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Somalia

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Area:637,657 km2
Locality type:Country
Name(s) in local language(s):Soomaaliya (الصومال‎‎; aṣ-Ṣūmāl)


Most of the interesting mineral localities of the ex-republic of Somalia are located in the northern part, now the new country of Somaliland (qv).

Note: in about 1982 Somalia was reorganized from eight provinces into sixteen regions.

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Mineral List

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20 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
'Albite-Anorthite Series'
Carlsbergite
Formula: CrN
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Chromite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2O4
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'
Copper
Formula: Cu
Danalite
Formula: Be3Fe2+4(SiO4)3S
Daubréelite
Formula: Fe2+Cr3+2S4
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
'Feldspar Group'
'Glass'
'H5 chondrite meteorite'
'IIIAB iron meteorite'
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Iron
Formula: Fe
Iron var: Kamacite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)
Iron var: Martensite
Formula: Fe
Isocubanite
Formula: CuFe2S3
'L5 chondrite meteorite'
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
'Maskelynite'
Merrillite
Formula: Ca9NaMg(PO4)7
Microcline
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'
'Plessite'
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Schreibersite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)3P
Sepiolite
Formula: Mg4(Si6O15)(OH)2 · 6H2O
Spodumene
Formula: LiAlSi2O6
Taenite
Formula: (Fe,Ni)
'Tantalite'
Formula: (Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
'Tapiolite'
Formula: (Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6
Troilite
Formula: FeS

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Carlsbergite'1.BC.15CrN
'Copper'1.AA.05Cu
'Iron'1.AE.05Fe
var: Kamacite1.AE.05(Fe,Ni)
var: Martensite1.AE.05Fe
Schreibersite1.BD.05(Fe,Ni)3P
Taenite1.AE.10(Fe,Ni)
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Daubréelite'2.DA.05Fe2+Cr3+2S4
'Isocubanite'2.CB.55bCuFe2S3
Troilite2.CC.10FeS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
'Cassiterite'4.DB.05SnO2
'Chromite'4.BB.05Fe2+Cr3+2O4
'Ilmenite'4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 8 - Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
Merrillite8.AC.45Ca9NaMg(PO4)7
Group 9 - Silicates
'Albite'9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
'Danalite'9.FB.10Be3Fe2+4(SiO4)3S
Microcline9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Sepiolite9.EE.25Mg4(Si6O15)(OH)2 · 6H2O
Spodumene9.DA.30LiAlSi2O6
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Feldspar Group'-
'Glass'-
'H5 chondrite meteorite'-
'IIIAB iron meteorite'-
L5 chondrite meteorite-
Limonite-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Maskelynite-
Orthopyroxene Subgroup-
Plessite-
Tantalite-(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
Tapiolite-(Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Carlsbergite1.1.20.1CrN
Copper1.1.1.3Cu
Iron
var: Kamacite
1.1.11.1(Fe,Ni)
Schreibersite1.1.21.2(Fe,Ni)3P
Taenite1.1.11.2(Fe,Ni)
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Troilite2.8.9.1FeS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Isocubanite2.9.13.3CuFe2S3
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 3:4
Daubréelite2.10.1.11Fe2+Cr3+2S4
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
AX2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Chromite7.2.3.3Fe2+Cr3+2O4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 38 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL PHOSPHATES, ARSENATES, AND VANADATES
(AB)3(XO4)2
Merrillite38.3.4.4Ca9NaMg(PO4)7
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Spodumene65.1.4.1LiAlSi2O6
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 74 - PHYLLOSILICATES Modulated Layers
Modulated Layers with joined strips
Sepiolite74.3.1b.1Mg4(Si6O15)(OH)2 · 6H2O
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
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Microcline76.1.1.5K(AlSi3O8)
Al-Si Framework Feldspathoids and related species
Danalite76.2.4.2Be3Fe2+4(SiO4)3S
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Albite-Anorthite Series'-
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Feldspar Group'-
'Glass'-
'H5 chondrite meteorite'-
'IIIAB iron meteorite'-
Iron-Fe
var: Martensite-Fe
'L5 chondrite meteorite'-
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Maskelynite'-
'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'-
'Plessite'-
'Tantalite'-(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
'Tapiolite'-(Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H SepioliteMg4(Si6O15)(OH)2 · 6H2O
LiLithium
Li SpodumeneLiAlSi2O6
BeBeryllium
Be DanaliteBe3Fe42+(SiO4)3S
NNitrogen
N CarlsbergiteCrN
OOxygen
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O CassiteriteSnO2
O ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
O DanaliteBe3Fe42+(SiO4)3S
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O MerrilliteCa9NaMg(PO4)7
O MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O SepioliteMg4(Si6O15)(OH)2 · 6H2O
O SpodumeneLiAlSi2O6
O Tantalite(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
O Tapiolite(Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Na MerrilliteCa9NaMg(PO4)7
MgMagnesium
Mg MerrilliteCa9NaMg(PO4)7
Mg SepioliteMg4(Si6O15)(OH)2 · 6H2O
AlAluminium
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al SpodumeneLiAlSi2O6
SiSilicon
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si DanaliteBe3Fe42+(SiO4)3S
Si MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si SepioliteMg4(Si6O15)(OH)2 · 6H2O
Si SpodumeneLiAlSi2O6
PPhosphorus
P MerrilliteCa9NaMg(PO4)7
P Schreibersite(Fe,Ni)3P
SSulfur
S DanaliteBe3Fe42+(SiO4)3S
S DaubréeliteFe2+Cr23+S4
S IsocubaniteCuFe2S3
S TroiliteFeS
KPotassium
K MicroclineK(AlSi3O8)
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca MerrilliteCa9NaMg(PO4)7
TiTitanium
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
CrChromium
Cr CarlsbergiteCrN
Cr ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Cr DaubréeliteFe2+Cr23+S4
MnManganese
Mn Tantalite(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
Mn Tapiolite(Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6
FeIron
Fe ChromiteFe2+Cr23+O4
Fe DanaliteBe3Fe42+(SiO4)3S
Fe DaubréeliteFe2+Cr23+S4
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Fe IronFe
Fe IsocubaniteCuFe2S3
Fe Iron (var: Kamacite)(Fe,Ni)
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe Iron (var: Martensite)Fe
Fe Schreibersite(Fe,Ni)3P
Fe Taenite(Fe,Ni)
Fe Tantalite(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
Fe Tapiolite(Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6
Fe TroiliteFeS
NiNickel
Ni Iron (var: Kamacite)(Fe,Ni)
Ni Schreibersite(Fe,Ni)3P
Ni Taenite(Fe,Ni)
CuCopper
Cu CopperCu
Cu IsocubaniteCuFe2S3
NbNiobium
Nb Tantalite(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
Nb Tapiolite(Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6
SnTin
Sn CassiteriteSnO2
TaTantalum
Ta Tantalite(Mn,Fe)(Ta,Nb)2O6
Ta Tapiolite(Fe,Mn)(Ta,Nb)2O6

Localities in this Region
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Some regions, for example mining districts and mountain ranges, cut across political boundaries and do fit neatly into the standard locality hierarchy. These pages provide an alternative way to aggregate localities, minerals and photographs from the sites within.

North Eastern Province, Kenya

Province - 0 mineral species & varietal names listed

Coast Province, Kenya

Province - 98 mineral species & varietal names listed

The following list is the regular hierarchical locality list for this region.


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