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Red Seai
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Red SeaSea

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Area:
438,000 km2
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Largest Settlements:
PlacePopulation
Al Ḩudaydah617,871 (2017)
Jizan105,198 (2014)
Hurghada95,622 (2014)
Safaga32,944 (2017)
Ras Gharib32,000 (2015)
El Gouna15,000 (2016)


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Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

22 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Akaganeite
Formula: (Fe3+,Ni2+)8(OH,O)16Cl1.25 · nH2O
Reference: J. W. Anthony et al.: Handbook of Mineralogy, Vol. III (1997)
Anhydrite
Formula: CaSO4
Reference: Economic Geology; February 1983; v. 78; no. 1; p. 57-72;; Canadian Mineralogist Vol.26, pp. 737-753 (1988)
Asbolane
Formula: (Ni,Co)2-xMn4+(O,OH)4 · nH2O
Reference: Sediment-Hosted Mineral Deposits: Proceedings of a Symposium Held in Beijing, People's Republic of China, 30 July-4 August 1988
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Mineralium Deposita Volume 24, Number 2, 82-91
Chalcopyrite var: Zincian Chalcopyrite
Reference: Lebedev, L.M., Cherkashev, G.A., Tsepin, A.I. (1988) New data on the mineralogy of sulfide muds from the Atlantis II Deep, Red Sea. Doklady Akad. Nauk SSSR: 301: 1186 1190 (in Russian); in: Jambor, J.L., Vanko, D.A. (1990): New mineral Names. American Mineralogist: 75: 711
Cubanite
Formula: CuFe2S3
Reference: Lebedev, L.M., Cherkashev, G.A., Tsepin, A.I. (1988) New data on the mineralogy of sulfide muds from the Atlantis II Deep, Red Sea. Doklady Akad. Nauk SSSR: 301: 1186 1190 (in Russian); in: Jambor, J.L., Vanko, D.A. (1990): New mineral Names. American Mineralogist: 75: 711
Ferrihydrite
Formula: Fe3+10O14(OH)2
Reference: Sediment-Hosted Mineral Deposits: Proceedings of a Symposium Held in Beijing, People's Republic of China, 30 July-4 August 1988
Ferripyrophyllite
Formula: Fe3+Si2O5(OH)
Reference: Clay minerals 1992, vol. 27, no2, pp. 227-244
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Sediment-Hosted Mineral Deposits: Proceedings of a Symposium Held in Beijing, People's Republic of China, 30 July-4 August 1988
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Sediment-Hosted Mineral Deposits: Proceedings of a Symposium Held in Beijing, People's Republic of China, 30 July-4 August 1988
Isocubanite
Formula: CuFe2S3
Reference: Mineralium Deposita Volume 24, Number 2, 82-91
Lepidocrocite
Formula: γ-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Sediment-Hosted Mineral Deposits: Proceedings of a Symposium Held in Beijing, People's Republic of China, 30 July-4 August 1988
Mackinawite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)9S8
Reference: Mineralium Deposita Volume 24, Number 2, 82-91
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Manganite
Formula: Mn3+O(OH)
Reference: Sediment-Hosted Mineral Deposits: Proceedings of a Symposium Held in Beijing, People's Republic of China, 30 July-4 August 1988
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Mineralium Deposita Volume 24, Number 2, 82-91
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Economic Geology; February 1983; v. 78; no. 1; p. 57-72;; Canadian Mineralogist Vol.26, pp. 737-753 (1988)
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Mineralium Deposita Volume 24, Number 2, 82-91; Canadian Mineralogist Vol.26, pp. 737-753 (1988)
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Canadian Mineralogist Vol.26, pp. 737-753 (1988)
'Smectite Group'
Formula: A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
Reference: Economic Geology; February 1983; v. 78; no. 1; p. 57-72;; Canadian Mineralogist Vol.26, pp. 737-753 (1988)
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Mineralium Deposita Volume 24, Number 2, 82-91; Canadian Mineralogist Vol.26, pp. 737-753 (1988)
Talc
Formula: Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Reference: Economic Geology; February 1983; v. 78; no. 1; p. 57-72;; Canadian Mineralogist Vol.26, pp. 737-753 (1988)
Todorokite
Formula: (Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
Reference: Sediment-Hosted Mineral Deposits: Proceedings of a Symposium Held in Beijing, People's Republic of China, 30 July-4 August 1988
'UM1988-17-S:CuFe'
Formula: Cu7Fe8S16
Reference: Lebedev, L.M., Cherkashev, G.A., Tsepin, A.I. (1988) New data on the mineralogy of sulfide muds from the Atlantis II Deep, Red Sea. Doklady Akad. Nauk SSSR: 301: 1186 1190 (in Russian); in: Jambor, J.L., Vanko, D.A. (1990): New mineral Names. American Mineralogist: 75: 711
'UM1988-18-S:CuFe'
Formula: Cu5Fe9S14
Reference: Lebedev, L.M., Cherkashev, G.A., Tsepin, A.I. (1988) New data on the mineralogy of sulfide muds from the Atlantis II Deep, Red Sea. Doklady Akad. Nauk SSSR: 301: 1186 1190 (in Russian); in: Jambor, J.L., Vanko, D.A. (1990): New mineral Names. American Mineralogist: 75: 711
Wurtzite
Formula: (Zn,Fe)S
Reference: Mineralium Deposita Volume 24, Number 2, 82-91
'Zincian Isocubanite'
Reference: Lebedev, L.M., Cherkashev, G.A., Tsepin, A.I. (1988) New data on the mineralogy of sulfide muds from the Atlantis II Deep, Red Sea. Doklady Akad. Nauk SSSR: 301: 1186 1190 (in Russian); in: Jambor, J.L., Vanko, D.A. (1990): New mineral Names. American Mineralogist: 75: 711

