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Vietnam

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Area:331,210 km2
Locality type:Country


Vietnam is divided into 58 provinces (Vietnamese: tỉnh) and 5 municipalities existing at the same level as provinces (thành phố trực thuộc trung ương).

The provinces are divided into districts (huyện), provincial cities (thành phố trực thuộc tỉnh), and district-level towns (thị xã), which are subdivided into commune-level towns (thị trấn) or communes (xã).


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

Acanthite

Aegirine

Albite

var: Cleavelandite

'Albite-Anorthite Series'

'Allanite Group'

Alunite

'Amphibole Supergroup'

Andalusite

Anglesite

Anhydrite

Ankerite

'Apatite'

Aragonite

Arsenopyrite

Atacamite

Augite

Aurichalcite

'Aurobismuthinite'

Autunite

Azurite

Baryte

'Bastnäsite'

Bastnäsite-(Ce)

Bavenite

Berthierite

Beryl

var: Aquamarine

var: Heliodor

'Biotite'

Bismuth

Bismuthinite

Böhmite

Bornite

Bournonite

Braunite

'Bravoite'

Burbankite

'Calamine'

Calcite

Carbocernaite

Cassiterite

Celestine

var: Barian Celestine

Cerianite-(Ce)

Cerussite

Chalcocite

Chalcopyrite

Changoite

'Chlorite Group'

Chondrodite

'Chrome-Spinel (of Dana)'

Chromite

Corundum

var: Ruby

var: Sapphire

var: Star Ruby

Cubanite

Cuprite

Danburite

Diamond

Diaspore

Diopside

Dolomite

Dravite

Edenite

Elbaite

'Electrum'

Enargite

Epidote

'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'

'Ferro-Actinolite-Tremolite Series'

Fluorapatite

Fluorbritholite-(Ce)

Fluorite

Forsterite

var: Peridot

Galena

'Garnet Group'

Goethite

Gold

Graphite

Greenockite

Hastingsite

Hausmannite

Heazlewoodite

Hedenbergite

Hematite

Hemimorphite

Humite

'Humite Group'

Hydrocerussite

'Hydrogoethite'

Hydroxycalcioroméite

Hydrozincite

Ikunolite

Ilmenite

Jonassonite

Kaolinite

'K Feldspar'

Kyanite

Lanthanite-(Ce)

Laurionite

'Lepidolite'

'Limonite'

Magnesite

Magnetite

Malachite

Marcasite

Margarite

Maucherite

'Melnikovite'

'Mica Group'

Michenerite

Microcline

var: Amazonite

Mimetite

Molybdenite

'Monazite'

Montmorillonite

Muscovite

var: Illite

var: Sericite

Natrolite

Nepheline

Nickeline

Opal

Orthoclase

Otavite

Paragonite

Pargasite

Parisite-(Ce)

Parkerite

Penfieldite

Pentlandite

Perovskite

Phlogopite

'Psilomelane'

Pyrite

'Pyrobitumen'

Pyrochlore Group

Pyrolusite

Pyrope

Pyrophyllite

Pyrrhotite

Quartz

var: Agate

var: Amethyst

var: Citrine

var: Rock Crystal

var: Rose Quartz

var: Smoky Quartz

Rhodochrosite

Rossmanite

Rutile

Sadanagaite

Sassolite

Scheelite

Schorl

Siderite

Sillimanite

Smithsonite

Sperrylite

Sphalerite

Spinel

var: Pleonaste

Stannite

Staurolite

Stibnite

Strontianite

var: Emmonite

Synchysite-(Ce)

'Tektite
var: Indochinite'

Tennantite

Tetrahedrite

Titanite

Topaz

Torbernite

'Tourmaline'

Tremolite

Troilite

Tsugaruite

Tsumoite

'Unnamed (Pb-dominant Tourmaline)'

Uraninite

var: Pitchblende

Uranophane

'Uranpyrochlore (of Hogarth 1977)'

Valentinite

Vermiculite

Violarite

'Wolframite'

Wurtzite

Zhanghengite

Zircon


145 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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References

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Van Long, P., Quang Vinh, H., Garnier, V., Giuliani, G., Ohnenstetter, D.,
Lhomme, T., Schwarz, D., Fallick, A., Dubessy, J., and Trong Trinh, P. (2004): Gem corundum deposits in Vietnam. Journal of Gemmology, 29(3), 129–147.
Pham Van Long, Gaston Giuliani, Virginie Garnier, Daniel Ohnenstetter (2004) Gemstones in Vietnam. The Australian Gemmologist Volume 22, Number 4, xx-xx. [http://www.palagems.com/gemstones-in-vietnam/]
Le Thi-Thu Huong, Tobias Häger, Wolfgang Hofmeister, Christoph Hauzenberger, Dietmar Schwarz, Pham Van Long, Ursula Wehmeister, Nguyen Ngoc Khoi, and Nguy Tuyet Nhung (2012): Gemstones from Vietnam: An Update. Gems & Gemology 48, 158-176. [http://www.gia.edu/doi/10_5741-GEMS_48_3_158]
Yolanda Fong-Sam (2016): The Mineral industry of Vietnam. 2013 Minerals Yearbook, USGS, 29.1-29.11. [https://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/country/2013/myb3-2013-vn.pdf]
Yolanda Fong-Sam (2017): The Mineral industry of Vietnam. 2014 Minerals Yearbook, USGS, 27.1-27.12. [https://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/country/2014/myb3-2014-vn.pdf]

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