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Armenia

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In 1995, Armenia re-organized into the current ten provinces and one city.
Prior to 1995, Armenia consisted of 37 shrjanner (regions).

Mineral List

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

Acanthite

Actinolite

Aegirine

Alabandite

Albite

var: Oligoclase

'Albite-Anorthite Series'

'Allanite Group'

Altaite

Analcime

Anatase

Andalusite

Anhydrite

Ankerite

Anorthite

var: Bytownite

'Apatite'

Arfvedsonite

Arsenopyrite

Augite

Azurite

Baddeleyite

Barringerite

Baryte

'Biotite'

Bismuth

Bismuthinite

Bismutite

Bornite

Boulangerite

Buckhornite

Calaverite

'Calcareous Tufa'

Calcite

Calcurmolite (TL)

Cancrinite

Cassiterite

Celadonite

Chalcocite

Chalcopyrite

Chekhovichite (TL)

'Chlorite Group'

Chromite

Chrysocolla

Clinochlore

Clinoptilolite-Ca

Coloradoite

Colusite

Copper

Covellite

Cronstedtite

Crookesite

Cubanite

Cuprite

'Davidite'

Dickite

Digenite

Diopside

Dolomite

Emplectite

Empressite

Enargite

Epidote

'Feldspar Group'

'var: Perthite'

Fluorite

Forsterite

Freieslebenite

Galena

'Garnet'

Germanite

Gersdorffite

'Glass'

Goethite

Gold

var: Electrum

Goldfieldite

Gypsum

Hastingsite

var: Femaghastingsite

Haüyne

'Hellandite'

Hematite

var: Specularite

Hessite

Ilmenite

Iron

var: Kamacite

Jarosite

Kaolinite

Keystoneite

Krennerite

Leucite

'Limonite'

Luzonite

Magnesite

Magnetite

'Makite'

Malachite

Marcasite

Melonite

Microcline

Molybdenite

'Monazite'

Montmorillonite

Muscovite

var: Fuchsite

var: Sericite

Nagyágite

'Nasturan'

Natrolite

Nepheline

'Olivine'

Orthoclase

Petzite

Pigeonite

Pilsenite

Pyrite

'Pyroxene Group'

Pyrrhotite

Quartz

var: Agate

var: Amethyst

var: Chalcedony

var: Moss Agate

Renierite

Rhodochrosite

Rucklidgeite (TL)

Rutile

Sanidine

Scheelite

'Serpentine Subgroup'

'Silica'

Silver

Smirnite (TL)

Sodalite

Sphalerite

Stannite

Stibnite

'Stilbite'

Sylvanite

Tellurantimony

Tellurobismuthite

Tennantite

'Tennantite-Tetrahedrite Series'

Tenorite

Tetradymite

Tetrahedrite

Thorite

Titanite

Tochilinite

'Tourmaline'

Troilite

Turquoise

Volynskite (TL)

Wittichenite

Xenotime-(Y)

'Zeolite Group'

Zircon


123 valid minerals. 5 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Localities in this Region


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References

Oswald, F. (1906): A treatise on the geology of Armenia. Author's publishing at 'Iona', Beeston, Notts., xx pp.

Kharajian, H. A. (1915): Regional Geology And Mining Of Armenia. New York, 72 pp.

Amiryan, Sh. O.; Khachaturyan, E. A.; Mezhlumyan, G. B.; Pidzhyan, G. O. and Faramazyan, A. S. (1972): Basic problems in the study of the main ore formations of the Armenian SSR. Izvestiya Akademii Nauk Armyanskoi SSR, Nauki o Zemle 25(5), 58-72.

Plöchinger, B. (1979): Das transkaukasische Armenien, ein Teil des Alpinen Mediterranen Orogens. Verh. Geol.B.-A., 1979, 195-203.

Muradjan, W. B. (1983): Tradition und Gegenwart der Beschäftigung mit Mineralien und Gesteinen in Armenien. Fundgrube, 1, 27-xx.

Seiranyan, V. B. (1996): Agates of Armenia: The Past and the Present. World of Stones, 4 (9), 19-23.

Goujou, J.-C. (2003): Les richesses minéraux du Moyen-Orient, Caucase et Asie centrale. Le Règne Minéral, 54, 5-9.

Khachatur Meliksetian, Steffen Kraus, Ernst Pernicka Pavel Avetissyan, Seda Devejian & Levron Petrosyan (2011): Metallurgy of Prehistoric Armenia. In: Ünsal Yalçın (Ed.): Anatolian Metal V, Der Anschnitt. Beiheft 24, Veröffentlichungen aus dem Deutschen Bergbau-Museum Bochum, Nr. 180, Bochum, Germany, 201-xx.

Kaden, M., Schwarz, D. & Beyer, F. (2015): Armenien - eine geologisch-mineralogische Sammeltour. Aufschluss, 66 (3), 125-137.

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