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South China Seai
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South China SeaSea

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12° North , 113° East
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From Wikipedia:

The South China Sea is a marginal sea that is part of the Pacific Ocean, encompassing an area from the Karimata and Malacca Straits to the Strait of Taiwan of around 3,500,000 square kilometres (1,400,000 sq mi). The sea carries tremendous strategic importance; one-third of the world's shipping passes through it, carrying over $3 trillion in trade each year, it contains lucrative fisheries, which are crucial for the food security of millions in Southeast Asia. Huge oil and gas reserves are believed to lie beneath its seabed.

According to the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) Limits of Oceans and Seas, 3rd edition (1953), it is located

south of China;
east of Vietnam;
west of the Philippines;
east of the Malay Peninsula and Sumatra, up to the Strait of Singapore in the western, and
north of the Bangka Belitung Islands and Borneo
However, in its unapproved draft 4th edition (1986), IHO proposed the Natuna Sea, thus the South China Sea southern boundary was shifted northward, from north of the Bangka Belitung Islands to north and northeast of Natuna Islands.

The minute South China Sea Islands, collectively an archipelago, number in the hundreds. The sea and its mostly uninhabited islands are subject to competing claims of sovereignty by several countries. These claims are also reflected in the variety of names used for the islands and the sea.

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2 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Mackinawite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)9S8
Reference: Huang K, Chen C, Horng C, Wong Y, Huang A, Jiang W (2014) Formation of micrometer-sized stoichiometric mackinawite in cold-seep sediments offshore south western Taiwan. 21 st meeting of the International Mineralogical Association. p 132
Pyrrhotite
Formula: Fe7S8
Reference: Huang K, Chen C, Horng C, Wong Y, Huang A, Jiang W (2014) Formation of micrometer-sized stoichiometric mackinawite in cold-seep sediments offshore south western Taiwan. 21 st meeting of the International Mineralogical Association. p 132

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Mackinawite2.CC.25(Fe,Ni)9S8
Pyrrhotite2.CC.10Fe7S8

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 9:8
Mackinawite2.7.2.1(Fe,Ni)9S8
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Pyrrhotite2.8.10.1Fe7S8

List of minerals for each chemical element

SSulfur
S Mackinawite(Fe,Ni)9S8
S PyrrhotiteFe7S8
FeIron
Fe Mackinawite(Fe,Ni)9S8
Fe PyrrhotiteFe7S8
NiNickel
Ni Mackinawite(Fe,Ni)9S8

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Wikipedia:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_China_Sea
Wikidata ID:Q37660

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