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An island nation off the southeast coast of the African continent in the southwest Indian Ocean, about 900 kilometres (560 miles) east of Madagascar.
In addition to the island of Mauritius, the Republic includes the islands of Cargados Carajos, Rodrigues and the Agalega Islands.
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11 valid minerals.
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Haig, H. de Haga (1895) The physical features and geology of Mauritius. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London, 51, 463–471.
Shand, S.J. (1933) The lavas of Mauritius. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London, 89, 1–13.
De Chazal, M., de Baissac, J. (1949) Étude sur la géologie de l’Isle Maurice. Proceedings of the Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences of Mauritius, 1, 53–72.
Simpson, E.S.W. (1950) The geology and mineral resources of Mauritius. Colonial Geology and Mineral Resources, 1, 217-235.
Walker, F., Nicolaysen, L.O. (1954) The petrology of Mauritius. Colonial Geology and Mineral Resources, 4, 3–43.
McDougall, I., Chamalaun, F.H. (1969) Isotopic dating and geomagnetic polarity studies on volcanic rocks from Mauritius, Indian Ocean. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 80, 1419–1442.
Baxter, A.N. (1972) Magmatic evolution of Mauritius, western Indian Ocean. PhD thesis, University of Edinburgh, 177 pp.
Baxter, A.N. (1975) Petrology of the Older Series lavas from Mauritius, Indian Ocean. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 86, 1449–1458.
Baxter, A.N. (1978) Ultramafic and mafic nodule suites in shield-forming lavas from Mauritius. Journal of the Geological Society, 135, 565–581.
Sheth, H.C., Mahoney, J.J., Baxter, A.N. (2003) Geochemistry of lavas from Mauritius, Indian Ocean: mantle sources and petrogenesis. International Geology Review, 45, 780–797.
Nohda, S., Kaneoka, I., Hanyu, T., Xu, S., Uto, K. (2005) Systematic variation of Sr-, Nd- and Pb-isotopes with time in lavas of Mauritius, Réunion hotspot. Journal of Petrology, 46, 505–522.
Paul, D., White, W.M., Blichert-Toft, J. (2005) Geochemistry of Mauritius and the origin of rejuvenesent volcanism on ocean island volcanoes. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 6; doi:10.1029/2004GC000883.
Paul, D., Kamenetsky, V.S., Hofmann, A.W., Stracke, A. (2007) Compositional diversity among primitive lavas of Mauritius, Indian Ocean: Implications for mantle sources. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 164, 76–94.
Moore, J., White, W.M., Paul, D., Duncan, R.A., Abouchami, W., Galer, S.G. (2011) Evolution of shield-building and rejuvenescent volcanism of Mauritius. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 207, 47–66.
Ashwal, L., Torsvik, T., Horváth, P., Harris, C., Webb, S., Werner, S., Corfu, F. (2016) A mantle-derived origin for Mauritian trachytes. Journal of Petrology, 57, 9, 1645–1676.