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Semail Ophiolite, Fujayrah Emirate (Fujairah), United Arab Emiratesi
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Semail Ophiolite- not defined -
Fujayrah Emirate (Fujairah)Emirate
United Arab EmiratesCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
25° 20' North , 56° 10' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
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Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Madḩā’ al Jadīdah2,260 (2018)17.6km
Khawr Fakkān33,575 (2013)17.6km
Murbaḩ2,000 (2018)20.7km
Adh Dhayd24,716 (2012)29.1km
Al Fujayrah62,415 (2016)29.8km


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22 valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.

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Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: E. Gnos et al., Eur. J. Mineral. , 1996, 8, pp. 251-261.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Reference: Geological Magazine 139 (3), 241 - 255
'Apatite'
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Reference: E. Gnos et al., Eur. J. Mineral. , 1996, 8, pp. 251-261.
Braunite
Formula: Mn2+Mn3+6(SiO4)O8
Description: Ferrian braunite.
Reference: Gnos, E., Armbruster, T., Nyfeler, D. (1996): Kanoite, donpeacorite and tirodite: Mn-Mg-silicates from a manganiferous quartzite in the United Arab Emirates. European Journal of Mineralogy 8, 251-261.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Gnos, W., Armbruster, T. (2000) Kinoshitalite, Ba(Mg)₃(Al₂Si₂)O10(OH,F)₂, a brittle mica from a manganese deposit in Oman: Paragenesis and crystal chemistry. American Mineralogist 85:1, 242-250.
Clinochlore
Formula: Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Reference: Gnos, W., Armbruster, T. (2000) Kinoshitalite, Ba(Mg)₃(Al₂Si₂)O10(OH,F)₂, a brittle mica from a manganese deposit in Oman: Paragenesis and crystal chemistry. American Mineralogist 85:1, 242-250.
Clino-suenoite
Formula: □{Mn2+2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Description: "Tirodite" replaces kanonaite and donpeacorite (retrograde rehydratation). Gnos et.al (1996) use tirodite as a synonym of manganocummingtonite, average chemical composition: (Na^0^.^20)(Mn^1^.^78Ca^0^.^15Na^0^.^07)^2^.^00(Mg^4^.^37Mn^0^.^34Fe#3+#^0^.^19Al^0^.^10)^5^.^00(Si^8^.^07O^22)(OH)^2
Reference: Gnos, E., Armbruster, T., Nyfeler, D. (1996): Kanoite, donpeacorite and tirodite: Mn-Mg-silicates from a manganiferous quartzite in the United Arab Emirates. European Journal of Mineralogy 8, 251-261.
Cordierite
Formula: (Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Reference: Geological Magazine 139 (3), 241 - 255
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Reference: Geological Magazine 139 (3), 241 - 255
Donpeacorite
Formula: (Mn2+,Mg)Mg[SiO3]2
Reference: Gnos, E., Armbruster, T., Nyfeler, D. (1996): Kanoite, donpeacorite and tirodite: Mn-Mg-silicates from a manganiferous quartzite in the United Arab Emirates. European Journal of Mineralogy 8, 251-261.
Enstatite
Formula: MgSiO3
Ferri-ghoseite
Formula: ☐[Mn2+Na][Mg4Fe3+]Si8O22(OH)2
Description: "Tirodite" replaces kanonaite and donpeacorite (retrograde rehydratation). Gnos et.al (1996) use tirodite as a synonym of manganocummingtonite, average chemical composition: (Na^0^.^20)(Mn^1^.^78Ca^0^.^15Na^0^.^07)^2^.^00(Mg^4^.^37Mn^0^.^34Fe#3+#^0^.^19Al^0^.^10)^5^.^00(Si^8^.^07O^22)(OH)^2
Reference: Edwin Gnos, Thomas Armbruster, Daniel Nyfeler(1996): Kanoite,donpeacorite and tirodite:Mn-Mg-silicates from a manganiferous quartzite in the United Arab Emirates, European Journal of Mineralogi vol 8, pp. 251-261.
Galaxite
Formula: Mn2+Al2O4
Reference: Gnos, E. and Peters, T. (1995) Tephroite-hausmannite-galaxite from a granulite-facies manganese rock of the United Arab Emirates. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology: 120: 372-377.
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: Geological Magazine 139 (3), 241 - 255
Hausmannite
Formula: Mn2+Mn3+2O4
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: E. Gnos et al., Eur. J. Mineral. , 1996, 8, pp. 251-261.
Kanoite
Formula: Mn2+(Mg,Mn2+)Si2O6
Reference: European Journal of Mineralogy, Vol. 9 , 953-964
Kanonaite
Formula: Mn3+Al(SiO4)O
Reference: E. Gnos et al., Eur. J. Mineral. , 1996, 8, pp. 251-261.
Kinoshitalite
Formula: (Ba,K)(Mg,Mn2+,Al)3(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
Reference: Gnos, W., Armbruster, T. (2000) Kinoshitalite, Ba(Mg)₃(Al₂Si₂)O10(OH,F)₂, a brittle mica from a manganese deposit in Oman: Paragenesis and crystal chemistry. American Mineralogist 85:1, 242-250.
Pyrophanite
Formula: Mn2+TiO3
Reference: Gnos, E., Armbruster, T., Nyfeler, D. (1996): Kanoite, donpeacorite and tirodite: Mn-Mg-silicates from a manganiferous quartzite in the United Arab Emirates. European Journal of Mineralogy 8, 251-261.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: E. Gnos et al., Eur. J. Mineral. , 1996, 8, pp. 251-261.
Sapphirine
Formula: Mg4(Mg3Al9)O4[Si3Al9O36]
Reference: Geological Magazine 139 (3), 241 - 255
'Scapolite'
Reference: Geological Magazine 139 (3), 241-255.
Sillimanite
Formula: Al2(SiO4)O
Reference: Geological Magazine 139 (3), 241 - 255
Spinel
Formula: MgAl2O4
Reference: Geological Magazine 139 (3), 241 - 255
Tephroite
Formula: Mn2+2SiO4
Wollastonite
Formula: CaSiO3
Reference: Geological Magazine 139 (3), 241 - 255

