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Antarctic Peninsula, Western Antarctica, Antarctica

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Western side of the peninsula has ornitogenic soils, with guano layer and phosphatized zone.

Guano layer: 'unnamed (NH4-(Mg) urate)', struvite, fluorapatite, hydroxylapatite, brushite.

Phosphatized zone: leucophosphite, minyulite, taranakite, 'unnamed (Al phosphate fluoride hydrate)'.

Phosphatized zone in relic soils: 'arctowskite', vashegyite.

Vivianite occurs in the surroundings.

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

107 entries listed. 73 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Localities in this Region

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Edited by Rowley, P. D.; Vennum, W. R. (1988) Studies of the geology and mineral resources of the southern Antarctic Peninsula and eastern Ellsworth Land, Antarctica. USGS Professional Paper 1351

Barczuk, A., Tatur, A. (2003): Biogenic phosphate and sulphate minerals in the soils of Antarctic Peninsula. Mineralogia Special Papers: 23: 41-43

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