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Amesmessa mine, Tin Zaouatine, Tin Zaouatine District, In Guezzam Province, Algeriai
Regional Level Types
Amesmessa mineMine
Tin ZaouatineCommune
Tin Zaouatine DistrictDistrict
In Guezzam ProvinceProvince
AlgeriaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
20° 23' 4'' North , 2° 27' 47'' East
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Largest gold mine in Algeria. Reserves are estimated at 2.5 million tonnes at 18 g gold/tonne.

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Standard Detailed Gallery Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

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


Mineral List


16 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

Note: data is currently VERY limited. Please bear with us while we work towards adding this information!

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Alphabetical List Tree Diagram

Detailed Mineral List:

Bismuthinite
Formula: Bi2S3
Reference: Aouli Essaid, Belov S.V (2015) Structural and Mineralogical Features of the Amesmessa Mineral Deposit in the Algerian Sahara. XII International Conference «New Ideas in Earth Sciences»pp 97-98
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Aouli Essaid, Belov S.V (2015) Structural and Mineralogical Features of the Amesmessa Mineral Deposit in the Algerian Sahara. XII International Conference «New Ideas in Earth Sciences»pp 97-98
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Aouli Essaid, Belov S.V (2015) Structural and Mineralogical Features of the Amesmessa Mineral Deposit in the Algerian Sahara. XII International Conference «New Ideas in Earth Sciences»pp 97-98
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Aouli Essaid, Belov S.V (2015) Structural and Mineralogical Features of the Amesmessa Mineral Deposit in the Algerian Sahara. XII International Conference «New Ideas in Earth Sciences»pp 97-98
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Aouli Essaid, Belov S.V (2015) Structural and Mineralogical Features of the Amesmessa Mineral Deposit in the Algerian Sahara. XII International Conference «New Ideas in Earth Sciences»pp 97-98
'Feldspar Group'
Reference: Aouli Essaid, Belov S.V (2015) Structural and Mineralogical Features of the Amesmessa Mineral Deposit in the Algerian Sahara. XII International Conference «New Ideas in Earth Sciences»pp 97-98
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Aouli Essaid, Belov S.V (2015) Structural and Mineralogical Features of the Amesmessa Mineral Deposit in the Algerian Sahara. XII International Conference «New Ideas in Earth Sciences»pp 97-98
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: Aouli Essaid, Belov S.V (2015) Structural and Mineralogical Features of the Amesmessa Mineral Deposit in the Algerian Sahara. XII International Conference «New Ideas in Earth Sciences»pp 97-98
Gold var. Electrum
Formula: (Au,Ag)
Reference: Aouli Essaid, Belov S.V (2015) Structural and Mineralogical Features of the Amesmessa Mineral Deposit in the Algerian Sahara. XII International Conference «New Ideas in Earth Sciences»pp 97-98
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Aouli Essaid, Belov S.V (2015) Structural and Mineralogical Features of the Amesmessa Mineral Deposit in the Algerian Sahara. XII International Conference «New Ideas in Earth Sciences»pp 97-98
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Aouli Essaid, Belov S.V (2015) Structural and Mineralogical Features of the Amesmessa Mineral Deposit in the Algerian Sahara. XII International Conference «New Ideas in Earth Sciences»pp 97-98
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Aouli Essaid, Belov S.V (2015) Structural and Mineralogical Features of the Amesmessa Mineral Deposit in the Algerian Sahara. XII International Conference «New Ideas in Earth Sciences»pp 97-98
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Aouli Essaid, Belov S.V (2015) Structural and Mineralogical Features of the Amesmessa Mineral Deposit in the Algerian Sahara. XII International Conference «New Ideas in Earth Sciences»pp 97-98
Muscovite var. Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Aouli Essaid, Belov S.V (2015) Structural and Mineralogical Features of the Amesmessa Mineral Deposit in the Algerian Sahara. XII International Conference «New Ideas in Earth Sciences»pp 97-98
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Aouli Essaid, Belov S.V (2015) Structural and Mineralogical Features of the Amesmessa Mineral Deposit in the Algerian Sahara. XII International Conference «New Ideas in Earth Sciences»pp 97-98
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe1-xS
Reference: Aouli Essaid, Belov S.V (2015) Structural and Mineralogical Features of the Amesmessa Mineral Deposit in the Algerian Sahara. XII International Conference «New Ideas in Earth Sciences»pp 97-98
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Aouli Essaid, Belov S.V (2015) Structural and Mineralogical Features of the Amesmessa Mineral Deposit in the Algerian Sahara. XII International Conference «New Ideas in Earth Sciences»pp 97-98
Seligmannite
Formula: PbCuAsS3
Reference: Aouli Essaid, Belov S.V (2015) Structural and Mineralogical Features of the Amesmessa Mineral Deposit in the Algerian Sahara. XII International Conference «New Ideas in Earth Sciences»pp 97-98
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Aouli Essaid, Belov S.V (2015) Structural and Mineralogical Features of the Amesmessa Mineral Deposit in the Algerian Sahara. XII International Conference «New Ideas in Earth Sciences»pp 97-98
Tetradymite
Formula: Bi2Te2S
Reference: Aouli Essaid, Belov S.V (2015) Structural and Mineralogical Features of the Amesmessa Mineral Deposit in the Algerian Sahara. XII International Conference «New Ideas in Earth Sciences»pp 97-98

Gallery:

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
var. Electrum1.AA.05(Au,Ag)
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bismuthinite2.DB.05Bi2S3
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe1-xS
Seligmannite2.GA.50PbCuAsS3
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Tetradymite2.DC.05Bi2Te2S
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var. Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'Feldspar 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
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe1-xS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:3
Bismuthinite2.11.2.3Bi2S3
Tetradymite2.11.7.1Bi2Te2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø = 3
Seligmannite3.4.3.1PbCuAsS3
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Epidote58.2.1a.7{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
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'-
'Feldspar Group'-
Gold
var. Electrum
-(Au,Ag)
Muscovite
var. Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H Muscovite var. SericiteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O HematiteFe2O3
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O QuartzSiO2
O Muscovite var. SericiteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al Muscovite var. SericiteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Muscovite var. SericiteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SSulfur
S BismuthiniteBi2S3
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S SeligmannitePbCuAsS3
S TetradymiteBi2Te2S
S SphaleriteZnS
S GalenaPbS
S MarcasiteFeS2
S PyriteFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe1-xS
KPotassium
K Muscovite var. SericiteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe1-xS
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu SeligmannitePbCuAsS3
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As SeligmannitePbCuAsS3
AgSilver
Ag Gold var. Electrum(Au,Ag)
TeTellurium
Te TetradymiteBi2Te2S
AuGold
Au GoldAu
Au Gold var. Electrum(Au,Ag)
PbLead
Pb SeligmannitePbCuAsS3
Pb GalenaPbS
BiBismuth
Bi BismuthiniteBi2S3
Bi TetradymiteBi2Te2S

References

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Ferkous, K., Leblanc, M. (1995) Gold mineralization in the West Hoggar shear zone, Algeria. Mineralium Deposita: 30(3-4): 211-224.
Aouli, Essaid, Belov, S.V. (2015) Structural and Mineralogical Features of the Amesmessa Mineral Deposit in the Algerian Sahara. XII International Conference "New Ideas in Earth Sciences": 97-98.

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Wikipedia:https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mine_d%27Amesmessa
Wikidata ID:Q76828329

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