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Suriname

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Area:163,821 km2
Locality type:Country
Name(s) in local language(s):Suriname
Other/historical names associated with this locality: Nederlands Guyana, Netherlands Guiana , Dutch Guiana


Suriname was formerly known as Nederlands Guyana, Netherlands Guiana or Dutch Guiana. It is situated between French Guiana to the east and Guyana to the west. The southern border is shared with Brazil and the northern border is the Atlantic coast.

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20 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Albite var: Andesine
Formula: (Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Albite var: Oligoclase
Formula: (Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
'Albite-Anorthite Series'
'Alkali Feldspar'
Andalusite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
'Apatite'
'Bauxite'
'Biotite'
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
'Chlorite Group'
Cordierite
Formula: (Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Corundum
Formula: Al2O3
'Feldspar Group'
'Feldspar Group var: Perthite'
'Gabbro'
Gibbsite
Formula: Al(OH)3
Gold
Formula: Au
'commodity:Gold'
Formula: Au
Grandidierite
Formula: (Mg,Fe2+)(Al,Fe3+)3(SiO4)(BO3)O2
Reference: AmMin 61:332
'Granite'
'Hornfels'
'Hypersthene'
Formula: (Mg,Fe)SiO3
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Kyanite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Muscovite var: Sericite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
'Pyroxene Group'
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
'Quartz-diorite'
'Quartz-norite'
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Sillimanite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Spinel
Formula: MgAl2O4
Spinel var: Pleonaste
Formula: (Mg,Fe)Al2O4
Surinamite (TL)
Formula: (Mg,Fe)3Al4BeSi3O16
Reference: De Roever, E.W.F., Kieft, C., Murray, E., Klein, E., Drucker, W.H., and Moore, P.B. (1976) Surinamite, a new Mg-Al silicate from the Bakhuis Mountains, western Surinam. I. Description, occurrence, and conditions of formation II. X-ray crystallography and proposed crystal structure. American Mineralogist: 61: 193-199.
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cassiterite4.DB.05SnO2
Corundum4.CB.05Al2O3
Gibbsite4.FE.10Al(OH)3
Ilmenite4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Spinel4.BB.05MgAl2O4
var: Pleonaste4.BB.05(Mg,Fe)Al2O4
Group 9 - Silicates
'Albite'9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
var: Andesine9.FA.35(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
var: Oligoclase9.FA.35(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
'Andalusite'9.AF.10Al2(SiO4)O
Cordierite9.CJ.10(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Grandidierite9.AJ.05(Mg,Fe2+)(Al,Fe3+)3(SiO4)(BO3)O2
Kyanite9.AF.15Al2(SiO4)O
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Sericite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Sillimanite9.AF.05Al2(SiO4)O
Surinamite (TL)9.DH.55(Mg,Fe)3Al4BeSi3O16
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Alkali Feldspar'-
Apatite-
Bauxite-
Biotite-
Chlorite Group-
Feldspar Group-
'var: Perthite'-
Gabbro-
Granite-
Hornfels-
Hypersthene-(Mg,Fe)SiO3
Pyroxene Group-
Quartz-diorite-
Quartz-norite-
Tourmaline-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

