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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|
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.
2 valid minerals.
Rock Types Recorded
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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.