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Walvis Bay (Walvisbaai), Erongo Region, Namibiai
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6 valid minerals.

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Detailed Mineral List:

Andalusite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Description: Found in schists.
Reference: Cairncross, B. (2004) Field Guide To Rocks & Minerals Of Southern Africa. 30.
Cordierite
Formula: (Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Reference: Bezing, L. von, Bode, R. & Jahn, S. (2008): Namibia Minerals and Localities. Edition Schloss Freudenstein, Bode Verlag GmbH, Haltern, 510 pp. (in English)
Enstatite
Formula: MgSiO3
Reference: Meteoriticalsociety.org
Enstatite var: Bronzite
Formula: (Mg,Fe2+)2[SiO3]2
Reference: Meteoriticalsociety.org
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
Reference: Meteoriticalsociety.org
Humberstonite
Formula: Na7K3Mg2(SO4)6(NO3)2 · 6H2O
Reference: Eckardt, F. D., & Drake, N. (2010). Introducing the Namib Desert Playas. In Sabkha Ecosystems (pp. 19-25). Springer Netherlands.
Spessartine
Formula: Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Reference: J S van der Lingen (1928) African J. Sci 25:12,15
Spessartine var: Emildine
Formula: Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Reference: J S van der Lingen (1928) African J. Sci 25:12,15
Sylvite
Formula: KCl
Reference: Eckardt, F. D., & Drake, N. (2010). Introducing the Namib Desert Playas. In Sabkha Ecosystems (pp. 19-25). Springer Netherlands.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 3 - Halides
Sylvite3.AA.20KCl
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Humberstonite7.DG.10Na7K3Mg2(SO4)6(NO3)2 · 6H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Andalusite9.AF.10Al2(SiO4)O
Cordierite9.CJ.10(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Enstatite9.DA.05MgSiO3
var: Bronzite9.DA.05(Mg,Fe2+)2[SiO3]2
Spessartine9.AD.25Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3
var: Emildine9.AD.25Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Sylvite9.1.1.2KCl
Group 32 - COMPOUND SULFATES
Hydrated Compound Sulfates
Humberstonite32.2.2.1Na7K3Mg2(SO4)6(NO3)2 · 6H2O
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Spessartine51.4.3a.3Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] and >[4] coordination
Andalusite52.2.2b.1Al2(SiO4)O
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with Al substituted rings
Cordierite61.2.1.1(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Enstatite65.1.2.1MgSiO3
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
var: Bronzite-(Mg,Fe2+)2[SiO3]2
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
Spessartine
var: Emildine
-Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H HumberstoniteNa7K3Mg2(SO4)6(NO3)2 · 6H2O
NNitrogen
N HumberstoniteNa7K3Mg2(SO4)6(NO3)2 · 6H2O
OOxygen
O Spessartine (var: Emildine)Mn32+Al2(SiO4)3
O Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
O AndalusiteAl2(SiO4)O
O Enstatite (var: Bronzite)(Mg,Fe2+)2[SiO3]2
O HumberstoniteNa7K3Mg2(SO4)6(NO3)2 · 6H2O
O SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3
O EnstatiteMgSiO3
NaSodium
Na HumberstoniteNa7K3Mg2(SO4)6(NO3)2 · 6H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Mg Enstatite (var: Bronzite)(Mg,Fe2+)2[SiO3]2
Mg HumberstoniteNa7K3Mg2(SO4)6(NO3)2 · 6H2O
Mg EnstatiteMgSiO3
AlAluminium
Al Spessartine (var: Emildine)Mn32+Al2(SiO4)3
Al Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Al AndalusiteAl2(SiO4)O
Al SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3
SiSilicon
Si Spessartine (var: Emildine)Mn32+Al2(SiO4)3
Si Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Si AndalusiteAl2(SiO4)O
Si Enstatite (var: Bronzite)(Mg,Fe2+)2[SiO3]2
Si SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3
Si EnstatiteMgSiO3
SSulfur
S HumberstoniteNa7K3Mg2(SO4)6(NO3)2 · 6H2O
ClChlorine
Cl SylviteKCl
KPotassium
K HumberstoniteNa7K3Mg2(SO4)6(NO3)2 · 6H2O
K SylviteKCl
MnManganese
Mn Spessartine (var: Emildine)Mn32+Al2(SiO4)3
Mn SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3
FeIron
Fe Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Fe Enstatite (var: Bronzite)(Mg,Fe2+)2[SiO3]2

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