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Saldanha Bay, West Coast District, Western Cape, South Africai
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Saldanha BayBay
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Western CapeProvince
South AfricaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 32° 54' 24'' South , 17° 59' 17'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -32.90667,17.98806
GeoHash:G#: k6huc3d8b
Locality type:Bay
Köppen climate type:BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Vredenburg38,382 (2018)0.2km
Saldanha68,284 (2017)12.4km


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African PlateTectonic Plate

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5 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

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Detailed Mineral List:

'Apatite'
Glauconite
Formula: (K,Na)(Mg,Fe2+,Fe3+)(Fe3+,Al)(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2
Guanine
Formula: C5H5N5O
Strengite
Formula: FePO4 · 2H2O
Struvite
Formula: (NH4)Mg(PO4) · 6H2O
Teschemacherite (TL)
Formula: (NH4)HCO3
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List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Teschemacherite (TL)5.AA.25(NH4)HCO3
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Strengite8.CD.10FePO4 · 2H2O
Struvite8.CH.40(NH4)Mg(PO4) · 6H2O
Group 10 - Organic Compounds
Guanine10.CA.30C5H5N5O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-
Glauconite-(K,Na)(Mg,Fe2+,Fe3+)(Fe3+,Al)(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 13 - ACID CARBONATES
Miscellaneous
Teschemacherite (TL)13.1.3.1(NH4)HCO3
Group 40 - HYDRATED NORMAL PHOSPHATES,ARSENATES AND VANADATES
AB(XO4)·xH2O
Struvite40.1.1.1(NH4)Mg(PO4) · 6H2O
(AB)5(XO4)2·xH2O
Strengite40.4.1.2FePO4 · 2H2O
Group 50 - ORGANIC COMPOUNDS
Miscellaneous
Guanine50.4.5.1C5H5N5O
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Glauconite71.2.2a.5(K,Na)(Mg,Fe2+,Fe3+)(Fe3+,Al)(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Apatite'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Teschemacherite(NH4)HCO3
H Struvite(NH4)Mg(PO4) · 6H2O
H Glauconite(K,Na)(Mg,Fe2+,Fe3+)(Fe3+,Al)(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2
H GuanineC5H5N5O
H StrengiteFePO4 · 2H2O
CCarbon
C Teschemacherite(NH4)HCO3
C GuanineC5H5N5O
NNitrogen
N Teschemacherite(NH4)HCO3
N Struvite(NH4)Mg(PO4) · 6H2O
N GuanineC5H5N5O
OOxygen
O Teschemacherite(NH4)HCO3
O Struvite(NH4)Mg(PO4) · 6H2O
O Glauconite(K,Na)(Mg,Fe2+,Fe3+)(Fe3+,Al)(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2
O GuanineC5H5N5O
O StrengiteFePO4 · 2H2O
NaSodium
Na Glauconite(K,Na)(Mg,Fe2+,Fe3+)(Fe3+,Al)(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2
MgMagnesium
Mg Struvite(NH4)Mg(PO4) · 6H2O
Mg Glauconite(K,Na)(Mg,Fe2+,Fe3+)(Fe3+,Al)(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al Glauconite(K,Na)(Mg,Fe2+,Fe3+)(Fe3+,Al)(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si Glauconite(K,Na)(Mg,Fe2+,Fe3+)(Fe3+,Al)(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2
PPhosphorus
P Struvite(NH4)Mg(PO4) · 6H2O
P StrengiteFePO4 · 2H2O
KPotassium
K Glauconite(K,Na)(Mg,Fe2+,Fe3+)(Fe3+,Al)(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2
FeIron
Fe Glauconite(K,Na)(Mg,Fe2+,Fe3+)(Fe3+,Al)(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2
Fe StrengiteFePO4 · 2H2O

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Quaternary
0 - 2.588 Ma



ID: 3311967

Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary

Reference: Thiéblemont, D. (ed.). New edition of the 1:10,000,000 geological map of Africa. CGMW-BRGM. [190]

Neoproterozoic
541 - 1000 Ma



ID: 3192872
Neoproterozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Neoproterozoic
541 - 1000 Ma



ID: 2231177
Vredenburg Batholith Batholith of Cape Granite Suite

Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Vredenburg Batholith

Description: Coarse-grained, porphyritic granite (monzogranite / quartz monzonite)

Reference: Council for Geoscience. Geologic map of South Africa, 1:1M. National Science Councils of South Africa. [41]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

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