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
var: Zincian Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Cubanite2.CB.55aCuFe2S3
Isocubanite2.CB.55bCuFe2S3
Mackinawite2.CC.25(Fe,Ni)9S8
Marcasite2.EB.10aFeS2
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
Wurtzite2.CB.45(Zn,Fe)S
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Akaganeite4.DK.05(Fe3+,Ni2+)8(OH,O)16Cl1.25 · nH2O
Asbolane4.FL.30(Ni,Co)2-xMn4+(O,OH)4 · nH2O
Ferrihydrite4.FE.35Fe3+10O14(OH)2
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Lepidocrocite4.FE.15γ-Fe3+O(OH)
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Manganite4.FD.15Mn3+O(OH)
Todorokite4.DK.10(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Anhydrite7.AD.30CaSO4
Group 9 - Silicates
Ferripyrophyllite9.EC.10Fe3+Si2O5(OH)
Talc9.EC.05Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Smectite Group'-A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
'UM1988-17-S:CuFe'-Cu7Fe8S16
'UM1988-18-S:CuFe'-Cu5Fe9S14
'Zincian Isocubanite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 9:8
Mackinawite2.7.2.1(Fe,Ni)9S8
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
Wurtzite2.8.7.1(Zn,Fe)S
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
Cubanite2.9.13.1CuFe2S3
Isocubanite2.9.13.3CuFe2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Marcasite2.12.2.1FeS2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Ferrihydrite4.3.2.2Fe3+10O14(OH)2
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Akaganeite6.1.6.1(Fe3+,Ni2+)8(OH,O)16Cl1.25 · nH2O
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Lepidocrocite6.1.2.2γ-Fe3+O(OH)
Manganite6.1.3.1Mn3+O(OH)
Miscellaneous
Asbolane6.4.9.1(Ni,Co)2-xMn4+(O,OH)4 · nH2O
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
AB3X7
Todorokite7.8.1.1(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Anhydrite28.3.2.1CaSO4
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Ferripyrophyllite71.2.1.2Fe3+Si2O5(OH)
Talc71.2.1.3Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Chalcopyrite
var: Zincian Chalcopyrite
-CuFeS2
'Smectite Group'-A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
'UM1988-17-S:CuFe'-Cu7Fe8S16
'UM1988-18-S:CuFe'-Cu5Fe9S14
'Zincian Isocubanite'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Akaganeite(Fe3+,Ni2+)8(OH,O)16Cl1.25 · nH2O
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
H Smectite GroupA0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
H FerripyrophylliteFe3+Si2O5(OH)
H Lepidocrociteγ-Fe3+O(OH)
H Asbolane(Ni,Co)2-xMn4+(O,OH)4 · nH2O
H Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
H ManganiteMn3+O(OH)
H FerrihydriteFe103+O14(OH)2
CCarbon
C SideriteFeCO3
OOxygen
