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Türkmenbaşy (Krasnovodsk), Cheleken Peninsula, Balkan Province, Turkmenistan

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 40° 2' 0'' North , 52° 58' 46'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 40.03355,52.97946
GeoHash:G#: tpjetxfkq
Köppen climate type:BWk : Cold desert climate
Name(s) in local language(s):Красноводск, полуостров Челекен


Hot brines (hot springs) connected with oil deposits around Krasnovodsk city.

Regions containing this locality

Soviet Union (1922-1991)

Country (Former) - 3,628 mineral species & varietal names listed

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


15 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Anglesite
Formula: PbSO4
Reference: Lebedev, L.M., Nikitina, J.B. (1983): The Cheleken ore forming system. Russ. Acad. Sci., Moscow (in Russian.)
Atacamite
Formula: Cu2(OH)3Cl
Reference: Lebedev, L.M., Nikitina, J.B. (1983): The Cheleken ore forming system. Russ. Acad. Sci., Moscow (in Russian.)
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Lebedev, L.M., Nikitina, J.B. (1983): The Cheleken ore forming system. Russ. Acad. Sci., Moscow (in Russian.)
Cumengeite
Formula: Pb21Cu20Cl42(OH)40 · 6H2O
Reference: Lebedev, L.M., Nikitina, J.B. (1983): The Cheleken ore forming system. Russ. Acad. Sci., Moscow (in Russian.)
Ferrihydrite
Formula: Fe3+10O14(OH)2
Reference: Lebedev, L.M., Nikitina, J.B. (1983): The Cheleken ore forming system. Russ. Acad. Sci., Moscow (in Russian.)
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Lebedev, L.M., Nikitina, J.B. (1983): The Cheleken ore forming system. Russ. Acad. Sci., Moscow (in Russian.)
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Lebedev, L.M., Nikitina, J.B. (1983): The Cheleken ore forming system. Russ. Acad. Sci., Moscow (in Russian.)
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Lebedev, L.M., Nikitina, J.B. (1983): The Cheleken ore forming system. Russ. Acad. Sci., Moscow (in Russian.)
Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Lebedev, L.M., Nikitina, J.B. (1983): The Cheleken ore forming system. Russ. Acad. Sci., Moscow (in Russian.)
Laurionite
Formula: PbCl(OH)
Reference: Lebedev, L.M., Nikitina, J.B. (1983): The Cheleken ore forming system. Russ. Acad. Sci., Moscow (in Russian.)
Lead
Formula: Pb
Reference: Lebedev, L.M., Nikitina, J.B. (1983): The Cheleken ore forming system. Russ. Acad. Sci., Moscow (in Russian.)
Moolooite
Formula: Cu(C2O4) · 0.4H2O
Description: Described without approval as "Chelekenite" - anhydrous copper oxalate.
Reference: Lebedev, L.M., Nikitina, J.B. (1983): The Cheleken ore forming system. Russ. Acad. Sci., Moscow (in Russian.) [cited in Hofmann & Bernasconi, 1989].
Natrojarosite
Formula: NaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Lebedev, L.M., Nikitina, J.B. (1983): The Cheleken ore forming system. Russ. Acad. Sci., Moscow (in Russian.)
Paratacamite
Formula: Cu3(Cu,Zn)(OH)6Cl2
Reference: Lebedev, L.M., Nikitina, J.B. (1983): The Cheleken ore forming system. Russ. Acad. Sci., Moscow (in Russian.)
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Lebedev, L.M., Nikitina, J.B. (1983): The Cheleken ore forming system. Russ. Acad. Sci., Moscow (in Russian.)

