Elephant Island, South Shetland Islands, Antarctic Peninsula, Western Antarctica, Antarctica
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|Location is approximate, based on center of defined region.|
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||61° South , 55° West (est.)|
Spheniscidite formed by interaction of phosphate solutions derived from guano with micacous and chloritic minerals in soil under a penguin rookery.
Elephant island is the largest of the small group of islands forming the Northern end of the South Shetland Islands.
2 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.
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*Min.Mag.(1986) 50, 291-293
*Geologic Map of Antarctica, 1:5,000,000