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Tuvalui
Regional Level Types
TuvaluCountry

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Key
Area:
26 km2
Locality type:
Largest Settlements:
PlacePopulation
Funafuti4,492 (2018)
Alapi Village1,024 (2010)
Fakaifou Village1,007 (2010)
Senala Village589 (2010)
Savave Village586 (2013)
Teone Village540 (2010)
Other Languages:
French:
Tuvalu
German:
Tuvalu
Italian:
Tuvalu
Russian:
Тувалу
Simplified Chinese:
圖瓦盧
Spanish:
Tuvalu
Afrikaans:
Tuvalu
Albanian:
Tuvalu
Arabic:
توفالو
Belarusian:
Тувалу
Bulgarian:
Тувалу
Catalan:
Tuvalu
Czech:
Tuvalu
Danish:
Tuvalu
Dutch:
Tuvalu
Estonian:
Tuvalu
Farsi/Persian:
تووالو
Finnish:
Tuvalu
Galician:
Tuvalu
Greek:
Τουβαλού
Hebrew:
טובאלו
Hindi:
तुवालू
Hungarian:
Tuvalu
Icelandic:
Túvalúeyjar
Indonesian:
Tuvalu
Irish Gaelic:
Tuvalu
Japanese:
ツバル
Korean:
투발루
Latvian:
Tuvalu
Lithuanian:
Tuvalu
Macedonian:
Тувалу
Norwegian:
Tuvalu
Polish:
Tuvalu
Portuguese:
Tuvalu
Romanian:
Tuvalu
Serbian:
Тувалу
Slovak:
Tuvalu
Slovenian:
Tuvalu
Swahili:
Tuvalu
Swedish:
Tuvalu
Tagalog:
Tuvalu
Thai:
ตูวาลู
Turkish:
Tuvalu
Ukrainian:
Тувалу
Vietnamese:
Tuvalu
Welsh:
Twfalw


Coral reef islands growing on a volcanic core.

The maximum elevation is 8 meters.

Select Mineral List Type

Standard Detailed Gallery Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

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

5 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

'Apatite'
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Reference: Econ Geol (1989) 84:2252-2266
Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 1988 52 : 411-414.
Brucite
Formula: Mg(OH)2
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 1988 52 : 411-414.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Econ Geol (1989) 84:2252-2266
Ettringite
Formula: Ca6Al2(SO4)3(OH)12 · 26H2O
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 1988 52 : 411-414.
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 1988 52 : 411-414.

Gallery:

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Brucite4.FE.05Mg(OH)2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Aragonite5.AB.15CaCO3
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Ettringite7.DG.15Ca6Al2(SO4)3(OH)12 · 26H2O
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
X(OH)2
Brucite6.2.1.1Mg(OH)2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 31 - HYDRATED SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Miscellaneous
Ettringite31.10.2.1Ca6Al2(SO4)3(OH)12 · 26H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Aragonite-CaCO3

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H BruciteMg(OH)2
H EttringiteCa6Al2(SO4)3(OH)12 · 26H2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C AragoniteCaCO3
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
O AragoniteCaCO3
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O BruciteMg(OH)2
O EttringiteCa6Al2(SO4)3(OH)12 · 26H2O
FFluorine
F ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
MgMagnesium
Mg BruciteMg(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al EttringiteCa6Al2(SO4)3(OH)12 · 26H2O
PPhosphorus
P ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
SSulfur
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S EttringiteCa6Al2(SO4)3(OH)12 · 26H2O
ClChlorine
Cl ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Ca AragoniteCaCO3
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca EttringiteCa6Al2(SO4)3(OH)12 · 26H2O

Fossils

There are 2 fossil localities from the PaleoBioDB database within this region.

