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Solomon Islandsi
Regional Level Types
Solomon IslandsCountry

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Area:
28,400 km2
Locality type:
Largest Settlements:
PlacePopulation
Honiara56,298 (2012)
Auki6,811 (2018)
Gizo6,154 (2018)
Buala2,700 (2013)
Tulagi1,750 (2018)
Kirakira1,122 (2013)
Other Languages:
French:
Îles Salomon
German:
Salomonen
Italian:
Isole Salomone
Russian:
Соломоновы Острова
Simplified Chinese:
所罗门群岛
Spanish:
Islas Salomón
Afrikaans:
Solomoneilande
Albanian:
Ishujt Solomon
Arabic:
جزر سليمان
Belarusian:
Саламонавы Астравы
Bulgarian:
Соломонови острови (държава)
Catalan:
Illes Salomó
Czech:
Šalamounovy ostrovy
Danish:
Salomonøerne
Dutch:
Salomonseilanden
Estonian:
Saalomoni Saared
Farsi/Persian:
جزایر سلیمان
Finnish:
Salomonsaaret
Galician:
Illas Salomón
Greek:
Νήσοι Σολομώντα
Hebrew:
איי שלמה
Hindi:
सोलोमन द्वीपसमूह
Hungarian:
Salamon-szigetek
Icelandic:
Salómonseyjar
Indonesian:
Kepulauan Solomon
Irish Gaelic:
Oileáin Sholamón
Japanese:
ソロモン諸島
Korean:
솔로몬 제도
Latvian:
Zālamana salas
Lithuanian:
Saliamono Salos
Macedonian:
Соломони
Norwegian:
Salomonøyene
Polish:
Wyspy Salomona
Portuguese:
Ilhas Salomão
Romanian:
Insulele Solomon
Serbian:
Соломонова Острва
Slovak:
Šalamúnove ostrovy
Slovenian:
Salomonovi otoki
Swahili:
Visiwa vya Solomon
Swedish:
Salomonöarna
Tagalog:
Kapuluang Solomon
Thai:
หมู่เกาะโซโลมอน
Turkish:
Solomon Adaları
Ukrainian:
Соломонові Острови
Vietnamese:
Quần đảo Solomon
Welsh:
Ynysoedd Solomon


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47 valid minerals.

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Detailed Mineral List:

Actinolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Reference: SHIRAISHI and Eiji OHTANI (2007) “Raman spectroscopic study of a garnetite xenolith from Malaita, Southwest Pacific”. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 102, 337-345.
Alunite
Formula: KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.
'Amphibole Supergroup'
Formula: AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Andradite
Formula: Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine,1980, VOL. 43, PP. 587-96
Andradite var: Melanite
Formula: Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine,1980, VOL. 43, PP. 587-96
'Apatite'
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Augite
Formula: (CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Reference: Allen, J.B., Deans, T. (1965) Ultrabasic eruptives with Alnöitic-Kimerlitic affinities from Malaita, Solomon Islands. Mineralogical Magazine 1965 Vol.34(268) 16-34.
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
'Biotite'
Formula: K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Reference: Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.
Bornite
Formula: Cu5FeS4
Brucite
Formula: Mg(OH)2
Reference: Fermor 2011: Ore Deposits in an Evolving Earth
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Chalcocite
Formula: Cu2S
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
'Chlorite Group'
Chrysotile
Formula: Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Fermor 2011: Ore Deposits in an Evolving Earth
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'
Reference: SHIRAISHI and Eiji OHTANI (2007) “Raman spectroscopic study of a garnetite xenolith from Malaita, Southwest Pacific”. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 102, 337-345.
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Diamond
Formula: C
Description: Size up to 0.1 mm.
Reference: Ken Collerson (2000) Science (reported in: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/755631.stm )
Diaspore
Formula: AlO(OH)
Reference: Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine,1980, VOL. 43, PP. 587-96
Enstatite
Formula: MgSiO3
Reference: Allen, J.B., Deans, T. (1965) Ultrabasic eruptives with Alnöitic-Kimerlitic affinities form Malaita, Solomon Islands. Mineralogical Magazine 1965 Vol.34(268) 16-34.
Enstatite var: Bronzite
Formula: (Mg,Fe2+)2[SiO3]2
Reference: Allen, J.B., Deans, T. (1965) Ultrabasic eruptives with Alnöitic-Kimerlitic affinities form Malaita, Solomon Islands. Mineralogical Magazine 1965 Vol.34(268) 16-34.
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
Reference: Fermor 2011: Ore Deposits in an Evolving Earth
Forsterite
Formula: Mg2SiO4
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.
Gold
Formula: Au
Gonnardite
Formula: (Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
Reference: Allen, J.B., Deans, T. (1965) Ultrabasic eruptives with Alnöitic-Kimerlitic affinities from Malaita, Solomon Islands. Mineralogical Magazine 1965 Vol.34(268) 16-34.
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
'Hornblende'
Reference: Fermor 2011: Ore Deposits in an Evolving Earth
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Reference: Allen, J.B., Deans, T. (1965) Ultrabasic eruptives with Alnöitic-Kimerlitic affinities form Malaita, Solomon Islands. Mineralogical Magazine 1965 Vol.34(268) 16-34.
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Lizardite
Formula: Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Reference: Fermor 2011: Ore Deposits in an Evolving Earth
Magnesio-hornblende
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Reference: Fermor 2011: Ore Deposits in an Evolving Earth
Magnesite
Formula: MgCO3
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
Majorite
Formula: Mg3(Fe2+,Si,Al)2(SiO4)3
Reference: Ken Collerson (2000) Science (reported in: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/755631.stm ); Mineralogical Magazine,1980, VOL. 43, PP. 587-96
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
'Melilite Group'
Formula: Ca2M(XSiO7)
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine,1980, VOL. 43, PP. 587-96
Molybdenite
Formula: MoS2
Reference: Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Muscovite var: Illite
Formula: K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Reference: Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Nepheline
Formula: Na3K(Al4Si4O16)
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine,1980, VOL. 43, PP. 587-96
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'
Reference: SHIRAISHI and Eiji OHTANI (2007) “Raman spectroscopic study of a garnetite xenolith from Malaita, Southwest Pacific”. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 102, 337-345.
Perovskite
Formula: CaTiO3
Phlogopite
Formula: KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
'Psilomelane'
Formula: Mn, O
Reference: Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Pyrope
Formula: Mg3Al2(SiO4)3
'Pyroxene Group'
Reference: Fermor 2011: Ore Deposits in an Evolving Earth
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Petterson, M. G., Magu, R., Mason, A., Mahoa, H., Tolia, D., Neal, C. R., & Mahoney, J. J. (2009). A first geological map of Makira, Solomon Islands: stratigraphy, structure and tectonic implications. SOPAC Technical Bulletin 11 Jackson Lum Volume pp151-167.
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Allen, J.B., Deans, T. (1965) Ultrabasic eruptives with Alnöitic-Kimerlitic affinities form Malaita, Solomon Islands. Mineralogical Magazine 1965 Vol.34(268) 16-34.
'Serpentine Subgroup'
Formula: D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
'Serpentine Subgroup var: Nickeliferous Serpentine'
Formula: D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Reference: Collection of NHM, Vienna
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Spinel
Formula: MgAl2O4
Talc
Formula: Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Reference: Fermor 2011: Ore Deposits in an Evolving Earth
Tenorite
Formula: CuO
Reference: Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.
'Thomsonite'
Reference: Allen, J.B., Deans, T. (1965) Ultrabasic eruptives with Alnöitic-Kimerlitic affinities from Malaita, Solomon Islands. Mineralogical Magazine 1965 Vol.34(268) 16-34.
Tremolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Fermor 2011: Ore Deposits in an Evolving Earth
Trevorite
Formula: Ni2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Fermor 2011: Ore Deposits in an Evolving Earth
'Zeolite Group'
Reference: Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Diamond1.CB.10aC
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Bornite2.BA.15Cu5FeS4
Chalcocite2.BA.05Cu2S
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Molybdenite2.EA.30MoS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Brucite4.FE.05Mg(OH)2
