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Miller Range, Transantarctic Mts, Eastern Antarctica, Antarcticai
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Miller RangeMountain Range
Transantarctic MtsMountain Range
Eastern AntarcticaRegion
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83° 15' South , 157° 0' East
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The Miller Range (83°15′S 157°00′E) is a mountain range extending south from Nimrod Glacier for 80 km (50 mi) along the western edge of the Marsh Glacier in Antarctica. Named for J.H. "Bob" (now Sir J. Holmes) Miller, a member of the New Zealand party of the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1958) who, with G.W. Marsh, mapped this area. [Wikipedia]

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19 valid minerals.

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'Apatite'
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Augite
Formula: (CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Augite var: Ferrohedenbergite
Bassanite
Formula: Ca(SO4) · 0.5H2O
Reference: Ling, Z., & Wang, A. (2015). Spatial distributions of secondary minerals in the Martian meteorite MIL 03346, 168 determined by Raman spectroscopic imaging. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 120(6), 1141-1159.
Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Description: Poikilitically enclosed in olivine and orthopyroxene. Also, as mineral clasts and in associations with troilite; Two distinct populations of Chromite— one relatively Al-rich, the other relatively Cr-rich
Reference: Krawczynski, M. J., Elkins-Tanton, L. T. & Grove, T. L. (2008) Petrology of Olivine-Diogenite MIL03443,9: Constraints on Eucrite Parent Body Bulk Composition and Magmatic Processes: Lunar and Planetary Science XXXIX. LPI Contribution No. 1391: pdf.1229. (March 2008); Mittlefehldt, D. W. (2008) Meteorite Dunite Breccia MIL 03443: A Probable Crustal Cumulate Closely Related to Diogenites from the HED Parent Asteroid: Lunar and Planetary Science XXXIX. LPI Contribution No. 1391: pdf.1919. (March 2008); Beck, A. W. & McSween, H. Y. (2010) Connections Between Dunite MIL 03443 and the Diogenite Meteorites: Lunar Planetary Science Conference XLI. LPI Contribution No. 1533: pdf.1104. (March 2010); Beck, A. W. & McSween, H. Y. (2010) Diogenites as polymict breccias composed of orthopyroxene and harzburgite: Meteoritics & Planetary Science 45 (5): 850-872. (May 2010)
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'
Habit: subhedral to euhedral prisms which often appear elongated
Reference: Anand, M., Williams, C.T., Russell, S.S., Jones, G., James, S., and Grady, M.M. (2005) Petrology and geochemistry of nakhlite MIL 03346: A new Martian meteorite from Antarctica. Lunar and Planetary Science XXXVI.; McKay, G. and Schwandt, C. (2005) Mineralogy and petrology of new Antarctic nakhlite MIL 03346. Lunar and Planetary Science XXXVI.; Corrigan, C.M, Vicenzi, E.P., Konicek, A.R., and Lunning, N. (2011) An examination of the new Miller Range nakhlites (MIL 090030, 090032, and 090136). 42nd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. PDF #2657.
Cristobalite
Formula: SiO2
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Description: As small grains in Olivine
Reference: Mittlefehldt, D. W. (2008) Meteorite Dunite Breccia MIL 03443: A Probable Crustal Cumulate Closely Related to Diogenites from the HED Parent Asteroid: Lunar and Planetary Science XXXIX. LPI Contribution No. 1391: pdf.1919. (March 2008); Beck, A. W. & McSween, H. Y. (2010) Connections Between Dunite MIL 03443 and the Diogenite Meteorites: Lunar Planetary Science Conference XLI. LPI Contribution No. 1533: pdf.1104. (March 2010)
Fayalite
Formula: Fe2+2SiO4
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
'Feldspar Group'
Ferrihydrite
Formula: Fe3+10O14(OH)2
Reference: Ling, Z., & Wang, A. (2015). Spatial distributions of secondary minerals in the Martian meteorite MIL 03346, 168 determined by Raman spectroscopic imaging. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 120(6), 1141-1159.
Forsterite
Formula: Mg2SiO4
Reference: Anand, M., Williams, C.T., Russell, S.S., Jones, G., James, S., and Grady, M.M. (2005) Petrology and geochemistry of nakhlite MIL 03346: A new Martian meteorite from Antarctica. Lunar and Planetary Science XXXVI.
'Glass'
'Glass var: Common Glass'
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Ling, Z., & Wang, A. (2015). Spatial distributions of secondary minerals in the Martian meteorite MIL 03346, 168 determined by Raman spectroscopic imaging. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 120(6), 1141-1159.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Ling, Z., & Wang, A. (2015). Spatial distributions of secondary minerals in the Martian meteorite MIL 03346, 168 determined by Raman spectroscopic imaging. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 120(6), 1141-1159.
'Iddingsite'
