SUPPORT US. If mindat.org is important to you, click here to donate to our Fall 2019 fundraiser!
Log InRegister
Home PageAbout MindatThe Mindat ManualHistory of MindatCopyright StatusWho We AreContact UsAdvertise on Mindat
Donate to MindatCorporate SponsorshipSponsor a PageSponsored PagesMindat AdvertisersAdvertise on Mindat
Learning CenterWhat is a mineral?The most common minerals on earthInformation for EducatorsMindat ArticlesThe ElementsBooks & Magazines
Minerals by PropertiesMinerals by ChemistryAdvanced Locality SearchRandom MineralRandom LocalitySearch by minIDLocalities Near MeSearch ArticlesSearch GlossaryMore Search Options
Search For:
Mineral Name:
Locality Name:
Keyword(s):
 
The Mindat ManualAdd a New PhotoRate PhotosLocality Edit ReportCoordinate Completion ReportAdd Glossary Item
Mining CompaniesStatisticsUsersMineral MuseumsMineral Shows & EventsThe Mindat DirectoryDevice Settings
Photo SearchPhoto GalleriesNew Photos TodayNew Photos YesterdayMembers' Photo GalleriesPast Photo of the Day GalleryMineral Photography

Dismal Ridge & Radian Ridge, Pipecleaner Glacier Region, Victoria Land, Eastern Antarctica, Antarcticai
Regional Level Types
Dismal Ridge & Radian RidgeRidge
Pipecleaner Glacier RegionRegion
Victoria LandRegion
Eastern AntarcticaRegion
AntarcticaContinent

This page is currently not sponsored. Click here to sponsor this page.
Key
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
78° 17' South , 162° 48' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:


Dismal Ridge (78°17′S 162°48′E) is a forked ridge leading north and east from the Mount Kempe – Mount Huggins saddle in Antarctica. It is bounded on the north and west by Radian Glacier and Glimpse Glacier, and on the south by Kempe Glacier. The two forks enclose the Glee Glacier and descend to Roaring Valley. The ridge was so named by the Victoria University of Wellington Antarctic Expedition, 1960–61, because of the persistently dismal weather conditions encountered while they were mapping in January 1961, and also because of difficulties encountered in establishing a high food camp on this ridge by helicopter, again owing to the weather. [Wikipedia]

Radian Ridge (78°14′S 162°40′E) is a ridge named in association with Radian Glacier. [Wikipedia]

Regions containing this locality

Antarctic PlateTectonic Plate
Antarctic MeteoritesGroup of Meteorite Fall Locations

