The F'derik-Zouerate iron district: Mesoarchean and Paleoproterozoic iron formation of the Tiris Complex, Islamic Republic of Mauritania

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Edited by: Mohammed Bouabdellah and John F. Slack

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Abstract

High-grade hematitic iron ores (of HIF, containing 60-65 wt%Fe) have been mined in Mauritania since 1952 from Superior-type iron deposits of the F'derik-Zouerate district.  Depletion of the high-grade ores in recent years has resulted in new exploration projects focused on lower-grade magnetite ores occurring in Algoma-type banded iron formation (of BIF, containing ca. 35 wt% Fe).  Mauritania is the seventeenth largest iron producer in the world and currently has about 1.1 Gt of crude iron ore reserves. 

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Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title The F'derik-Zouerate iron district: Mesoarchean and Paleoproterozoic iron formation of the Tiris Complex, Islamic Republic of Mauritania
DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-31733-5
Year Published 2016
Language English
Publisher Springer
Contributing office(s) Central Mineral and Environmental Resources Science Center
Description 45 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Monograph
Larger Work Title Mineral deposits of North Africa
First page 529
Last page 573
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