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Mount Shaheru, Nyiragongo Volcano, Nyiragongo Territory, North Kivu, DR Congoi
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Mount ShaheruVolcano
Nyiragongo VolcanoVolcano
Nyiragongo TerritoryTerritory
North KivuProvince
DR CongoCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
1° 28' 59'' South , 29° 13' 59'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Goma144,124 (2012)21.2km
Sake17,151 (2012)23.4km
Gisenyi83,623 (2010)24.5km
Musanze86,685 (2016)44.7km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:
Zaïre


The extinct southern cone of Mt. Nyiragongo.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


9 valid minerals. 4 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

'Apatite'
Formula: Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine (1958) 31 (2), 698-699.; Mineralogical Magazine 1957 31 : 698-699.
'Biotite'
Formula: K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine (1958) 31 (2), 698-699.; Mineralogical Magazine 1957 31 : 698-699.
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine (1958) 31 (2), 698-699.; Mineralogical Magazine 1957 31 : 698-699.
Combeite (TL)
Formula: Na4.5Ca3.5Si6O17.5(OH)0.5
Type Locality:
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine 31 (1957) 698-699; Fischer, R.X. Tillmanns, E. (1983): Die Kristallstrukturen von natürlichem Na2Ca2Si3O9 vom Mt. Shaheru (Zaire) und aus dem Mayener Feld (Eifel), N. Jb. Mineral. Mh. 49-59.
Delhayelite (TL)
Formula: (Na,K)10Ca5Al6Si32O80(Cl2,F2,SO4)3 · 18H2O
Type Locality:
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine(1959) 32, 6-9
Götzenite (TL)
Formula: NaCa6Ti(Si2O7)2OF3
Type Locality:
Reference: Sahama, T. G. & Hytönen, K. (1957) Götzenite and combeite, two new silicates from the Belgian Congo. Mineralogical Magazine 31: 503-510; NJMM (2000), 496; Mineralogical Magazine 1957 31 : 698-699.
'Hornblende'
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine (1958) 31 (2), 698-699.; Mineralogical Magazine 1957 31 : 698-699.
Kalsilite
Formula: KAlSiO4
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine (1958) 31 (2), 698-699.; Mineralogical Magazine 1957 31 : 698-699.
Kirschsteinite (TL)
Formula: CaFe2+SiO4
Type Locality:
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine (1958) 31 (2), 698-699.; Mineralogical Magazine 1957 31 : 698-699.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine (1958) 31 (2), 698-699.; Mineralogical Magazine 1957 31 : 698-699.
'Melilite Group'
Formula: Ca2M(XSiO7)
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine (1958) 31 (2), 698-699.; Mineralogical Magazine 1957 31 : 698-699.
Nepheline
Formula: Na3K(Al4Si4O16)
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine (1958) 31 (2), 698-699.; Mineralogical Magazine 1957 31 : 698-699.
Perovskite
Formula: CaTiO3
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine (1958) 31 (2), 698-699.; Mineralogical Magazine 1957 31 : 698-699.
Sodalite
Formula: Na8(Al6Si6O24)Cl2
Reference: Mineralogical Magazine (1958) 31 (2), 698-699.; Mineralogical Magazine 1957 31 : 698-699.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Perovskite4.CC.30CaTiO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Combeite (TL)9.CJ.15aNa4.5Ca3.5Si6O17.5(OH)0.5
Delhayelite (TL)9.EB.10(Na,K)10Ca5Al6Si32O80(Cl2,F2,SO4)3 · 18H2O
Götzenite (TL)9.BE.22NaCa6Ti(Si2O7)2OF3
Kalsilite9.FA.05KAlSiO4
Kirschsteinite (TL)9.AC.05CaFe2+SiO4
Nepheline9.FA.05Na3K(Al4Si4O16)
Sodalite9.FB.10Na8(Al6Si6O24)Cl2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'-
'Hornblende'-
'Melilite Group'-Ca2M(XSiO7)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Perovskite4.3.3.1CaTiO3
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with all cations in octahedral [6] coordination
