Mineral Resources in Egypt (I): Metallic Ores

El Aref M., Abd El-Rahman Y., Zoheir B., Surour A., Helmy H. M., Abdelnasser A. A. A., ...More

GEOLOGY OF EGYPT, pp.521-587, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-3-030-15265-9_14
  • Journal Name: GEOLOGY OF EGYPT
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.521-587
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


Mineral resources in Egypt are diverse. This chapter deals with the metallic ores. The chapter starts with the iron ores in Egypt and special emphasis is given to the origin of Egyptian banded iron-formations. In addition to iron, the chapter covers many types of ore deposits in Egypt including orogenic gold, Ti-rich, sulfide and precious metal, chromite, industrial metal oxides (Sn, W, Ta, Nb, and Mo) deposits as well as U occurrences in the basement rocks of Egypt and Egyptian manganese deposits.