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Adélie Land, Eastern Antarctica, Antarcticai
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Adélie Land- not defined -
Eastern AntarcticaRegion
AntarcticaContinent

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
75° South , 139° East
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Adélie Land (French: Terre Adélie) is a claimed territory on the continent of Antarctica. It stretches from a coastline area along the Great Southern Ocean inland all the way to the South Pole. France administrates it as one of five districts of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands since 1955 and applies the Antarctic Treaty System rules since 1961. Article 4 deals with territorial claims, and although it does not renounce or diminish any preexisting claims to sovereignty, it also does not prejudice the position of Contracting Parties in their recognition or non-recognition of territorial sovereignty. France has had a permanent station in Adélie Land since April 9, 1950. The current Dumont d'Urville Station has a winter population around 33, but this goes up to about 78 during the Antarctic summer. [Wikipedia]

A portion of the Antarctic coast claimed by France. Politically, also one of five districts of the "French Southern and Antarctic Lands" (the other four are all islands).
The US Government does not recognize it as a French dependency.

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8 valid minerals.

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Detailed Mineral List:

'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Reference: Ramdohr, P. (1967) Chromite and chromite chondrules in meteorites—I : Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 31(10): 1961-1967. (Oct 1967).
Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Description: Chromite-rich chondrules present.
Reference: Ramdohr, P. (1967) Chromite and chromite chondrules in meteorites—I : Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 31(10): 1961-1967. (Oct 1967).
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: Ramdohr, P. (1967) Chromite and chromite chondrules in meteorites—I : Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 31(10): 1961-1967. (Oct 1967).
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
Description: Olivine composition (Fa24) characteristic of L chondrite chemical group [Mason,1963].
Reference: Mason, B. (1963) Olivine in ordinary chondrites. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 27(9): 1011-1023. (Sept 1963).; Graham, A. L., Bevan, A. W. R. & Hutchison, B. (1985) Catalogue of Meteorites (4/e). University of Arizona Press: Tucson.
'Glass'
Description: Present in some chondrules.
Reference: Ramdohr, P. (1967) Chromite and chromite chondrules in meteorites—I : Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 31(10): 1961-1967. (Oct 1967).
Ikaite
Formula: CaCO3 · 6H2O
Description: In fast ice off Adélie Land.
Reference: Dieckmann, G. S., Nehrke, G., Papadimitriou, S., Göttlicher, J., Steininger, R., Kennedy, H., Wolf-Gladrow, D., and Thomas, D. N. (2008): Calcium carbonate as ikaite crystals in Antarctic sea ice. Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L08501.
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Reference: Ramdohr, P. (1967) Chromite and chromite chondrules in meteorites—I : Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 31(10): 1961-1967. (Oct 1967).
Iron
Formula: Fe
Reference: Ramdohr, P. (1967) Chromite and chromite chondrules in meteorites—I : Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 31(10): 1961-1967. (Oct 1967).
Iron var: Kamacite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)
Reference: Ramdohr, P. (1967) Chromite and chromite chondrules in meteorites—I : Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 31(10): 1961-1967. (Oct 1967).
Isocubanite
Formula: CuFe2S3
Description: Textural considerations presumably suggested to Ramdohr that the isocubanite was primary (preterrestrial). However, confirmation from isotopic studies seems needed before confidence in this conclusion would be warranted.
Reference: Ramdohr, P. (1967) Chromite and chromite chondrules in meteorites—I : Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 31(10): 1961-1967. (Oct 1967).
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'
Reference: Graham, A. L., Bevan, A. W. R. & Hutchison, B. (1985) Catalogue of Meteorites (4/e). University of Arizona Press: Tucson.
Taenite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)
Reference: Ramdohr, P. (1967) Chromite and chromite chondrules in meteorites—I : Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 31(10): 1961-1967. (Oct 1967).
Troilite
Formula: FeS
Reference: Ramdohr, P. (1967) Chromite and chromite chondrules in meteorites—I : Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 31(10): 1961-1967. (Oct 1967).

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Iron1.AE.05Fe
var: Kamacite1.AE.05(Fe,Ni)
Taenite1.AE.10(Fe,Ni)
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Isocubanite2.CB.55bCuFe2S3
Troilite2.CC.10FeS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Chromite4.BB.05Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Ilmenite4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Ikaite5.CB.25CaCO3 · 6H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Glass'-
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Copper1.1.1.3Cu
Iron
var: Kamacite
1.1.11.1(Fe,Ni)
Taenite1.1.11.2(Fe,Ni)
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Troilite2.8.9.1FeS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Isocubanite2.9.13.3CuFe2S3
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Chromite7.2.3.3Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Group 15 - HYDRATED NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)·xH2O
Ikaite15.1.4.1CaCO3 · 6H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Glass'-
Iron-Fe
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H IkaiteCaCO3 · 6H2O
CCarbon
C IkaiteCaCO3 · 6H2O
OOxygen
O IkaiteCaCO3 · 6H2O
O ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
SSulfur
S TroiliteFeS
S IsocubaniteCuFe2S3
CaCalcium
Ca IkaiteCaCO3 · 6H2O
TiTitanium
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
CrChromium
Cr ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
FeIron
Fe ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Fe Iron (var: Kamacite)(Fe,Ni)
Fe TroiliteFeS
Fe IronFe
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Fe IsocubaniteCuFe2S3
Fe Taenite(Fe,Ni)
NiNickel
Ni Iron (var: Kamacite)(Fe,Ni)
Ni Taenite(Fe,Ni)
CuCopper
Cu CopperCu
Cu IsocubaniteCuFe2S3

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Dieckmann, G.S., Nehrke, G., Papadimitriou, S., Göttlicher, J., Steininger, R., Kennedy, H., Wolf-Gladrow, D., Thomas, D.N. (2008) Calcium carbonate as ikaite crystals in Antarctic sea ice. Geophysical Research Letters, 35, L08501.

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Wikipedia:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ad%C3%A9lie_Land
Wikidata ID:Q184319

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