Kirschsteinite (TL)51.3.2.2CaFe2+SiO4
Group 56 - SOROSILICATES Si2O7 Groups, With Additional O, OH, F and H2O
Si2O7 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] and/or >[4] coordination
Götzenite (TL)56.2.5.4NaCa6Ti(Si2O7)2OF3
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with [Si6O18] rings; possible (OH) and Al substitution
Combeite (TL)61.1.2a.5Na4.5Ca3.5Si6O17.5(OH)0.5
Group 72 - PHYLLOSILICATES Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings
Two-Dimensional Infinite Sheets with Other Than Six-Membered Rings with corrugated and complex layers
Delhayelite (TL)72.5.1.4(Na,K)10Ca5Al6Si32O80(Cl2,F2,SO4)3 · 18H2O
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework Feldspathoids and related species
Kalsilite76.2.1.1KAlSiO4
Nepheline76.2.1.2Na3K(Al4Si4O16)
Sodalite76.2.3.1Na8(Al6Si6O24)Cl2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Apatite'-Ca5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
'Biotite'-K(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'-
'Hornblende'-
'Melilite Group'-Ca2M(XSiO7)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H CombeiteNa4.5Ca3.5Si6O17.5(OH)0.5
H ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
H BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
OOxygen
O Delhayelite(Na,K)10Ca5Al6Si32O80(Cl2,F2,SO4)3 · 18H2O
O CombeiteNa4.5Ca3.5Si6O17.5(OH)0.5
O GötzeniteNaCa6Ti(Si2O7)2OF3
O KirschsteiniteCaFe2+SiO4
O Melilite GroupCa2M(XSiO7)
O NephelineNa3K(Al4Si4O16)
O KalsiliteKAlSiO4
O SodaliteNa8(Al6Si6O24)Cl2
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O PerovskiteCaTiO3
O ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
O BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
FFluorine
F Delhayelite(Na,K)10Ca5Al6Si32O80(Cl2,F2,SO4)3 · 18H2O
F GötzeniteNaCa6Ti(Si2O7)2OF3
F ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
F BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
NaSodium
Na Delhayelite(Na,K)10Ca5Al6Si32O80(Cl2,F2,SO4)3 · 18H2O
Na CombeiteNa4.5Ca3.5Si6O17.5(OH)0.5
Na GötzeniteNaCa6Ti(Si2O7)2OF3
Na NephelineNa3K(Al4Si4O16)
Na SodaliteNa8(Al6Si6O24)Cl2
MgMagnesium
Mg BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
AlAluminium
Al Delhayelite(Na,K)10Ca5Al6Si32O80(Cl2,F2,SO4)3 · 18H2O
Al NephelineNa3K(Al4Si4O16)
Al KalsiliteKAlSiO4
Al SodaliteNa8(Al6Si6O24)Cl2
Al BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
SiSilicon
Si Delhayelite(Na,K)10Ca5Al6Si32O80(Cl2,F2,SO4)3 · 18H2O
Si CombeiteNa4.5Ca3.5Si6O17.5(OH)0.5
Si GötzeniteNaCa6Ti(Si2O7)2OF3
Si KirschsteiniteCaFe2+SiO4
Si Melilite GroupCa2M(XSiO7)
Si NephelineNa3K(Al4Si4O16)
Si KalsiliteKAlSiO4
Si SodaliteNa8(Al6Si6O24)Cl2
Si BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
PPhosphorus
P ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
ClChlorine
Cl Delhayelite(Na,K)10Ca5Al6Si32O80(Cl2,F2,SO4)3 · 18H2O
Cl SodaliteNa8(Al6Si6O24)Cl2
Cl ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
KPotassium
K Delhayelite(Na,K)10Ca5Al6Si32O80(Cl2,F2,SO4)3 · 18H2O
K NephelineNa3K(Al4Si4O16)
K KalsiliteKAlSiO4
K BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2
CaCalcium
Ca Delhayelite(Na,K)10Ca5Al6Si32O80(Cl2,F2,SO4)3 · 18H2O
Ca CombeiteNa4.5Ca3.5Si6O17.5(OH)0.5
Ca GötzeniteNaCa6Ti(Si2O7)2OF3
Ca KirschsteiniteCaFe2+SiO4
Ca Melilite GroupCa2M(XSiO7)
Ca PerovskiteCaTiO3
Ca ApatiteCa5(PO4)3(Cl/F/OH)
TiTitanium
Ti GötzeniteNaCa6Ti(Si2O7)2OF3
Ti PerovskiteCaTiO3
FeIron
Fe KirschsteiniteCaFe2+SiO4
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe BiotiteK(Fe2+/Mg)2(Al/Fe3+/Mg)([Si/Al]Si2O10)(OH/F)2

Other Regions, Features and Areas containg this locality

Africa
African PlateTectonic Plate
DR Congo

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