Formula: MgO · Fe2O3 · 3SiO2·4H2O
Reference: Anand, M., Williams, C.T., Russell, S.S., Jones, G., James, S., and Grady, M.M. (2005) Petrology and geochemistry of nakhlite MIL 03346: A new Martian meteorite from Antarctica. Lunar and Planetary Science XXXVI.
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Reference: Anand, M., Williams, C.T., Russell, S.S., Jones, G., James, S., and Grady, M.M. (2005) Petrology and geochemistry of nakhlite MIL 03346: A new Martian meteorite from Antarctica. Lunar and Planetary Science XXXVI.; McKay, G. and Schwandt, C. (2005) Mineralogy and petrology of new Antarctic nakhlite MIL 03346. Lunar and Planetary Science XXXVI.; Righter, K., Keller, L.P., Rahman, Z., and Christoffersen, R. (2012) Exsolution of iron-titanium oxides in magnetite in Miller Range (MIL) 03346 Nakhlite: Evidence for post crystallization reduction in the nakhlite cumulate pile. 43rd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference.
Iron
Formula: Fe
Description: Metal is relatively pure Iron (Fe>97%)with Ni~1%; Co ~1%; Such 'Ni-poor' metallic iron is unusual in most meteorite types. It is, however, frequently found in small quantities in both HED and lunar meteorites.
Reference: Beck, A. W., Mittlefehldt, D. W., McSween, Harry Y., Jr., Rumble, D., III, Lee, C-T. A. & Bodnar, R. J. (2011) MIL 03443, a dunite from asteroid 4 Vesta: Evidence for its classification and cumulate origin. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 46 (8):1133-1151. (Aug 2011)
Jarosite
Formula: KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Ling, Z., & Wang, A. (2015). Spatial distributions of secondary minerals in the Martian meteorite MIL 03346, 168 determined by Raman spectroscopic imaging. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 120(6), 1141-1159.
Laihunite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2(SiO4)2
Reference: Ling, Z., & Wang, A. (2015). Spatial distributions of secondary minerals in the Martian meteorite MIL 03346, 168 determined by Raman spectroscopic imaging. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 120(6), 1141-1159.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Magnetite var: Aluminous Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Righter, K., Keller, L.P., Rahman, Z., and Christoffersen, R. (2012) Exsolution of iron-titanium oxides in magnetite in Miller Range (MIL) 03346 Nakhlite: Evidence for post crystallization reduction in the nakhlite cumulate pile. 43rd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference.
Magnetite var: Titaniferous Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+(Fe3+,Ti)2O4
Natrojarosite
Formula: NaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Ling, Z., & Wang, A. (2015). Spatial distributions of secondary minerals in the Martian meteorite MIL 03346, 168 determined by Raman spectroscopic imaging. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 120(6), 1141-1159.
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'
Description: Mg-rich (En 77.6)
Reference: Krawczynski, M. J., Elkins-Tanton, L. T. & Grove, T. L. (2008) Petrology of Olivine-Diogenite MIL03443,9: Constraints on Eucrite Parent Body Bulk Composition and Magmatic Processes: Lunar and Planetary Science XXXIX. LPI Contribution No. 1391: pdf.1229. (March 2008); Mittlefehldt, D. W. (2008) Meteorite Dunite Breccia MIL 03443: A Probable Crustal Cumulate Closely Related to Diogenites from the HED Parent Asteroid: Lunar and Planetary Science XXXIX. LPI Contribution No. 1391: pdf.1919. (March 2008); Beck, A. W. & McSween, H. Y. (2010) Connections Between Dunite MIL 03443 and the Diogenite Meteorites: Lunar Planetary Science Conference XLI. LPI Contribution No. 1533: pdf.1104. (March 2010)
'Pyroxene Group'
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Rasvumite
Formula: KFe2S3
Reference: Ling, Z., & Wang, A. (2015). Spatial distributions of secondary minerals in the Martian meteorite MIL 03346, 168 determined by Raman spectroscopic imaging. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 120(6), 1141-1159.
'Silica'
Reference: Anand, M., Williams, C.T., Russell, S.S., Jones, G., James, S., and Grady, M.M. (2005) Petrology and geochemistry of nakhlite MIL 03346: A new Martian meteorite from Antarctica. Lunar and Planetary Science XXXVI.; McKay, G. and Schwandt, C. (2005) Mineralogy and petrology of new Antarctic nakhlite MIL 03346. Lunar and Planetary Science XXXVI.
Troilite
Formula: FeS
Description: Troilite both as amoeboidal grains & inclusions in silicates
Reference: Krawczynski, M. J., Elkins-Tanton, L. T. & Grove, T. L. (2008) Petrology of Olivine-Diogenite MIL03443,9: Constraints on Eucrite Parent Body Bulk Composition and Magmatic Processes: Lunar and Planetary Science XXXIX. LPI Contribution No. 1391: pdf.1229. (March 2008); Beck, A. W. & McSween, H. Y. (2010) Connections Between Dunite MIL 03443 and the Diogenite Meteorites: Lunar Planetary Science Conference XLI. LPI Contribution No. 1533: pdf.1104. (March 2010)

