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Jordan

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One of several adits

Wadi Faynan, Tafilah, Jordan
Group of vertical shafts

Wadi Faynan, Tafilah, Jordan
One of several adits

Wadi Faynan, Tafilah, Jordan
Group of vertical shafts

Wadi Faynan, Tafilah, Jordan
 
Location is approximate, based on center of defined region.
 
Latitude & Longitude: 31° North , 36° East (est.)
Area:89,342 km2


Jordan is divided into twelve muhafazat (sing. muhafazah: provinces, known as governorates). These are subdivided into 54 departments or districts called nawahi.


Mineral List

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

Afwillite

Albite

var: Cleavelandite

'Amber'

Andradite

Anhydrite

Ankerite

Anorthite

'Apatite'

'Apophyllite'

Aragonite

Atacamite

Barringerite

Baryte

'Baryte-Hashemite Series'

Bassanite

Beidellite

Birnessite

Birunite

Botryogen

Brownmillerite

Brucite

Bultfonteinite

Calcite

Cassiterite

Celestine

var: Barian Celestine

Cerianite-(Ce)

'Chabazite'

Chalcocite

Chalcopyrite

Chlormayenite

Chrysocolla

Clinohedrite

Coronadite

Cryptomelane

Cuprite

'Dachiardite'

Diopside

Dolomite

Dorrite

'Ellestadite'

Epistilbite

Epsomite

Eskolaite

Ettringite

Faujasite-Ca

Faujasite-Na

Fluorapatite

var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite

Fluorellestadite

Fluorite

Fluormayenite

Gibbsite

'Glass'

Goethite

Gold

Graphite

Gypsum

Halite

Hashemite (TL)

Hedenbergite

Hematite

'Heulandite'

Hollandite

Hydrocalumite

'Hydrogarnet'

Hydrotalcite

Hydroxylapatite

Jennite

Jouravskite

Kaolinite

'K Feldspar'

'var: Adularia'

Krut'aite

Kutnohorite

Lakargiite

Larnite

Laumontite

var: Leonhardite

Lepidocrocite

Lime

'Lime-monteponite Series'

'Limonite'

Maghemite

Magnetite

Malachite

Marcasite

Merwinite

Metatyuyamunite

Montmorillonite

Mordenite

Murashkoite

Muscovite

var: Illite

Oldhamite

Opal

var: Opal-CT

Periclase

Perovskite

'Phillipsite'

Portlandite

'Psilomelane'

Pyrite

Pyrolusite

Pyrrhotite

Qatranaite (TL)

Quartz

var: Chalcedony

Rankinite

Schorl

'Smectite Group'

Sphalerite

Spurrite

Strelkinite

Strontianite

Sulphur

Tacharanite

Tenorite

Thaumasite

'Thomsonite'

Tobermorite

Todorokite

Topaz

Transjordanite (TL)

Tululite (TL)

Tyuyamunite

'Unnamed (Basic Cd Chloride)'

'Unnamed (Ca-Cd Hydroxide)'

Uvarovite

Vapnikite

Vaterite

Volkonskoite

Vorlanite

'Wad'

Wairakite

Wollastonite

Wurtzite

Yugawaralite

'Zeolite Group'

Zincite


112 valid minerals. 4 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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References

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- Bender, F. (1968): Geologie von Jordanien. Schweizerbart, Stuttgart, Germany, 230 pp.
- M.M. Abu-Ajamich, F. Bender et al. (1988): Natural Resources in Jordan. xx pp.

External Links

- http://www.nra.gov.jo/ [Jordan Natural Resources Authority]
- http://www.statoids.com/ujo.html

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