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Antarctica

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Area:14,000,000 km2


A continent that is essentially covered by ice with scattered rock outcrops and mountain exposures. Because of the contrast, loose rocks on the ice are carefully examined as they may be meteorites. Antarctica is well known for its numerous meteorite localities. Stewart (1951) noted that "167 mineral species, subspecies, and varieties, as well as those of questionable occurrence, have been reported from Antarctica" and he provided a list and bibliography.


Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

Actinolite

Aegirine

Aegirine-augite

Aenigmatite

Akaganeite

Akimotoite

Alabandite

Albite

var: Andesine

var: Oligoclase

'Albite-Anorthite Series'

'Alkali Feldspar'

'Allanite Group'

Allanite-(La)

Almandine

Alunite

Alunogen

Amesite

Amphibole Supergroup

Analcime

Anatase

Andalusite

Andradite

var: Topazolite

Anglesite

Anhydrite

Ankerite

Anorthite

var: Bytownite

'Anorthoclase'

Antarcticite (TL)

Anthophyllite

Antigorite

Antlerite

'Apatite'

'Aphrosiderite'

'Apophyllite'

Aragonite

Arctowskite

Arfvedsonite

Armalcolite

Arsenopyrite

Atacamite

Augite

var: Fassaite

var: Ferrohedenbergite

var: Titanian Augite

Awaruite

Azurite

Babingtonite

Baddeleyite

Barringerite

Baryte

Bassanite

Beaverite-(Cu)

Beryl

'Biotite'

'var: Anomite'

Bismuthinite

Blödite

Boggsite

Boralsilite (TL)

Borax

Bornite

Brochantite

Brookite

Brucite

Brushite

Burkeite

Calcite

Cancrinite

Cassiterite

Caswellsilverite

Celestine

Celsian

'Chabazite'

Chalcanthite

Chalcocite

Chalcopyrite

Chladniite

Chloraluminite

Chlorapatite

'Chlorite Group'

Chloritoid

Chondrodite

Chopinite (TL)

'Chrome-Spinel (of Dana)'

Chromite

Chrysoberyl

'Chrysolite'

Chrysotile

Clinochlore

Clinoenstatite

Clinohumite

'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'

Coesite

Cohenite

Copiapite

Copper

'Copper Stain'

Cordierite

Corundum

var: Sapphire

Covellite

Cowlesite

Cristobalite

Cummingtonite

Dalyite

Darapskite

Daubréelite

'Delessite'

Diamond

Diaspore

Diopside

var: Chromian Diopside

var: Diallage

Dissakisite-(Ce) (TL)

Djerfisherite

Dolomite

var: Ferroan Dolomite

Donbassite

Dravite

Dumortierite

Dypingite

Earlandite (TL)

Edenite

Elbaite

Enstatite

var: Bronzite

Epidote

Epistilbite

Epsomite

'Erionite'

Erionite-Na

Ernstburkeite (TL)

Eskolaite

Esseneite

Eudialyte

Fayalite

'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'

'Feldspar Group'

'var: Perthite'

'Ferrierite'

Ferrihydrite

Ferri-kaersutite (TL)

Ferrimolybdite

Ferrohögbomite-2N2S

Ferro-hornblende

'Ferropseudobrookite'

Ferrosaponite

Ferrosilite

Fibroferrite

Fluorapatite

Fluorite

Fluorophlogopite

Foitite

Forsterite

Galena

'Garnet'

Garronite-Ca

Gaylussite

Gehlenite

Geikielite

'Glass'

'var: Common Glass'

Glauconite

Glaucophane

Goethite

Gold

Gottardiite (TL)

Graftonite

Grandidierite

Graphite

Greigite

Grossite

Grossular

var: Tsavorite

Gypsum

Halite

Hastingsite

Haüyne

Haxonite

Heazlewoodite

Hedenbergite

Hematite

Henrymeyerite

Hercynite

var: Picotite

'Heulandite'

Hexahydrite

Hibonite

'Hornblende'

Hydrohalite

Hydrokenoralstonite

Hydromagnesite

Hydroniumjarosite

Hydroxylapatite

'Hypersthene'

Idaite

'Iddingsite'

Ikaite

Ilmenite

Iron

var: Kamacite

var: Martensite

Isocubanite

Jadeite

'Jahnsite'

Jarosite

Kaersutite

Kalsilite

Kaolinite

Keilite

Kernite

'K Feldspar'

'var: Adularia'

Khmaralite (TL)

Kirschsteinite

Knorringite

Kornerupine

Kushiroite (TL)

Kyanite

'Labradorite'

Laihunite

Laumontite

Lawsonite

Lazulite

'Lepidolite'

Leucite

Leucophosphite

Leucoxene

'Lévyne'

'Limonite'

Lonsdaleite

Maghemite

Magnesiochromite

var: Picrochromite

Magnesio-hastingsite

Magnesiohögbomite-2N4S (TL)

Magnesiotaaffeite-6N’3S

Magnesite

Magnetite

var: Aluminous Magnetite

var: Titaniferous Magnetite

Majorite

Malachite

Marcasite

Marićite

'Maskelynite'

Meionite

'Melilite Group'

Mélonjosephite

Meridianiite

Merrillite

Mesolite

'Meteoritic Iron'

Microcline

Millerite

Minyulite

Mirabilite

Mogánite

Molybdenite

Molysite

'Monazite'

Monazite-(Ce)

Monticellite

Montmorillonite

Mordenite

Muscovite

var: Damourite

var: Illite

var: Sericite

Mutinaite (TL)

Nahcolite

Narsarsukite

Natrojarosite

Natrolite

Natron

Nepheline

Nesquehonite

'Nickel-iron'

