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Wilkes Land, Eastern Antarctica, Antarcticai
Regional Level Types
Wilkes Land- not defined -
Eastern AntarcticaRegion
AntarcticaContinent

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
69° South , 120° East
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Wilkes Land is a large district of land in eastern Antarctica, formally claimed by Australia as part of the Australian Antarctic Territory, though the validity of this claim has been placed for the period of the operation of the Antarctic Treaty, to which Australia is a signatory. It fronts on the southern Indian Ocean between Queen Mary Coast and Adelie Land, extending from Cape Hordern in 100°31' E to Pourquoi Pas Point, in 136°11' E. The region extends as a sector about 2600 km towards the South Pole, with an estimated land area of 2,600,000 km², mostly glaciated. It is further subdivided into the following coastal areas which can also be thought of as sectors extending to the South Pole:

Knox Land: 100°31' E to 109°16' E
Budd Land: 109°16' E to 115°33' E
Sabrina Land: 115°33' E to 122°05' E
Banzare Land: 122°05' E to 130°10' E
Clarie Land: (Wilkes Coast) 130°10' E to 136°11' E

In a wider sense, Wilkes Land extends further East to Point Alden in 142°02' E, thereby including Adélie Land, which is claimed by France. [Wikipedia]

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

14 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: AmMin 44:439
Albite var: Andesine
Formula: (Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Reference: AmMin 44:439
'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Reference: Eur. J. Mineral. , 1991, 3, pp. 367-386.
Almandine
Formula: Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: AmMin 44:439
'Biotite'
Formula: K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Reference: AmMin 44:439
Cordierite
Formula: (Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Hercynite
Formula: Fe2+Al2O4
Reference: Eur. J. Mineral. , 1991, 3, pp. 367-386.
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Reference: Eur. J. Mineral. , 1991, 3, pp. 367-386.
'K Feldspar'
Reference: Eur. J. Mineral. , 1991, 3, pp. 367-386.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Eur. J. Mineral. , 1991, 3, pp. 367-386.
Malachite
Formula: Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Reference: Mason, Brian, 1959, Tephroite from Clark Peninsula, Wilkes Land, Antarctica, American Mineralogist, 44:428-430.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Rhodonite
Formula: Mn2+SiO3
Reference: AmMin 44:439
Rutile ?
Formula: TiO2
Reference: AmMin 44:439
Sillimanite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Spessartine
Formula: Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Reference: AmMin 44:439
Tephroite
Formula: Mn2+2SiO4
Reference: AmMin 44:439
'Wad'
Reference: AmMin 44:439

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hercynite4.BB.05Fe2+Al2O4
Ilmenite4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile ?4.DB.05TiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Malachite5.BA.10Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
var: Andesine9.FA.35(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Almandine9.AD.25Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Cordierite9.CJ.10(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Rhodonite9.DK.05Mn2+SiO3
Sillimanite9.AF.05Al2(SiO4)O
Spessartine9.AD.25Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Tephroite9.AC.05Mn2+2SiO4
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'K Feldspar'-
'Wad'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
AX2
Rutile ?4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Hercynite7.2.1.3Fe2+Al2O4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 16a - ANHYDROUS CARBONATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
Malachite16a.3.1.1Cu2(CO3)(OH)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with all cations in octahedral [6] coordination
Tephroite51.3.1.4Mn2+2SiO4
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Almandine51.4.3a.2Fe2+3Al2(SiO4)3
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
Sillimanite52.2.2a.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=5
Rhodonite65.4.1.1Mn2+SiO3
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
var: Andesine-(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'K Feldspar'-
'Wad'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
H MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
CCarbon
C MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
OOxygen
O TephroiteMn22+SiO4
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
O QuartzSiO2
O HercyniteFe2+Al2O4
O SillimaniteAl2(SiO4)O
O AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
O SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3
O RhodoniteMn2+SiO3
O BaryteBaSO4
O Albite (var: Andesine)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
O BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
O MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O RutileTiO2
FFluorine
F BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
NaSodium
Na Albite (var: Andesine)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
MgMagnesium
Mg Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Mg BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
AlAluminium
Al Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Al HercyniteFe2+Al2O4
Al SillimaniteAl2(SiO4)O
Al AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
Al SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3
Al Albite (var: Andesine)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Al BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
SiSilicon
Si TephroiteMn22+SiO4
Si Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Si QuartzSiO2
Si SillimaniteAl2(SiO4)O
Si AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
Si SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3
Si RhodoniteMn2+SiO3
Si Albite (var: Andesine)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
Si BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
SSulfur
S BaryteBaSO4
KPotassium
K BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
CaCalcium
Ca Albite (var: Andesine)(Na,Ca)[Al(Si,Al)Si2O8]
TiTitanium
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Ti RutileTiO2
MnManganese
Mn TephroiteMn22+SiO4
Mn SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3
Mn RhodoniteMn2+SiO3
FeIron
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Fe Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Fe HercyniteFe2+Al2O4
Fe AlmandineFe32+Al2(SiO4)3
Fe BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
CuCopper
Cu MalachiteCu2(CO3)(OH)2
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4

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Wikipedia:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilkes_Land
Wikidata ID:Q605779

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