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Marshall Islandsi
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Marshall IslandsCountry

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Area:
181 km2
Locality type:
Largest Settlements:
PlacePopulation
Mili854 (2013)
Other Languages:
French:
Îles Marshall
German:
Marshallinseln
Italian:
Isole Marshall
Russian:
Маршалловы Острова
Simplified Chinese:
馬紹爾群島
Spanish:
Islas Marshall
Afrikaans:
Marshalleilande
Albanian:
Ishujt Marshall
Arabic:
جزر مارشال
Belarusian:
Маршалавы Астравы
Bulgarian:
Маршалови острови
Catalan:
Illes Marshall
Czech:
Marshallovy ostrovy
Danish:
Marshalløerne
Dutch:
Marshalleilanden
Estonian:
Marshalli Saared
Farsi/Persian:
جزایر مارشال
Finnish:
Marshallinsaaret
Galician:
Illas Marshall
Greek:
Νήσοι Μάρσαλ
Hebrew:
איי מרשל
Hindi:
मार्शल द्वीपसमूह
Hungarian:
Marshall-szigetek
Icelandic:
Marshalleyjar
Indonesian:
Kepulauan Marshall
Irish Gaelic:
Oileáin Marshall
Japanese:
マーシャル諸島
Korean:
마셜 제도
Latvian:
Māršala Salas
Lithuanian:
Maršalo salos
Macedonian:
Маршалски Острови
Norwegian:
Marshalløyene
Polish:
Wyspy Marshalla
Portuguese:
Ilhas Marshall
Romanian:
Insulele Marshall
Serbian:
Маршалска Острва
Slovak:
Marshallove ostrovy
Slovenian:
Marshallovi otoki
Swahili:
Visiwa vya Marshall
Swedish:
Marshallöarna
Tagalog:
Kapuluang Marshall
Thai:
หมู่เกาะมาร์แชลล์
Turkish:
Marshall Adaları
Ukrainian:
Маршаллові Острови
Vietnamese:
Quần đảo Marshall
Welsh:
Ynysoedd Marshall


A Micronesian island nation in the western Pacific Ocean, located north of Nauru and Kiribati. 29 atolls and 5 isolated islands.

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4 valid minerals.

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'Apatite'
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Reference: Rex, R. W. (1967). Authigenic silicates formed from basaltic glass by more than 60 million years contact with sea water, Sylvania Guyot, Marshall Islands. In Clays and Clay Minerals: Proceedings of the Fifteenth Conference, Clay Minerals Society (pp. 195-203).
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Rex, R. W. (1967). Authigenic silicates formed from basaltic glass by more than 60 million years contact with sea water, Sylvania Guyot, Marshall Islands. In Clays and Clay Minerals: Proceedings of the Fifteenth Conference, Clay Minerals Society (pp. 195-203).
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Rex, R. W. (1967). Authigenic silicates formed from basaltic glass by more than 60 million years contact with sea water, Sylvania Guyot, Marshall Islands. In Clays and Clay Minerals: Proceedings of the Fifteenth Conference, Clay Minerals Society (pp. 195-203).
Montmorillonite
Formula: (Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Reference: Rex, R. W. (1967). Authigenic silicates formed from basaltic glass by more than 60 million years contact with sea water, Sylvania Guyot, Marshall Islands. In Clays and Clay Minerals: Proceedings of the Fifteenth Conference, Clay Minerals Society (pp. 195-203).
Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: Rex, R. W. (1967). Authigenic silicates formed from basaltic glass by more than 60 million years contact with sea water, Sylvania Guyot, Marshall Islands. In Clays and Clay Minerals: Proceedings of the Fifteenth Conference, Clay Minerals Society (pp. 195-203).
'Phillipsite'
Reference: Rex, R. W. (1967). Authigenic silicates formed from basaltic glass by more than 60 million years contact with sea water, Sylvania Guyot, Marshall Islands. In Clays and Clay Minerals: Proceedings of the Fifteenth Conference, Clay Minerals Society (pp. 195-203).
'UM1995-20-OH:AlMgMnNi'
Formula: Mn4+(O,OH)2(Mg,Ni,Al,OH)2•nH2O
Reference: Gorshkov, A.I., Bogdanov, Yu.A., Sivtsov, A.V., Mokhov, S.V. (1995): A new Mg-AI-Ni asbo1ane. Doklady Akad. Nauk: 342(6): 781-784 (in Russian); in: Jambor, J.L., Pertsev, N.N., Roberts, A.C. (1996): New mineral names. American Mineralogist: 81: 766
Vernadite
Formula: (Mn4+,Fe3+,Ca,Na)(O,OH)2 · nH2O
Reference: Hein, J. R., Schwab, W. C., & Davis, A. (1988). Cobalt-and platinum-rich ferromanganese crusts and associated substrate rocks from the Marshall Islands. Marine Geology, 78(3-4), 255-283.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Opal4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
Vernadite4.FE.40(Mn4+,Fe3+,Ca,Na)(O,OH)2 · nH2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Montmorillonite9.EC.40(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Phillipsite'-
'UM1995-20-OH:AlMgMnNi'-Mn4+(O,OH)2(Mg,Ni,Al,OH)2•nH2O

