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Western Sahara is on the United Nations list of Non-Self-Governing Territories, meaning that in the UN's eyes, the territory has not been decolonized.
The Kingdom of Morocco and the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) presently dispute the control of the territory, Morocco claiming the Sahara as an integral part of the kingdom, while the SADR is a government in exile, controlling a minority of the territory. The rest is controlled and the entirety claimed by Morocco.
Note: Tiris al-Gharbiyya (Arabic for Western Tiris) was the Mauritanian name for the area of Western Sahara under its control between 1975 and 1979.
Mineral ListMineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities
20 valid minerals.
Rock Types Recorded
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Rock list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities
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Entries shown in red are rocks recorded for this region.
- Metamorphic rock
- Lunar, meteorite and other extra-terrestrial rock and sediment
- Meteoritic and asteroid rock
Localities in this Region
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