazine 1990 54 : 617-627; Econ Geol (1996) 91:289-301; Bonev, I. K., Petrunov, R., Cook, N. J., & Ciobanu, C. L. (2005). Kostovite and its argentian varieties: Deposits and mineral associations. Geochem. Mineral. Petrol.(Bulg. Acad. Sci.), 42, 1-22.
Weissite
Formula: Cu2-xTe
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 1990 54 : 617-627; Bonev, I. K., Petrunov, R., Cook, N. J., & Ciobanu, C. L. (2005). Kostovite and its argentian varieties: Deposits and mineral associations. Geochem. Mineral. Petrol.(Bulg. Acad. Sci.), 42, 1-22.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Electrum'1.AA.05(Au, Ag)
Gold1.AA.05Au
Graphite1.CB.05aC
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Alabandite2.CD.10MnS
Altaite2.CD.10PbTe
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Aurostibite2.EB.05aAuSb2
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Boulangerite2.HC.15Pb5Sb4S11
Bournonite2.GA.50PbCuSbS3
Calaverite2.EA.10AuTe2
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Coloradoite2.CB.05aHgTe
Freibergite2.GB.05(Ag,Cu,◻)10Fe2+2Sb4S12
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Gersdorffite2.EB.25NiAsS
Henryite2.BA.65(Cu,Ag)3+xTe2 , with x ~ 0.40
Hessite2.BA.60Ag2Te
Kostovite2.EA.15CuAuTe4
Löllingite2.EB.15aFeAs2
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Petzite2.BA.75Ag3AuTe2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Rickardite2.BA.30Cu7Te5
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Stibnite2.DB.05Sb2S3
Stützite2.BA.65Ag5-xTe3, x = 0.24-0.36
Sylvanite2.EA.05(Au,Ag)2Te4
Tetrahedrite2.GB.05Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Weissite2.BA.30Cu2-xTe
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Arsenolite4.CB.50As2O3
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Smoky Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Ankerite5.AB.10Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Bukovskýite8.DB.40Fe3+2(AsO4)(SO4)(OH) · 9H2O
Kaňkite8.CE.60FeAsO4 · 3.5H2O
Pitticite8.DB.05(Fe, AsO4, H2O) (?)
Scorodite8.CD.10Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(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
Graphite1.3.6.2C
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
Hessite2.4.2.1Ag2Te
Petzite2.4.3.3Ag3AuTe2
Weissite2.4.8.1Cu2-xTe
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Alabandite2.8.1.4MnS
Altaite2.8.1.3PbTe
Coloradoite2.8.2.5HgTe
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Stibnite2.11.2.1Sb2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Aurostibite2.12.1.11AuSb2
Calaverite2.12.13.2AuTe2
Gersdorffite2.12.3.2NiAsS
Kostovite2.12.13.4CuAuTe4
Löllingite2.12.2.9FeAs2
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Sylvanite2.12.13.3(Au,Ag)2Te4
Miscellaneous
Henryite2.16.11.1(Cu,Ag)3+xTe2 , with x ~ 0.40
Rickardite2.16.15.1Cu7Te5
Stützite2.16.13.1Ag5-xTe3, x = 0.24-0.36
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
3 <ø < 4
Freibergite3.3.6.3(Ag,Cu,◻)10Fe2+2Sb4S12
Tetrahedrite3.3.6.1Cu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
ø = 3
Bournonite3.4.3.2PbCuSbS3
2.5 < ø < 3
Boulangerite3.5.2.1Pb5Sb4S11
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Arsenolite4.3.9.1As2O3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
AX2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
AB(XO3)2
Ankerite14.2.1.2Ca(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
(AB)5(XO4)2·xH2O
Scorodite40.4.1.3Fe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
AXO4·xH2O
Kaňkite40.5.4.FeAsO4 · 3.5H2O
Group 43 - COMPOUND PHOSPHATES, ETC.
Hydrated Compound Phosphates, etc·, Containing Hydroxyl or Halogen
Bukovskýite43.5.1.2Fe3+2(AsO4)(SO4)(OH) · 9H2O
Pitticite43.5.3.1(Fe, AsO4, H2O) (?)
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(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'-
'Electrum'-(Au, Ag)
Quartz
var: Smoky Quartz
-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H BukovskýiteFe23+(AsO4)(SO4)(OH) · 9H2O
H Pitticite(Fe, AsO4, H2O) (?)
H ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
H KaňkiteFeAsO4 · 3.5H2O
CCarbon
C GraphiteC
C AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O RutileTiO2
O QuartzSiO2
O Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O HematiteFe2O3
O CalciteCaCO3
O BukovskýiteFe23+(AsO4)(SO4)(OH) · 9H2O
O ArsenoliteAs2O3
O Pitticite(Fe, AsO4, H2O) (?)
O ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
O KaňkiteFeAsO4 · 3.5H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
AlAluminium
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Quartz (var: Smoky Quartz)SiO2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SSulfur
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S PyriteFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S GalenaPbS
S BournonitePbCuSbS3
S TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
S BoulangeritePb5Sb4S11
S Freibergite(Ag,Cu,◻)10Fe22+Sb4S12
S MarcasiteFeS2
S GersdorffiteNiAsS
S StibniteSb2S3
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S AlabanditeMnS
S ChalcociteCu2S
S BukovskýiteFe23+(AsO4)(SO4)(OH) · 9H2O
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
TiTitanium
Ti RutileTiO2
MnManganese
Mn AlabanditeMnS
FeIron
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Fe Freibergite(Ag,Cu,◻)10Fe22+Sb4S12
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe LöllingiteFeAs2
Fe AnkeriteCa(Fe2+,Mg)(CO3)2
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe BukovskýiteFe23+(AsO4)(SO4)(OH) · 9H2O
Fe Pitticite(Fe, AsO4, H2O) (?)
Fe ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
Fe KaňkiteFeAsO4 · 3.5H2O
NiNickel
Ni GersdorffiteNiAsS
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu BournonitePbCuSbS3
Cu TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Cu Freibergite(Ag,Cu,◻)10Fe22+Sb4S12
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu KostoviteCuAuTe4
Cu RickarditeCu7Te5
Cu Henryite(Cu,Ag)3+xTe2 , with x ~ 0.40
Cu WeissiteCu2-xTe
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
As GersdorffiteNiAsS
As LöllingiteFeAs2
As BukovskýiteFe23+(AsO4)(SO4)(OH) · 9H2O
As ArsenoliteAs2O3
As Pitticite(Fe, AsO4, H2O) (?)
As ScoroditeFe3+AsO4 · 2H2O
As KaňkiteFeAsO4 · 3.5H2O
AgSilver
Ag Freibergite(Ag,Cu,◻)10Fe22+Sb4S12
Ag Electrum(Au, Ag)
Ag PetziteAg3AuTe2
Ag HessiteAg2Te
Ag StütziteAg5-xTe3, x = 0.24-0.36
Ag Henryite(Cu,Ag)3+xTe2 , with x ~ 0.40
Ag Sylvanite(Au,Ag)2Te4
SbAntimony
Sb BournonitePbCuSbS3
Sb TetrahedriteCu6Cu4(Fe2+,Zn)2Sb4S12S
Sb BoulangeritePb5Sb4S11
Sb AurostibiteAuSb2
Sb Freibergite(Ag,Cu,◻)10Fe22+Sb4S12
Sb StibniteSb2S3
TeTellurium
Te ColoradoiteHgTe
Te AltaitePbTe
Te PetziteAg3AuTe2
Te HessiteAg2Te
Te CalaveriteAuTe2
Te KostoviteCuAuTe4
Te RickarditeCu7Te5
Te StütziteAg5-xTe3, x = 0.24-0.36
Te Henryite(Cu,Ag)3+xTe2 , with x ~ 0.40
Te WeissiteCu2-xTe
Te Sylvanite(Au,Ag)2Te4
AuGold
Au GoldAu
Au AurostibiteAuSb2
Au Electrum(Au, Ag)
Au PetziteAg3AuTe2
Au CalaveriteAuTe2
Au KostoviteCuAuTe4
Au Sylvanite(Au,Ag)2Te4
HgMercury
Hg ColoradoiteHgTe
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb BournonitePbCuSbS3
Pb BoulangeritePb5Sb4S11
Pb AltaitePbTe

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- Mumin, A.H. and Fleet, M.E. (1995): Evolution of gold mineralization in the Ashanti Gold Belt, Ghana: evidence from carbonate compositions and parageneses. Mineralogy and Petrology: 55: 265-280.
- Mumin, A.H., Fleet, M.E., and Longstaffe, F.J. (1996): Evolution of hydrothermal fields in the Ashanti Gold Belt, Ghana: stable isotope geochemistry of carbonates, graphite and quartz. Economic Geology: 91: 135-148.
- Oberthür, T., Weiser, T., Amanor, J.A., and Chryssoulis, S.L. (1997): Mineralogical siting and distribution of gold in quartz veins and sulfide ores of the Ashanti mine and other deposits in the Ashanti belt of Ghana: genetic implications. Mineralium Deposita 32, 2-15.
- Schmidt Mumm, A., Oberthür, T., Vetter, U., and Blenkinsop, T.G. (1997): High CO2 content of fluid inclusions in gold mineralisations in the Ashanti Belt, Ghana: a new category of ore forming fluids? Mineralium Deposita 32, 107-118.


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