Nickelphosphide

Niningerite

Northupite

Nosean

Okenite

Oldhamite

'Olivine'

Opal

Orthoclase

'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'

Osbornite

Osumilite

'Osumilite Group'

Osumilite-(Mg)

'Oxo-pargasite'

Paratacamite

Pargasite

Pentlandite

Perovskite

Perrierite-(Ce)

Perryite

'Petrified Wood'

'Phillipsite'

Phlogopite

Pickeringite

Piemontite

Pigeonite

'Pinite'

Plancheite

'Plessite'

Potassic-ferro-pargasite

Prehnite

Prismatine

Pseudorutile

'Pumpellyite'

Pyrite

'Pyrochlore'

Pyrope

Pyrophyllite

'Pyroxene Group'

Pyroxferroite

Pyrrhotite

Quartz

var: Chalcedony

Rasvumite

Rhodonite

Rhönite

Riebeckite

Ringwoodite

Roedderite

Rosenbergite

Rutile

var: Niobian Rutile

Sanidine

Saponite

Sapphirine

Sarcopside

'Scapolite'

Schöllhornite

Schorl

Schreibersite

Scolecite

'Serpentine Subgroup'

Siderite

var: Manganoan Siderite

'Silica'

Sillimanite

Sinoite

'Smectite Group'

Smythite

Sodalite

Spessartine

Sphalerite

Spheniscidite (TL)

Spinel

var: Ceylonite

Spodumene

Staurolite

Stercorite

Stibnite

'Stilbite'

Stishovite

Stornesite-(Y) (TL)

Struvite

Suessite

Sulphur

Surinamite

Sylvite

Taenite

Talc

Tamarugite

Taranakite

Tassieite (TL)

Tephroite

Terranovaite (TL)

Tetrahedrite

Tetrataenite

Thaumasite

'Thénardite'

Thermonatrite

'Thomsonite'

Thomsonite-Ca

Titanite

Topaz

'Tourmaline'

Tremolite

Tridymite

var: Christensenite

Troilite

Trona

Tsangpoite

Tschernichite

Tuite

Ulvöspinel

'UM1983-16-SO:CaHNa'

'UM1988-02-F:AlHO'

'Unnamed (Al Phosphate Fluoride Hydrate)'

'Unnamed (Basic Aluminium Fluoride Monohydrate)'

'Unnamed (Basic Ca-Al Sulphate)'

'Unnamed (NH4-(Mg) Urate)'

'Unnamed (Sodium Aluminium Oxide Chloride)'

Vashegyite

Vaterite

Vesuvianite

Vivianite

Vlasovite

'Wad'

Wadsleyite

Wagnerite

'Wagnerite-Ma5bc'

Wassonite (TL)

Weberite

Weddellite (TL)

Werdingite

Wollastonite

Wüstite

var: Magnesiowüstite

Xenotime-(Y)

Zircon

Zirconolite

Zoisite

Zunyite


326 valid minerals. 18 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Angrite meteorite

'Anomalous CV3 chondrite meteorite'

'Anomalous E3 chondrite meteorite'

'Anomalous ureilite meteorite'

Aubrite meteorite

Basaltic and anorthositic Lunar meteorite

Basaltic Lunar meteorite

Brachinite meteorite

C2 chondrite meteorite

C4 chondrite meteorite

C6 chondrite meteorite

CH3 chondrite meteorite

CI1 chondrite meteorite

CK5 chondrite meteorite

CK6 chondrite meteorite

'CM1-2 chondrite meteorite'

CM1 chondrite meteorite

'CO3.0 chondrite meteorite'

'CO3.2 chondrite meteorite'

'CO3.6 chondrite meteorite'

CO3 chondrite meteorite

CR1 chondrite meteorite

Diogenite meteorite

EH3 chondrite meteorite

'EH7 chondrite meteorite'

EL3 chondrite meteorite

EL6 chondrite meteorite

'Eucrite polymict breccia meteorite'

Gabbro

Gabbroic Lunar meteorite

Granulite

'H3.3 chondrite meteorite'

'H3.4 chondrite meteorite'

'H3.5 chondrite meteorite'

'H4/5 chondrite meteorite'

H4 chondrite meteorite

H5 chondrite meteorite

H6 chondrite meteorite

IAB complex iron meteorite

IAB-MG iron meteorite

'Impact melted EH chondrite meteorite'

K3 chondrite meteorite

K chondrite meteorite

'L3.0 chondrite meteorite'

'L3.1 chondrite meteorite'

'L3.2 chondrite meteorite'

'L3.3 chondrite meteorite'

'L3.4 chondrite meteorite'

'L3.6 chondrite meteorite'

L3 chondrite meteorite

L4 chondrite meteorite

L5 chondrite meteorite

L6 chondrite meteorite

'LL3.3 chondrite meteorite'

'LL3.7 chondrite meteorite'

LL6 chondrite meteorite

Lodranite meteorite

Mesosiderite-B1 meteorite

Mesosiderite meteorite

Nakhlite meteorite

Obsidian

'Orthopyroxene-rich Martian meteorite'

'Pegmatite'

PMG pallasite meteorite

'Polymict ureilite meteorite'

'R3.6 chondrite meteorite'

Shergottite meteorite

'Ungrouped iron meteorite'

Ureilite meteorite


Localities in this Region

Antarctica
Antarctica

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References

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Stewart, Duncan, Jr. (1951): On the Mineralogy of Antartica. American Mineralogist, 36, 362-376.
Faure, G., Mensing, T.M. (2010) The Transantarctic mountains. Rocks, ice, meteorites and water. Springer, Dordrecht, xx pp.

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