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Papua New Guinea

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Area:462,840 km2


Papua New Guinea comprises the eastern half of the island of New Guinea and its offshore islands in Melanesia.
The western half of New Guinea forms the Indonesian region Western New Guinea, with the provinces of Papua and West Papua.


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

Actinolite

Aikinite

Alacránite

Albite

'Albite-Anorthite Series'

Altaite

Alunite

Analcime

Anatase

Andalusite

Andradite

Anglesite

Anhydrite

Ankerite

Anorthite

'Apatite'

Argentopyrite

Arsenopyrite

Atacamite

Augite

Azurite

Baryte

'Biotite'

Bismuthinite

Bismutite

Böhmite

Bonazziite

Bornite

Calaverite

Calcite

Cassiterite

Cerussite

Chalcocite

Chalcopyrite

'Chlorite Group'

Chromite

Chrysocolla

Cinnabar

Clinoatacamite

Clinochlore

var: Pennine

'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'

Copper

Corundum

Covellite

Cristobalite

Cubanite

Cummingtonite

Cuprite

Diaspore

Dickite

Digenite

Diopside

Djurleite

Dolomite

Dufrénoysite

'Electrum'

Enargite

Enstatite

Epidote

Famatinite

'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'

Ferberite

Ferrihydrite

Freibergite

Galena

'Garnet'

'Glass'

Goethite

Gold

Goldfieldite

Gordaite

Goslarite

Graphite

Gypsum

Hedyphane

Hematite

var: Specularite

Hessite

Heyrovskýite

'Hornblende'

Hydroxylapatite

'Hypersthene'

Idaite

'Iddingsite'

Ilmenite

Irarsite

Iridarsenite (TL)

Iron

var: Kamacite

Jarosite

Jôkokuite

Jordanite

Kaolinite

'K Feldspar'

'var: Adularia'

Kostovite

'Limonite'

Luzonite

Magnesio-hastingsite

Magnesio-hornblende

Magnesite

Magnetite

var: Titaniferous Magnetite

Malachite

'Manganese Oxides'

Manganite

'Manganoan Calcite'

Marcasite

'Mariposite'

Mawsonite

'Melnikovite'

Merenskyite

Merrillite

Metavoltine

Molybdenite

Montmorillonite

Muscovite

var: Fuchsite

var: Illite

var: Sericite

Nadorite

Natroalunite

Neotocite

'Olivine'

Opal

Orpiment

'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'

Osmium

Pentlandite

Petzite

'Phengite'

Phlogopite

Pigeonite

Platinum

var: Ferroan Platinum

Prehnite

Proustite

Pyrargyrite

Pyrite

var: Arsenian Pyrite

Pyrophyllite

'Pyroxene Group'

Pyrrhotite

Quartz

var: Agate

var: Amethyst

var: Chalcedony

var: Jasper

Realgar

Rhodochrosite

Roscoelite

Rozenite

Rucklidgeite

Ruthenarsenite (TL)

Rutheniridosmine

Rutile

Saponite

Schreibersite

'Serpentine Subgroup'

Siderite

Silver

'Smectite Group'

Sphalerite

Spinel

Stannite

'Stibiconite'

Stibnite

Sulphur

Sylvanite

Taenite

Tellurium

Tellurobismuthite

Tennantite

'Tennantite-Tetrahedrite Series'

Tenorite

Tetradymite

Tetrahedrite

Titanite

'Tourmaline'

Tremolite

Tridymite

Troilite

Turquoise

'UM1999-02-As:NiRh'

'Unnamed (Pb-Cu Sulphide)'

'Wad'

'Wolframite'

Wurtzite

'Zeolite Group'

Zircon


146 valid minerals. 2 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Localities in this Region


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External Links

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mining_in_Papua_New_Guinea

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_Papua_New_Guinea

http://dsm.gsd.spc.int/public/files/meetings/01_Terrestrial_Mining_and_Mineral_Resources_Potential_of_the_Pacific_Islands_Region_Akuila_Tawake.pdf [Akuila Tawake (2012) Mineral Resources Potential and Mining in the Pacific Islands Region - Lessons Learned. Pacific-ACP States Regional Training Workshop on Geological, Technological, Biological and Environmental Aspects of Deep Sea Minerals. Tanoa International Hotel, Nadi Fiji. 13th–17th August 2012]

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