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Table Mountain, Curaçao, Netherlandsi
Regional Level Types
Table MountainMountain
CuraçaoConstituent Country
NetherlandsCountry

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Name(s) in local language(s):Tafelberg
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 12° 4' 2'' North , 68° 49' 57'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 12.06745,-68.83271
GeoHash:G#: d6ph9svd1
Locality type:Mountain
Köppen climate type:Aw : Tropical savanna, wet
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Willemstad125,000 (2010)11.9km
Sint Michiel Liber5,138 (2018)18.8km
Dorp Sint Willebrordus465 (2017)29.9km
Barber2,424 (2017)36.0km
Dorp Soto2,233 (2017)38.3km


Mio-Pliocene Seroe Domi Limestone Formation, was probably covered with a guano layer in the Pleistocene.

Regions containing this locality

Caribbean PlateTectonic Plate
The CaribbeanRegion
Netherlands AntillesConstituent Country (Abolished)

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


3 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Gerard van der Veldt collection; Ten Have, T., Heijnen, W., & Nickel, E. (1982). Alterations in guano phosphates and mio-pliocene carbonates of table mountain Santa Barbara, Curacao. Sedimentary Geology, 31(2), 141-165.
Hydroxylapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(OH)
Reference: Gunnar Färber; Ten Have, T., Heijnen, W., & Nickel, E. (1982). Alterations in guano phosphates and mio-pliocene carbonates of table mountain Santa Barbara, Curacao. Sedimentary Geology, 31(2), 141-165.
Whitlockite
Formula: Ca9Mg(PO4)6(HPO4)
Reference: Palache, C., Berman, H., & Frondel, C. (1951), The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 686.; Ten Have, T., Heijnen, W., & Nickel, E. (1982). Alterations in guano phosphates and mio-pliocene carbonates of table mountain Santa Barbara, Curacao. Sedimentary Geology, 31(2), 141-165.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Hydroxylapatite8.BN.05Ca5(PO4)3(OH)
Whitlockite8.AC.45Ca9Mg(PO4)6(HPO4)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 38 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, AND VANADATES
(AB)3(XO4)2
Whitlockite38.3.4.1Ca9Mg(PO4)6(HPO4)
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Hydroxylapatite41.8.1.3Ca5(PO4)3(OH)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H WhitlockiteCa9Mg(PO4)6(HPO4)
H HydroxylapatiteCa5(PO4)3(OH)
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O WhitlockiteCa9Mg(PO4)6(HPO4)
O CalciteCaCO3
O HydroxylapatiteCa5(PO4)3(OH)
MgMagnesium
Mg WhitlockiteCa9Mg(PO4)6(HPO4)
PPhosphorus
P WhitlockiteCa9Mg(PO4)6(HPO4)
P HydroxylapatiteCa5(PO4)3(OH)
CaCalcium
Ca WhitlockiteCa9Mg(PO4)6(HPO4)
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca HydroxylapatiteCa5(PO4)3(OH)

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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Cretaceous
66 - 145 Ma



ID: 3191415
Mesozoic intrusive rocks

Age: Cretaceous (66 - 145 Ma)

Comments: Curacao

Lithology: Intrusive igneous 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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Kloos (1888) Samml. geol. Reichsmuseum Leiden: 1.
Kloos (1888) Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Geologie und Paleontologie, Heidelberg, Stuttgart: I: 41.
Palache, C., Berman, H., and Frondel, C. (1951) The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana, Yale University 1837-1892, Volume II: 686.
Ten Have, T., Heijnen, W., and Nickel, E. (1982) Alterations in guano phosphates and mio-pliocene carbonates of table mountain Santa Barbara, Curacao. Sedimentary Geology, 31(2), 141-165.


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