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Taiwan

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Area:36,193 km2
Locality type:Disputed Territory
Other/historical names associated with this locality:Formosa


Taiwan is divided into two provinces and two special municipalities.

Taiwan belonged to Japan in 1900, as a spoil of the Sino-Japanese War of 1895. When World War II ended, Taiwan returned to Chinese rule. The present political status of Taiwan is controversial, the 'one-China' policy adopted by much of the world regards, at least in name, that Taiwan is regarded as a territory of China.

As per mindat.org rules on disputed regions, we have listed Taiwan as a separate region.


Taiwan is also known as Formosa, especially in the past (from Portuguese: Ilha Formosa, "Beautiful Island").


Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded from this region.


Mineral List

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

Actinolite

Aktashite

Alabandite

Albite

'Albite-Anorthite Series'

'Allanite Group'

Allophane

Almandine

Alunite

Analcime

Andradite

var: Melanite

Anhydrite

Ankerite

Anthophyllite

Antigorite

'Apatite'

Aragonite

Arsenopyrite

'Asbestos'

Augite

Azurite

Bariopharmacosiderite

Baryte

var: Hokutolite

Beryl

'Biotite'

Bismuthinite

Bornite

Bournonite

Brochantite

Brucite

Calaverite

Calcite

Cerussite

'Chabazite'

Chalcocite

Chalcopyrite

'Chlorite Group'

'Chrome-Spinel (of Dana)'

Chromite

var: Ferrian Chromite

Chrysotile

Cinnabar

'Clays'

Clinochlore

var: Pennine

var: Pyknochlorite

Clinozoisite

Conichalcite

Copper

Covellite

'Crossite'

Diaspore

Dickite

Diopside

var: Chromian Diopside

Dolomite

Dravite

'Electrum'

Enargite

Epidote

Famatinite

'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'

'Feldspar Group'

'Ferro-Actinolite-Tremolite Series'

Galena

'Garnet Group'

Geocronite

Gibbsite

Goethite

Gold

Graphite

Gratonite

Grossular

var: Hessonite

'Grossular-Hibschite Series'

'Groundwater'

Gruzdevite

Gypsum

'Halloysite'

Halotrichite

Hematite

Hercynite

var: Picotite

'Heulandite'

'Hornblende'

Ilmenite

Jamesonite

Jarosite

Kaolinite

'K Feldspar'

'var: Adularia'

Kutnohorite

Laumontite

'Lévyne'

'Limonite'

Lizardite

Luzonite

Magnesite

Magnetite

Malachite

'Manganoan Calcite'

Marcasite

Melanterite

Mercury

Mesolite

'Mica Group'

Montmorillonite

Muscovite

var: Sericite

Nacrite

Natrolite

Nontronite

Olivenite

Orpiment

Paragonite

Pararealgar

Pharmacosiderite

'Phengite'

'Phillipsite'

Phillipsite-Ca

Picropharmacolite

Pyrite

Pyrophyllite

Pyrrhotite

Quartz

var: Chalcedony

var: Jasper

'Quartz-beta'

Realgar

Rhodochrosite

Rhodonite

Rutile

Sanidine

Saponite

Schorl

Schwertmannite

Scolecite

Scorodite

Seligmannite

'Serpentine Subgroup'

Siderite

Silver

'Smectite Group'

Sonolite

Spessartine

Sphalerite

Spinel

Stibnite

'Stilbite'

'Stylotypite'

Sulphur

Suolunite

Talc

Tennantite

Tenorite

Tetrahedrite

'Thomsonite'

Thomsonite-Ca

Titanite

Tobermorite

Tremolite

Uvarovite

Variscite

Velikite

Vermiculite

Vesuvianite

Vivianite

'Volcanic'

'Wad'

Wairakite

Wurtzite

Zircon

Zoisite


128 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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References

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Ho, C.S. and Lee, Chin-Nan (1963): Economic Minerals of Taiwan. Geological Survey of Taiwan, xx pp.
L. P. Tan, C. H. Chen and B. S. Yu (1993) Native Gold of Taiwan. Special Publication of the Central Geological Survey No. 7, pp. 79-99.

External Links

http://www.moeacgs.gov.tw/main.jsp [Central Geological Survey (MOEA) of Taiwan]

http://www.chinamining.org/Facts/2006-09-19/1158649539d1234.html [Achievements in the Mineral Exploration and Development in the Taiwan Region]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_status_of_Taiwan

http://www.statoids.com/utw.html

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