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Falkland Islandsi
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Falkland IslandsOverseas Territory

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Area:12,200 km2
Locality type:Overseas Territory
Other/historical names associated with this locality:Islas Malvinas


A British Overseas Territory.
The Spanish name is 'Islas Malvinas'.

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12 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

'Albite-Anorthite Series'
'Allanite Group'
Formula: {A12+REE3+}{M3+2M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
'Alluvium'
Reference: Aldiss, D.T., Edwards, E.J. (1999) The Geology of the Falkland Islands. British Geological Survey Technical Report WC/99/10.
'Amphibolite'
'Apatite'
'Arenite'
Reference: Aldiss, D.T., Edwards, E.J. (1999) The Geology of the Falkland Islands. British Geological Survey Technical Report WC/99/10.
'Basalt'
'Bentonite'
'Biotite'
'Clay'
Reference: Aldiss, D.T., Edwards, E.J. (1999) The Geology of the Falkland Islands. British Geological Survey Technical Report WC/99/10.
'Conglomerate'
Reference: Aldiss, D.T., Edwards, E.J. (1999) The Geology of the Falkland Islands. British Geological Survey Technical Report WC/99/10.
'Diamictite'
Reference: Aldiss, D.T., Edwards, E.J. (1999) The Geology of the Falkland Islands. British Geological Survey Technical Report WC/99/10.
'Dolerite'
Reference: Aldiss, D.T., Edwards, E.J. (1999) The Geology of the Falkland Islands. British Geological Survey Technical Report WC/99/10.
Epidote
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
'Feldspar Group'
Reference: Aldiss, D.T., Edwards, E.J. (1999) The Geology of the Falkland Islands. British Geological Survey Technical Report WC/99/10.
Fluorapatite
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3F
Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: http://3.1911encyclopedia.org/F/FA/FALKLAND_ISLANDS.htm.
Galena var: Argentiferous Galena
Formula: PbS
Reference: http://3.1911encyclopedia.org/F/FA/FALKLAND_ISLANDS.htm.
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: Aldiss, D.T., Edwards, E.J. (1999) The Geology of the Falkland Islands. British Geological Survey Technical Report WC/99/10.
'Gneiss'
Reference: Aldiss, D.T., Edwards, E.J. (1999) The Geology of the Falkland Islands. British Geological Survey Technical Report WC/99/10.
Gold
Formula: Au
Reference: //www.minesite.com/companies/cambridge_archive.htm.
'Granite'
Reference: Aldiss, D.T., Edwards, E.J. (1999) The Geology of the Falkland Islands. British Geological Survey Technical Report WC/99/10.
'Granitoid'
'Granodiorite'
'Gravel'
Reference: Aldiss, D.T., Edwards, E.J. (1999) The Geology of the Falkland Islands. British Geological Survey Technical Report WC/99/10.
'Hornblende'
'Lamprophyre'
Reference: Aldiss, D.T., Edwards, E.J. (1999) The Geology of the Falkland Islands. British Geological Survey Technical Report WC/99/10.
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Aldiss, D.T., Edwards, E.J. (1999) The Geology of the Falkland Islands. British Geological Survey Technical Report WC/99/10.
Microcline
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
'Mudstone'
Reference: Aldiss, D.T., Edwards, E.J. (1999) The Geology of the Falkland Islands. British Geological Survey Technical Report WC/99/10.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: http://snr.unl.edu/data/geologysoils/agates/AgateLexicon.asp?Name=F
Quartz var: Chalcedony
Formula: SiO2
Reference: http://snr.unl.edu/data/geologysoils/agates/AgateLexicon.asp?Name=F
'Quartzite'
Reference: Aldiss, D.T., Edwards, E.J. (1999) The Geology of the Falkland Islands. British Geological Survey Technical Report WC/99/10.
'Rhyolite'
Reference: Aldiss, D.T., Edwards, E.J. (1999) The Geology of the Falkland Islands. British Geological Survey Technical Report WC/99/10.
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Aldiss, D.T., Edwards, E.J. (1999) The Geology of the Falkland Islands. British Geological Survey Technical Report WC/99/10.
'Sandstone'
Reference: Aldiss, D.T., Edwards, E.J. (1999) The Geology of the Falkland Islands. British Geological Survey Technical Report WC/99/10.
'Shale'
Reference: Aldiss, D.T., Edwards, E.J. (1999) The Geology of the Falkland Islands. British Geological Survey Technical Report WC/99/10.
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Aldiss, D.T., Edwards, E.J. (1999) The Geology of the Falkland Islands. British Geological Survey Technical Report WC/99/10.
'Siltstone'
Reference: Aldiss, D.T., Edwards, E.J. (1999) The Geology of the Falkland Islands. British Geological Survey Technical Report WC/99/10.
Spessartine
Formula: Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Reference: Aldiss, D.T., Edwards, E.J. (1999) The Geology of the Falkland Islands. British Geological Survey Technical Report WC/99/10.
Struvite
Formula: (NH4)Mg(PO4) · 6H2O
Reference: [Specimens in the Natural History Museum, London]
'Tillite'
Reference: Aldiss, D.T., Edwards, E.J. (1999) The Geology of the Falkland Islands. British Geological Survey Technical Report WC/99/10.
'Vogesite'
Reference: Aldiss, D.T., Edwards, E.J. (1999) The Geology of the Falkland Islands. British Geological Survey Technical Report WC/99/10.
'Wacke'
Reference: Aldiss, D.T., Edwards, E.J. (1999) The Geology of the Falkland Islands. British Geological Survey Technical Report WC/99/10.
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Reference: Aldiss, D.T., Edwards, E.J. (1999) The Geology of the Falkland Islands. British Geological Survey Technical Report WC/99/10.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Gold1.AA.05Au
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Galena2.CD.10PbS
var: Argentiferous Galena2.CD.10PbS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Chalcedony4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Fluorapatite8.BN.05Ca5(PO4)3F
Struvite8.CH.40(NH4)Mg(PO4) · 6H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Epidote9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Microcline9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Spessartine9.AD.25Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Allanite Group'-{A12+REE3+}{M3+2M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
'Alluvium'-
'Amphibolite'-
'Apatite'-
'Arenite'-
Basalt-
Bentonite-
Biotite-
Clay-
Conglomerate-
Diamictite-
Dolerite-
Feldspar Group-
Garnet Group-X3Z2(SiO4)3
Gneiss-
Granite-
Granitoid-
Granodiorite-
Gravel-
Hornblende-
Lamprophyre-
Limonite-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Mudstone-
Quartzite-
Rhyolite-
Sandstone-
Shale-
Siltstone-
Tillite-
Vogesite-
Wacke-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Gold1.1.1.1Au
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AB(XO4)·xH2O
Struvite40.1.1.1(NH4)Mg(PO4) · 6H2O
Group 41 - ANHYDROUS PHOSPHATES, ETC.CONTAINING HYDROXYL OR HALOGEN
A5(XO4)3Zq
Fluorapatite41.8.1.1Ca5(PO4)3F
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Spessartine51.4.3a.3Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Epidote58.2.1a.7{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Microcline76.1.1.5K(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Allanite Group'-{A12+REE3+}{M3+2M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
'Alluvium'-
'Amphibolite'-
'Apatite'-
'Arenite'-
'Basalt'-
'Bentonite'-
'Biotite'-
'Clay'-
'Conglomerate'-
'Diamictite'-
'Dolerite'-
'Feldspar Group'-
Galena
var: Argentiferous Galena
-PbS
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Gneiss'-
'Granite'-
'Granitoid'-
'Granodiorite'-
'Gravel'-
'Hornblende'-
'Lamprophyre'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Mudstone'-
Quartz
var: Chalcedony
-SiO2
'Quartzite'-
'Rhyolite'-
'Sandstone'-
'Shale'-
'Siltstone'-
'Tillite'-
'Vogesite'-
'Wacke'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Allanite Group{A12+REE3+}{M23+M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Struvite(NH4)Mg(PO4) · 6H2O
CCarbon
C SideriteFeCO3
NNitrogen
N Struvite(NH4)Mg(PO4) · 6H2O
OOxygen
O Allanite Group{A12+REE3+}{M23+M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
O Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O RutileTiO2
O SideriteFeCO3
O SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3
O Struvite(NH4)Mg(PO4) · 6H2O
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
FFluorine
F FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
MgMagnesium
Mg Struvite(NH4)Mg(PO4) · 6H2O
AlAluminium
Al Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3
SiSilicon
Si Allanite Group{A12+REE3+}{M23+M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si Quartz (var: Chalcedony)SiO2
Si Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
Si MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
PPhosphorus
P FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
P Struvite(NH4)Mg(PO4) · 6H2O
SSulfur
S Galena (var: Argentiferous Galena)PbS
S GalenaPbS
KPotassium
K MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca FluorapatiteCa5(PO4)3F
TiTitanium
Ti RutileTiO2
MnManganese
Mn SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3
FeIron
Fe Epidote{Ca2}{Al2Fe3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe SideriteFeCO3
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)
AuGold
Au GoldAu
PbLead
Pb Galena (var: Argentiferous Galena)PbS
Pb GalenaPbS

