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Aruba, Caribbean Netherlands, Netherlands

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Area:179 km2


Part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the Caribbean.

Geology consists of Cretaceous mafic volcanics that were intruded by a late Cretaceous quartz diorite pluton. Carbonate reef rocks form cover on about a third of the island and also form surrounding reefs. The southern portion of the island are crossed by numerous gold-bearing quartz veins in a shear zone. Gold was discovered in 1824 and small production continued to the early 1900's.

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9 valid minerals.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Gold'1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Quartz'4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Malachite'5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
'Brushite'8.CJ.50Ca(HPO4) · 2H2O
'Crandallite'8.BL.10CaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
'Fluorapatite'8.BN.05Ca5(PO4)3F
'Leucophosphite'8.DH.10KFe3+2(PO4)2(OH) · 2H2O
'Monetite'8.AD.10Ca(HPO4)

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
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 37 - ANHYDROUS ACID PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES AND VANADATES
Miscellaneous
Monetite37.1.1.1Ca(HPO4)
Group 39 - HYDRATED ACID PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
A[HXO4]·xH2O
Brushite39.1.1.1Ca(HPO4) · 2H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Fluorapatite41.8.1.1Ca5(PO4)3F
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Crandallite42.7.3.1CaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
(AB)3(XO4)2Zq·xH2O
Leucophosphite42.11.6.1KFe3+2(PO4)2(OH) · 2H2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H BrushiteCa(HPO4) · 2H2O
H CrandalliteCaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
H LeucophosphiteKFe23+(PO4)2(OH) · 2H2O
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
H MonetiteCa(HPO4)
CCarbon
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O BrushiteCa(HPO4) · 2H2O
O CrandalliteCaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
O FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
O LeucophosphiteKFe23+(PO4)2(OH) · 2H2O
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O MonetiteCa(HPO4)
O QuartzSiO2
FFluorine
F FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
AlAluminium
Al CrandalliteCaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
PPhosphorus
P BrushiteCa(HPO4) · 2H2O
P CrandalliteCaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
P FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
P LeucophosphiteKFe23+(PO4)2(OH) · 2H2O
P MonetiteCa(HPO4)
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
KPotassium
K LeucophosphiteKFe23+(PO4)2(OH) · 2H2O
CaCalcium
Ca BrushiteCa(HPO4) · 2H2O
Ca CrandalliteCaAl3(PO4)(PO3OH)(OH)6
Ca FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
Ca MonetiteCa(HPO4)
FeIron
Fe LeucophosphiteKFe23+(PO4)2(OH) · 2H2O
Fe PyriteFeS2
CuCopper
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
AuGold
Au GoldAu

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: 3187795
Mesozoic intrusive rocks

Age: Cretaceous (66 - 145 Ma)

Comments: Aruba

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

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