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|Location is approximate, based on center of defined region.|
|Latitude & Longitude:||23° North , 120° East (est.)|
|Other/historical region 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 ListThis is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded from this region.
Mineral ListMineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities
128 valid minerals.
Rock Types Recorded
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Rock list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities
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Entries shown in red are rocks recorded for this region.
Localities in this Region
- ⭔Fukien Province (Fuchien Province)
- Hehuanshan gold mining district
- ⭔Kaohsiung Municipality (Gaoxiong)
- ⭔Taipei City Municipality
- ⭔Taiwan Province
- ⭔Changhwa Co.
- ⭔Chiayi Co.
- ⭔Hsinchu Co.
- ⭔Hualien Co.
- ⭔Nantou Co.
- ⭔New Taipei City
- ⭔Taiwan Province
- ⭔Penghu Co.
- Taipei City
- ⭔Taipei Co.
- ⭔Taitung Co.
- ⭔Yilan Co. (Ilan Co.)
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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.