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Iron1.AE.05Fe
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8
Rasvumite2.FB.20KFe2S3
Troilite2.CC.10FeS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Chromite4.BB.05Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Cristobalite4.DA.15SiO2
Ferrihydrite4.FE.35Fe3+10O14(OH)2
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Ilmenite4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
var: Aluminous Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
var: Titaniferous Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+(Fe3+,Ti)2O4
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Bassanite7.CD.45Ca(SO4) · 0.5H2O
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Jarosite7.BC.10KFe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Natrojarosite7.BC.10NaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 9 - Silicates
Augite9.DA.15(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
var: Ferrohedenbergite9.DA.15(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Diopside9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
Fayalite9.AC.05Fe2+2SiO4
Forsterite9.AC.05Mg2SiO4
Laihunite9.AC.05Fe2+Fe3+2(SiO4)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Feldspar Group'-
'Glass'-
'var: Common Glass'-
'Iddingsite'-MgO · Fe2O3 · 3SiO2·4H2O
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'-
'Pyroxene Group'-
'Silica'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8
Troilite2.8.9.1FeS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Rasvumite2.9.11.1KFe2S3
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Ferrihydrite4.3.2.2Fe3+10O14(OH)2
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Chromite7.2.3.3Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Bassanite29.6.1.1Ca(SO4) · 0.5H2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Jarosite30.2.5.1KFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with all cations in octahedral [6] coordination
Fayalite51.3.1.1Fe2+2SiO4
Forsterite51.3.1.2Mg2SiO4
Laihunite51.3.1.5Fe2+Fe3+2(SiO4)2
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
Diopside65.1.3a.1CaMgSi2O6
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Cristobalite75.1.1.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Augite
var: Ferrohedenbergite
-(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Feldspar Group'-
'Glass'-
'var: Common Glass'-
'Iddingsite'-MgO · Fe2O3 · 3SiO2·4H2O
Iron-Fe
Magnetite
var: Aluminous Magnetite
-Fe2+Fe3+2O4
var: Titaniferous Magnetite-Fe2+(Fe3+,Ti)2O4
Natrojarosite-NaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'-
'Pyroxene Group'-
'Silica'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H IddingsiteMgO · Fe2O3 · 3SiO2·4H2O
H ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
H FerrihydriteFe103+O14(OH)2
H BassaniteCa(SO4) · 0.5H2O
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
H NatrojarositeNaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
OOxygen
O ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
O FayaliteFe22+SiO4
O Magnetite (var: Titaniferous Magnetite)Fe2+(Fe3+,Ti)2O4
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O ForsteriteMg2SiO4
O IddingsiteMgO · Fe2O3 · 3SiO2·4H2O
O Magnetite (var: Aluminous Magnetite)Fe2+Fe23+O4
O Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
O ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
O CristobaliteSiO2
O FerrihydriteFe103+O14(OH)2
O BassaniteCa(SO4) · 0.5H2O
O LaihuniteFe2+Fe23+(SiO4)2
O HematiteFe2O3
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
O NatrojarositeNaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
FFluorine
F ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
NaSodium
Na NatrojarositeNaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
MgMagnesium
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Mg ForsteriteMg2SiO4
Mg IddingsiteMgO · Fe2O3 · 3SiO2·4H2O
Mg Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
SiSilicon
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Si FayaliteFe22+SiO4
Si ForsteriteMg2SiO4
Si IddingsiteMgO · Fe2O3 · 3SiO2·4H2O
Si Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Si CristobaliteSiO2
Si LaihuniteFe2+Fe23+(SiO4)2
PPhosphorus
P ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
SSulfur
S TroiliteFeS
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
S BassaniteCa(SO4) · 0.5H2O
S RasvumiteKFe2S3
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
S NatrojarositeNaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6
ClChlorine
Cl ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
KPotassium
K RasvumiteKFe2S3
K JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
CaCalcium
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
Ca Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Ca ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Ca BassaniteCa(SO4) · 0.5H2O
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
TiTitanium
Ti Magnetite (var: Titaniferous Magnetite)Fe2+(Fe3+,Ti)2O4
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
CrChromium
Cr ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
FeIron
Fe ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Fe TroiliteFeS
Fe IronFe
Fe FayaliteFe22+SiO4
Fe Magnetite (var: Titaniferous Magnetite)Fe2+(Fe3+,Ti)2O4
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe IddingsiteMgO · Fe2O3 · 3SiO2·4H2O
Fe Magnetite (var: Aluminous Magnetite)Fe2+Fe23+O4
Fe Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
Fe FerrihydriteFe103+O14(OH)2
Fe LaihuniteFe2+Fe23+(SiO4)2
Fe RasvumiteKFe2S3
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe JarositeKFe3+ 3(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe NatrojarositeNaFe3(SO4)2(OH)6

References

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Corrigan, C.M, Vicenzi, E.P., Konicek, A.R., Lunning, N. (2011) An examination of the new Miller Range nakhlites (MIL 090030, 090032, and 090136). 42nd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. PDF #2657.

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