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Galaxite4.BB.05Mn2+Al2O4
Hausmannite4.BB.10Mn2+Mn3+2O4
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Pyrophanite4.CB.05Mn2+TiO3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Spinel4.BB.05MgAl2O4
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Braunite9.AG.05Mn2+Mn3+6(SiO4)O8
Clino-suenoite9.DE.□{Mn2+2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Clinochlore9.EC.55Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Cordierite9.CJ.10(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Diopside9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
Donpeacorite9.DA.05(Mn2+,Mg)Mg[SiO3]2
Enstatite9.DA.05MgSiO3
Ferri-ghoseite ?9.DE.20☐[Mn2+Na][Mg4Fe3+]Si8O22(OH)2
Kanoite9.DA.10Mn2+(Mg,Mn2+)Si2O6
Kanonaite9.AF.10Mn3+Al(SiO4)O
Kinoshitalite9.EC.35(Ba,K)(Mg,Mn2+,Al)3(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
Sapphirine9.DH.45Mg4(Mg3Al9)O4[Si3Al9O36]
Sillimanite9.AF.05Al2(SiO4)O
Tephroite9.AC.05Mn2+2SiO4
Wollastonite9.DG.05CaSiO3
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Scapolite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Pyrophanite4.3.5.3Mn2+TiO3
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Galaxite7.2.1.2Mn2+Al2O4
Hausmannite7.2.7.1Mn2+Mn3+2O4
Spinel7.2.1.1MgAl2O4
(AB)2X3
Braunite7.5.1.3Mn2+Mn3+6(SiO4)O8
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with all cations in octahedral [6] coordination
Tephroite51.3.1.4Mn2+2SiO4
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
Kanonaite52.2.2b.2Mn3+Al(SiO4)O
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=2
Diopside65.1.3a.1CaMgSi2O6
Donpeacorite65.1.2.3(Mn2+,Mg)Mg[SiO3]2
Enstatite65.1.2.1MgSiO3
Kanoite65.1.1.3Mn2+(Mg,Mn2+)Si2O6
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=3
Wollastonite65.2.1.1cCaSiO3
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Mg-Fe-Mn-Li subgroup
Ferri-ghoseite ?66.1.1.4☐[Mn2+Na][Mg4Fe3+]Si8O22(OH)2
Group 69 - INOSILICATES Chains with Side Branches or Loops
Chains with Side Branches or Loops with P>2
Sapphirine69.2.1b.1Mg4(Mg3Al9)O4[Si3Al9O36]
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Kinoshitalite71.2.2c.5(Ba,K)(Mg,Mn2+,Al)3(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
Sheets of 6-membered rings interlayered 1:1, 2:1, and octahedra
Clinochlore71.4.1.4Mg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
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.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Clino-suenoite-□{Mn2+2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Scapolite'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Kinoshitalite(Ba,K)(Mg,Mn2+,Al)3(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
H ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
H ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
H Clino-suenoite□{Mn22+}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H Ferri-ghoseite☐[Mn2+Na][Mg4Fe3+]Si8O22(OH)2
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O TephroiteMn22+SiO4
O HausmanniteMn2+Mn23+O4
O GalaxiteMn2+Al2O4
O Kinoshitalite(Ba,K)(Mg,Mn2+,Al)3(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
O CalciteCaCO3
O ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
O EnstatiteMgSiO3
O Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
O SillimaniteAl2(SiO4)O
