Universal Journal of Geoscience Vol. 8(3), pp. 54 - 67
DOI: 10.13189/ujg.2020.080302
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Contribution of X-Ray Diffraction in the Identification of Crystalline Phases of the Mineralization Hosted in the Mesozoic Cover of the Tazzeka Hercynian Massif – Maghrawa Region - Morocco


Naoufal Saoud 1,2,*, Issam Derkaoui 3,4, Jaouad Choukrad 1,2, Mohamed Amine El Moussalim 2, Mohamed Charroud 2
1 Laboratory of Intelligent Systems, Georesources & Renewable Energies (SIGER), Faculty of Science and Technology of Fez, Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah University- Fes, Morocco
2 Department of Research & Development – ATLAS MINING, 03 Street Ait Ourir, BD Mly Youssef, Csablanca, Morocco
3 Laboratory of Solid State Physics, Group of Nanomaterials and Renewable Energies, Faculty of Sciences Dhar el Mahraz, University Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah, PO Box 1796, Atlas, Fez, 30 000, Morocco
4 Africa Graphene Center, Department of Physics, Eureka Building, College of Science, Engineering and Technology, Science Campus, University of South Africa, Cnr Christiaan de Wet & Pioneer Avenue Florida, 1709, Johannesburg, South Africa

ABSTRACT

Geological Research and prospection, mining exploration, remote sensing, geochemical methods, and geophysical technologies could improve the effectiveness and productivity of mineral exploration and ore identification. The application of these kinds of technologies presents the key factor of the future mining discoveries across the world. In this paper, we present the case study that consists to the use of geological investigation, remote sensing and geochemical studies in order of describing and determinizing the mineral fraction occurred in the Liasic series of Tazekka that manifests as carbonates cover of the Hercynean basement of the eastern Mesetean domain of Morocco. In fact, the followed procedure assigns the handling of remote sensing maps related to the area study, where we focus the hydrothermal alteration whichever allows the determination of selective and representative sample stations. Note that the collected samples were subjected for two kind of geochemical analysis, when the first consists to the determination of mineral tenors using Inductive Coupled Plasma (ICP), and the second corresponds to the examination of samples by powder X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) methods in order to provide useful information about sample composition in terms of quantification of crystalline phases and content. In this work, we make in evidence the existence of remarkable mineralization of base and precious metals. These results may present an economic discovery in term of the potentiality of the Liasic cover of Tazekka for the mining exploration.

KEYWORDS
Technology, Mineral, Exploration, Remote Sensing, Hercynean, Tazekka, Morocco, ICP, XRD

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Naoufal Saoud , Issam Derkaoui , Jaouad Choukrad , Mohamed Amine El Moussalim , Mohamed Charroud , "Contribution of X-Ray Diffraction in the Identification of Crystalline Phases of the Mineralization Hosted in the Mesozoic Cover of the Tazzeka Hercynian Massif – Maghrawa Region - Morocco," Universal Journal of Geoscience, Vol. 8, No. 3, pp. 54 - 67, 2020. DOI: 10.13189/ujg.2020.080302.

(b). APA Format:
Naoufal Saoud , Issam Derkaoui , Jaouad Choukrad , Mohamed Amine El Moussalim , Mohamed Charroud (2020). Contribution of X-Ray Diffraction in the Identification of Crystalline Phases of the Mineralization Hosted in the Mesozoic Cover of the Tazzeka Hercynian Massif – Maghrawa Region - Morocco. Universal Journal of Geoscience, 8(3), 54 - 67. DOI: 10.13189/ujg.2020.080302.