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Occurrences23
Youngest Fossil Listed0.01 Ma (Pleistocene)
Oldest Fossil Listed5.33 Ma (Miocene)
Fossils from RegionClick here to show the list.
Accepted NameHierarchy Age
Millepora
genus
Animalia : Cnidaria : Hydrozoa : Anthoathecata : Milleporidae : Millepora0.0117 - 0 Ma
Quaternary
Heliopora
genus
Animalia : Cnidaria : Anthozoa : Helioporacea : Helioporidae : Heliopora0.0117 - 0 Ma
Quaternary
Montipora
genus
Animalia : Cnidaria : Anthozoa : Scleractinia : Acroporidae : Montipora0.0117 - 0 Ma
Quaternary
Pocillopora
genus
Animalia : Cnidaria : Anthozoa : Scleractinia : Pocilloporidae : Pocillopora0.0117 - 0 Ma
Quaternary
Porites
genus
Animalia : Cnidaria : Anthozoa : Scleractinia : Poritidae : Porites0.0117 - 0 Ma
Quaternary
Diala
genus
Animalia : Mollusca : Gastropoda : Dialidae : Diala0.0117 - 0 Ma
Quaternary
Triphora
genus
Animalia : Mollusca : Gastropoda : Triphoridae : Triphora0.0117 - 0 Ma
Quaternary
Granula
genus
Animalia : Mollusca : Gastropoda : Neogastropoda : Cystiscidae : Granula0.0117 - 0 Ma
Quaternary
Astraea rhodostoma
species
Animalia : Mollusca : Gastropoda : Trochida : Turbinidae : Astralium : Astralium rhodostomum5.333 - 2.588 Ma
Cenozoic
Cypraea (Erosaria) helvola
species
Animalia : Mollusca : Gastropoda : Cypraeidae : Erosaria : Cypraea (Erosaria) helvola2.588 - 0.781 Ma
Pleistocene
Tonicia (Lucilina)
subgenus
Animalia : Mollusca : Polyplacophora : Neoloricata : Chitonidae : Tonicia : Tonicia (Lucilina)0.0117 - 0 Ma
Quaternary
Turbo (Marmarostoma) argyrostomus
species
Animalia : Mollusca : Gastropoda : Turbinidae : Turbo : Turbo (Marmarostoma) argyrostomus5.333 - 2.588 Ma
Cenozoic
Turbo (Marmarostoma) setosus
species
Animalia : Mollusca : Gastropoda : Turbinidae : Turbo : Turbo (Marmarostoma) setosus2.588 - 0.781 Ma
Pleistocene
Bittium (Bittium)
subgenus
Animalia : Mollusca : Gastropoda : Sorbeoconcha : Cerithiidae : Bittium : Bittium (Bittium)0.0117 - 0 Ma
Quaternary
Neritopsis radula
species
Animalia : Mollusca : Gastropoda : Neritoina : Neritopsidae : Neritopsis : Neritopsis radula5.333 - 2.588 Ma
Cenozoic
Scissurella (Anatoma) equatoria
species
Animalia : Mollusca : Gastropoda : Anatomidae : Anatoma : Scissurella (Anatoma) equatoria0.0117 - 0 Ma
Quaternary
Emarginula (Emarginula) bicancellata
species
Animalia : Mollusca : Gastropoda : Emarginulinae : Emarginula : Emarginula (Emarginula) bicancellata0.0117 - 0 Ma
Quaternary
Micranellum
genus
Animalia : Mollusca : Gastropoda : Caecidae : Micranellum0.0117 - 0 Ma
Quaternary
Cypraea (Staphylaea) nucleus
species
Animalia : Mollusca : Gastropoda : Cypraeidae : Staphylaea : Cypraea (Staphylaea) nucleus2.588 - 0.781 Ma
Pleistocene
Dipsastraea favus
species
Animalia : Cnidaria : Anthozoa : Scleractinia : Merulinidae : Dipsastraea : Dipsastraea favus0.0117 - 0 Ma
Quaternary
Fossil LocalitiesClick to show 1 fossil locality

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Rodgers, K.A. (1989) Phosphatic limestones of Tuvalu (Ellice Islands). Economic Geology, 84(8), 2252-2266.

Other Databases

Wikipedia:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuvalu
Wikidata ID:Q672
GeoNames ID:2110297

External Links

http://dsm.gsd.spc.int/public/files/meetings/01_Terrestrial_Mining_and_Mineral_Resources_Potential_of_the_Pacific_Islands_Region_Akuila_Tawake.pdf [Akuila Tawake (2012) Mineral Resources Potential and Mining in the Pacific Islands Region - Lessons Learned. Pacific-ACP States Regional Training Workshop on Geological, Technological, Biological and Environmental Aspects of Deep Sea Minerals. Tanoa International Hotel, Nadi Fiji. 13th–17th August 2012]

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