O SpinelMgAl2O4
O SapphirineMg4(Mg3Al9)O4[Si3Al9O36]
O WollastoniteCaSiO3
O KanoiteMn2+(Mg,Mn2+)Si2O6
O QuartzSiO2
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O BrauniteMn2+Mn63+(SiO4)O8
O HematiteFe2O3
O PyrophaniteMn2+TiO3
O ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
O KanonaiteMn3+Al(SiO4)O
O Donpeacorite(Mn2+,Mg)Mg[SiO3]2
O Clino-suenoite□{Mn22+}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O Ferri-ghoseite☐[Mn2+Na][Mg4Fe3+]Si8O22(OH)2
FFluorine
F ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Na Ferri-ghoseite☐[Mn2+Na][Mg4Fe3+]Si8O22(OH)2
MgMagnesium
Mg Kinoshitalite(Ba,K)(Mg,Mn2+,Al)3(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
Mg ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Mg EnstatiteMgSiO3
Mg Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Mg SpinelMgAl2O4
Mg SapphirineMg4(Mg3Al9)O4[Si3Al9O36]
Mg KanoiteMn2+(Mg,Mn2+)Si2O6
Mg Donpeacorite(Mn2+,Mg)Mg[SiO3]2
Mg Clino-suenoite□{Mn22+}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Mg Ferri-ghoseite☐[Mn2+Na][Mg4Fe3+]Si8O22(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al GalaxiteMn2+Al2O4
Al Kinoshitalite(Ba,K)(Mg,Mn2+,Al)3(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
Al ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Al Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Al SillimaniteAl2(SiO4)O
Al SpinelMgAl2O4
Al SapphirineMg4(Mg3Al9)O4[Si3Al9O36]
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al KanonaiteMn3+Al(SiO4)O
SiSilicon
Si TephroiteMn22+SiO4
Si Kinoshitalite(Ba,K)(Mg,Mn2+,Al)3(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
Si ClinochloreMg5Al(AlSi3O10)(OH)8
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Si EnstatiteMgSiO3
Si Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Si SillimaniteAl2(SiO4)O
Si SapphirineMg4(Mg3Al9)O4[Si3Al9O36]
Si WollastoniteCaSiO3
Si KanoiteMn2+(Mg,Mn2+)Si2O6
Si QuartzSiO2
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si BrauniteMn2+Mn63+(SiO4)O8
Si KanonaiteMn3+Al(SiO4)O
Si Donpeacorite(Mn2+,Mg)Mg[SiO3]2
Si Clino-suenoite□{Mn22+}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si Ferri-ghoseite☐[Mn2+Na][Mg4Fe3+]Si8O22(OH)2
PPhosphorus
P ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
ClChlorine
Cl ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
KPotassium
K Kinoshitalite(Ba,K)(Mg,Mn2+,Al)3(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Ca WollastoniteCaSiO3
Ca ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
TiTitanium
Ti PyrophaniteMn2+TiO3
MnManganese
Mn TephroiteMn22+SiO4
Mn HausmanniteMn2+Mn23+O4
Mn GalaxiteMn2+Al2O4
Mn Kinoshitalite(Ba,K)(Mg,Mn2+,Al)3(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2
Mn KanoiteMn2+(Mg,Mn2+)Si2O6
Mn BrauniteMn2+Mn63+(SiO4)O8
Mn PyrophaniteMn2+TiO3
Mn KanonaiteMn3+Al(SiO4)O
Mn Donpeacorite(Mn2+,Mg)Mg[SiO3]2
Mn Clino-suenoite□{Mn22+}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Mn Ferri-ghoseite☐[Mn2+Na][Mg4Fe3+]Si8O22(OH)2
FeIron
Fe Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Ferri-ghoseite☐[Mn2+Na][Mg4Fe3+]Si8O22(OH)2
BaBarium
Ba Kinoshitalite(Ba,K)(Mg,Mn2+,Al)3(Al2Si2O10)(OH)2

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Wikipedia:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semail_Ophiolite
Wikidata ID:Q15240458

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