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Libya

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Area:1,759,541 km2


The administrative divisions in Libya have changed numerous times.
Currently (since 2007), there are twenty-two districts of Libya, known by the term shabiyah (Arabic singular sha'biyah, plural sha'biyat). In the 1990s these replaced the older baladiyat system.


Mineral List

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

Aegirine

Aegirine-augite

Aenigmatite

Albite

var: Andesine

var: Oligoclase

'Albite-Anorthite Series'

Amphibole Supergroup

Analcime

Anorthite

'Anorthoclase'

'Apatite'

Arfvedsonite

Augite

var: Fassaite

Barringerite

'Biotite'

'Britholite Group'

Brucite

Calcite

Cancrinite

Catapleiite

Celestine

Chalcopyrite

Chamosite

Chlorapatite

'Chlorite Group'

Chromite

var: Titaniferous Chromite

'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'

Cummingtonite

Daubréelite

Diopside

Dolomite

Enstatite

Eudialyte

'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'

'Feldspar Group'

Ferro-katophorite

Fluorapatite

Forsterite

Galena

'Glass'

Goethite

Graphite

Hainite-(Y)

Halloysite-10Å

Hercynite

Ilmenite

Iron

var: Kamacite

Kaolinite

Keldyshite

'Labradorite'

Låvenite

Lechatelierite

'Limonite'

Löllingite

Lorenzenite

Magnesite

Magnetite

'Maskelynite'

'Melilite Group'

Merrillite

'Meteoritic Iron'

Microcline

var: Amazonite

'Monazite'

Moncheite

Natrolite

Nepheline

Neptunite

'Olivine'

Opal

'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'

Pentlandite

Perovskite

Perryite

'Petrified Wood'

'Petroleum'

Pigeonite

'Pyroxene Group'

Pyrrhotite

Quartz

Ringwoodite

Rosenbuschite

Sanidine

Sapphirine

Schreibersite

'Serpentine Subgroup'

Siderite

'Silica'

'Smectite Group'

Sodalite

Spinel

Suessite

Sulphur

Taenite

Thermonatrite

Titanite

Troilite

Trona

Ulvöspinel

Wüstite

var: Magnesiowüstite

Zircon


75 valid minerals.

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References

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- Goudarzi, G. H. (1970): Geology and Mineral Resources of Libya — A Reconnaissance. U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 660, Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., xx pp.
- E. E. Tawadros (2001): Geology of Egypt and Libya. A. A. Balkema, 468 pp.

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