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Nauru

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Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 0° South , 166° East (est.)
Margin of Error:~4km
Area:21 km2


An island nation in the Micronesian South Pacific.

Nauru is the world's smallest island nation, covering just 21 km².

Nauru is a phosphate rock island, and its primary economic activity since 1907 has been the export of phosphate mined from the island.

Mining ceased in 2000 and re-commenced on a smaller scale in 2006.

80% of the island's surface has been strip-mined.

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References

Piper, D.Z., Loebner, B., and Aharon, P. (1986) Physical and chemical properties of the phosphate deposit on Nauru, western equatorial Pacific Ocean. Phosphate deposits of the world, 3, 177-194.

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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