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Oman

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Area:309,501 km2
Locality type:Country
Name(s) in local language(s):سلطنة عُمان


Oman's mineral wealth primarily comes from petroleum and natural gas. There are some barely economic copper and chromite deposits in the northeastern portion of the country in the Semail ophiolite complex. There have also been about 4,000 meteorites found in Oman (2000 from Dhofar).

Note: Oman is divided into five minţaqat (sing: minţaqah; regions or governorates) and four (previously three) muhafazat (sing. muhafazah: provinces). The fourth governorate, Al Buraymi, was created in October 2006 from parts of Ad Dhahirah region.


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

Actinolite

Albite

'Albite-Anorthite Series'

Almandine

Anatase

Ankerite

Annabergite

Anorthite

Antigorite

'Apatite'

Aragonite

Armalcolite

Arsenopyrite

Augite

Awaruite

Azurite

Baddeleyite

Barringerite

Baryte

Bassanite

'Biotite'

Bornite

'Bravoite'

Brochantite

Brucite

Calcite

Carrollite

Celadonite

Celestine

'Celsian-Hyalophane Series'

Chalcocite

Chalcopyrite

Chlorapatite

'Chlorite Group'

'var: Brunsvigite'

Chromite

var: Titaniferous Chromite

Chrysotile

Clinochlore

var: Ripidolite

'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'

Cronstedtite

Cubanite

Diamond

Diopside

'Diopside-Hedenbergite Series'

Dolomite

Enargite

Enstatite

'Enstatite-Ferrosilite Series'

Epidote

Erlichmanite

Eskolaite

Fayalite

'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'

Ferri-katophorite

Ferri-winchite

Ferrocarpholite

'Ferro-ferri-winchite'

Ferro-glaucophane

Ferro-katophorite

Fluorapatite

Forsterite

Galena

'Garnet Group'

'Glass'

Glaucophane

Goethite

Gold

Graphite

'Grossular-Hibschite Series'

Gypsum

'Halloysite'

Hapkeite (TL)

Hausmannite

Heazlewoodite

Hedenbergite

Hematite

Hercynite

'Hollingworthite-Irarsite Series'

Ilmenite

Iridium

var: Platiniridium

Iron

var: Kamacite

Kaolinite

'K Feldspar'

Laurite

'Limonite'

Linzhiite

Lizardite

Mackinawite

'Magnesio-ferri-hornblende'

Magnesite

Magnetite

var: Titaniferous Magnetite

Majorite

Malachite

Marcasite

'Maskelynite'

Maucherite

'Melilite Group'

Merrillite

Millerite

Molybdenite

'Monazite'

Montmorillonite

Muscovite

var: Fuchsite

var: Illite

var: Sericite

Naquite

Nepheline

Nickel

Nickeline

'Nickel-iron'

Niningerite

Nontronite

Opal

Orthoclase

'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'

Osmium

var: Iridosmine

Palladium

Palladoarsenide

Pentlandite

Perovskite

Perryite

'Phengite'

Phlogopite

Pigeonite

Portlandite

Posnjakite

Prehnite

Pyrite

Pyrolusite

'Pyroxene Group'

Pyroxferroite

Pyrrhotite

Quartz

var: Chalcedony

var: Jasper

Ringwoodite

Rutile

Schreibersite

'Serpentine Subgroup'

'Smectite Group'

Sodalite

Sphalerite

Spinel

var: Pleonaste

Strontianite

Suolunite

Taenite

Talc

Tennantite

Tetrahedrite

Tetrataenite

Titanite

Tochilinite

Tranquillityite

Tridymite

Troilite

Tschermakite

Ulvöspinel

'Unnamed (Pt-Fe Alloy)'

'Unnamed (Ru-Os-Ir-Fe oxides)'

Wadsleyite

Whitlockite

Winchite

Wollastonite

Wüstite

Zircon

Zirconolite

Zoisite


132 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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References

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Coleman, Robert Griffin; Bailey, Edgar Herbert (1981) Mineral deposits and geology of northern Oman as of 1974. USGS Open-File Report: 81-452

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