References

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Raymond, J.A. (1957) Geological investigations in the Falkland Islands Dependencies before 1940. Polar Record 8: 502-513.
Clark, R., Edwards, E.J., Luxton, S., Shipp, T., Wilson, P. (1995) Geology of the Falkland Islands. Geology Today, 11:6, 217-223.
Rosenbaum, M. (1996) Stone runs in the Falkland Islands. Geology Today, 12:4, 151-154.
Richards, P.C., Fannin, N.G.T. (1997) Geology of the North Falkland Basin. Journal of Petroleum Geology, 20:2, 165-183.
Aldiss, D.T., Edwards, E.J. (1999) The Geology of the Falkland Islands. British Geological Survey, Overseas Geology Series, Technical Report WC/99/10, 135 pages.
Greenway, M.E. (1972) The Geology of the Falkland Islands. British Antarctic Survey Scientific Reports No. 76., 42 pages plus appendix and plates.
Stone, P. (2014) Recent contributions on Falkland Islands bedrock geology, with an inventory of representative lithostratigraphical specimens held by the British Geological Survey. Marine Geoscience Programme Open Report OR/14/040, 43 pages.
Andersson, J.G. (1907) Contributions to the geology of the Falkland Islands. Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse der Schwedischen Sudpolar-expedition 1901-1903, Vol. 3, (Lief. 2), 38 pages.
Darwin, C.R. (1846) On the geology of the Falkland Islands. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London, Vol. 2, 267-274.
Stone, P., Faithfull, J. (2013) The mineral prospecting expeditions to the South Atlantic islands and Antarctic Peninsula region made by the Scottish geologist David Ferguson, 1912-1914 (Published in Scottish Journal of Geology, 2013, Vol. 49, 59-77).

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