Bou Azzer

Bou Azzer

 

a mining-industry center in southern Morocco, in Ouarzazate Province, on the southern slopes of the Anti Atlas. Population, about 3,000 (1960). There is mining of cobalt ore, in the production of which Morocco occupies an important place among countries outside the USSR.

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En effet, la mine de Bleida, a son commencement, avait realise la route entre la mine de Bou azzer et Bleida soit une soixantaine de kilometres.
Par ailleurs, il est loisible de souligner que la mine Bou azzer emploie 1700 personnes dont plus de 90% emanent de la region et consent une strategie de developpement, conformement a la politique generale de Managem.
Let's begin with the newly discovered occurrence of dyscrasite, in spiky, metallic tin-white crystals enclosed in white calcite, from the Bouismas mine, Bou Azzer district, Morocco.
Morocco also hosts cobalt at the Bou Azzer deposit, which is the world's only primary cobalt deposit.
Cie de Tifnout-Tiranimine (CTT) operates the world's only primary cobalt mine, Bou Azzer, with an output in 1992 of 4,253 t of concentrate (grading in excess of 10% Co).
Cie Miniere de Bou Azzer (CMBA) was established last year to examine the feasibility of adding further value to CTT's cobalt concentrate.
Bou Azzer has produced the world's finest specimens of erythrite, roselite, roselite-beta, talmessite, wendwilsonite, skutterudite and gersdorffite.
Bou Azzer might be translated as "where the fig tree stands.
The Bou Azzer mining district encompasses many distinct mines, of which the most famous--from west to east--are Bou Azzer proper, Aghbar (Arhbar), (12) Ightem (Irhtem), Tamdrost and Ait Ahmane.
Since the early 1930's there have been numerous publications about the Bou Azzer mining district--chiefly geological and economic studies concerning extraction of cobalt and nickel arsenide ores.
Ernesto Ossolo had visited the classic mines of Bou Azzer and brought back fine nickeline and gersdorffite crystals.
If you can remember the brief influx in the market, about 14 years ago, of electrically bright and lustrous, deep red to magenta erythrite from Bou Azzer, Morocco, you are also aware that these vanished quickly, no more such world-class specimens having been found since 1986.