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Halite encrustation on the shoreline of the Dead Sea

Dead Sea, Southern District, Israel
Shoreline of the Dead Sea

Dead Sea, Southern District, Israel
Halite encrustation on the shoreline of the Dead Sea

Dead Sea, Southern District, Israel
Shoreline of the Dead Sea

Dead Sea, Southern District, Israel
Halite encrustation on the shoreline of the Dead Sea

Dead Sea, Southern District, Israel
Area:20,770 km2
Museums in region:


The State of Israel is divided into six main administrative districts, known as mehozot (singular: mahoz): Center (Central), Haifa, Jerusalem, North (Northern), Southern, and Tel Aviv Districts. Districts are further divided into fifteen sub-districts known as nafot (singular: nafa), which are themselves partitioned into fifty natural regions.

NOTE: Check under Palestine for localities in the occupied territories.


Mineral List

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

Acanthite

Aegirine

Aegirine-augite

Afwillite

Åkermanite

Albite

Allophane

Almandine

Alunite

'Amber'

'Amphibole Supergroup'

Analcime

Andradite

'Andradite-Schorlomite Series'

Anhydrite

Anilite

Anorthite

'Apatite'

'var: Carbonate-rich Apatite'

'Apophyllite'

Aradite (TL)

Aragonite

Arfvedsonite

Ariegilatite (TL)

Augite

var: Fassaite

Azurite

Barioferrite (TL)

Barringerite

Baryte

Bayerite (TL)

Bayleyite

Bentorite (TL)

'Biotite'

Birnessite

'Bisbeeite'

Böhmite

Bredigite

Brochantite

Brownmillerite

Brucite

Bultfonteinite

Calciolangbeinite

Calcite

Carnotite

Celestine

'Chabazite'

Chalcocite

Chalcopyrite

Chamosite

var: Thuringite

'Chlorite Group'

Chlormayenite

Chromatite

Chromite

Chrysocolla

'Clays'

Clintonite

Copper

Cordierite

Corundum

var: Ruby

var: Sapphire

var: Titanian Corundum

Cotunnite

Covellite

Crandallite

Cristobalite

Cryptomelane

Cuprite

Cuspidine

Diamond

Digenite

Diopside

Dioptase

Djurleite

Dolomite

'Eilat Stone'

'Ellestadite'

Enstatite

Epistilbite

Esseneite

Ettringite

Fayalite

'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'

Flamite (TL)

'Fluocerite'

Fluorapatite

var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite

Fluorellestadite

var: Wilkeite

Fluorkyuygenite (TL)

Foshagite

Galena

'Garnet Group'

Gazeevite (TL)

Gehlenite

Gibbsite

'Gismondine'

Glauconite

'Gmelinite'

Goethite

Greenalite

Greigite

Grossite (TL)

Grossular

var: Hibschite

Gurimite (TL)

Gypsum

Gyrolite

Halamishite (TL)

Halite

'Halloysite'

Harmotome

Hashemite

Hatrurite (TL)

Hedenbergite

Hematite

Hercynite

'Heulandite'

Hexacelsian (TL)

Hibonite

Hilgardite

Hillebrandite

Hisingerite

Hollandite

Hydrocalumite

Hydromagnesite

Hydrotalcite

Hydroxyapophyllite-(K)

Ilmenite

Iron

Jacobsite

Jennite

Kalsilite

Kaolinite

Katoite

'K Feldspar'

Khesinite (TL)

Kilchoanite

Kyanite

Lanthanite-(Ce)

Larnite

Laurionite

Lepidocrocite

Levantite (TL)

'Lévyne'

'Limonite'

Linnaeite

Lizardite

Maghemite

Magnesioferrite

Magnetite

Malachite

'Melilite Group'

Merwinite

Mesolite

Meta-autunite

Metatyuyamunite

Microcline

var: Hyalophane

'Moissanite-6H'

Monazite-(Ce)

Montgomeryite

Monticellite

Montmorillonite

Mottramite

Murashkoite (TL)

Muscovite

var: Illite

var: Sericite

Nabimusaite

Nagelschmidtite (TL)

Negevite (TL)

Nontronite

Okenite

Oldhamite

Opal

var: Opal-CT

Orthoclase

Oyelite

Palygorskite

Paratacamite

Periclase

var: Ferropericlase

Perovskite

'Phillipsite'

Phlogopite

Plancheite

Plombièrite

Portlandite

Prehnite

Pseudomalachite

'Pseudowollastonite'

'Psilomelane'

'Pumpellyite'

Pyrite

Pyrolusite

Pyrope

Pyrophyllite

'Pyroxene Group'

Pyrrhotite

Quartz

var: Chalcedony

var: Milky Quartz

Rankinite

Reinhardbraunsite

Riebeckite

Riversideite

Rutile

Saponite

Schorlomite

Schreibersite

Scolecite

Sepiolite

'Serpentine Subgroup'

Shulamitite (TL)

Siderite

Silicocarnotite (TL)

Sphalerite

Spinel

Spurrite

Srebrodolskite

Stichtite

Stracherite (TL)

Sulphur

Sylvite

'Synchysite-(La) '

Tacharanite

Tenorite

Ternesite

Thaumasite

'Thomsonite'

Thomsonite-Ca

Titanite

Tobermorite

Transjordanite (TL)

Trevorite

Tridymite

Truscottite

Turquoise

Tyuyamunite

Ulvöspinel

'UM1977-02-CO:AlCaH' (FRL)

'UM1977-07-O:AlCaFeH'

'UM1977-08-O:AlCaH'

'UM1977-09-O:AlCaH'

'UM1977-14-SiO:CaH'

'UM1989-14-OC:HMg'

'Unnamed (Ca-Ti-Fe-Al Oxide II)'

'Uvite Series'

Vaterite

Vesuvianite

Volkonskoite

'Wad'

Weddellite

Whewellite

Whitlockite

Wollastonite

Xonotlite

Ye'elimite (TL)

Zadovite (TL)

Zircon

Zoharite (TL)

Zuktamrurite (TL)


209 valid minerals. 26 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 1 (FRL) - first recorded locality of unapproved mineral/variety/etc.

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External Links

http://www.gsi.gov.il/ [Geological Survey of Israel]

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