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Great Onyx Cave, Mammoth Cave National Park, Edmonson Co., Kentucky, USAi
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Great Onyx CaveCave
Mammoth Cave National ParkNational Park
Edmonson Co.County
KentuckyState
USACountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
37° 13' 7'' North , 86° 4' 44'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Cave City2,394 (2017)14.1km
Park City555 (2017)14.2km
Horse Cave2,344 (2017)15.8km
Brownsville826 (2017)17.0km
Munfordville1,640 (2017)17.7km


Great Onyx Cave was discovered in 1915 by Edmund Turner.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


3 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Siegel, Frederic R. (1965). Aspects of Calcium Carbonate Deposition in Great Onyx Cave, Kentucky. Sedimentology 4:285-299.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Siegel, Frederic R. (1965). Aspects of Calcium Carbonate Deposition in Great Onyx Cave, Kentucky. Sedimentology 4:285-299.
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: USGS; Siegel, Frederic R. (1965). Aspects of Calcium Carbonate Deposition in Great Onyx Cave, Kentucky. Sedimentology 4:285-299.

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
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O

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
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Aragonite-CaCO3

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C AragoniteCaCO3
OOxygen
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O CalciteCaCO3
O AragoniteCaCO3
SSulfur
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
CaCalcium
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca AragoniteCaCO3

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Siegel, Frederic R. (1965) Aspects of Calcium Carbonate Deposition in Great Onyx Cave, Kentucky. Sedimentology, 4, 285-299.

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Wikipedia:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Onyx_Cave
Wikidata ID:Q5599714

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