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Locality type:State
Largest Settlements:
PlacePopulation
Jackson170,674 (2017)
Gulfport71,856 (2017)
West Gulfport71,329 (2006)
Southaven52,589 (2017)
Hattiesburg46,805 (2017)
Biloxi45,637 (2017)


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27 valid minerals.

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Localities:
Aegirine
Formula: NaFe3+Si2O6
Reference: Riggs,K.A.,(1976) Subsurface Precambrian Granite,Lafayette County, Mississippi:American Association Of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin,v.60,p.455-457
'Amber'
Anhydrite
Formula: CaSO4
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Econ Geol (1994) 89:381-390
'Bitumen'
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
'Carbonate'
Reference: From USGS MRDS database
Celestine
Formula: SrSO4
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Riggs,K.A.,(1976) Subsurface Precambrian Granite,Lafayette County, Mississippi:American Association Of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin,v.60,p.455-457
'Clays'
Cristobalite
Formula: SiO2
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Swann, Charles T. and Saunders, James A. (1992), Cap Rock Geology of the Hazlehurst Salt Dome, Copiah County, Mississippi, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Transactions: 42: 697-705.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Gibbsite
Formula: Al(OH)3
Localities: Reported from at least 22 localities in this region.
'Glauconite'
Formula: (K,Na)(Fe3+,Al,Mg)2(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Halite
Formula: NaCl
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
'Hornblende'
Reference: Riggs,K.A.,(1976) Subsurface Precambrian Granite,Lafayette County, Mississippi:American Association Of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin,v.60,p.455-457
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Localities: Reported from at least 31 localities in this region.
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Montmorillonite
Formula: (Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Localities: Reported from at least 16 localities in this region.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Muscovite var: Illite
Formula: K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Nickel
Formula: Ni
Reference: [Clark, 1993 - "Hey's Mineral Index"]
Nickel var: Oktibbehite
Formula: Ni
Reference: [Clark, 1993 - "Hey's Mineral Index"]
Nickelphosphide
Formula: (Ni,Fe)3P
Reference: MinRec (July, 2000)
'Ochre'
Reference: Gems and Minerals of America- Jay Ellis Ransom-1974
Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
'Petrified Wood'
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Econ Geol (1994) 89:381-390
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Localities: Reported from at least 13 localities in this region.
Quartz var: Agate
Quartz var: Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Quartz var: Jasper
Reference: Rocks & Minerals (1955) 30:371
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Localities: Reported from at least 9 localities in this region.
'Smectite Group'
Formula: A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
Reference: www.k-tclay.com/crenshaw.asp.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Strontianite
Formula: SrCO3
Sulphur
Formula: S8
Reference: U.S. Geological Survey, 2005, Mineral Resources Data System: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Taenite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)
Reference: Reed, S. J. B. (1972). The Oktibbeha County iron meteorite. Mineralogical Magazine, 38(297), 623-626.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Nickel1.AA.05Ni
var: Oktibbehite1.AA.05Ni
Nickelphosphide1.BD.05(Ni,Fe)3P
Sulphur1.CC.05S8
Taenite1.AE.10(Fe,Ni)
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Group 3 - Halides
Halite3.AA.20NaCl
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cristobalite4.DA.15SiO2
Gibbsite4.FE.10Al(OH)3
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Opal4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Agate4.DA.05SiO2
var: Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
var: Jasper4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Strontianite5.AB.15SrCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anhydrite7.AD.30CaSO4
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Celestine7.AD.35SrSO4
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Aegirine9.DA.25NaFe3+Si2O6
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Montmorillonite9.EC.40(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Illite9.EC.15K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
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'Amber'-
'Bitumen'-
'Carbonate'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Clays'-
'Glauconite'-(K,Na)(Fe3+,Al,Mg)2(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2
'Hornblende'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Ochre'-
'Petrified Wood'-
'Smectite Group'-A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Nickel1.1.11.5Ni
Taenite1.1.11.2(Fe,Ni)
Semi-metals and non-metals
Sulphur1.3.5.1S8
