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Tahiti Nui, Tahiti, Windward Islands, Society Islands, French Polynesia, Francei
Regional Level Types
Tahiti Nui- not defined -
TahitiIsland
Windward IslandsGroup of Islands
Society IslandsGroup of Islands
French PolynesiaOverseas Collectivity
FranceCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
17° 41' 14'' South , 149° 26' 42'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Otutara4,609 (2012)9.3km
Taunoa4,131 (2018)12.2km
Papao10,360 (2013)13.1km
Afaahiti5,186 (2018)14.2km
Paea12,084 (2013)14.6km
Name(s) in local language(s):
Tahiti Nui, Tahiti, Îles du Vent, Îles de la Société (Archipel de la Société; Tōtaiete mā), Polynésie française (Pōrīnetia Farāni)


Northern part of the Island of Tahiti.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

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

15 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Reference: Am Min 62:634-645
Analcime
Formula: Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Reference: Lacroix A. (1904): Note sur la minéralogie de Tahiti. Bulletin de la Société française de minéralogie et crystallographie: 27: 272-279.
Anorthite
Formula: Ca(Al2Si2O8)
Reference: Lacroix A. (1904): Note sur la minéralogie de Tahiti. Bulletin de la Société française de minéralogie et crystallographie: 27: 272-279.
Anorthite var: Bytownite
Formula: (Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
Reference: Lacroix A. (1904): Note sur la minéralogie de Tahiti. Bulletin de la Société française de minéralogie et crystallographie: 27: 272-279.
'Apatite'
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Reference: Am Min 62:634-645
Augite
Formula: (CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Augite var: Titanian Augite
Formula: (Ca,Na)(Mg,Ti, Fe,Al,)(Si,Al)2O6
Reference: AmMin 62:634 (1977)
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: collection Joachim Esche
'Chabazite'
Reference: collection Joachim Esche
'Chabazite var: Phacolite'
Reference: collection Joachim Esche
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Knut Edvard Larsen collection (Ex. Jean-Vincent Coureau collection), visual id
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
Forsterite
Formula: Mg2SiO4
Reference: E.T. Berger, Bull. Minéral. , 1985, 108, pp. 727-731.
'Gismondine'
Reference: Lacroix A. (1904): Note sur la minéralogie de Tahiti. Bulletin de la Société française de minéralogie et crystallographie: 27: 272-279.
Gonnardite
Formula: (Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
Description: Material collected at site by Domenico Franchi in the 1990s.
Reference: Paolo Bosio collection
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Reference: Am Min 62:634-645
'K Feldspar'
Reference: Am Min 62:634-645
Leucite
Formula: K(AlSi2O6)
Reference: Am Min 62:634-645
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Description: Coating spinel xenoliths (E.T. Berger, Bull. Minéral. , 1985, 108, pp. 727-731).
Reference: Am Min 62:634-645
Magnetite var: Titaniferous Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+(Fe3+,Ti)2O4
Description: Coating spinel xenoliths (E.T. Berger, Bull. Minéral. , 1985, 108, pp. 727-731).
Reference: Am Min 62:634-645
Mesolite
Formula: Na2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Reference: Lacroix A. (1904): Note sur la minéralogie de Tahiti. Bulletin de la Société française de minéralogie et crystallographie: 27: 272-279.
Natrolite
Formula: Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
'Phillipsite'
Saponite
Formula: Ca0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Reference: Lacroix A. (1904): Note sur la minéralogie de Tahiti. Bulletin de la Société française de minéralogie et crystallographie: 27: 272-279.
Saponite var: Bowlingite
Formula: Ca0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Reference: Lacroix A. (1904): Note sur la minéralogie de Tahiti. Bulletin de la Société française de minéralogie et crystallographie: 27: 272-279.
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Knut Edvard Larsen collection (Ex. Jean-Vincent Coureau collection), visual id
'Smectite Group'
Formula: A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
Description: Material collected at site by Domenico Franchi in the 1990s. As grey-green to brownish aggregates associated with zeolites.
Reference: Paolo Bosio collection
Spinel
Formula: MgAl2O4
Reference: E.T. Berger, Bull. Minéral. , 1985, 108, pp. 727-731.
'Thomsonite'

