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Showa Station (Syowa Station), East Ongul Island, Lützow-Holm Bay, Queen Maud Land, Eastern Antarctica, Antarcticai
Regional Level Types
Showa Station (Syowa Station)- not defined -
East Ongul IslandIsland
Lützow-Holm BayBay
Queen Maud Land- not defined -
Eastern AntarcticaRegion
AntarcticaContinent

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
69° 0' 16'' South , 39° 34' 54'' East
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Evaporate deposits in the area surrounding Showa Station.

Showa Station (Japanese: 昭和基地 Hepburn: Shōwa Kichi), sometimes alternately spelled Syowa Station, is a Japanese permanent research station on East Ongul Island in Queen Maud Land, Antarctica. Built in 1957, Showa Station is named for the era in the Japanese calendar during which it was established, the Shōwa period. [Wikipedia]

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17 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Anorthite
Formula: Ca(Al2Si2O8)
Reference: Yoshikuni Hiroi, et al (2009) JAKOKA: 2009 Annual Meeting of the Japan Association of Mineralogical Sciences, S1-15.
Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Watanuki/ Torii/ Nishiyama/ Morikawa, 1979
Atacamite
Formula: Cu2(OH)3Cl
Reference: Watanuki/ Torii/ Nishiyama/ Morikawa, 1979
Cordierite
Formula: (Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Description: "Mg-cordierite"
Reference: Yoshikuni Hiroi, et al (2009) JAKOKA: 2009 Annual Meeting of the Japan Association of Mineralogical Sciences, S1-15.
Corundum
Formula: Al2O3
Reference: Yoshikuni Hiroi, et al (2009) JAKOKA: 2009 Annual Meeting of the Japan Association of Mineralogical Sciences, S1-15.
Dolomite
Formula: CaMg(CO3)2
Reference: Yoshikuni Hiroi, et al (2009) JAKOKA: 2009 Annual Meeting of the Japan Association of Mineralogical Sciences, S1-15.
Epsomite
Formula: MgSO4 · 7H2O
Reference: Watanuki/ Torii/ Nishiyama/ Morikawa, 1979
Graphite
Formula: C
Description: with spiral growth pattern!
Reference: Yoshikuni Hiroi, et al (2009) JAKOKA: 2009 Annual Meeting of the Japan Association of Mineralogical Sciences, S1-15.
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Watanuki/ Torii/ Nishiyama/ Morikawa, 1979
Halite
Formula: NaCl
Reference: Watanuki/ Torii/ Nishiyama/ Morikawa, 1979
Hexahydrite
Formula: MgSO4 · 6H2O
Reference: Watanuki/ Torii/ Nishiyama/ Morikawa, 1979
Hydroniumjarosite
Formula: (H3O)Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Reference: Watanuki/ Torii/ Nishiyama/ Morikawa, 1979
Mirabilite
Formula: Na2SO4 · 10H2O
Reference: Watanuki/ Torii/ Nishiyama/ Morikawa, 1979
Sapphirine
Formula: Mg4(Mg3Al9)O4[Si3Al9O36]
Reference: Yoshikuni Hiroi, et al (2009) JAKOKA: 2009 Annual Meeting of the Japan Association of Mineralogical Sciences, S1-15.
Spinel
Formula: MgAl2O4
Reference: Yoshikuni Hiroi, et al (2009) JAKOKA: 2009 Annual Meeting of the Japan Association of Mineralogical Sciences, S1-15.
Sylvite
Formula: KCl
Reference: Watanuki/ Torii/ Nishiyama/ Morikawa, 1979
Talc
Formula: Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Reference: Yoshikuni Hiroi, et al (2009) JAKOKA: 2009 Annual Meeting of the Japan Association of Mineralogical Sciences, S1-15.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Graphite1.CB.05aC
Group 3 - Halides
Atacamite3.DA.10aCu2(OH)3Cl
Halite3.AA.20NaCl
Sylvite3.AA.20KCl
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Corundum4.CB.05Al2O3
Spinel4.BB.05MgAl2O4
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Aragonite5.AB.15CaCO3
Dolomite5.AB.10CaMg(CO3)2
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Epsomite7.CB.40MgSO4 · 7H2O
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Hexahydrite7.CB.25MgSO4 · 6H2O
Hydroniumjarosite7.BC.10(H3O)Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6
Mirabilite7.CD.10Na2SO4 · 10H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Anorthite9.FA.35Ca(Al2Si2O8)
Cordierite9.CJ.10(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Sapphirine9.DH.45Mg4(Mg3Al9)O4[Si3Al9O36]
Talc9.EC.05Mg3Si4O10(OH)2