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Vernadite4.4.9.1(Mn4+,Fe3+,Ca,Na)(O,OH)2 · nH2O
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
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 H2O and organics
Opal75.2.1.1SiO2 · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Phillipsite'-
'UM1995-20-OH:AlMgMnNi'-Mn4+(O,OH)2(Mg,Ni,Al,OH)2•nH2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Vernadite(Mn4+,Fe3+,Ca,Na)(O,OH)2 · nH2O
H OpalSiO2 · nH2O
H ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
H UM1995-20-OH:AlMgMnNiMn4+(O,OH)2(Mg,Ni,Al,OH)2•nH2O
OOxygen
O Vernadite(Mn4+,Fe3+,Ca,Na)(O,OH)2 · nH2O
O OpalSiO2 · nH2O
O ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
O UM1995-20-OH:AlMgMnNiMn4+(O,OH)2(Mg,Ni,Al,OH)2•nH2O
FFluorine
F ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
NaSodium
Na Vernadite(Mn4+,Fe3+,Ca,Na)(O,OH)2 · nH2O
Na Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
MgMagnesium
Mg Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Mg UM1995-20-OH:AlMgMnNiMn4+(O,OH)2(Mg,Ni,Al,OH)2•nH2O
AlAluminium
Al Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Al UM1995-20-OH:AlMgMnNiMn4+(O,OH)2(Mg,Ni,Al,OH)2•nH2O
SiSilicon
Si OpalSiO2 · nH2O
Si Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
PPhosphorus
P ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
ClChlorine
Cl ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
CaCalcium
Ca Vernadite(Mn4+,Fe3+,Ca,Na)(O,OH)2 · nH2O
Ca ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Ca Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
MnManganese
Mn Vernadite(Mn4+,Fe3+,Ca,Na)(O,OH)2 · nH2O
Mn UM1995-20-OH:AlMgMnNiMn4+(O,OH)2(Mg,Ni,Al,OH)2•nH2O
FeIron
Fe Vernadite(Mn4+,Fe3+,Ca,Na)(O,OH)2 · nH2O
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
NiNickel
Ni UM1995-20-OH:AlMgMnNiMn4+(O,OH)2(Mg,Ni,Al,OH)2•nH2O

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Hein, J.R., Schwab, W.C., Davis, A. (1988) Cobalt-and platinum-rich ferromanganese crusts and associated substrate rocks from the Marshall Islands. Marine Geology, 78(3-4), 255-283.

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Wikipedia:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marshall_Islands
Wikidata ID:Q709

External Links

http://dsm.gsd.spc.int/public/files/meetings/01_Terrestrial_Mining_and_Mineral_Resources_Potential_of_the_Pacific_Islands_Region_Akuila_Tawake.pdf [Akuila Tawake (2012) Mineral Resources Potential and Mining in the Pacific Islands Region - Lessons Learned. Pacific-ACP States Regional Training Workshop on Geological, Technological, Biological and Environmental Aspects of Deep Sea Minerals. Tanoa International Hotel, Nadi Fiji. 13th–17th August 2012]

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