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Area:438,000 km2
Locality type:Sea


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Mineral List

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22 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Akaganeite
Formula: (Fe3+,Ni2+)8(OH,O)16Cl1.25 · nH2O
Anhydrite
Formula: CaSO4
Asbolane
Formula: (Ni,Co)2-xMn4+(O,OH)4 · nH2O
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Chalcopyrite var: Zincian Chalcopyrite
Cubanite
Formula: CuFe2S3
Ferrihydrite
Formula: Fe3+10O14(OH)2
Ferripyrophyllite
Formula: Fe3+Si2O5(OH)
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Isocubanite
Formula: CuFe2S3
Lepidocrocite
Formula: γ-Fe3+O(OH)
Mackinawite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)9S8
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Manganite
Formula: Mn3+O(OH)
Marcasite
Formula: FeS2
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
'Smectite Group'
Formula: A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Talc
Formula: Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Todorokite
Formula: (Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
'UM1988-17-S:CuFe'
Formula: Cu7Fe8S16
'UM1988-18-S:CuFe'
Formula: Cu5Fe9S14
Wurtzite
Formula: (Zn,Fe)S
'Zincian Isocubanite'

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Chalcopyrite'2.CB.10aCuFeS2
var: Zincian Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
'Cubanite'2.CB.55aCuFe2S3
'Isocubanite'2.CB.55bCuFe2S3
'Mackinawite'2.CC.25(Fe,Ni)9S8
'Marcasite'2.EB.10aFeS2
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
'Pyrrhotite'2.CC.10Fe7S8
'Sphalerite'2.CB.05aZnS
'Wurtzite'2.CB.45(Zn,Fe)S
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Akaganeite'4.DK.05(Fe3+,Ni2+)8(OH,O)16Cl1.25 · nH2O
'Asbolane'4.FL.30(Ni,Co)2-xMn4+(O,OH)4 · nH2O
'Ferrihydrite'4.FE.35Fe3+10O14(OH)2
'Goethite'4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
'Hematite'4.CB.05Fe2O3
'Lepidocrocite'4.FE.15γ-Fe3+O(OH)
'Magnetite'4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
'Manganite'4.FD.15Mn3+O(OH)
'Todorokite'4.DK.10(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Siderite'5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Anhydrite'7.AD.30CaSO4
Group 9 - Silicates
'Ferripyrophyllite'9.EC.10Fe3+Si2O5(OH)
'Talc'9.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, Rocks, 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 Asbolane(Ni,Co)2-xMn4+(O,OH)4 · nH2O
H FerrihydriteFe103+O14(OH)2
H FerripyrophylliteFe3+Si2O5(OH)
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H Lepidocrociteγ-Fe3+O(OH)
H ManganiteMn3+O(OH)
H Smectite GroupA0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
H TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
H Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
CCarbon
C SideriteFeCO3
OOxygen
O Akaganeite(Fe3+,Ni2+)8(OH,O)16Cl1.25 · nH2O
O AnhydriteCaSO4
O Asbolane(Ni,Co)2-xMn4+(O,OH)4 · nH2O
O FerrihydriteFe103+O14(OH)2
O FerripyrophylliteFe3+Si2O5(OH)
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O HematiteFe2O3
O Lepidocrociteγ-Fe3+O(OH)
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O ManganiteMn3+O(OH)
O SideriteFeCO3
O Smectite GroupA0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
O TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
O Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
NaSodium
Na Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg Asbolane(Ni,Co)2-xMn4+(O,OH)4 · nH2O
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 FerripyrophylliteFe3+Si2O5(OH)
Si TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
SSulfur
S AnhydriteCaSO4
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S CubaniteCuFe2S3
S IsocubaniteCuFe2S3
S Mackinawite(Fe,Ni)9S8
S MarcasiteFeS2
S PyriteFeS2
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S SphaleriteZnS
S UM1988-17-S:CuFeCu7Fe8S16
S UM1988-18-S:CuFeCu5Fe9S14
S Wurtzite(Zn,Fe)S
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 Asbolane(Ni,Co)2-xMn4+(O,OH)4 · nH2O
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 ManganiteMn3+O(OH)
Mn Todorokite(Na,Ca,K,Ba,Sr)1-x(Mn,Mg,Al)6O12 · 3-4H2O
FeIron
Fe Akaganeite(Fe3+,Ni2+)8(OH,O)16Cl1.25 · nH2O
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe CubaniteCuFe2S3
Fe FerrihydriteFe103+O14(OH)2
Fe FerripyrophylliteFe3+Si2O5(OH)
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe IsocubaniteCuFe2S3
Fe Lepidocrociteγ-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe Mackinawite(Fe,Ni)9S8
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe MarcasiteFeS2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe UM1988-17-S:CuFeCu7Fe8S16
Fe UM1988-18-S:CuFeCu5Fe9S14
CoCobalt
Co Asbolane(Ni,Co)2-xMn4+(O,OH)4 · nH2O
NiNickel
Ni Akaganeite(Fe3+,Ni2+)8(OH,O)16Cl1.25 · nH2O
Ni Asbolane(Ni,Co)2-xMn4+(O,OH)4 · nH2O
Ni Mackinawite(Fe,Ni)9S8
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu CubaniteCuFe2S3
Cu IsocubaniteCuFe2S3
Cu UM1988-17-S:CuFeCu7Fe8S16
Cu UM1988-18-S:CuFeCu5Fe9S14
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

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A.R Miller et al (1966) Hot brines and recent iron deposits in deeps of the Red Sea. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta Volume 30, Issue 3, March 1966, Pages 341-350, IN1, 351-359

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