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Kahf Kharrat Najem Cave (Shooting Star Cave), Fujayrah Emirate (Fujairah), United Arab Emiratesi
Regional Level Types
Kahf Kharrat Najem Cave (Shooting Star Cave)- not defined -
Fujayrah Emirate (Fujairah)Emirate
United Arab EmiratesCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
25° 31' 6'' North , 56° 0' 5'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Dibba Al-Fujairah30,000 (2014)27.4km
Adh Dhayd24,716 (2012)28.3km
Dibba Al-Hisn26,395 (2014)29.4km
Ras al-Khaimah115,949 (2015)30.7km
Khawr Fakkān33,575 (2013)40.0km


35m long cave with lesser mouse-tailed bat (Rhinopoma hardwickii). First-ever mention of allantoin in a cave as a urea byproduct.

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5 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Alunite
Formula: KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Audra, P., Bosák, P., Gázquez, F., Cailhol, D., Skála, R., Lisá, L., ... & Zupan Hajna, N. (2017). Bat urea-derived minerals in arid environment. First identification of allantoin, C 4 H 6 N 4 O 3, in Kahf Kharrat Najem Cave, United Arab Emirates. International Journal of Speleology, 46(1), 9.
Aphthitalite
Formula: (K,Na)3Na(SO4)2
Reference: Audra, P., Bosák, P., Gázquez, F., Cailhol, D., Skála, R., Lisá, L., ... & Zupan Hajna, N. (2017). Bat urea-derived minerals in arid environment. First identification of allantoin, C 4 H 6 N 4 O 3, in Kahf Kharrat Najem Cave, United Arab Emirates. International Journal of Speleology, 46(1), 9.
Archerite
Formula: (K,NH4)(H2PO4)
Reference: Audra, P., Bosák, P., Gázquez, F., Cailhol, D., Skála, R., Lisá, L., ... & Zupan Hajna, N. (2017). Bat urea-derived minerals in arid environment. First identification of allantoin, C 4 H 6 N 4 O 3, in Kahf Kharrat Najem Cave, United Arab Emirates. International Journal of Speleology, 46(1), 9.
Biphosphammite
Formula: NH4(H2PO4)
Reference: Audra, P., Bosák, P., Gázquez, F., Cailhol, D., Skála, R., Lisá, L., ... & Zupan Hajna, N. (2017). Bat urea-derived minerals in arid environment. First identification of allantoin, C 4 H 6 N 4 O 3, in Kahf Kharrat Najem Cave, United Arab Emirates. International Journal of Speleology, 46(1), 9.
Urea
Formula: CO(NH2)2
Reference: Audra, P., Bosák, P., Gázquez, F., Cailhol, D., Skála, R., Lisá, L., ... & Zupan Hajna, N. (2017). Bat urea-derived minerals in arid environment. First identification of allantoin, C 4 H 6 N 4 O 3, in Kahf Kharrat Najem Cave, United Arab Emirates. International Journal of Speleology, 46(1), 9.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Alunite7.BC.10KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Aphthitalite7.AC.35(K,Na)3Na(SO4)2
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Archerite8.AD.15(K,NH4)(H2PO4)
Biphosphammite8.AD.15NH4(H2PO4)
Group 10 - Organic Compounds
Urea10.CA.35CO(NH2)2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
A2XO4
Aphthitalite28.2.2.1(K,Na)3Na(SO4)2
Group 30 - ANHYDROUS SULFATES CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
(AB)2(XO4)Zq
Alunite30.2.4.1KAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
Group 37 - ANHYDROUS ACID PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES AND VANADATES
Miscellaneous
Archerite37.1.4.2(K,NH4)(H2PO4)
Biphosphammite37.1.4.1NH4(H2PO4)
Group 50 - ORGANIC COMPOUNDS
Miscellaneous
Urea50.4.6.1CO(NH2)2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
H Archerite(K,NH4)(H2PO4)
H BiphosphammiteNH4(H2PO4)
H UreaCO(NH2)2
CCarbon
C UreaCO(NH2)2
NNitrogen
N BiphosphammiteNH4(H2PO4)
N UreaCO(NH2)2
OOxygen
O AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
O Aphthitalite(K,Na)3Na(SO4)2
O Archerite(K,NH4)(H2PO4)
O BiphosphammiteNH4(H2PO4)
O UreaCO(NH2)2
NaSodium
Na Aphthitalite(K,Na)3Na(SO4)2
AlAluminium
Al AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
PPhosphorus
P Archerite(K,NH4)(H2PO4)
P BiphosphammiteNH4(H2PO4)
SSulfur
S AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
S Aphthitalite(K,Na)3Na(SO4)2
KPotassium
K AluniteKAl3(SO4)2(OH)6
K Aphthitalite(K,Na)3Na(SO4)2
K Archerite(K,NH4)(H2PO4)

References

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Audra, P., Bosák, P., Gázquez, F., Cailhol, D., Skála, R., Lisá, L., Krizova Jonasova, S., Frumkin, A., Knez, M., Slabe, T., Zupan Hajna, N., Al-Farraj, A. (2017) Bat urea-derived minerals in arid environment. First identification of allantoin, C4H6N4O3, in Kahf Kharrat Najem Cave, United Arab Emirates. International Journal of Speleology, 46(1), 9.

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Arabian PlateTectonic Plate
AsiaContinent

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