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Lead'1.AA.05Pb
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Galena'2.CD.10PbS
'Sphalerite'2.CB.05aZnS
Group 3 - Halides
'Atacamite'3.DA.10aCu2(OH)3Cl
'Cumengeite'3.DB.20Pb21Cu20Cl42(OH)40 · 6H2O
'Laurionite'3.DC.05PbCl(OH)
'Paratacamite'3.DA.10cCu3(Cu,Zn)(OH)6Cl2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Ferrihydrite'4.FE.35Fe3+10O14(OH)2
'Goethite'4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Anglesite'7.AD.35PbSO4
'Baryte'7.AD.35BaSO4
'Gypsum'7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
'Jarosite'7.BC.10KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
'Natrojarosite'7.BC.10NaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 10 - Organic Compounds
'Moolooite'10.AB.15Cu(C2O4) · 0.4H2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Lead1.1.1.4Pb
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Ferrihydrite4.3.2.2Fe3+10O14(OH)2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 10 - OXYHALIDES AND HYDROXYHALIDES
A2(O,OH)3Xq
Atacamite10.1.1.1Cu2(OH)3Cl
Paratacamite10.1.2.1Cu3(Cu,Zn)(OH)6Cl2
A(O,OH)Xq
Laurionite10.2.2.1PbCl(OH)
AmBn(O,OH)pXq
Cumengeite10.6.7.1Pb21Cu20Cl42(OH)40 · 6H2O
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anglesite28.3.1.3PbSO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Jarosite30.2.5.1KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 50 - ORGANIC COMPOUNDS
Oxalates
Moolooite50.1.6.1Cu(C2O4) · 0.4H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Natrojarosite-NaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
H CumengeitePb21Cu20Cl42(OH)40 · 6H2O
H FerrihydriteFe103+O14(OH)2
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
H LaurionitePbCl(OH)
H MoolooiteCu(C2O4) · 0.4H2O
H NatrojarositeNaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
H ParatacamiteCu3(Cu,Zn)(OH)6Cl2
CCarbon
C MoolooiteCu(C2O4) · 0.4H2O
OOxygen
O AnglesitePbSO4
O AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
O BaryteBaSO4
O CumengeitePb21Cu20Cl42(OH)40 · 6H2O
O FerrihydriteFe103+O14(OH)2
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
O LaurionitePbCl(OH)
O MoolooiteCu(C2O4) · 0.4H2O
O NatrojarositeNaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
O ParatacamiteCu3(Cu,Zn)(OH)6Cl2
NaSodium
Na NatrojarositeNaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
SSulfur
S AnglesitePbSO4
S BaryteBaSO4
S GalenaPbS
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
S NatrojarositeNaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
S SphaleriteZnS
ClChlorine
Cl AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
Cl CumengeitePb21Cu20Cl42(OH)40 · 6H2O
Cl LaurionitePbCl(OH)
Cl ParatacamiteCu3(Cu,Zn)(OH)6Cl2
KPotassium
K JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
CaCalcium
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
FeIron
Fe FerrihydriteFe103+O14(OH)2
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe NatrojarositeNaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
CuCopper
Cu AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
Cu CumengeitePb21Cu20Cl42(OH)40 · 6H2O
Cu MoolooiteCu(C2O4) · 0.4H2O
Cu ParatacamiteCu3(Cu,Zn)(OH)6Cl2
ZnZinc
Zn ParatacamiteCu3(Cu,Zn)(OH)6Cl2
Zn SphaleriteZnS
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
PbLead
Pb AnglesitePbSO4
Pb CumengeitePb21Cu20Cl42(OH)40 · 6H2O
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb LaurionitePbCl(OH)
Pb LeadPb

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Pliocene
2.588 - 5.333 Ma



ID: 3162597
East European, West Siberian, Turanian plates

Age: Pliocene (2.588 - 5.333 Ma)

Lithology: Major:{sand}, Minor{sandstone,clay}

Reference: Asch, K. The 1:5M International Geological Map of Europe and Adjacent Areas: Development and Implementation of a GIS-enabled Concept. Geologisches Jahrbuch, SA 3. [147]

Cretaceous
66 - 145 Ma



ID: 3192598
Mesozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Cretaceous (66 - 145 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

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