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Southern Province, Rwandai
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Incorporates former Butare, Gikongoro and Gitarama Prefectures.

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Somali Plate (Somalia Plate)Tectonic Plate

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19 valid minerals.

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Detailed Mineral List:

Alluaudite
Formula: (Na,Ca)Mn2+(Fe3+,Mn2+,Fe2+,Mg)2(PO4)3
Beryl
Formula: Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Reference: in Coll. M. Slama
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Reference: Erik Vercammen collection
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: W. Prochaska, A. Mogessie, J.G. Raith (1992): Formation of the talc deposit of Kibanda (Rwanda) and its relation to the regional metamorphic evolution. Journal of African Earth Sciences (and the Middle East) 14, 499-509.
Cyrilovite
Formula: NaFe3+3(PO4)2(OH)4 · 2H2O
Reference: Canadian Mineralogist 42:697-704 (2004)
Dufrénite
Formula: Ca0.5Fe2+Fe3+5(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2O
Reference: Royal Museum for Central Africa, Belgium Collection, # 9915
Ferrisicklerite
Formula: Li1-x(Fe3+xFe2+1-x)PO4
Reference: Royal Museum for Central Africa, Belgium Collection, # 9914
Fluorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3F
Reference: Royal Museum for Central Africa, Belgium Collection, # 9919
Frondelite ?
Formula: Mn2+Fe3+4(PO4)3(OH)5
Reference: Knut Edvard Larsen collection # 1176
Hagendorfite
Formula: NaCaMn2+Fe2+2(PO4)3
Reference: Can Min (2004) 42, (3), 697-704
Heterosite
Formula: (Fe3+,Mn3+)PO4
Holmquistite
Formula: ☐{Li2}{Mg3Al2}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Alfredo Petrov specimen.
Phosphosiderite
Formula: FePO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Knut Edvard Larsen collection # 1176
Purpurite
Formula: (Mn3+,Fe3+)PO4
Reference: Royal Museum for Central Africa, Belgium Collection, # 9915
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: W. Prochaska, A. Mogessie, J.G. Raith (1992): Formation of the talc deposit of Kibanda (Rwanda) and its relation to the regional metamorphic evolution. Journal of African Earth Sciences (and the Middle East) 14, 499-509.
Rockbridgeite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+4(PO4)3(OH)5
Reference: Royal Museum for Central Africa, Belgium Collection, # 9914
Siderophyllite
Formula: KFe2+2Al(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
Reference: Royal Museum for Central Africa, Belgium Collection, # 9919
Talc
Formula: Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Reference: W. Prochaska, A. Mogessie, J.G. Raith (1992): Formation of the talc deposit of Kibanda (Rwanda) and its relation to the regional metamorphic evolution. Journal of African Earth Sciences (and the Middle East) 14, 499-509.
Triphylite
Formula: LiFe2+PO4
Reference: Can Min (2004) 42, (3), 697-704
Vivianite
Formula: Fe2+3(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Reference: Royal Museum for Central Africa, Belgium Collection, # 9914

