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Taiwan

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Taiwan is divided into two provinces and two special municipalities.

Taiwan belonged to Japan in 1900, as a spoil of the Sino-Japanese War of 1895. When World War II ended, Taiwan returned to Chinese rule. The present political status of Taiwan is controversial.


Taiwan is also known as Formosa, especially in the past (from Portuguese: Ilha Formosa, "Beautiful Island").

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities
Actinolite
Alabandite
Albite
'Allanite'
Allophane
Almandine
Alunite
Analcime
Andradite
var: Melanite
Anhydrite
Ankerite
Anthophyllite
Antigorite
'Apatite'
Aragonite
Arsenopyrite
'Asbestos'
Augite
Azurite
Bariopharmacosiderite
Baryte
var: Hokutolite
Beryl
'Biotite'
Bornite
Bournonite
Brochantite
Brucite
Calaverite
Calcite
var: Manganoan Calcite
Cerussite
'Chabazite'
Chalcocite
Chalcopyrite
'Chert'
'Chlorite Group'
Chromite
var: Ferrian Chromite
Chrysotile
Cinnabar
'Clay'
Clinochlore
var: Pennine
var: Pyknochlorite
Clinozoisite
Conichalcite
Copper
Covellite
'Crossite'
Diaspore
Dickite
Diopside
var: Chromian Diopside
Dolomite
Dravite
Enargite
Epidote
Famatinite
'Feldspar Group'
'Ferro-Actinolite-Tremolite Series
var: Nephrite'

Galena
'Garnet'
Geocronite
Gibbsite
Goethite
Gold
var: Electrum
Graphite
Gratonite
Grossular
var: Hessonite
'Grossular-Hibschite Series'
Gypsum
'Halloysite'
Halotrichite
Hematite
Hercynite
var: Picotite

'Heulandite'
'Hornblende'
'Hydrogrossular'
Ilmenite
Jamesonite
Jarosite
Kaolinite
'K Feldspar
var: Adularia'

Kutnohorite
Laumontite
'Lévyne'
'Limonite'
Lizardite
Luzonite
Magnesite
Magnetite
Malachite
Marcasite
Melanterite
Mercury
Mesolite
'Mica Group'
Montmorillonite
Muscovite
var: Phengite
var: Sericite
Nacrite
Natrolite
Nontronite
Olivenite
'Olivine'
Orpiment
Paragonite
Pararealgar
Pharmacosiderite
'Phillipsite'
Phillipsite-Ca
Picropharmacolite
Pyrite
Pyrophyllite
Pyrrhotite
Quartz
var: Chalcedony
var: Jasper
'Quartz-beta'
Realgar
Rhodochrosite
Rhodonite
Rutile
Sanidine
Saponite
Schorl
Schwertmannite
Scolecite
Scorodite
'Serpentine Group'
Siderite
Silver
'Smectite Group'
Sonolite
Spessartine
Sphalerite
Spinel
var: Chromspinel

Stibnite
'Stilbite'
Sulphur
Suolunite
Talc
Tennantite
Tenorite
Tetrahedrite
var: Stylotypite
'Thomsonite'
Thomsonite-Ca
Titanite
Tobermorite
Tremolite
Uvarovite
Variscite
Vermiculite
Vesuvianite
Vivianite
'Wad'
Wairakite
Wurtzite
Zircon
Zoisite


173 entries listed. 121 valid minerals.

Localities in this Region


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References

Ho, C.S. and Lee, Chin-Nan (1963): Economic Minerals of Taiwan. Geological Survey of Taiwan, xx pp.

L. P. Tan, C. H. Chen and B. S. Yu (1993) Native Gold of Taiwan. Special Publication of the Central Geological Survey No. 7, pp. 79-99.

External Links

http://www.moeacgs.gov.tw/main.jsp [Central Geological Survey (MOEA) of Taiwan]

http://www.chinamining.org/Facts/2006-09-19/1158649539d1234.html [Achievements in the Mineral Exploration and Development in the Taiwan Region]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_status_of_Taiwan

http://www.statoids.com/utw.html

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