Diaspore4.FD.10AlO(OH)
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Ilmenite4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Perovskite4.CC.30CaTiO3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Spinel4.BB.05MgAl2O4
Tenorite4.AB.10CuO
Trevorite4.BB.05Ni2+Fe3+2O4
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Magnesite5.AB.05MgCO3
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Alunite7.BC.10KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Actinolite9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Andradite9.AD.25Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
var: Melanite9.AD.25Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Augite9.DA.15(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Chrysotile9.ED.15Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Diopside9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
Enstatite9.DA.05MgSiO3
var: Bronzite9.DA.05(Mg,Fe2+)2[SiO3]2
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Forsterite9.AC.05Mg2SiO4
Gonnardite9.GA.05(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
Lizardite9.ED.15Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Magnesio-hornblende9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Majorite9.AD.25Mg3(Fe2+,Si,Al)2(SiO4)3
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Illite9.EC.15K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Nepheline9.FA.05Na3K(Al4Si4O16)
Phlogopite9.EC.20KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Pyrope9.AD.25Mg3Al2(SiO4)3
Talc9.EC.05Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Tremolite9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
'Zeolite Group'9.G0.
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Amphibole Supergroup'-AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Chlorite Group'-
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Hornblende'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Melilite Group'-Ca2M(XSiO7)
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'-
'Psilomelane'-Mn, O
'Pyroxene Group'-
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
'var: Nickeliferous Serpentine'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
'Thomsonite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Semi-metals and non-metals
Diamond1.3.6.1C
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Chalcocite2.4.7.1Cu2S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:2
Bornite2.5.2.1Cu5FeS4
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Molybdenite2.12.10.1MoS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX
Tenorite4.2.3.1CuO
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
Perovskite4.3.3.1CaTiO3
AX2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Diaspore6.1.1.1AlO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
X(OH)2
Brucite6.2.1.1Mg(OH)2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Spinel7.2.1.1MgAl2O4
Trevorite7.2.2.5Ni2+Fe3+2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Magnesite14.1.1.2MgCO3
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
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
Alunite30.2.4.1KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with all cations in octahedral [6] coordination
Forsterite51.3.1.2Mg2SiO4
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Andradite51.4.3b.1Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Majorite51.4.3a.5Mg3(Fe2+,Si,Al)2(SiO4)3
Pyrope51.4.3a.1Mg3Al2(SiO4)3
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Epidote58.2.1a.7{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Augite65.1.3a.3(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Diopside65.1.3a.1CaMgSi2O6
Enstatite65.1.2.1MgSiO3
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Mg-Fe-Mn-Li subgroup
Tremolite66.1.3a.1☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 1:1 layers
Chrysotile71.1.5.1Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Lizardite71.1.2b.2Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Illite71.2.2d.2K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Phlogopite71.2.2b.1KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Talc71.2.1.3Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework Feldspathoids and related species
Nepheline76.2.1.2Na3K(Al4Si4O16)
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Gonnardite77.1.5.7(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Actinolite-☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Amphibole Supergroup'-AX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Andradite
var: Melanite
-Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Chlorite Group'-
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'-
Enstatite
var: Bronzite
-(Mg,Fe2+)2[SiO3]2
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Hornblende'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Magnesio-hornblende-☐{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
'Melilite Group'-Ca2M(XSiO7)
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'-
'Psilomelane'-Mn, O
'Pyroxene Group'-
'Serpentine Subgroup'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
'var: Nickeliferous Serpentine'-D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
'Thomsonite'-
'Zeolite Group'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
H Serpentine Subgroup (var: Nickeliferous Serpentine)D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
H Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
H Gonnardite(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
H PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
H DiasporeAlO(OH)
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H BruciteMg(OH)2
H ChrysotileMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
H LizarditeMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
H TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
H Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H Magnesio-hornblende☐{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C MagnesiteMgCO3
C DiamondC
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O MagnesiteMgCO3
O Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
O Serpentine Subgroup (var: Nickeliferous Serpentine)D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
O MajoriteMg3(Fe2+,Si,Al)2(SiO4)3
O SpinelMgAl2O4
O Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
O PyropeMg3Al2(SiO4)3
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O RutileTiO2
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
O EnstatiteMgSiO3
O Enstatite (var: Bronzite)(Mg,Fe2+)2[SiO3]2
O Gonnardite(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
O PerovskiteCaTiO3
O ForsteriteMg2SiO4
O Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
O PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O HematiteFe2O3
O Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
O BaryteBaSO4
O DiasporeAlO(OH)
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O TenoriteCuO
O BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
O PsilomelaneMn, O
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
O Melilite GroupCa2M(XSiO7)
O NephelineNa3K(Al4Si4O16)
O Andradite (var: Melanite)Ca3Fe23+(SiO4)3
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
O QuartzSiO2
O BruciteMg(OH)2
O ChrysotileMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
O LizarditeMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
O TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
O Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O TrevoriteNi2+Fe23+O4
O Magnesio-hornblende☐{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
FFluorine
F Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
F ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
F BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
NaSodium
Na Gonnardite(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
Na NephelineNa3K(Al4Si4O16)
MgMagnesium
Mg MagnesiteMgCO3
Mg Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Mg Serpentine Subgroup (var: Nickeliferous Serpentine)D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Mg MajoriteMg3(Fe2+,Si,Al)2(SiO4)3
Mg SpinelMgAl2O4
Mg PyropeMg3Al2(SiO4)3
Mg EnstatiteMgSiO3
Mg Enstatite (var: Bronzite)(Mg,Fe2+)2[SiO3]2
Mg ForsteriteMg2SiO4
Mg Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Mg PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Mg Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Mg BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Mg BruciteMg(OH)2
Mg ChrysotileMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Mg LizarditeMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Mg TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Mg Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Mg Magnesio-hornblende☐{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Al Serpentine Subgroup (var: Nickeliferous Serpentine)D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Al SpinelMgAl2O4
Al Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Al PyropeMg3Al2(SiO4)3
Al Gonnardite(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
Al PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Al DiasporeAlO(OH)
Al BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Al NephelineNa3K(Al4Si4O16)
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Magnesio-hornblende☐{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Si Serpentine Subgroup (var: Nickeliferous Serpentine)D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Si MajoriteMg3(Fe2+,Si,Al)2(SiO4)3
Si Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Si PyropeMg3Al2(SiO4)3
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
Si EnstatiteMgSiO3
Si Enstatite (var: Bronzite)(Mg,Fe2+)2[SiO3]2
Si Gonnardite(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
Si ForsteriteMg2SiO4
Si Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Si PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Si Melilite GroupCa2M(XSiO7)
Si NephelineNa3K(Al4Si4O16)
Si Andradite (var: Melanite)Ca3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Si QuartzSiO2
Si ChrysotileMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si LizarditeMg3(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Si Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si Magnesio-hornblende☐{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
PPhosphorus
P ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
SSulfur
S BorniteCu5FeS4
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S MolybdeniteMoS2
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
S BaryteBaSO4
S ChalcociteCu2S
S CovelliteCuS
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S GalenaPbS
ClChlorine
Cl Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Cl ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
KPotassium
K PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
K BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
K NephelineNa3K(Al4Si4O16)
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Gonnardite(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
Ca PerovskiteCaTiO3
Ca Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Ca Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Ca ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Ca Melilite GroupCa2M(XSiO7)
Ca Andradite (var: Melanite)Ca3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Ca AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Ca Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Ca Magnesio-hornblende☐{Ca2}{Mg4Al}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
TiTitanium
Ti Amphibole SupergroupAX2Z5((Si,Al,Ti)8O22)(OH,F,Cl,O)2
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Ti RutileTiO2
Ti PerovskiteCaTiO3
MnManganese
Mn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Mn Serpentine Subgroup (var: Nickeliferous Serpentine)D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Mn PsilomelaneMn, O
FeIron
Fe Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Fe Serpentine Subgroup (var: Nickeliferous Serpentine)D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe Enstatite (var: Bronzite)(Mg,Fe2+)2[SiO3]2
Fe Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Fe Actinolite☐{Ca2}{Mg4.5-2.5Fe0.5-2.5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Fe BorniteCu5FeS4
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Fe Andradite (var: Melanite)Ca3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Fe AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Fe TrevoriteNi2+Fe23+O4
NiNickel
Ni Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Ni Serpentine Subgroup (var: Nickeliferous Serpentine)D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Ni TrevoriteNi2+Fe23+O4
CuCopper
Cu BorniteCu5FeS4
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu ChalcociteCu2S
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
Cu TenoriteCuO
ZnZinc
Zn Serpentine SubgroupD3[Si2O5](OH)4 D = Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Zn Serpentine Subgroup (var: Nickeliferous Serpentine)D3[Si2O5](OH)4 D= Mg, Fe, Ni, Mn, Al, Zn
Zn SphaleriteZnS
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)
MoMolybdenum
Mo MolybdeniteMoS2
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
AuGold
Au GoldAu
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

Other Databases

Wikipedia:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solomon_Islands
Wikidata ID:Q685
GeoNames ID:2103350

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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