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Phoenix Islands, Kiribatii
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Phoenix IslandsGroup of Islands
KiribatiCountry

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Group of Islands


Group of eight atolls and two submerged reefs.

The islands comprise Kanton (or Abariringa) Island, Enderbury, Rawaki (formerly Phoenix), Manra (formerly Sydney), Birnie, McKean, Nikumaroro (formerly Gardner), and Orona (formerly Hull).

The coordinates are approximate for the centre of this island group.

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Pacific PlateTectonic Plate

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6 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

'Apatite'
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Reference: Brown, D.W. and Gulbrandsen, R.A., (1973) Chemical Composition of a Saline Lake on Enderbury Island, Phoenix Island Group, Pacific Ocean. Journal of Research, US Geological Survey Vol 1.., No.1, Jan-Feb, pp 105-111.
Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Brown, D.W. and Gulbrandsen, R.A., (1973) Chemical Composition of a Saline Lake on Enderbury Island, Phoenix Island Group, Pacific Ocean. Journal of Research, US Geological Survey Vol 1.., No.1, Jan-Feb, pp 105-111.
Bassanite
Formula: Ca(SO4) · 0.5H2O
Reference: Brown, D.W. and Gulbrandsen, R.A., (1973) Chemical Composition of a Saline Lake on Enderbury Island, Phoenix Island Group, Pacific Ocean. Journal of Research, US Geological Survey Vol 1.., No.1, Jan-Feb, pp 105-111.
Brushite
Formula: Ca(HPO4) · 2H2O
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Brown, D.W. and Gulbrandsen, R.A., (1973) Chemical Composition of a Saline Lake on Enderbury Island, Phoenix Island Group, Pacific Ocean. Journal of Research, US Geological Survey Vol 1.., No.1, Jan-Feb, pp 105-111.
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Brown, D.W. and Gulbrandsen, R.A., (1973) Chemical Composition of a Saline Lake on Enderbury Island, Phoenix Island Group, Pacific Ocean. Journal of Research, US Geological Survey Vol 1.., No.1, Jan-Feb, pp 105-111.
Monetite
Formula: Ca(HPO4)

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Aragonite5.AB.15CaCO3
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Bassanite7.CD.45Ca(SO4) · 0.5H2O
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Brushite8.CJ.50Ca(HPO4) · 2H2O
Monetite8.AD.10Ca(HPO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Bassanite29.6.1.1Ca(SO4) · 0.5H2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 37 - ANHYDROUS ACID PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES AND VANADATES
Miscellaneous
Monetite37.1.1.1Ca(HPO4)
Group 39 - HYDRATED ACID PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
A[HXO4]·xH2O
Brushite39.1.1.1Ca(HPO4) · 2H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Aragonite-CaCO3

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H MonetiteCa(HPO4)
H BrushiteCa(HPO4) · 2H2O
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H BassaniteCa(SO4) · 0.5H2O
H ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
CCarbon
C AragoniteCaCO3
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O MonetiteCa(HPO4)
O BrushiteCa(HPO4) · 2H2O
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O BassaniteCa(SO4) · 0.5H2O
O AragoniteCaCO3
O CalciteCaCO3
O ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
FFluorine
F ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
PPhosphorus
P MonetiteCa(HPO4)
P BrushiteCa(HPO4) · 2H2O
P ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
SSulfur
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S BassaniteCa(SO4) · 0.5H2O
ClChlorine
Cl ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
CaCalcium
Ca MonetiteCa(HPO4)
Ca BrushiteCa(HPO4) · 2H2O
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca BassaniteCa(SO4) · 0.5H2O
Ca AragoniteCaCO3
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)

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Wikipedia:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoenix_Islands
Wikidata ID:Q271674

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