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Graphite1.3.6.2C
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Corundum4.3.1.1Al2O3
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Spinel7.2.1.1MgAl2O4
Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Halite9.1.1.1NaCl
Sylvite9.1.1.2KCl
Group 10 - OXYHALIDES AND HYDROXYHALIDES
A2(O,OH)3Xq
Atacamite10.1.1.1Cu2(OH)3Cl
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
AB(XO3)2
Dolomite14.2.1.1CaMg(CO3)2
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
A2XO4·xH2O
Mirabilite29.2.2.1Na2SO4 · 10H2O
AXO4·xH2O
Epsomite29.6.11.1MgSO4 · 7H2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Hexahydrite29.6.8.1MgSO4 · 6H2O
Group 61 - CYCLOSILICATES Six-Membered Rings
Six-Membered Rings with Al substituted rings
Cordierite61.2.1.1(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
Group 69 - INOSILICATES Chains with Side Branches or Loops
Chains with Side Branches or Loops with P>2
Sapphirine69.2.1b.1Mg4(Mg3Al9)O4[Si3Al9O36]
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Talc71.2.1.3Mg3Si4O10(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Anorthite-Ca(Al2Si2O8)
Aragonite-CaCO3
Hydroniumjarosite-(H3O)Fe3+3(SO4)2(OH)6

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
H MirabiliteNa2SO4 · 10H2O
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H Hydroniumjarosite(H3O)Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
H HexahydriteMgSO4 · 6H2O
H AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
H TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
CCarbon
C AragoniteCaCO3
C DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
C GraphiteC
OOxygen
O EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
O MirabiliteNa2SO4 · 10H2O
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O Hydroniumjarosite(H3O)Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
O AragoniteCaCO3
O HexahydriteMgSO4 · 6H2O
O AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
O SapphirineMg4(Mg3Al9)O4[Si3Al9O36]
O SpinelMgAl2O4
O CorundumAl2O3
O AnorthiteCa(Al2Si2O8)
O DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
O TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
O Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
NaSodium
Na HaliteNaCl
Na MirabiliteNa2SO4 · 10H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
Mg HexahydriteMgSO4 · 6H2O
Mg SapphirineMg4(Mg3Al9)O4[Si3Al9O36]
Mg SpinelMgAl2O4
Mg DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
Mg TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Mg Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
AlAluminium
Al SapphirineMg4(Mg3Al9)O4[Si3Al9O36]
Al SpinelMgAl2O4
Al CorundumAl2O3
Al AnorthiteCa(Al2Si2O8)
Al Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
SiSilicon
Si SapphirineMg4(Mg3Al9)O4[Si3Al9O36]
Si AnorthiteCa(Al2Si2O8)
Si TalcMg3Si4O10(OH)2
Si Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
SSulfur
S EpsomiteMgSO4 · 7H2O
S MirabiliteNa2SO4 · 10H2O
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S Hydroniumjarosite(H3O)Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
S HexahydriteMgSO4 · 6H2O
ClChlorine
Cl HaliteNaCl
Cl SylviteKCl
Cl AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl
KPotassium
K SylviteKCl
CaCalcium
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca AragoniteCaCO3
Ca AnorthiteCa(Al2Si2O8)
Ca DolomiteCaMg(CO3)2
FeIron
Fe Hydroniumjarosite(H3O)Fe33+(SO4)2(OH)6
Fe Cordierite(Mg,Fe)2Al3(AlSi5O18)
CuCopper
Cu AtacamiteCu2(OH)3Cl

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Wikipedia:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Showa_Station_(Antarctica)
Wikidata ID:Q1550784

Localities in this Region

  • Eastern Antarctica
    • Queen Maud Land

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