Select Mineral List Type

Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


11 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: B.A. Worley, A.F. Cooper (1995) Mineralogy of the Dismal Nepheline Syenite, Southern Victoria Land, Antarctica. Lithos 35:109–128
Andradite
Formula: Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Reference: B.A. Worley, A.F. Cooper (1995) Mineralogy of the Dismal Nepheline Syenite, Southern Victoria Land, Antarctica. Lithos 35:109–128
'Apatite'
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Reference: B.A. Worley, A.F. Cooper, C.E. Hall, Petrogenesis of carbonate-bearing nepheline syenites and carbonatites from Southern Victoria Land, Antarctica: origin of carbon and the effects of calcite-graphite equilibrium, Lithos, Volume 35, Issues 3–4, June 1995, Pages 183-199
'Biotite'
Formula: K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Reference: August 1995 Journal of the Geological Society, 152, 721-728.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: August 1995 Journal of the Geological Society, 152, 721-728. ; B.A. Worley, A.F. Cooper, C.E. Hall, Petrogenesis of carbonate-bearing nepheline syenites and carbonatites from Southern Victoria Land, Antarctica: origin of carbon and the effects of calcite-graphite equilibrium, Lithos, Volume 35, Issues 3–4, June 1995, Pages 183-199
Fluorite
Formula: CaF2
Reference: August 1995 Journal of the Geological Society, 152, 721-728.
Graphite
Formula: C
Reference: B.A. Worley, A.F. Cooper, C.E. Hall, Petrogenesis of carbonate-bearing nepheline syenites and carbonatites from Southern Victoria Land, Antarctica: origin of carbon and the effects of calcite-graphite equilibrium, Lithos, Volume 35, Issues 3–4, June 1995, Pages 183-199
Hastingsite
Formula: {Na}{Ca2}{Fe2+4Fe3+}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Reference: B.A. Worley, A.F. Cooper (1995) Mineralogy of the Dismal Nepheline Syenite, Southern Victoria Land, Antarctica. Lithos 35:109–128
Hedenbergite
Formula: CaFe2+Si2O6
Reference: B.A. Worley, A.F. Cooper (1995) Mineralogy of the Dismal Nepheline Syenite, Southern Victoria Land, Antarctica. Lithos 35:109–128; B.A. Worley, A.F. Cooper, C.E. Hall, Petrogenesis of carbonate-bearing nepheline syenites and carbonatites from Southern Victoria Land, Antarctica: origin of carbon and the effects of calcite-graphite equilibrium, Lithos, Volume 35, Issues 3–4, June 1995, Pages 183-199
Nepheline
Formula: Na3K(Al4Si4O16)
Reference: B.A. Worley, A.F. Cooper (1995) Mineralogy of the Dismal Nepheline Syenite, Southern Victoria Land, Antarctica. Lithos 35:109–128; B.A. Worley, A.F. Cooper, C.E. Hall, Petrogenesis of carbonate-bearing nepheline syenites and carbonatites from Southern Victoria Land, Antarctica: origin of carbon and the effects of calcite-graphite equilibrium, Lithos, Volume 35, Issues 3–4, June 1995, Pages 183-199
Orthoclase
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: B.A. Worley, A.F. Cooper (1995) Mineralogy of the Dismal Nepheline Syenite, Southern Victoria Land, Antarctica. Lithos 35:109–128
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Reference: B.A. Worley, A.F. Cooper, C.E. Hall, Petrogenesis of carbonate-bearing nepheline syenites and carbonatites from Southern Victoria Land, Antarctica: origin of carbon and the effects of calcite-graphite equilibrium, Lithos, Volume 35, Issues 3–4, June 1995, Pages 183-199
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Reference: August 1995 Journal of the Geological Society, 152, 721-728.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Graphite1.CB.05aC
Group 3 - Halides
Fluorite3.AB.25CaF2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Andradite9.AD.25Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Hastingsite9.DE.15{Na}{Ca2}{Fe2+4Fe3+}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Hedenbergite9.DA.15CaFe2+Si2O6
Nepheline9.FA.05Na3K(Al4Si4O16)
Orthoclase9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Titanite9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Graphite1.3.6.2C
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX2
Fluorite9.2.1.1CaF2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Andradite51.4.3b.1Ca3Fe3+2(SiO4)3
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] and/or >[6] coordination
Titanite52.4.3.1CaTi(SiO4)O
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Hedenbergite65.1.3a.2CaFe2+Si2O6
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Orthoclase76.1.1.1K(AlSi3O8)
Al-Si Framework Feldspathoids and related species
Nepheline76.2.1.2Na3K(Al4Si4O16)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Hastingsite-{Na}{Ca2}{Fe2+4Fe3+}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
H Hastingsite{Na}{Ca2}{Fe42+Fe3+}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
H BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C GraphiteC
OOxygen
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
O HedenbergiteCaFe2+Si2O6
O NephelineNa3K(Al4Si4O16)
O OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
O Hastingsite{Na}{Ca2}{Fe42+Fe3+}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
O AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
O CalciteCaCO3
O BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
FFluorine
F ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
F FluoriteCaF2
F BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Na NephelineNa3K(Al4Si4O16)
Na Hastingsite{Na}{Ca2}{Fe42+Fe3+}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
MgMagnesium
Mg BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
AlAluminium
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al NephelineNa3K(Al4Si4O16)
Al OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
Al Hastingsite{Na}{Ca2}{Fe42+Fe3+}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Al BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
SiSilicon
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si HedenbergiteCaFe2+Si2O6
Si NephelineNa3K(Al4Si4O16)
Si OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Si Hastingsite{Na}{Ca2}{Fe42+Fe3+}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Si AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
Si BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
PPhosphorus
P ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
ClChlorine
Cl ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
KPotassium
K NephelineNa3K(Al4Si4O16)
K OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
K BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
CaCalcium
Ca ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Ca HedenbergiteCaFe2+Si2O6
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Ca Hastingsite{Na}{Ca2}{Fe42+Fe3+}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Ca AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Ca FluoriteCaF2
Ca CalciteCaCO3
TiTitanium
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
FeIron
Fe HedenbergiteCaFe2+Si2O6
Fe Hastingsite{Na}{Ca2}{Fe42+Fe3+}(Al2Si6O22)(OH)2
Fe AndraditeCa3Fe23+(SiO4)3
Fe BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)

References

Sort by

Year (asc) Year (desc) Author (A-Z) Author (Z-A)
Worley, B.A., Cooper, A.F. (1995) Mineralogy of the Dismal Nepheline Syenite, Southern Victoria Land, Antarctica. Lithos, 35, 109–128.

Other Databases

Wikipedia:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dismal_Ridge
Wikidata ID:Q5282350

External Links



This page contains all mineral locality references listed on mindat.org. This does not claim to be a complete list. If you know of more minerals from this site, please register so you can add to our database. This locality information is for reference purposes only. You should never attempt to visit any sites listed in mindat.org without first ensuring that you have the permission of the land and/or mineral rights holders for access and that you are aware of all safety precautions necessary.
 
Mineral and/or Locality  
Mindat.org is an outreach project of the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Public Relations by Blytheweigh.
Copyright © mindat.org and the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy 1993-2019, except where stated. Most political location boundaries are © OpenStreetMap contributors. Mindat.org relies on the contributions of thousands of members and supporters.
Privacy Policy - Terms & Conditions - Contact Us Current server date and time: September 19, 2019 15:47:57 Page generated: August 25, 2019 12:18:35
Go to top of page