O Akaganeite(Fe3+,Ni2+)8(OH,O)16Cl1.25 · nH2O
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O AnhydriteCaSO4
O TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
O Smectite GroupA0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O HematiteFe2O3
O SideriteFeCO3
O FerripyrophylliteFe3+Si2O5(OH)
O Lepidocrociteγ-Fe3+O(OH)
O Asbolane(Ni,Co)2-xMn4+(O,OH)4 · nH2O
O Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
O ManganiteMn3+O(OH)
O FerrihydriteFe103+O14(OH)2
NaSodium
Na Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Mg Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
AlAluminium
Al Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
SiSilicon
Si TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Si FerripyrophylliteFe3+Si2O5(OH)
SSulfur
S IsocubaniteCuFe2S3
S AnhydriteCaSO4
S PyriteFeS2
S SphaleriteZnS
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S MarcasiteFeS2
S Mackinawite(Fe,Ni)9S8
S Wurtzite(Zn,Fe)S
S UM1988-18-S:CuFeCu5Fe9S14
S UM1988-17-S:CuFeCu7Fe8S16
S CubaniteCuFe2S3
ClChlorine
Cl Akaganeite(Fe3+,Ni2+)8(OH,O)16Cl1.25 · nH2O
KPotassium
K Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
CaCalcium
Ca AnhydriteCaSO4
Ca Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
MnManganese
Mn Asbolane(Ni,Co)2-xMn4+(O,OH)4 · nH2O
Mn Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
Mn ManganiteMn3+O(OH)
FeIron
Fe IsocubaniteCuFe2S3
Fe Akaganeite(Fe3+,Ni2+)8(OH,O)16Cl1.25 · nH2O
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe Mackinawite(Fe,Ni)9S8
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe FerripyrophylliteFe3+Si2O5(OH)
Fe Lepidocrociteγ-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe FerrihydriteFe103+O14(OH)2
Fe UM1988-18-S:CuFeCu5Fe9S14
Fe UM1988-17-S:CuFeCu7Fe8S16
Fe CubaniteCuFe2S3
CoCobalt
Co Asbolane(Ni,Co)2-xMn4+(O,OH)4 · nH2O
NiNickel
Ni Akaganeite(Fe3+,Ni2+)8(OH,O)16Cl1.25 · nH2O
Ni Mackinawite(Fe,Ni)9S8
Ni Asbolane(Ni,Co)2-xMn4+(O,OH)4 · nH2O
CuCopper
Cu IsocubaniteCuFe2S3
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu UM1988-18-S:CuFeCu5Fe9S14
Cu UM1988-17-S:CuFeCu7Fe8S16
Cu CubaniteCuFe2S3
ZnZinc
Zn SphaleriteZnS
Zn Wurtzite(Zn,Fe)S
SrStrontium
Sr Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
BaBarium
Ba Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O

References

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Miller, A.R., Densmore, C.D., Degens, E.T., Hathaway, J.C., Manheim, F.T., McFarlin, P.F., Pocklington, R., Jokela, A. (1965) Hot brines and recent iron deposits in deeps of the Red Sea. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 30(3), 341-350, IN1, 351-359.

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