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
X(OH)3
Gibbsite6.3.1.1Al(OH)3
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Halite9.1.1.1NaCl
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
Strontianite14.1.3.3SrCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anhydrite28.3.2.1CaSO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Celestine28.3.1.2SrSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Aegirine65.1.3c.2NaFe3+Si2O6
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
'Glauconite'71.2.2a.5(K,Na)(Fe3+,Al,Mg)2(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Illite71.2.2d.2K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 clays
Montmorillonite71.3.1a.2(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Cristobalite75.1.1.1SiO2
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with H2O and organics
Opal75.2.1.1SiO2 · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
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'Amber'-
'Bitumen'-
'Carbonate'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Clays'-
'Hornblende'-
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Nickel
var: Oktibbehite
-Ni
Nickelphosphide-(Ni,Fe)3P
'Ochre'-
'Petrified Wood'-
Quartz
var: Agate
-SiO2
var: Chalcedony-SiO2
var: Jasper-SiO2
'Smectite Group'-A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Glauconite(K,Na)(Fe3+,Al,Mg)2(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2
H Smectite GroupA0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
H Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
H OpalSiO2 · nH2O
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H GibbsiteAl(OH)3
H Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CCarbon
C SideriteFeCO3
C CalciteCaCO3
C StrontianiteSrCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
OOxygen
O Glauconite(K,Na)(Fe3+,Al,Mg)2(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2
O Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
O Smectite GroupA0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
O Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
O SideriteFeCO3
O QuartzSiO2
O OpalSiO2 · nH2O
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O GibbsiteAl(OH)3
O Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
O CalciteCaCO3
O CristobaliteSiO2
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O AnhydriteCaSO4
O StrontianiteSrCO3
O CelestineSrSO4
O BaryteBaSO4
O AegirineNaFe3+Si2O6
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O HematiteFe2O3
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
NaSodium
Na Glauconite(K,Na)(Fe3+,Al,Mg)2(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2
Na Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Na HaliteNaCl
Na AegirineNaFe3+Si2O6
MgMagnesium
Mg Glauconite(K,Na)(Fe3+,Al,Mg)2(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2
Mg Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
AlAluminium
Al Glauconite(K,Na)(Fe3+,Al,Mg)2(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2
Al Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al GibbsiteAl(OH)3
Al Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si Glauconite(K,Na)(Fe3+,Al,Mg)2(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2
Si Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
Si Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Si QuartzSiO2
Si OpalSiO2 · nH2O
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Si CristobaliteSiO2
Si AegirineNaFe3+Si2O6
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
PPhosphorus
P Nickelphosphide(Ni,Fe)3P
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
S MarcasiteFeS2
S GalenaPbS
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S SphaleriteZnS
S AnhydriteCaSO4
S SulphurS8
S CelestineSrSO4
S BaryteBaSO4
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
ClChlorine
Cl HaliteNaCl
KPotassium
K Glauconite(K,Na)(Fe3+,Al,Mg)2(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2
K Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca AnhydriteCaSO4
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
FeIron
Fe Glauconite(K,Na)(Fe3+,Al,Mg)2(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe AegirineNaFe3+Si2O6
Fe Taenite(Fe,Ni)
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
NiNickel
Ni Nickel (var: Oktibbehite)Ni
Ni Nickelphosphide(Ni,Fe)3P
Ni Taenite(Fe,Ni)
Ni NickelNi
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
SrStrontium
Sr StrontianiteSrCO3
Sr CelestineSrSO4
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
PbLead
Pb GalenaPbS

References

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Morse, William (1944) Mississippi Minerals: Mississippi Geological Survey Bulletin 59 13p.
Kern, Marshall (1963) An investigation of Mississippi iron ore: Mississippi Geological and Economic Survey Bulletin: 77 p.
Zeitner, June Culp (1968) Rockhounding in Mississippi: Lapidary Journal: 22 (9): 1246-1251.
Mather, B. (1981) Minerals of Mississippi: Mississippi Geology: 1 (3) no 3 pp 4-11.

External Links

http://www.deq.state.ms.us/mdeq.nsf/page/geology_home Office of Geology, Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality.

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