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
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Corundum4.3.1.1Al2O3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
AX2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
X(OH)3
Gibbsite6.3.1.1Al(OH)3
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Spinel7.2.1.1MgAl2O4
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] and >[4] coordination
Andalusite52.2.2b.1Al2(SiO4)O
Kyanite52.2.2c.1Al2(SiO4)O
Sillimanite52.2.2a.1Al2(SiO4)O
Group 54 - NESOSILICATES Borosilicates and Some Beryllosilicates
Borosilicates and Some Beryllosilicates with (BO3)
Grandidierite54.1.1.1(Mg,Fe2+)(Al,Fe3+)3(SiO4)(BO3)O2
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with Al substituted rings
Cordierite61.2.1.1(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Group 69 - INOSILICATES Chains with Side Branches or Loops
Chains with Side Branches or Loops with P>2
Surinamite (TL)69.2.1b.2(Mg,Fe)3Al4BeSi3O16
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(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 with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
var: Andesine-(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
var: Oligoclase-(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Alkali Feldspar'-
'Apatite'-
'Bauxite'-
'Biotite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Feldspar Group'-
'var: Perthite'-
'Gabbro'-
'Granite'-
'Hornfels'-
'Hypersthene'-(Mg,Fe)SiO3
Muscovite
var: Sericite
-KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
'Pyroxene Group'-
'Quartz-diorite'-
'Quartz-norite'-
Spinel
var: Pleonaste
-(Mg,Fe)Al2O4
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H GibbsiteAl(OH)3
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
BeBeryllium
Be Surinamite(Mg,Fe)3Al4BeSi3O16
BBoron
B Grandidierite(Mg,Fe2+)(Al,Fe3+)3(SiO4)(BO3)O2
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
OOxygen
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O AndalusiteAl2(SiO4)O
O Albite (var: Andesine)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
O CassiteriteSnO2
O Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
O CorundumAl2O3
O GibbsiteAl(OH)3
O Grandidierite(Mg,Fe2+)(Al,Fe3+)3(SiO4)(BO3)O2
O Hypersthene(Mg,Fe)SiO3
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O KyaniteAl2(SiO4)O
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O Albite (var: Oligoclase)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
O Spinel (var: Pleonaste)(Mg,Fe)Al2O4
O QuartzSiO2
O RutileTiO2
O Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O SillimaniteAl2(SiO4)O
O SpinelMgAl2O4
O Surinamite(Mg,Fe)3Al4BeSi3O16
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(T6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Na Albite (var: Andesine)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Na Albite (var: Oligoclase)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
MgMagnesium
Mg Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Mg Grandidierite(Mg,Fe2+)(Al,Fe3+)3(SiO4)(BO3)O2
Mg Hypersthene(Mg,Fe)SiO3
Mg Spinel (var: Pleonaste)(Mg,Fe)Al2O4
Mg SpinelMgAl2O4
Mg Surinamite(Mg,Fe)3Al4BeSi3O16
AlAluminium
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al AndalusiteAl2(SiO4)O
Al Albite (var: Andesine)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Al Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Al CorundumAl2O3
Al GibbsiteAl(OH)3
Al Grandidierite(Mg,Fe2+)(Al,Fe3+)3(SiO4)(BO3)O2
Al KyaniteAl2(SiO4)O
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al Albite (var: Oligoclase)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Al Spinel (var: Pleonaste)(Mg,Fe)Al2O4
Al Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al SillimaniteAl2(SiO4)O
Al SpinelMgAl2O4
Al Surinamite(Mg,Fe)3Al4BeSi3O16
SiSilicon
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si AndalusiteAl2(SiO4)O
Si Albite (var: Andesine)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Si Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Si Grandidierite(Mg,Fe2+)(Al,Fe3+)3(SiO4)(BO3)O2
Si Hypersthene(Mg,Fe)SiO3
Si KyaniteAl2(SiO4)O
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si Albite (var: Oligoclase)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si SillimaniteAl2(SiO4)O
Si Surinamite(Mg,Fe)3Al4BeSi3O16
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K Muscovite (var: Sericite)KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca Albite (var: Andesine)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Ca Albite (var: Oligoclase)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
TiTitanium
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Ti RutileTiO2
FeIron
Fe Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Fe Grandidierite(Mg,Fe2+)(Al,Fe3+)3(SiO4)(BO3)O2
Fe Hypersthene(Mg,Fe)SiO3
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe Spinel (var: Pleonaste)(Mg,Fe)Al2O4
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe Surinamite(Mg,Fe)3Al4BeSi3O16
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)
SnTin
Sn CassiteriteSnO2
AuGold
Au GoldAu

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