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Area:64,589 km2
Locality type:Country


Latvia is divided into five planning regions, which are further subidvided into 9 republican cities (republikas pilsētas) and 109 municipalities (novadi).

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Soviet Union (1922-1991)

Country (Former) - 3,733 mineral species & varietal names listed

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20 valid minerals.

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Detailed Mineral List:

'Albite-Anorthite Series'
'Amber'
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: http://www.meteo.lv/public/geologija.html
Celestine
Formula: SrSO4
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
'Clays'
Localities: Reported from at least 6 localities in this region.
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'
Copper
Formula: Cu
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Diopside var: Diallage
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: http://www.meteo.lv/public/geologija.html
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
'Glass'
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Localities: Reported from at least 7 localities in this region.
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: http://www.meteo.lv/public/geologija.html
Gypsum var: Satin Spar Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
'H4 chondrite meteorite'
'H5 chondrite meteorite'
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Iron
Formula: Fe
Iron var: Kamacite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)
Isocubanite
Formula: CuFe2S3
Kaolinite
Formula: Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'L6 chondrite meteorite'
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Mackinawite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)9S8
'Meteoritic Iron'
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Dmitry Vorobjov's collection
Muscovite var: Illite
Formula: K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Reference: Dmitry Vorobjov's collection
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'
'Psilomelane'
Reference: Dmitry Vorobjov's collection
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Localities: Reported from at least 8 localities in this region.
'Pyroxene Group'
Schreibersite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)3P
Taenite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)
'Travertine'
Formula: CaCO3
Troilite
Formula: FeS

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Copper'1.AA.05Cu
Iron1.AE.05Fe
var: Kamacite1.AE.05(Fe,Ni)
Schreibersite1.BD.05(Fe,Ni)3P
Taenite1.AE.10(Fe,Ni)
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Chalcopyrite'2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Isocubanite2.CB.55bCuFe2S3
Mackinawite2.CC.25(Fe,Ni)9S8
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Troilite2.CC.10FeS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Chromite'4.BB.05Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Ilmenite4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Celestine'7.AD.35SrSO4
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
var: Satin Spar Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Diopside9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
var: Diallage9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
Kaolinite9.ED.05Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Illite9.EC.15K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Amber'-
'Clays'-
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'-
Fayalite-Forsterite Series-
Glass-
H4 chondrite meteorite-
H5 chondrite meteorite-
L6 chondrite meteorite-
Limonite-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Meteoritic Iron-
Orthopyroxene Subgroup-
Psilomelane-
Pyroxene Group-
Travertine-CaCO3

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Copper1.1.1.3Cu
Iron
var: Kamacite
1.1.11.1(Fe,Ni)
Schreibersite1.1.21.2(Fe,Ni)3P
Taenite1.1.11.2(Fe,Ni)
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 9:8
Mackinawite2.7.2.1(Fe,Ni)9S8
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Troilite2.8.9.1FeS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
Isocubanite2.9.13.3CuFe2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Chromite7.2.3.3Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Celestine28.3.1.2SrSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Diopside65.1.3a.1CaMgSi2O6
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Illite71.2.2d.2K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Amber'-
'Clays'-
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'-
Diopside
var: Diallage
-CaMgSi2O6
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Glass'-
Gypsum
var: Satin Spar Gypsum
-CaSO4 · 2H2O
'H4 chondrite meteorite'-
'H5 chondrite meteorite'-
Iron-Fe
Kaolinite-Al2(Si2O5)(OH)4
'L6 chondrite meteorite'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Meteoritic Iron'-
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'-
'Psilomelane'-
'Pyroxene Group'-
'Travertine'-CaCO3

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
H KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Gypsum (var: Satin Spar Gypsum)CaSO4 · 2H2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C TravertineCaCO3
OOxygen
O CalciteCaCO3
O CelestineSrSO4
O ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
O Diopside (var: Diallage)CaMgSi2O6
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O HematiteFe2O3
O Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O Gypsum (var: Satin Spar Gypsum)CaSO4 · 2H2O
O TravertineCaCO3
MgMagnesium
Mg Diopside (var: Diallage)CaMgSi2O6
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
AlAluminium
Al Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Al KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si Diopside (var: Diallage)CaMgSi2O6
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Si Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
Si KaoliniteAl2(Si2O5)(OH)4
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
PPhosphorus
P Schreibersite(Fe,Ni)3P
SSulfur
S CelestineSrSO4
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S IsocubaniteCuFe2S3
S Mackinawite(Fe,Ni)9S8
S PyriteFeS2
S Gypsum (var: Satin Spar Gypsum)CaSO4 · 2H2O
S TroiliteFeS
KPotassium
K Muscovite (var: Illite)K0.65Al2.0[Al0.65Si3.35O10](OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Diopside (var: Diallage)CaMgSi2O6
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca Gypsum (var: Satin Spar Gypsum)CaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca TravertineCaCO3
TiTitanium
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
CrChromium
Cr ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
FeIron
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Fe ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Fe IronFe
Fe IsocubaniteCuFe2S3
Fe Iron (var: Kamacite)(Fe,Ni)
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe Mackinawite(Fe,Ni)9S8
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Schreibersite(Fe,Ni)3P
Fe Taenite(Fe,Ni)
Fe TroiliteFeS
NiNickel
Ni Iron (var: Kamacite)(Fe,Ni)
Ni Mackinawite(Fe,Ni)9S8
Ni Schreibersite(Fe,Ni)3P
Ni Taenite(Fe,Ni)
CuCopper
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu CopperCu
Cu IsocubaniteCuFe2S3
SrStrontium
Sr CelestineSrSO4

References

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- Dreimanis, A. & Liepiņš, P. (1942): Latvijas minerāli un ieži. Rīga, Universitātes apgāds, 312 pp.

External Links

- http://mapx.map.vgd.gov.lv/geo3/ [Latvia State Geological Survey / Latvija Valst Geologijas Dienests]

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