|Regional Level Types|
|Ishtar Terra||Highland Region|
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Latitude & Longitude:
70° 24' North , 27° 30' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
A unique upland feature resembling a typical Earth's continent (unlike any other geological feature on Venus), somewhat similar to Tibet. The central part is flat and called Lakshmi Planum, and stands 3.5 km above the mean planetary radius, that is, not very high. Around the Lakshmi Planum are mountain belts - Danu, Freya, and Maxwell - that may characterize in thrusting.
It is possible that the feature is built of granite-like rocks, but could also represent a portion of the lower crust and upper mantle.
Located between 315°E and 90°W and 55°N and 75°N.
No minerals currently recorded for this locality.
List of minerals for each chemical element
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Treiman, A.H. (2006) Geochemistry of Venus’ Surface: Current Limitations as Future Opportunities. Chapter in: Esposito, L.W., Stofan, E.R., Cravens, T.E. (eds.) (2013) Exploring Venus as a Terrestrial Planet, Volume 76, AGU Chapman Conference Book, 7-22.
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