Angouran Mine (Anguran Mine), Sheykhlar, Zanjan Province, Iran
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||36° 37' 29'' North , 47° 24' 20'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||36.62472,47.40556|
|Köppen climate type:||Dsb : Warm, dry-summer continental climate|
VMS type deposit, located about 300 km NW of Teheran, and 120 km W of Zenjan. The deposit is worked from an open pit (the largest one in Iran). One of the major zinc producers in Iran. The main ore is smithsonite.
The fine-grained sulfide ore is massive, replacive and often brecciated.
29 valid minerals.
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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66 - 252.17 Ma
541 - 4000 Ma
|Precambrian crystalline metamorphic rocks|
Age: Precambrian (541 - 4000 Ma)
Lithology: Crystalline metamorphic 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.