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Ilmenite4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
var: Titaniferous Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+(Fe3+,Ti)2O4
Spinel4.BB.05MgAl2O4
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Analcime9.GB.05Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Anorthite9.FA.35Ca(Al2Si2O8)
var: Bytownite9.FA.35(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
Augite9.DA.15(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
var: Titanian Augite9.DA.15(Ca,Na)(Mg,Ti, Fe,Al,)(Si,Al)2O6
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Forsterite9.AC.05Mg2SiO4
'Gismondine'9..
Gonnardite9.GA.05(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
Leucite9.GB.05K(AlSi2O6)
Mesolite9.GA.05Na2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Natrolite9.GA.05Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Saponite9.EC.45Ca0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
var: Bowlingite9.EC.45Ca0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Chabazite'-
'var: Phacolite'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'K Feldspar'-
'Phillipsite'-
'Smectite Group'-A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
'Thomsonite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Spinel7.2.1.1MgAl2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with all cations in octahedral [6] coordination
Forsterite51.3.1.2Mg2SiO4
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Epidote58.2.1a.7{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Augite65.1.3a.3(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 clays
Saponite71.3.1b.2Ca0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework Feldspathoids and related species
Leucite76.2.2.1K(AlSi2O6)
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Analcime77.1.1.1Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
'Gismondine'77.1.3.1
Gonnardite77.1.5.7(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
Mesolite77.1.5.4Na2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Natrolite77.1.5.1Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
Anorthite-Ca(Al2Si2O8)
var: Bytownite-(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Augite
var: Titanian Augite
-(Ca,Na)(Mg,Ti, Fe,Al,)(Si,Al)2O6
'Chabazite'-
'var: Phacolite'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'K Feldspar'-
Magnetite
var: Titaniferous Magnetite
-Fe2+(Fe3+,Ti)2O4
'Phillipsite'-
Saponite
var: Bowlingite
-Ca0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
'Smectite Group'-A0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
'Thomsonite'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
H NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
H AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
H Gonnardite(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
H Smectite GroupA0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
H Saponite (var: Bowlingite)Ca0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
H SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C SideriteFeCO3
OOxygen
O Augite (var: Titanian Augite)(Ca,Na)(Mg,Ti, Fe,Al,)(Si,Al)2O6
O Magnetite (var: Titaniferous Magnetite)Fe2+(Fe3+,Ti)2O4
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
O LeuciteK(AlSi2O6)
O ForsteriteMg2SiO4
O SpinelMgAl2O4
O CalciteCaCO3
O NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
O AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
O Gonnardite(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
O Smectite GroupA0.3D2-3[T4O10]Z2 · nH2O
O Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O SideriteFeCO3
O Anorthite (var: Bytownite)(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
O MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
O Saponite (var: Bowlingite)Ca0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O AnorthiteCa(Al2Si2O8)
O SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
FFluorine
F ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
NaSodium
Na Augite (var: Titanian Augite)(Ca,Na)(Mg,Ti, Fe,Al,)(Si,Al)2O6
Na NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Na AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Na Gonnardite(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
Na Anorthite (var: Bytownite)(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
Na MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Na SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
MgMagnesium
Mg Augite (var: Titanian Augite)(Ca,Na)(Mg,Ti, Fe,Al,)(Si,Al)2O6
Mg ForsteriteMg2SiO4
Mg SpinelMgAl2O4
Mg Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Mg Saponite (var: Bowlingite)Ca0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Mg SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
AlAluminium
Al Augite (var: Titanian Augite)(Ca,Na)(Mg,Ti, Fe,Al,)(Si,Al)2O6
Al LeuciteK(AlSi2O6)
Al SpinelMgAl2O4
Al NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Al AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Al Gonnardite(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al Anorthite (var: Bytownite)(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
Al MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Al Saponite (var: Bowlingite)Ca0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Al AnorthiteCa(Al2Si2O8)
Al SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
SiSilicon
Si Augite (var: Titanian Augite)(Ca,Na)(Mg,Ti, Fe,Al,)(Si,Al)2O6
Si LeuciteK(AlSi2O6)
Si ForsteriteMg2SiO4
Si NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Si AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Si Gonnardite(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
Si Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si Anorthite (var: Bytownite)(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
Si MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Si Saponite (var: Bowlingite)Ca0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Si AnorthiteCa(Al2Si2O8)
Si SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
PPhosphorus
P ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
ClChlorine
Cl ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
KPotassium
K LeuciteK(AlSi2O6)
CaCalcium
Ca Augite (var: Titanian Augite)(Ca,Na)(Mg,Ti, Fe,Al,)(Si,Al)2O6
Ca ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Gonnardite(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
Ca Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca Anorthite (var: Bytownite)(Ca,Na)[Al(Al,Si)Si2O8]
Ca MesoliteNa2Ca2Si9Al6O30 · 8H2O
Ca Saponite (var: Bowlingite)Ca0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Ca AnorthiteCa(Al2Si2O8)
Ca SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
TiTitanium
Ti Augite (var: Titanian Augite)(Ca,Na)(Mg,Ti, Fe,Al,)(Si,Al)2O6
Ti Magnetite (var: Titaniferous Magnetite)Fe2+(Fe3+,Ti)2O4
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
FeIron
Fe Augite (var: Titanian Augite)(Ca,Na)(Mg,Ti, Fe,Al,)(Si,Al)2O6
Fe Magnetite (var: Titaniferous Magnetite)Fe2+(Fe3+,Ti)2O4
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Fe Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe Saponite (var: Bowlingite)Ca0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O

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