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cassiterite4.DB.05SnO2
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Alluaudite8.AC.10(Na,Ca)Mn2+(Fe3+,Mn2+,Fe2+,Mg)2(PO4)3
Cyrilovite8.DL.10NaFe3+3(PO4)2(OH)4 · 2H2O
Dufrénite8.DK.15Ca0.5Fe2+Fe3+5(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2O
Ferrisicklerite8.AB.10Li1-x(Fe3+xFe2+1-x)PO4
Fluorapatite8.BN.05Ca5(PO4)3F
Frondelite ?8.BC.10Mn2+Fe3+4(PO4)3(OH)5
Hagendorfite8.AC.10NaCaMn2+Fe2+2(PO4)3
Heterosite8.AB.10(Fe3+,Mn3+)PO4
Phosphosiderite8.CD.05FePO4 · 2H2O
Purpurite8.AB.10(Mn3+,Fe3+)PO4
Rockbridgeite8.BC.10Fe2+Fe3+4(PO4)3(OH)5
Triphylite8.AB.10LiFe2+PO4
Vivianite8.CE.40Fe2+3(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Beryl9.CJ.05Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Holmquistite9.DD.05☐{Li2}{Mg3Al2}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Siderophyllite9.EC.20KFe2+2Al(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
Talc9.EC.05Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Group 38 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, AND VANADATES
ABXO4
Ferrisicklerite38.1.4.1Li1-x(Fe3+xFe2+1-x)PO4
Triphylite38.1.1.1LiFe2+PO4
(AB)5(XO4)3
Alluaudite38.2.3.6(Na,Ca)Mn2+(Fe3+,Mn2+,Fe2+,Mg)2(PO4)3
Hagendorfite38.2.3.2NaCaMn2+Fe2+2(PO4)3
AXO4
Heterosite38.4.1.1(Fe3+,Mn3+)PO4
Purpurite38.4.1.2(Mn3+,Fe3+)PO4
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
A3(XO4)2·xH2O
Vivianite40.3.6.1Fe2+3(PO4)2 · 8H2O
(AB)5(XO4)2·xH2O
Phosphosiderite40.4.3.2FePO4 · 2H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Fluorapatite41.8.1.1Ca5(PO4)3F
(AB)5(XO4)3Zq
Frondelite ?41.9.2.2Mn2+Fe3+4(PO4)3(OH)5
Rockbridgeite41.9.2.1Fe2+Fe3+4(PO4)3(OH)5
Group 42 - HYDRATED PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq·xH2O
Cyrilovite42.7.8.1NaFe3+3(PO4)2(OH)4 · 2H2O
(AB)7(XO4)4Zq·xH2O
Dufrénite42.9.1.2Ca0.5Fe2+Fe3+5(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2O
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with [Si6O18] rings; possible (OH) and Al substitution
Beryl61.1.1.1Be3Al2(Si6O18)
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Mg-Fe-Mn-Li subgroup
Holmquistite66.1.2.9☐{Li2}{Mg3Al2}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Siderophyllite71.2.2b.5KFe2+2Al(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
Talc71.2.1.3Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H CyriloviteNaFe33+(PO4)2(OH)4 · 2H2O
H TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
H RockbridgeiteFe2+Fe43+(PO4)3(OH)5
H VivianiteFe32+(PO4)2 · 8H2O
H DufréniteCa0.5Fe2+Fe53+(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2O
H SiderophylliteKFe22+Al(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
H PhosphosideriteFePO4 · 2H2O
H Holmquistite☐{Li2}{Mg3Al2}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H FrondeliteMn2+Fe43+(PO4)3(OH)5
LiLithium
Li TriphyliteLiFe2+PO4
Li FerrisickleriteLi1-x(Fex3+Fe2+1-x)PO4
Li Holmquistite☐{Li2}{Mg3Al2}(Si8O22)(OH)2
BeBeryllium
Be BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
OOxygen
O CyriloviteNaFe33+(PO4)2(OH)4 · 2H2O
O Heterosite(Fe3+,Mn3+)PO4
O HagendorfiteNaCaMn2+Fe22+(PO4)3
O Alluaudite(Na,Ca)Mn2+(Fe3+,Mn2+,Fe2+,Mg)2(PO4)3
O TriphyliteLiFe2+PO4
O BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
O TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O FerrisickleriteLi1-x(Fex3+Fe2+1-x)PO4
O RockbridgeiteFe2+Fe43+(PO4)3(OH)5
O VivianiteFe32+(PO4)2 · 8H2O
O DufréniteCa0.5Fe2+Fe53+(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2O
O Purpurite(Mn3+,Fe3+)PO4
O FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
O SiderophylliteKFe22+Al(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
O PhosphosideriteFePO4 · 2H2O
O CassiteriteSnO2
O Holmquistite☐{Li2}{Mg3Al2}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O FrondeliteMn2+Fe43+(PO4)3(OH)5
FFluorine
F FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
NaSodium
Na CyriloviteNaFe33+(PO4)2(OH)4 · 2H2O
Na HagendorfiteNaCaMn2+Fe22+(PO4)3
Na Alluaudite(Na,Ca)Mn2+(Fe3+,Mn2+,Fe2+,Mg)2(PO4)3
MgMagnesium
Mg Alluaudite(Na,Ca)Mn2+(Fe3+,Mn2+,Fe2+,Mg)2(PO4)3
Mg TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Mg Holmquistite☐{Li2}{Mg3Al2}(Si8O22)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Al SiderophylliteKFe22+Al(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
Al Holmquistite☐{Li2}{Mg3Al2}(Si8O22)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si BerylBe3Al2(Si6O18)
Si TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si SiderophylliteKFe22+Al(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
Si Holmquistite☐{Li2}{Mg3Al2}(Si8O22)(OH)2
PPhosphorus
P CyriloviteNaFe33+(PO4)2(OH)4 · 2H2O
P Heterosite(Fe3+,Mn3+)PO4
P HagendorfiteNaCaMn2+Fe22+(PO4)3
P Alluaudite(Na,Ca)Mn2+(Fe3+,Mn2+,Fe2+,Mg)2(PO4)3
P TriphyliteLiFe2+PO4
P FerrisickleriteLi1-x(Fex3+Fe2+1-x)PO4
P RockbridgeiteFe2+Fe43+(PO4)3(OH)5
P VivianiteFe32+(PO4)2 · 8H2O
P DufréniteCa0.5Fe2+Fe53+(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2O
P Purpurite(Mn3+,Fe3+)PO4
P FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
P PhosphosideriteFePO4 · 2H2O
P FrondeliteMn2+Fe43+(PO4)3(OH)5
KPotassium
K SiderophylliteKFe22+Al(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca HagendorfiteNaCaMn2+Fe22+(PO4)3
Ca Alluaudite(Na,Ca)Mn2+(Fe3+,Mn2+,Fe2+,Mg)2(PO4)3
Ca DufréniteCa0.5Fe2+Fe53+(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2O
Ca FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
MnManganese
Mn Heterosite(Fe3+,Mn3+)PO4
Mn HagendorfiteNaCaMn2+Fe22+(PO4)3
Mn Alluaudite(Na,Ca)Mn2+(Fe3+,Mn2+,Fe2+,Mg)2(PO4)3
Mn Purpurite(Mn3+,Fe3+)PO4
Mn FrondeliteMn2+Fe43+(PO4)3(OH)5
FeIron
Fe CyriloviteNaFe33+(PO4)2(OH)4 · 2H2O
Fe Heterosite(Fe3+,Mn3+)PO4
Fe HagendorfiteNaCaMn2+Fe22+(PO4)3
Fe Alluaudite(Na,Ca)Mn2+(Fe3+,Mn2+,Fe2+,Mg)2(PO4)3
Fe TriphyliteLiFe2+PO4
Fe FerrisickleriteLi1-x(Fex3+Fe2+1-x)PO4
Fe RockbridgeiteFe2+Fe43+(PO4)3(OH)5
Fe VivianiteFe32+(PO4)2 · 8H2O
Fe DufréniteCa0.5Fe2+Fe53+(PO4)4(OH)6 · 2H2O
Fe Purpurite(Mn3+,Fe3+)PO4
Fe SiderophylliteKFe22+Al(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
Fe PhosphosideriteFePO4 · 2H2O
Fe FrondeliteMn2+Fe43+(PO4)3(OH)5
SnTin
Sn CassiteriteSnO2

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